We start the Lakers seven game road trip with a win, but the score it a bit deceiving. The first half was pretty disastrous, as we got ourselves in a 16-point deficit at one point.
Thankfully, we came out of halftime with better intensity and more of a defensive mindset. We still allowed the Bulls to over-power us on the glass and shoot over 50% from the field for the game, but our rotations on defense got a little better as the game went on.
The offensive play of Kobe in the 3rd quarter and Pau and Jordan playing great in the 4thwas what ultimately turned around the 14-point lead by the Bulls at halftime into an 8-point Lakers win.
Player of the Game: Tonight was a good all around team win, but I’m going to give it to Kobe for his play in the 3th quarter that helped bring us back in the game. He ended the night with 28 points, 7 assists, 3 rebounds, 5 steals, and a block.
Play of the Game: Jordan’s dunk late in the 4th quarter.
What’s Up Next: We get a couple days off before heading to Oklahoma City on Tuesday.