There are only a few things in life you can count on, right now one of them is that the Blazers will beat the Lakers in the Rose Garden! :smackalot:
linkHere's a good example of why it pays to look deeper than the trinity of points, rebounds and assists in the box score.
Kobe Bryant had 32 points, eight boards and seven assists tonight against Portland. His counterpart, Brandon Roy had 32 points, five rebounds and six assists. Sounds like they played to a draw, right?
One big difference: Roy got his points on just eleven shots. Bryant, meanwhile, needed thirty-seven hoists to achieve his 32 points. Throw in five turnovers for Bryant against none for Roy, and it explains why the Blazers prevailed 107-98.