Talk about night and day. This Laker team played near flawless basketball for 48 minutes tonight and the Rockets played as poor as possible shooting only 33% from the field and 5 of 29 from three.
The Lakers destroyed them in every facet — in the paint, beyond the arc, on the glass. It was just a Laker dominated game. Brian Cook was terrible — just want to mention he was 0-7 shooting and had 3 turnovers. Good trade Mitch!
It was also one of the most entertaining games to attend as a fan at Staples with a roaring wave throughout Staples in the fourth, the “we want Benga” chants, and “Houston sucks” chants throughout the exits. Laker fever seems to be back in LA as this team was awaken.
Be ready Denver, because L.A. is not looking back!
Now, on to the bests of the day…
Top 3 Laker Performers -
1) Kobe was Kobe again. 26 points on 19 shots, 4 boards and 3 assists. Could have done without his turnovers though.
2) Pau’s first start at PF in awhile was solid with 16 points, 13 boards and 3 blocks.
3) Just about every other Laker played well, but Farmar and Shannon Brown really did their part with 19 points combined off the bench.
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): Fisher was terrible tonight. 1-6 for 2 points.
What to Look For Next Game: Should be a lot of what you saw tonight.
Ticket Info: I might hold off on game 7 tickets and start getting ready for game 1 vs. Denver. Tickets are already moving, so lock yours up today! E-Mail me at Steve@AveryTickets.com or call 213-221-7681 and mention TLN for tickets.