The Lakers comeback 2013
Lakers race to make the NBA playoffs 2013 – possible?
So much hassle , back and forth , meetings and lots of struggling for the all star team of the Lakers this season. This reminds me somehow of the doubts that a lot of NBA analysts had 2 years ago about Miami.
There’s lots of talent , but how they going to make it work together as a team. Seems that Lakers are on a good path to find their way.
Coming at half season only 19-25 , the Lakers have tried to get a more consistent performance out of Kobe Bryant and more scoring from point guard Steve Nash. Nash is averaging 14.6 points on 51.0 percent shooting over his last five games after scoring 10.4 per contest in his first 15 for the Lakers. But there’s challenging times ahead, a long seven game trip that begins tomorrow, but first, they’ll try to continue their dominance over the Hornets, which it might seem funny are only 4 games below the Lakers, not even thinking to make the playoffs (15-29). Interesting to see Bryant playing the servant role for Dwight Howard, but in the end, they need to get some wins and work on the chemistry.
On the other side, New Orleans is trying to build. There’s lots of potential, but again, difficult to set it up as a team effort.
Surprisingly, Hornets began their five game road trip with an unexpected win at Memphis 91-83. Anderson scored 22 points off the bench and made seven 3-pointers .
Greivis Vasquez and Robin Lopez are playing well, but might be a bit too soft for the determined Lakers team.
Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.
Hornets are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games following a win.
Considering these facts, the momentum is in the Lakers favor and I’m not sure if the Hornets can keep up the pace. So, bottom line, our NBA pick, our free NBA tip for NBA TUesaday night is : take the home team to cover (buy 1/2 point)