The Lakers looked like they were going to get blown out in game 4. Then it looked like the Lakers were about to make another historical comeback win. The comeback happened, as the Lakers erased a 12 point deficit with 3:50 to go, but the win never happened as the Lakers looked awful in the overtime period.
If you look at the game today, the Lakers were at their best when they were in attack mode. As they settled for jumpers, the Jazz took over. The Lakers shot well at 47%, but gave up 53% shooting to the Jazz.
The real difference in the game took place at the foul line, where Utah attempted 20 more, and hit 23 more freethrows. Lakers only went 14-25 from the stripe. Ouch. The Lakers did a much better job on the boards tonight, giving up only 7 offensive.
Now, the bests of the day…
Top 3 Laker Performers -
1) Lamar played superb! 26 points on 10-18 shots, inlcuding the game tying layup in regulation. He also hit a HUGE three, and had 13 boards to go with 3 blocks.
2) Pau got it done today. 23 points, 10 boards, 4 asists, a steal and a block. Good defense inside too!
3) Derek Fisher kept the Lakers in the game. He had 3 HUGE threes in the run to end the game. He also played amazing defense on Williams. Most of Williams points came in the 18 minutes Farmar played.
4) I don’t usually do a fourth, but Kobe played well too despite his injury and poor shooting. 33 points, 8 boards, 10 assists.
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): Farmar looked pathetic out there today. No confidence, did absolutely nothing to help this team. He was an offensive liability and a defensive one. When he was in the game, the Lakers got outscored by 19 points. That is double any other Laker. He had 0 points, 2 fouls, 1 turnover as his only official stats.
Play of the Game: Lamar’s three to help send the game to OT.
What to Look for Next Game: Look for the Lakers to play defense. Must win game for the Lake show. Game is Weds night at 7:30 PM.
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