All right, I guess I owe it to +Hailey Fischer. Opening day upset: Lakers beat the Clippers. It was a close game most of the way,but the Lakers won.
The Lakers' main issue last year was their bench. Their issue may have been solved on Tuesday when the bench beat the Clippers. 72 points off the bench. It was a confusing decision by Mike D'Antoni to play the bench the whole fourth quarter in such a close game, but it worked. The surprise player, Xavier Henry, scored 22 points.
How? Just how? I'm in a loss of words of how the Chris Paul, J.J. Redick, Jamal Crawford, Blake Griffin, and DeAndre Jordan could lose to Jordan Farmar, Jodie Meeks, Xavier Henry, Jordan Hill, and Chris Kaman? Is this the bench that the Lakers need(ed)? With Kobe returning soon, they may just be a title contender.