Sports World Reacts to Lakers’ Game 2 Loss

The Los Angeles Lakers lost Game 2 last night to the Mavericks, and now face a 0-2 hole heading to Dallas. Here is a quarter-by-quarter recap of the 93-81. [LakersNation]

Daniel Buerge: LakersNation: “I can’t remember a certain point in last night’s Game 2 where I knew the Lakers were going to lose. Usually there is a defining moment in a game where momentum shifts and one team goes on to victory while the other ends in defeat. As I watched last night’s game I realized that it felt like watching an episode of the Twilight Zone.”

Kevin Ding: OC Register: “Always the favorites, unwaveringly confident for so long … the Lakers now will have to show they have some underdog fight. The two-time defending NBA champion Lakers lost again at home to the Dallas Mavericks, 93-81, to fall behind in the Western Conference semifinals, 2-0, on Wednesday night.”

Mark Heisler: Los Angeles Times: “We’re not talking about the usual Lakers misadventures anymore. Wednesday night’s 93-81 not-as-close-as-the-score loss to the Mavericks was a swan dive into a black hole few have come back from.”

Jaime Aron: Yahoo! Sports: “While three teams in NBA history have won a seven-game series after losing the first two at home, no team has rallied from an 0-3 deficit. That makes this next game even more pivotal in the Lakers’ quest for a third straight championship.”

Broderick Turner: Los Angeles Times: “As a group, all the Lakers’ substitutes suffered in Game 2, failing to deliver like their counterparts from the Mavericks successfully did so in helping Dallas pull out a 93-81 victory over the Lakers on Wednesday night at Staples Center.”

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