With the loss, the two-time defending champion Lakers are in a precarious position, down 0-2 in the Western Conference semifinals.
The real concern for Lakers fans is the mortality of Kobe. All of the injuries are finally making their mark on the superstar guard, who up until this point has defied all the odds every chance he had.
Kobe's play is slightly reminiscent of Brett Favre during his first season in Minnesota. The numbers were still good, but the results began to taper off. Kobe's not quite to the point of retirement, but Los Angeles fans must be quite concerned about their team at this point.