Lakers Examiner: Despite cruising to an easy victory in game one of the NBA Playoffs, Lamar Odom says he is not happy with the second half effort of the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Lakers led the Utah Jazz by 22 points at halftime, but saw the lead cut to single-digits a couple of times before finally coming away with the 113-100 victory.
Odom had this to say in an on-court interview after the game…
Today I feel like our energy was more on the offensive end, especially in the second half. I mean, we were up 20 points…we should have won by 40.
We got to come out with the energy on the defensive end. You know, everybody on this team is going to get their points, and do what they want, and the hooray and the hoopla. But you know the games are won in the playoffs on the defensive end.
Everybody should have played in today’s game. We should have got the guys at the end of the bench into the game.
Get em, Lamar! You love to see that kind of fire after a decisive victory.