What is it with Portland? We just can’t win there!
The Lakers just didn’t have it tonight as they were beat to every loose all and couldn’t match the Blazers in the second half.
The Lakers took terrible shots and had little defense intensity as they only forced six turnovers. They had five players score double figures, but the Blazers had six. The Blazers also had more bench production and balanced scoring.
I can’t wait to see this team in the second round because this will be a different Laker team facing them!
Now, the bests of the night…
Top 3 Laker Performers –
1) No Laker is really worth of number one, but Lamar played well with his 17 and 10 off the bench.
2) Kobe scored 32 points, but only shot 9 of 24.
3) Shannon Brown hit big shots and went 4-4 from the field.
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): Fisher again was useless.
Play of the Game: I don’t remember many highlights on the Lakers end…
What to Look for Next Game: An easy win vs. Memphis.
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