^ I'm rooting for anyone in the east to stop the Heat's run. Good Luck.
Welcome to L.A., Doc! Only the first game of the season and means very little in the long run, but the Lakers opening night victory over the Clippers was the most satisfying season opener I can remember.
Doc Rivers, who I think has as little integrity as any coach in the league, was at his small time best. He ordered the Lakers' championship banners and retired jerseys covered during Clips home games about a week ago signaling his team needed a confidence boost and a swagger injection. After that spanking last night he tried to say that his team lost due to overconfidence. What a jackass.
However, this was a typical D'Antoni type win. His Suns used to do this all the time (except in the playoffs), shoot lights out and get an upset win. Seen it all before and I'm not getting too excited. Still it was good to see the Clips get a little message from the purple and gold.