Just watched Washington beat the Lake Show. Washington is one of the teams I am following this season on NBA League Pass. I cheer for them when they play for other teams besides the Pistons. (Note, if Washington plays any of Houston, Orlando, Toronto, Milwaukee, or Cleveland, the other teams I am following, I kind of have an order for which team I root for, pretty much based on teams that have ex-Pistons being my preference. So its, in order, Milwaukee, Toronto, Orlando, Washington, Cleveland, Houston that I root for. Example, Cleveland plays for Houston, I root for Cleveland. Etc.) Why do I root for one team or another when they are not my beloved Pistons? To stay awake. With no emotional attachment to a team, I could then care less who wins, and gee, I simply can not stay awake if I do not care who wins. Its why I do not watch regular season Red Wing games. Like gee, when was the last time the Wings did not make the playoffs, so who really cares if they win a regular season game. So anyway, the one thing most noticeable in this game, neither team plays any perimeter D at all. They mostly do not even pretend to care. Blake starts for the Lakers for instance, and was the most minus palyer in the game despite Blake running the offense great and hitting a bunch of outside shots. But Blake never even heard of the concept of D apparently. Nick Young, a scorer. Farmar, shot lights out in this one. Just incredible shooting. But no defense. Washington? They start two small forwards in the absence of Beal who is out for a couple of weeks. Wall does just a bit of perimeter D, but he is much more interested in scoring really. Nene scored just over 30 if I recall, a new high for him. The only player consistently scoring paint points in the game. On both teams, the order of the day was jack it up. I think both teams shot about 50% for the game, so the talent was there to hit the shots. In the end, Nick Young was just out of control a bit, and the Lakers faded. Bad choice by the LA coach to leave Young in for that critical last couple of minutes.