If Metta World Peace is telling the truth, the Lakers may have dodged a bullet last night before their win over the Blazers. Los Angeles beat Portland by a score of 103-96, and World Peace had one of his better games of the year as he scored 14 points on 6-for-8 shooting from the floor. Without him, you could argue that the Lakers may have lost. Considering World Peace says his car broke down just a couple hours before tip-off, it’s a good thing he made it to the Staples Center on time.
As you can see, the tweet was sent at 8:44 p.m. EST, which would be 5:44 p.m. on the west coast. The Lakers-Blazers game tipped off at approximately 7:30 p.m. PST, so World Peace’s car trouble came close to making him tardy to the party. Yes, I’m aware that somebody would have gone and picked him up, but it sounds better this way. By the way, you can’t just borrow someone’s muffler — right?
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