Three straight road losses for the Lakers with tonight’s being the worst of them. In a blowout from the beginning, the Lakers looked pathetic tonight, hoisting up 24 threes, committing 25 fouls and just slow to every loose ball. They were simply outplayed.
The Blazers took better shots, moved the ball better, crashed the boards and played great defense. The only upside was the fourth quarter comeback to cut the blowout to 16 only to have it reopened. Payback will come in April…
Now, the bests of the night…
Top 3 Laker Performers -
1) Pau shot 7-12 on his way to 18 and 13. A shame he let Przybilla outplay him though…
2) D.J. Mbenga had 2 monster dunks in garbage time. 8 poiints, 3 boards, 4 assists, 2 steals and a block.
3) Shannon Brown scored 5 points in 3 minutes.
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): Kobe got lit up by Roy, Odom looked terrible, the bench was useless. Luke was Luke. Take your pick.
Play of the Game: D.J. throwing it down.
What to Look for Next Game: A big game in Houston. The Lakers need to win this game to get some confidence on the road.
Ticket Info: Next home game is Sunday vs. Dallas. Prices are high, but we have a special for Tuesday’s game vs Philadelphia E-Mail me at Steve@AveryTickets.com or call 213-221-7681 and mention TLN for tickets.