This game reminded me much of Game 6 vs. the Boston Celtics last year. The only differences were that the Rockets are not as talented and they let us come back at the end.
This was a terrible effort on the Lakers end. They gave up open shots all night. Their defensive rotations were pathetic.
In the first and third quarter, the Rockets scored 29 points — much higher than they ever should.
The Lakers were simply beat today — badly. There isn’t much more to say than that except maybe–get well soon Lamar, because I can’t see any more of Bynum’s softness.
Now, on to the bests of the day…
Top 3 Laker Performers -
1) Pau had 30 points, mostly in the fourth when the game was over.
2) Shannon Brown was a small bright side today offensively with 14 points, but his defense too was terrible.
3) Kobe took some bad shots, but played relatively under control today. 15 points, 5 assists, 4 steals.
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): Luke with his TERRIBLE passing? Fisher with his airball? Bynum with his nothing? Pick your choice.
What to Look for Next Game: The Lakers to show more effort. Hopefully Lamar suits up.
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