Now, that is Laker basketball. It all starts with defense and it ends with a Laker W as they reclaimed home court advantage and took a 2-1 series lead in Houston.
The Lakers only shot 44% from the field, but took care of the boards by outrebounding the Rockets 56-42 and took care of the ball with 11 less turnovers than Houston.
In 48 minutes of play, the Lakers only had 6 turnovers!
The Lakers played great second half basketball tonight and it showed as Houston was frustrated all night. Once again, every Laker starter scorer at least ten points.
There is much more to say about this sweet road win, but it’s Friday night, so on to the bests of the night…
Top 3 Laker Performers -
1) Kobe didn’t shoot well, but he hit big shots and played solid ball all night. 33 points, 6 boards, 3 assists, no turnovers, 2 steals and 3 blocks.
2) Lamar had a very quiet double-double tonight. 16 points and 12 boards.
3) Farmar stepped up for Fisher tonight. His seven assists kept the Triangle moving tonight.
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): Sasha continues to shoot poorly. 1-6 tonight.
What to Look for Next Game: Hopefully much of what you saw tonight, but who knows with this team.
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