Oh man. Things are not going well for the Cavs right now. They're not really going well for the Lakers either, but the Lakers were able to pull off an incredible win tonight. Incredible because they started with only eight players, lost two to injury, two guys then fouled out and they STILL beat the Cavs. Is #PreyForDeng trending on Twitter yet?
A quick summary of the Lakers team:
I've never seen this situation before!! Did anybody know about this rule!? #LakersvsCavs— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) February 6, 2014
Because a team MUST consist of five players, should the situation ever arise where there are only five members available and one fouls out, they won't actually foul out.
Here's the actual rule:
Robert Sacre fouled out for Lakers who had no subs...According to the rulebook, this is why he got to stay in: pic.twitter.com/NE0EV6CRE1— Beyond The Buzzer (@BeyondTheBuzzer) February 6, 2014
This picture pretty much sums it up for the Lakers this season.
How many Lakers are injured tonight? Chris Kaman was lying on the bench earlier, using it as a couch. Take a look: pic.twitter.com/fSn8gpWmTn— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) February 6, 2014
Are we going to win this game? Are we making modern history? Are we enacting a rule that is so seldom used that no one really knew it existed? Ho hum, who cares, it's nap time.
Padraic O'Connor 2/05/2014 11:02:00 PM Tweet