Pretty much the opposite game as last night, but the same result.
Instead of a sluggish start and a strong finish, the Lakers decided to melt down in the fourth and get saved by a miraculous Kobe three pointer.
The Lakers shot the ball poorly tonight, only 41%, but made up for it with their 11 steals. They also took care of the ball with only 9 turnovers.
A good balanced attach with Kobe and Fish scoring 20 each, and 3 others with double figures.
Now, the bests of the night…
Top 3 Laker Performers -
1) Bynum was a monster with his 14 points, 8 boards, and 4 blocks. He dominated the inside.
2) Fisher’s hot shooting kept the Lakers ahead throughout the game. 20 points on 7-11 shooting.
3) Kobe saved the game with his three late in the fourth. Despite his 5-15 performance, that shot made it all okay.
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): While Lamar shot 1-7, he did many other positive things. I’ll give it to Vlad Rad who was cold tonight, shooting 1-6 and didn’t do much else.
Play of the Game: Kobe’s three.
What to Look for Next Game: The Lakers have another test as A.I. comes to Staples Center with the Pistons Friday night.
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