What a game! How is it that the Lakers are seemingly never out of a game? Even on a night where they didn’t even play that well, they still were able to put out the defending champs in 5 games.
The Lakers shot 45% from the field, even though they only shot 32% in the first half. The difference in the game came on the boards where the Lakers finally took care of business by out-rebounding the Spurs by 3.
The Lakers needed both Kobe and Pau to play 42 minutes, including the entire second half to get the win.
The Lakers also got it done on defense tonight, with 9 steals and 6 blocks.
In my opinion, the refs were awful tonight on both accounts. Seemed like they missed a ton of calls both ways. That play where Farmar dribbled, lost it, picked it up and dribbled again seemed illegal to me. And Pau was getting fouled like no other.
Now, the bests of the night…
Top 3 Laker Performers -
1) 39 points, 16-30 Fgs, 3 boards, 3 assists, 2 steals. Guess who? MVP — Kobe Bryant!
2) Pau struggled from the field, but was active all night. He had 19 boards and 4 blocks.
3) Sasha played great D tonight and aside from his one forced shot, he did everything we needed tonight.
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): I don’t really think we had one tonight. Maybe our first quarter as a team.
Play of the Game: Lamar’s and 1 with his right hand on the break.
What to Look for Next Game: I’ll have a pre-series report when we know more information. Either way, it will be a fun series. If you need tickets for the NBA FINALS, let me know. I’m almost sold out for all three home games, but have some left starting at $355 per ticket. E-Mail LakersDynasty999@GMail.com. Please mention TLN.