那 shot capped another efficient night from #24, giving him his 20th point on 7-14 shooting (including 2 of 3 from behind the arc) to go along with six rebounds and six assists. 科比, as he has since returning from his three game absence, mostly took what the defense gave him and hurt the Pacers with smart shot-pass decisions all night. His passes were so good most the night, in fact, that after the game he even commented how the Pacers 开始ed to play him for the pass and that opened up some of his buckets (including the game winner) as the defense stayed home with their own men, opening up the lane in the process.
晚上不是’t just filled with victory, however. 星ting small forward Wes Johnson was hurt in the first half, straining his hip flexor. He did not return in the 2nd half and has been ruled out indefinitely. With Johnson out, the Lakers are likely to turn to Ryan Kelly to play some small forward while also giving more minutes to Wayne Ellington, Nick Young, and, potentially, 乔丹·克拉克森 with 科比 playing a bit more “SF”正在进行中。虽然更多的人是’一定是最糟糕的事情，缺少韦斯会考验湖人的深度—特别是在神户没有的夜晚’由于他最近修改了比赛时间表，教练斯科特决定让他更多休息，因此无法上场比赛。
Which brings us to tonight. After playing last night with travel planned for after the game, it was predetermined that 科比 would not play against the Blazers this evening. 那 leaves the Lakers down both their 开始ing wings and shallow at that spot in general. If I were to guess, I’d expect Ellington and Kelly to 开始 for 科比 and Wes with an uptick in minutes for Lin and Young to compensate. I’d还希望看到克拉克森在SG上打约10分钟，作为边路的补篮。
在任何夜晚，这都是一个问题，但是与会议中更好的团队之一进行比赛会变得更加困难。如果你不是’密切关注积分榜，开拓者队在联盟中的战绩排名第二，仅次于勇士队。自从上个月失去罗宾·洛佩兹（Robin Lopez）受伤以来，他们的阵容非常平衡且富有成效，而且从未错过任何一次比赛。在达米安·利拉德（Damian Lillard）和拉马库斯·阿尔德里奇（LaMarcus Aldridge）的大力推动下，他们的进攻可以在全场获得出色的射门。如果这两个人都在挣扎，他们可以求助于Nic Batum’的全场比赛或韦斯·马修斯’面向三分和后期的游戏也很赚钱。
换句话说，不要’对湖人寄予厚望’ tonight. While they’ve在大多数夜晚表现出了很好的能力，在没有Kobe（尤其是最近出现的那个版本）的情况下，在波特兰和背靠背的第2晚参加这支球队，而机翼深度的减小几乎是不可能的。爬。我确实希望他们能战斗，但是晚上看到两位数的损失不会感到惊讶’的结束。波特兰就是那样。
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