Mar 25, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (right) is defended by his brother and Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol (left) at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE
Ugh. That sucked. Hard. Like a Dyson. Lakers sleepwalked through the first quarter, then woke up a bit in the second, although they ended the half down 10. The third quarter, however, looked very promising as the Lakers went on a 15-0 run and gained a 1-point lead. But from there, it went downhill, quickly. The Grizzlies came alive and the momentum shifted in their favor. The Lakers played awful defense, and resorted to turning the ball over down the stretch rather than making shots.
There'll be a more thorough recap later, but for now, this is it. The Lakers are now 20-4 at home, 30-19 overall.