Lakers News, Rumors, and Recap: Lakers Win but Metta Loses
The Lakers have one more home game left in the regular season this Thursday against the Sacramento Kings, which will more than likely be played without one of their starters. But how many games will World Peace sit out overall? Lakers Nation took a poll this afternoon and most of you (3,300 people voted) only thought this controversial player should miss one game.
Was the blow to James Harden intentional?
Metta says no, but there is speculation from the player’s attitude after the gesture that he was indeed too heated. Metta only had 6 points in the game before the incident occurred.
Overall, the Lakers beat the Thunder 114-106 in double overtime. Kobe Bryant had 26 points, eight assists, and six rebounds in 49 minutes of play. Gasol 20 points, 14 rebounds (six offensive), nine assists, two steals, and one block in 49 minutes of play. Jordan Hill proved he has what it takes to play on this Lakers’ roster, with 14 points, 15 rebounds (six offensive), and three blocks.
For more post report, check out our wrap up from earlier today.
Lakers Nation News
Bench Players Step Up in Double Overtime [Silver Screen and Roll]
Metta World Peace Suspension [USA Today]
The Breakdown: Defending the Pick and Roll [Forum Blue and Gold]
Andrew Bynum Acknowledges Poor Effort in Win over Thunder [LA Times]
Durant and Kobe in Tight Race for NBA Scoring Title [USA Today]
World Peace Could Cost Lakers [Fox News Latino]
Metta World Peace Fell of the Wagon [Silver Screen and Roll]
Matt Barnes has Moderately Sprained Ankle [LA Times]
Rockets Eliminated in Playoff Chase With Loss to Heat [SB Nation]
Playoff Bound Teams Value Health Over Seeding [USA Today]
NBA Cheering Section [OC Register]
Spurs Coast to Win 7 in a Row as Duncan Sits Out [ESPN]
76ers Could Eliminate Bucks [SB Nation]
Lebron James is 5-0 When Wade and Bosh Take the Night Off [Game On!]
Nets 35 Year Run in Jersey Comes to an End [USA Today]
Clippers: Lob City or Flop City [OC Register]