Ouch. 2 for 18 threes. 39-88 shooting. 12 of 19 from the line. Not the way to open up a seven game series against Houston.
The Lakers sure have their work cut out for them as they find themselves down a game in the series.
Houston’s defense was solid all night, but the Lakers beat themselves. After a week off, the Lakers played flat and missed too many open shots.
It’s tough to write about a loss like this, especially after being there in person, so I’ll keep it short and we can look forward to game 2 Wedsnesday night.
Now, the bests of the night…
Top 3 Laker Performers –
1) Ariza seemed like the only Laker who gave it 100% tonight. 10 points, 4 boards, 2 steals and a block.
2) Odom played decent, but had 5 fouls.
3) Kobe took some bad shots, but really was our only offense tonight.
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): Pau played soft. Bynum took some terrible shots. Fisher missed everything. Take your pick.
What to Look for Next Game: No real big highlight tonight. If Brown finished that dunk, that would have been awesome, but he got fouled.
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