Outplayed, outshot, outhustled, outscored. That is the story of the Lakers game tonight.
The Lakers sluggish defense forced six turnovers for the Nuggets and committed 31 fouls leading to 49 free throws.
The Lakers got outrebounded 58 to 40! Three Nuggets had 13 boards or more.
Neither team shot the ball well overall, especially from behind the arc, but the difference was made at the free-throw line, where the Lakers couldn’t hit back to back shots aside from Kobe. Kobe was the only Laker who had that look in his eyes as if he actually cared about the final result.
The Lakers just can’t put back to back wins together. Hopefully Wednesday night back at home, the Lakers put forth more effort.
Now, the bests of the day…
Top 3 Laker Performers –
1) Kobe again did all he could. 34 points, 7 boards, and 5 assists. I could live without his 2-10 three point shooting.
2) Pau played solid tonight. 21 points on 11 shots, 10 boards, 4 assists and 3 blocks–but he gave up a lot of boards to the bigs on Denver.
3) Farmar played decent with 10 points and 2 threes.
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): So many Lakers belong here. Luke was the worst though. Fouled out with 0 points in 12 minutes.
Play of the Night: Pau’s Dr. J-like reverse layup.
What to Look for Next Game: More effort and drive.
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