January 14th, 2012 at 11:29 PM ^

Too bad it's not a game winner or anything, still awesome though; I mean first he gets on National TV on the X factor, now he's making half court shots look easy. What's next on the list?


January 15th, 2012 at 1:57 AM ^

that's what i was thinking he had a hard enough time shooting 3's and mid range jumpers.   Ill have to do some stat tracking


edit:  here is his stats page


The lakers bench pretty much sucks..  the other night morris was the only one who made a shot on 1-3 shooting..


he averages 3.5 pts a game


January 15th, 2012 at 4:14 AM ^

Pretty good stat-line for him, but he still needs a lot of work in the offense. Being so young and playing the point with a HOF like Kobe has got to be difficult and intimidating. His size will get him far though.


January 15th, 2012 at 10:26 AM ^

4. Darius Morris acquitted himself well.
<br>This was his third game as a pro, and the rook from Michigan stepped onto the floor against Paul and looked like he belonged. Sure, Paul had his way more often than not and I'm sure when the staff breaks down the tape they'll find many a teachable moment, but what exactly would you expect? He's Chris Freaking Paul. But while CP3 got his numbers, Morris never looked discouraged, never gave up on plays, and most importantly, didn't press offensively, taking trips away from the Lakers by overdribbling or forcing bad shots.
<br>In the open floor, Morris gives the Lakers an element they don't otherwise have, namely an athlete at home running the break, comfortable distributing on the fly.
<br>He's a rookie, and will play like one more often than not, but there are a lot of reasons to be encouraged, as much because of the attitude as the numbers.


January 15th, 2012 at 10:37 AM ^

He's clearly not taking it too seriously.  I think it would be very reasonable for a rookie to kind of spaz out about it.  I know I would.  But he's just kinda like "hell yeah, now time to keep whittling away at that lead."


January 15th, 2012 at 2:15 PM ^

I think it's excellent that he's getting roughly 18 minutes a game (in the 3 games he's played). Those are pretty solid minutes, especially for a rookie second round draft pick. I still have this pipe dream of him eventually taking the reins from Fisher and becoming the starting point guard. Not necessarily this season, but some day. Fingers crossed


January 15th, 2012 at 5:10 PM ^

I watched most of this game and it was a good one.  Kinda chippy too.  The Lakers coach got a T for arguing with the refs about Blake Griffin pushing Morris when he was up on the rim during a dead ball right after a whistle.  And then later on Morris got a T when there was a scrum on the floor and he went over to help a teammate up.  Morris afterward: it was like Michigan Ohio State out there man!  Crazy!  (not sure the southland really appreciated the reference....)

Just as interesting as the stat-line was the defense he played on Paul, who tore the place up.  Morris played with lots of energy but Paul was really good.

Morris also had a couple assists that were terrific: a pass to Gasol in heavy traffic for a lay-in and a lob for a dunk too.