Despite a promising start from a new starting five, the Los Angeles Lakers were unable to upset the Utah Jazz at the Vivint Arena on Wednesday night and lost 114-89. The Lakers have lost their last four games, which is ties their longest losing streak from last season.
No one expected the Lakers to win on Wednesday save for a few fans with unwavering confidence in their team. Why? Because Anthony Davis and Dennis Schröder are still out, and until they get back, there won’t a ton of action on the perimeter. That’s true for both sides of the floor.
Don’t believe me? The Jazz had as many 3-pointers in the first half (14) as the Lakers had attempts, and they made 60.9% of them. It’s hard to win a game when the other team is allowed to have shooting practice from behind the 3-point line.
The good news is that Dennis Schröder is expected to return to the Lakers’ lineup on Friday, when they’ll host the Portland Trail Blazers at Staples Center. Friday is also the day episode eight of “WandaVision” will drop on Disney+ and I have so many questions.
WARNING: The remainder of this article will contain spoilers for those who aren’t caught on “WandaVision.”
For one, where the hell are Billy and Tommy? One second, Billy’s telling Agatha that she’s “quiet on the inside” and the next second, he’s nowhere to be found. Did they suffer the same fat as Sparky, or are they tucked away in a different reality so that Billy doesn’t continue to discover how powerful he is? Methinks it’s the latter, but I’ve also read “House of M” and know where this can go.
I also have no clue what part Pietro will end up playing in all of this. At first, I was reluctant to accept that he was from the universe where X-Men exist, and a part of me still is, but that Nexus commercial definitely caught my attention. Assuming he is the Quicksilver from the X-Men universe, how exactly did he get to Westview? And why is he cooperating with Agnes, who we now know to be Agatha Harkness?
I’m assuming he’s under whatever spell that everyone else in Westview is under, but we also know that he’s always in a for an adventure, so long as there’s something in it for him. I don’t know what to think, but I’m almost certain he’s not from this universe.
Then there’s Vision — poor, poor Vision. How many times does this poor man have to die? Twice wasn’t enough? Just let him rest.
Episode eight of “WandaVision” will start on Disney+ at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, so long as Disney’s servers don’t crash again. Oh, and the Lakers will play that day too. TBD on which one gives us more entertainment.
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