This is more like it. A nice and balanced Laker attack tonight.
Before I get into the game, check out these stats: Lakers shot 49%, Suns 50%. Lakers had 43 boards, Suns 40. Lakers had 30 assists, Suns 28. Lakers and Suns each had 14 turnovers. Lakers 11 steals, Suns 10. With all the stats being so similar, the difference in the game came at the line where the Lakers simply got to the line more.
It was a little scary even late in the fourth as the Lakers were down, but the team came through when it counted as the Lakers improved to 18-3. Despite Luke in the lineup, the Lakers got it done.
Now, the bests of the night…
Top 3 Laker Performers -
1) Pau was a beast tonight. 28 points, 5 boards and 4 assists.
2) Bynum dominated the inside as well with 17 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 blocks.
3) Sasha came in and hit 3 big threes and a clutch steal. Great game, Sasha.
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): Farmar shot 1-6 and didn’t do much at all.
Play of the Game: Oop to Bynum in the fourth.
What to Look for Next Game: REVENGE. Lakers will not lose twice to the Kings in one week.
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