Every morning, we will give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day.
1: Curtains up
It was only Steve Nash's second game back for the Lakers, his second game in that familiar Los Angeles uniform (well, Tuesday it was not the familiar uniform, but you get the phrase). He was never going to be a cure-all. Nash wasn ot going to come in to the Lakers lineup and fix everything by the sheer force of his will.
Nash is not that kind of player. Sure, he was an MVP but it was in a system built for him and not with the kind of star players that have been so dysfunctional on the court togetehr through these first two months of the season.
Nash, though, seemed to make everything just a little bit better. It maed Kobe Bryant just that little bit more effective. Or Pau Gasol that much more fluid in the offense. Or Dwight Howard that much more effective in the pick and roll.
The Lakers were trailing by nine and there seemed to be no worry that the offense would ...