The Los Angeles Lakers took care of the Phoenix Suns in comfortable fashion on Thursday night, and were able to get a 109-95 victory even while still struggling immensely from 3-point range. Wesley Matthews making a mere two threes in a row felt like nails into the collective coffins for Phoenix and, again, that was two shots from deep.
So the question kind of begs asking: Is this series over, ostensibly speaking?
On this week’s episode of “The Lakers Lounge,” Harrison Faigen and I first laughed at the fact that we named a show most people are listening to in the morning after a bar. Whoops.
From there, we jumped into the chippiness exhibited by both Devin Booker and Jae Crowder late in the game that led to both their ejections. While neither Harrison or I think they will or should be suspended, we do both believe this is going to have an impact on the next game as the referees assigned will likely go our of their way to control any such stupidity right from the tip.
Given Crowder’s (and Chris Paul’s if we’re being honest) proclivity for dirty play, this is probably a good thing, even though it might cost the Lakers a couple fouls early.
Once we turned our attention back to the game, we had some fun with how much Andre Drummond seems to love being a Laker, and how he feels like our look into what it would be like if a fan had access to the insane acts of athleticism LeBron James and Anthony Davis are capable of on that kind of regular basis.
Speaking of Davis, I gave my theory on a stat to pay extra attention to as a potential through-line for the Lakers’ best games.
We wrapped up the show with a special shoutout to you, the listener, given the insane support we’ve received since I came back to Silver Screen and Roll. Have a great weekend! And don’t even think about what you’re probably thinking about doing, Crowder.
And for a short-form recap pod, check out Lakers Lowdown with @AnthonyIrwinLA, in which he recaps the previous day’s news and gets you ready for the day ahead in LakerLand, every weekday morning on the Silver Screen & Roll Podcast feed.