That looked much more like a Laker game. Good offense. Good defense. Kobe’s 40 and Pau’s 22 were too much for Houston to handle.
The Lakers hit half their shots, had 23 assits to only 11 turnovers compared to the Rockets 16 to 19 ratio, which proved to be the difference in the game.
This was an intense game fought hard on both ends, but the Lakers came out victorious. They hit the loose balls and did what was needed tonight to come out with the W.
We can still play better and we need to in order to take the games in Houston.
But now, the bests of the night…
Top 3 Laker Performers -
1) Kobe played superb basketball. 40 points on 27 shots.
2) Pau made up for Game One with his 22 points and 14 boards with 4 blocks.
3) Ariza again played solid doing the little things. He only finished with 8 points but did a lot more.
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): Bynum fouled a lot and did nothing… again. WE NEED BYNUM TO START SHOWING UP!
What to Look for Next Game: A grind it out game in Houston. Should be low scoring.
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