Every morning, we will give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day.
1: Lakers roll to first win
If you had the Lakers pegged for 0-82, I am sorry to disappoint. There was plenty of schadenfreude and laughing to go around in the first week of the season as the all-star laden Lakers struggled to make things work. Of course, it takes more than a training camp and a few regular season games to really make a team. The Heat had the same headaches of chemistry and strategy to get through before even making it to the Finals and falling short.
These things take time.
Still, for the Lakers it will be nice to get the pressure off a bit and have the feeling of winning under their belt. And perhaps, in a thorough 108-79 beat down of the Pistons, the Lakers served notice that this team can still be very very good.
Los Angeles spent part of the third quarter up by 30 points and took a commanding 62-34 lead to the locker room. The Lakers had 34 points...