One of the late contests on Friday night is a Western Conference showdown between the 3-5 Memphis Grizzlies and the 4-6 Los Angeles Lakers.
At the half, they’re all tied up at 40 out in Los Angeles inside the Staples Center.
This one has no been short on action one bit from neither team. Here’s some highlights from the first half:
Lakers starting point guard Steve Blake hasn’t been anything spectacular with just four points, but two of those came off this nice fast break to the basket which ended up with an easy lay in for the former Maryland Terrapin:
Blake has also added two assists, and he also reminded everyone that he’s pretty darn good at initiating a fast break of his own off a turnover, that ends with Pau Gasol slamming it down for two:
While we’re on the subject of the veteran Pau Gasol, he also reminded everyone that he’s got some pretty good court awareness as he makes a quick tip in:
And finally, in a great gesture, a still-rehabbing Kobe Bryant made an appearance on the court as the Lakers made a donation to the American Red Cross.