Dallas Mavericks 96, LA Lakers 94 (Series: 1-0 DAL)
This game was a doozie, kids. The Lakers somehow blew a 16-point lead in the third quarter, as the Mavericks were playing flat out sloppy for most of the game. But Kobe Bryant’s teammates apparently decided to one-up the sloppiness by watching Mamba single-handedly keep the game the close when Dallas finally got its act together. Ultimately, human-chocobo hybrid Pau Gasol slopped the lead into the Mavs’ hands with seconds left and Kobe ran out of super juice on his final attempt to win the game. Phil Jackson said the Lakers gave it away, which takes away from the 28/14 night for Dirk Nowitzki, but Phil’s right, because aside from Kobe, his team looked horrendous.
I think it is fitting that Eddie Murphy has been sitting courtside at Lakers games. It’s just setting us up for a great analogy.
Also, this happened: