Yes, yes, you’re probably more interested in LeBron vs. Lonzo (James 25-12-12 despite a slightly off shooting night, and tied Larry Bird for sixth all-time with his 59th triple-double; Ball’s was overall very good, with 13 points, 11 assists, and eight boards, but six turnovers), or what James said to Ball at midcourt following the game (“None of y’all business,” James told reporters when asked), or whether LeBron’s going to join the Lakers next summer (maybe!). But from everything that happened in Cleveland’s 121-112 home win over L.A, I’m mostly here for Brook Lopez’s miserable second quarter.
Lopez checked back in midway through the frame, and played five minutes, and it was ugly. First he got the hell out of the way of a LeBron dunk:
Then he airballed two straight free throws:
Then he slammed an awkwardly timed alley-oop directly into the side of the rim:
Lopez finished with eight points, two assists, one rebound, and one block in 22 minutes of action. You’ll get ‘em next game, Brook.