The Los Angeles Lakers are three games into the 2021-22 season. The team currently has a 1-2 record and it is clear that the new-look roster is still looking to gel while also dealing with several injuries.
With injuries limiting the amount of young players available, Malik Monk and Austin Reaves are taking advantage of their opportunity. While Carmelo Anthony rightfully took the biggest headlines in Sunday’s win over the Grizzlies with his historic, vintage performance, a pair of fellow role players continued to establish themselves as well.
This season, rather than recapping everything about every Lakers game that is played, I will periodically put together a shortened recap that focuses on One Thing that Mattered from the contest that just took place.
The Lakers are now 1-2 after beating the Memphis Grizzlies Sunday night. The Lakers didn't play a perfect game of basketball, but thanks to good outside shooting and a vintage performance from Carmelo Anthony, they pulled out a victory.
After a disappointing second season with the Los Angeles Lakers, Anthony Davis is on a mission this year. The big man is trying to relive old glories and take this squad to the NBA championship as he did in the infamous Orlando bubble. The Lakers have assembled a terrific team for this season, but things haven't clicked between them just yet.
The Lakers Sunday night game against the Memphis Grizzlies will go down as one to remember. Not only did LA sneak past their opponents for their first win of the season, but one player hit a new milestone in his hall-of-fame career.
"They gave up Kwame Brown!" is a quote Laker fans will always remember from Stephen A. Smith. Brown was famously dealt to the Memphis Grizzlies in return for Pau Gasol back in 2008, and the Lakers then became champion competitors and won two championships in the next three years.
It's official, the Lakers are officially off the schneid. Sunday night they downed the Memphis Grizzlies 121-118. LA went 0-5 during the preseason and lost the first two of the season, and things were looking bleak.
Carmelo Anthony is one of the most gifted scorers in the history of the NBA. But he hasn't always gotten the credit for that. Most fans have argued that Melo gets overlooked because his scoring hasn't always contributed to winning basketball.
The Los Angeles Lakers finally put an end to their drought against the Memphis Grizzlies. Previously, the Lakers were winless throughout the preseason and their poor form carried over to the first two games of the 2021-22 NBA season as well.