Poor Start For Purple And Gold Chris Bosh will have to wear a suit the next two months
10 minutes in to the away game and the Lakers' already shoddy start took another hit as starting power forward Chris Bosh went down with a broken ankle that will sideline him for two months. The team never led, a meaningless fourth quarter rally cutting the deficit to 10 when the final buzzer sounded. Thus, a franchise that began the season with championship aspirations is sitting at 1-2 and missing one of their key players for a considerable stretch.
On the bright side, Andrew Bynum finally shot 50% after his woeful first two games, and Ty Lawson, Eric Maynor, and Allen Iverson continue to play well for the Lakers. On the other end? J.J. Redick has been putrid and will be benched for the foreseeable future, and Danny Green's preseason shooting struggles have also carried over into the regular season, but he isn't expected to lose his starting spot yet.
No word on who will replace the Dinosaur and Redick in the lineup, but head coach Rudy Tomjanovich said that changes are forthcoming. "This is inexcusable, I know, and we have to turn this ship around," he noted.
Losing Bosh is a mayor setback, but I'm sure someone will step up for him on his absence.
Redick's pour play is shocking, not sure if it's just a matter of a small sample of games, but him shooting just 23% from the long distance and on the other end averaging 0.5PA/SF makes me wonder if we're talking about the same J.J. Redick we all know Green isn't also on his shooting numbers, so looks like your wings aren't fitting well for you, strangely enough.
2012/13:51-31 - First Round
PG Kyrie Irving | Patrick Mills | Nolan Smith
SG Courtney Lee | Marco Belinelli
SF Chase Budinger | Jared Cunningham | Tyler Honeycutt
PF DeAndre Jordan | Larry Sanders | Anthony Randolph
C Joakim Noah | DeAndre Jordan | Chuck Hayes