You know you’re about to lose a game when:
1. You let a team shoot 16-21 in the fourth quarter.
2. You make Jordan Farmar look like an all-star.
3. You’re being overpowered by Andrew Bynum.
4. Kobe Bryant is playing absolutely horrible basketball through three quarters and you still can’t maintain a lead.
5. Your point guard is Flip Murray.
6. The Lake Show throws a pass to no one, heading out of bounds, it bounces off a ref and lands in the hands of a Laker who hits a jumper.
Get well soon Chaunce. I miss you. I apologize for being so critical, just come back home.
And I also apologize to Flip Murray. He can do good things, but he can’t be a primary ball handler, especially at the end of games.
I don’t want to talk about this game, despite all the good minutes the young guys gave.
My feelings: with Chauncey and McNugget down—and hopefully this will be very temporary—we should start Afflalo, Rip, Tayshaun, Amir, and Sheed.
Maxiell was not great today. He was attacking the rim, and getting fouled (and making his free throws.) But he was also minus 23 in +/-. He’s better coming off the bench, bringing his crazy energy. Amir, on the hand, seems to need time to get settled on the floor, and adjust to what’s happening—he should start.
When Afflalo needs a break, I think you need to have Tayshaun handling the ball. There is just no flow whatsoever to what we’re doing when Flip is running the offense.
Cheikh Samb. I’m excited. Really excited.
We got completely owned on the offensive boards—NINE to Odom, FIVE to Bynum. That’s disgraceful.
I don’t want to talk about this game anymore. I’m done here. Peace be to Chauncey’s knee.