Lakers In Need of Statement Game

The Los Angeles Lakers were smoked Thursday night by a team that won the most regular season games last year in the Western Conference. I’m referring to a team that also took the Lakers to six games in the Western Conference playoffs before the Lakers moved on to play Orlando for the gold. I am speaking about the Denver Nuggets of course who look stronger this year than they did last. What happened Thursday night in Denver should be worrisome to all Laker fans. In case you missed the game the Nuggets more than dominated a Los Angeles team that was indeed missing the likes of Gasol. The final score 105-79 might help you to imagine how ugly it was in the end but in case you are a visual learner here is one play from Thursday’s game that could summarize how both teams played.

The Lakers are considered the best team in the league right now as they should be. They are after all the defending champs and with the addition of Artest are said to have become even stronger. However the Lakers have yet to put together a statement game so far this year that says they are dominate once more. They are missing their all star center Gasol but they have lost two games to perhaps their biggest contenders: Dallas and Denver. Not to mention they have just barely passed by a Houston team that took them to seven games in the playoffs last year without T-Mac and Yao Ming for the last few games of that series and they went to overtime with an Oklahoma team this year that many NBA fans still don’t know exists as a franchise.

Tonight would be an opportune time for the Lake Show to demonstrate their potential as they face off at the Staples Center against a hungry Houston team. Game is scheduled for 9:30 Pm EST.

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