Remember back in round one where we took some solace in the fact that the Magic lost their first game as well? Well last night the Lakers lost their first game against the Rockets in their round 2 series. So that's always nice.
See SLAM Online's recap. Here's a snipet:
Tonight, the playoffs officially began for the Lakers. That first-round series against the shooting-challenged Jazz and their cheesecloth defense? Ancient history. Tonight, the Rockets served notice that the Lakers are in for a battle. "I don't know if we could play much worse," said Phil Jackson, noting his team's 2-18 shooting from beyond the arc.