Mavericks 94, Lakers 80

Hard to imagine the Lakers matching or passing the Chicago Bulls’ league record of 72 victories after watching their lackluster defeat tonight against the Dallas Mavericks. Ron Artest had a night to forget, scoring three points on 1-for-6 shooting with three rebounds, three assists, four turnovers, five fouls and one technical foul. It wasn’t all his fault. Kobe Bryant had 20 points on 6-for-16 shooting. Dirk Nowitzki led Dallas with 21 points.

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  • Bill Taylor

    Scary to think we gave up Trevor Ariza for what we got in Artest last night. Get used to it… Ariza is a better shooter, Artest bricks it. Ariza is quick to the ball, steals, and a good defender. Plus, you don’t have the attitude issues. I think this will turn out to be a big mistake!!!

  • Marco

    That game was ugly, the team was completely out of sync showed no energy or hunger to repeat. Ron seems to have no clue about how the triangle offence works and is trying too hard to make his mark instead of lettig the game come to him. Rons successful addition to this team is going to hidge on Phill’s ability to get Ron to accept a role in this team insteat of a star. Hope Phill can get this group together quick cause Boston is looking sharp out of the box.
    On another note, What is going on with Kobe? From the pre-season till now he has looked a step slow, his jump shot is coming up short and he doesn’t seem to have as much lift in his take off when he is making his move to the basket.