The Lakers got lucky tonight. Their superb offense made up for their lack of defense.
The Lakers allowed 50% shooting for Utah, but put up 60%, yes 60% of their own in the hoop. The Lakers had seven in double figures and basically had everything going for them offensively.
It was really great to see the ball move and the Lakers finish in the paint. It was painful to see the big lead evaporate and the Lakers foul in the second half. A positive tonight was Deron had 35 and 9, and the Lakers still won!
Now, the bests of the night…
Top 3 Laker Performers -
1) Kobe was efficient and hit big shots tonight. 26 points and 9 assists.
2) Lamar was consistent and amazing. 8 of 9 with big shot after big shot!
3) Ariza’s 9 assists were impressive, but not as impressive as his defense and three point dagger!
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): Farmar and Sasha were useless today.
What to Look for Next Game: Better defense.
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