What looked like a blowout early became anything but. Still, the Lakers managed to squeeze out a win in Toronto, sending them back to L.A. with a 3-3 record on the Grammy road trip.
Final score, 94-92. Among the topics of conversation...
A great finish for Kobe Bryant, including a game winner. For Bryant, it was a happy ending for what had, before the final minute, been a horrible run in the fourth. Bryant was the hero, but played a big role in creating the mess to begin with.
Poor shooting in the second half for Pau Gasol, and low shooting percentages for the Big Three throughout the road trip. What accounts for the saggy numbers?
Do the Lakers have a coaching problem? A personnel problem? Where is the line between the two?
What kind of trade needs to be made, and how fast does it need to happen?
All that, plus cats, gratuitous violence, and lessons in makeup application. Enjoy!