I'm glad the Lakers were able to stay close on a road game after not only a back to back but an emotional, moving win. The calls in the end did change the momentum, but the turnovers and lack of offensive fluidity towards the end hurt us more.
We keep saying a common pattern during close games: We miss shots or turn the ball over. That's where Kobe comes in. He's the closer. For the Lakers to stay close to the Spurs and Pelicans (a few other games that we luckily won) is a good sign.
I'm not sure what's wrong with Pau. I'd say he'll play better once Kobe is back (less pressure), but most of Gasol's shots are open midrange jumpers or isolation in the post. He just got owned by Davis tonight. Let's hope he bounces back.
The next 6/7 games are at home, so let's hope we can get above .500!