On Sunday The Dallas Mavericks took on the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers struggled in the first 3 quarters of the game but came back in the fourth quarter. With the Lakers tieing the game up at the end of the fourth quarter making the score 98- 98 taking the game into overtime. During overtime Pau Gasol Hit back to back three point shots putting the Lakers ahead of the Mavs and the Lakers bring home the victory (score 112- 108).
The Lakers now have a 4-0 winning streak against the Mavs that kept them from winning the championship last year.
“This team eliminated us last year, and they’re the champs right now. If we face them again, I don’t know if this 4-0 in the regular season will be worth a whole lot. We’ll have to start over and make sure we play as hard as we’ve been playing lately.”
Now how does Lamar fit into this you ask? Well, they played without him and still lost. Does he make that much of a difference on the team? I would have to say that the Mavs played better this game and both teams played great but someone had to win this competition and it just so happened to be the Lakers. Having someone on your team that doesn’t want to be there or is mentally weak can bring the entire team down. “You’re only a strong as your weakest player.”