The Lakers opened the second half of the season just like they finished the first half. Lamar continued to dominate the glass, Pau continued to do a bit of everything, and the Lakers bench came through once again.
It was a game that started with a lot of outside jumpers and ended with inside battles as Pau and Jermaine O'Neal went at it. O'Neal had a near triple double with 22 points, 9 boards, and 9 blocks, but that didn't stop Pau from his inside domination tonight.
What a game for #24 tonight! What's more impressive? 19-31 shooting, 20-20 freethrows, or 61 points! Poor Gasol with his 31 points, 14 boards, 5 assists, and 2 blocks -- and no one even cares. Even Luke had a decent game and is unnoticed.
Kobe goes for 38, Bynum continues to dominate, and we lose... But we learned tonight. 1) We are lucky that we only play the Bobcats twice a year and 2) Maybe Kobe really is the MVP since we play like the Clippers without him.
The game we have all been waiting for! LeBron vs. Kobe. Cavs vs. Lakers. Who would have thought that the game would be dominated by the role players tonight? Kobe and LeBron combined for 18 of 47 shooting with 11 turnovers.
Finally a fourth quarter dominated by the Lakers. Despite Von Wafers 23 points on 10-14 shooting, yes the same Von that we waived, and many other teams waived, the Lakers won 105-100 at the Toyota Center Tuesday night.
With the Lakers off to a poor start, trade rumors have begun to swirl around Kobe Bryant, leading many to speculate if he'll leave for greener pastures. Kobe puts those rumors to rest in his interview with Yahoo Sports.