Lakers fall but Steve Nash reaches milestone!

The limping, struggling LA Lakers lost to Jeremy Lin, James Harden (25 pts.)  and the Houston Rockets last night, 125 – 112.  WOW!  125 is a lot of points to give up!  Could we say the Lakers are really struggling on the defensive end, of course being mindful of the fact that Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol are injured and not playing nor is Jordan Hill.  On the “bright” side, Steve Nash reached a monumental milestone, over 10,000 career assists.  He joins a list of only 4 other players in NBA history to achieve this.  The 10,000th assist came on a dish to Antawn Jamison so they will forever be linked.  Nash finished with 16 points and 10 assists.  Also, Robert Sacre (the bench entertainer of the year) did get some playing time.  Next up for the Lakers will be the Spurs tonight.  It does not look like they are likely to win any of the three games they will have played this week.  Need Dwight and Pau and Hill back ASAP.  Even then, it could be a bit of panic time in La La land!  Just for your information, I believe they will figure a way to at the very least, make the playoffs.

In other NBA action, the Pacers beat the Miami Heat, 87 – 77.  Are you kidding me?  They held LeBron and company to 77 points for four periods!

In College hoops, #1 Duke in ACC action hammered Clemson, 68 – 40.  They held Clemson to the lowest point total in the first half of a game in ACC since 1979.  Bit of bad news, Ryan Kelly sat out part of the second half with a right foot injury.  He will get a MRI today.

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