PHOENIX — It makes
But what's Parker up to these days? Can the Lakers sign him for a few weeks?
Down to their fifth-string point guard, the Lakers rode the lead horse in a turnover parade Saturday against
Upside-down math never happened quite like that in 2005-06 or 2006-07. Somewhere, Parker is smiling.
Of course it was a main reason for a 102-83 loss Saturday, alongside alarming 32.5% shooting.
When will it get better? Don't count on Monday against Phoenix, which starts two point guards in the same backcourt,
Recent Lakers signee
"The guys that are handling the ball right now — myself, Xavier, Nick — we've got to get used to it," Meeks said. "It's probably been since high school since any of us ran the [point]."
Meeks wasn't even close to high school the last time Golden State swept the Lakers in Oakland (1994-95). It happened Saturday, the Warriors beating the Lakers twice this season at
This being the
The Lakers had seven assists in the first quarter but tailed off sharply from there — two in the second quarter and one each in the third and fourth.
Henry is having a career year but he's not a true point guard. Neither is Meeks or Young.
"That's a pretty good excuse," Coach
So they hope point guard
Then they wait for
Gasol likely to play
Pau Gasol presumably will play Monday after missing Saturday's game because of an upper-respiratory infection.
He had eight assists Friday against Minnesota. His unexpected absence was obvious against Golden State.
"We missed our big fellow Pau," Young said.
Said D'Antoni to reporters: "Got any [health] remedies?"
Blake slowly progressing
Blake did some shooting before Saturday's game. Sort of.
He shot entirely with his left hand, his right arm immobilized with a brace because of a torn elbow ligament.
"My left hand's going to be sweet when I come back," Blake said.