The Lakers continued their great play with their fifth straight playoff victory.
The Lakers beat the Jazz in game 1, 109-98, despite giving up 58 rebounds, including 25 offensive. The difference in the game turned out to be shooting as the Lakers held Utah to only 38% from the field and 4-19 from three. The Lakers answered every Utah run today. The Lakers were led by Kobe with 38, but had 4 others score double figures.
The Lakers need to find a way to keep the Utah big men off the glass. Losing 17 rebounds is just too much. Utah won’t shoot 38% from the field next time.
Now, the bests of the night…
Top 3 Laker Performers -
1) MVP! MVP! MVP! Kobe had 38 points on 8-16 shooting and 21-23 from the line. He also had 6 boards and 7 assists.
2) Pau looked tired tonight, but he still came through. 18 points, 10 boards, 5 assists, 2 blocks. He does need to grab those boards more though!
3) The Machine! Sasha had 15 points in 16 minutes. He hit both of his three point attempts too. Great game Sasha!
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): Farmar struggled with his shot tonight. 0-5 shooting and had little effect today.
Play of the Game: Kobe’s reverse layup.
What to Look for Next Game: Look for better shooting from the Jazz. Lakers must crash the boards. At the same time, watch out for Fisher. He won’t go 2-6 in game 2. Game is Weds night at 7:30 PM.
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