Pau Gasol & The Lakers Win A Classic Rivalry; Sacramento Pulls Off A Major Upset

By: 02.10.12  •  88 Comments

Blackout night in Sacramento for their 106-101 win over OKC. Even C-Webb was in attendance calling the game for TNT (now, if they could only track down Doug Christie and Vlade Divac). Serge I-blocka, The Serge Protector, whatever you want to call him, OKC’s Ibaka controlled all the airspace above Sac-town on Thursday with 10 blocks … The second unit brought the Kings back before the half, with Jimmer Fredette hitting a three from somewhere near Modesto on the break after a one-hand bullet pass to Chuck Hayes for a bucket. That had the Maloof brothers doing their typical sideline histrionics … Russell Westbrook interrupted Webber’s conversation about arena financing in the second quarter with his HUGE eye-to-the-rim throwdown and then stepback triple the next time down. We’re pretty sure Kevin Harlan was about to melt down on the mic over that dunk … Daequan Cook finished the half with a buzzer-beater three … Creepy quote of the night came from Reggie Miller: “Don’t you love young legs?” … The second half had us guessing whether the Kings had a strategy on pick and rolls with Durant or if it was check by committee. But Marcus Thornton (15 points) stepped up as the playmaker late with his threes and Tyreke and Cousins had us believing … Charles Barkley last night: “We from the hood, black people don’t have trampolines” … And the official rosters were announced for the 2012 McDonald’s All American Game rosters. The prospects who made the cut for the West are Shabazz Muhammad, Brandon Ashley, Isaiah Austin, Anthony Bennett, Kevin Ferrell, Archie Goodwin, Grant Jerrett, Marcus Paige, Devonta Pollard, Cameron Ridley, Marcus Smart and Rasheed Sulaimon, while the East roster looks like Kyle Anderson, DaJuan Coleman, Kris Dunn, Perry Ellis, William Goodwin, Gary Harris, Amile Jefferson, Tyler Lewis, Tony Parker, Alex Poythress, Rodney Purvis and T.J. Warren … We’re out like Murray State’s undefeated season.

For breaking news, rumors, exclusive content, and contests sent right to your inbox, sign up here for the Dime Email Newsletter.

Follow Dime Magazine on Twitter

Become a fan of Dime Magazine on Facebook

Around The Web