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Lakers Lose Season Opener
Posted by Michael Mintos on Oct 31, 2012 - 7:27:53 AM

LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Lakers, equipped with their new star-studded roster, dropped the ball in their first game of the season Tuesday night. The Dallas Mavericks came into town and used a third quarter barrage to pull away from the Lakers and win 99-91.


The sell-out crowd at the Staples Center saw the Lakers bench only support the starters with 17 points while Dallas’ bench rattled off 37. L.A. had an even tougher time climbing back into the game by sinking just 12 of their 31 free throws.

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Kobe Bryant, playing through a nagging injury to his right foot, had 22 points but only one rebound and no assists. Center Dwight Howard had 19 points and 10 rebounds in his debut in a Lakers uniform, but he fouled out late in the game and struggled to convert his opportunities at the free throw line into points.


Dallas used a balanced scoring effort with six players scoring in double figures to dismantle the disparate Lakers. Playing without their star player Dirk Nowitski, who is nursing an injury, the Mavs got big contributions from guard Darren Collison. Collison pestered the Lakers new acquisition, Steve Nash, the entire game while finishing with 17 points on the offensive end. Brandan Wright and O.J. Mayo had 14 points and 12 points respectively for the Mavericks.


Nash, who was brought to L.A. to distribute the basketball, only had 4 assists, and Pau Gasol led the home team with 23 points and 13 rebounds. The Lakers try to get their first victory of the new season in Portland Wednesday night when they face the Trail Blazers.



 

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