The Lakers ended the trip about the opposite it started.

The Lakers handed the Hornets only their eight loss of the season as they get ready to face the Celtics on Thursday.

The Lakers didn’t shoot particularly well, but got it done on defense as the Hornets were held to just 42% shooting. The Lakers also took care of the ball with only 11 turnovers. Kobe finally moved the ball in the offense as he took just 18 shots, had 4 assits, and 0 turnovers.

It had been awhile since the Lakers jumped out to a giant lead on a team and kept that lead double figures for the entire game.

Now, the bests of the night…

Top 3 Laker Performers

1)  Pau was dominant. 20 points on 8-10 shooting including a three? 7 Boards and 3 assists.

2) Kobe was solid tonight with 26 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists.

3) Trevor did a little of everything tonight. 10 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 steals in 28 minutes.

Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): Luke — you suck.

Play of the Game: Kobe’s dunk — check ESPN’s Top Play of the Day if you missed it.

What to Look For Next Game: GAME OF THE YEAR! Lakers coming off a big win and the Celtics off 19 straight. If you are going — BE LOUD. Please, for once — make some noise Laker fans!

Ticket Info: For those of you want to go, hope the economy isn’t affecting you too much since the cheapest tickets are starting at $200 each for uppers. E-Mail me at Steve@AveryTickets.com or call 213-221-7681 and mention TLN.

Go Lakers!!