Now that the second batch of College Football Playoff rankings are in, it appears as if order has been restored — for now.
A week ago, the country, especially the Brandon Thomas Authentic Womens Jersey Pacific Northwest, was in an uproar after undefeated Washington was passed up for the No. 4 spot by one-loss Texas A&M. Well, Huskies fans can stop all that howling — Washington took its rightful spot in the top four this week, jumping from No. 5 to No. 4 after the Aggies were upset by unranked, three-win Mississippi State on the road.
Lou Williams scored 15 points for Los Angeles, which rallied from an 11-point deficit in the second half before failing to execute in the final minutes.
After getting their first win of the season Sunday against Milwaukee, the Mavs surprisingly won again without injured Dirk Nowitzki and Deron Williams. Nowitzki missed his second straight game with a sore Achilles tendon, while Williams missed his second straight game with a strained calf muscle.
Barnes hit 11 of 18 shots while carrying the Calvin Johnson Authentic Womens Jersey Mavs, who used only eight players. Dallas has beaten the Lakers six straight times at Staples Center.
Young scored 13 points in the first 3:15, staking the Lakers to an early lead. Dallas scored the final 11 points of the half to move ahead 58-54.
Mavericks: Coach Rick Carlisle shared a quick pregame moment with Lakers F Metta World Peace, who played for Carlisle in Indiana a decade ago. Carlisle, who still calls him Ron, said World Peace has reached out to him to ask about coaching. … Mavs rookie Dorian Finney-Smith had five points in his first NBA start.
Lakers: Luke Walton coached Barnes and Curry as an assistant with Golden State.
The Lakers (4-4) had moved above .500 for just the second time since Dec. 6, 2013, with a victory over Phoenix on Sunday. Los Angeles also hadn’t won three straight games since the 2012-13 season, but couldn’t make it four.