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ahhhhhMore March Madness with the Lakers as they hung on to another game full of streaks.

All five Lakers starters scored double figures. Pau led the way with 36 and every other Laker did their part tonight.

The key tonight again was defense as the Lakers forced 22 turnovers. The Lakers also got some help from the Nets as they shot only 8 of 17 from the stripe.

We do need more bench production though — 12 points on 4 of 19 shooting won’t get it done against better teams.

Now, the bests of the night…

Top 3 Laker Performers

1) Pau easily makes #1 tonight with 36 points, 11 boards, 7 assists, 2 steals, and 2 blocks. Wish I had him on my fantasy team!

2) Fisher shot 8 of 12, had 4 assists and no turnovers. Also held Harris to 4-13 shooting.

3) Lamar did a bit of everything tonight ith 12 points and 11 boards.

Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): Farmar missed everything tonight–1 for 7 shooting.

Play of the Game: Kobe’s behind the look pass to Gasol for the slam. LOOK OUT!

What to Look for Next Game: A day game on Sunday in Atlanta. High scoring game and another Laker road win?

Ticket Info: Next home game is not until April so if any of you want to support the Lakers on the road, let me know. E-Mail me at Steve@AveryTickets.com or call 213-221-7681 and mention TLN for tickets.

Go Lakers!

  • KobeBryant33Legend

    Not everyone Had Double Figures FAIL

  • trademaster 2009

    dacos is doin it, he can step it up while the lakers don’t have drew, so take ur time drew

  • Lakers 24 7

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    He didn’t say everyone was in double figures, he said all the starters were in double figures.

  • BostonBlowsMyBalls

    The bench bums are back!!! Farmerboy sucked some major scarecrow c0ck. This dude needs to go back to UCLA. Kid thinks he’s MJ, playing 1-on-1 and throwing up bricks. Second unit = no defense = scrubs.

    We need to give Brown more PT and let Farmer sit on the pine. No one on the second unit plays defense. I’ll take smush and space cadet back for Farmer, Fluke, and Vujabrick. You can throw in Pow-wow in as a bonus. Can we get a PG that plays defense and gets assists? Seriously, has Farmer ever had a double double or double digits in assists?

  • kwame4mvp

    once again… where is the sasha lovers?? he aint performing.. u guys aint talkin? hes trash.

  • stdecker

    i second that! where are all the sasha lovers. SASHA SUCKS!!!!!!!!!

  • phoebus 7

    If they let J fart running the second units, seriously i don’t think they gonna win this year… Fart and shasha never passing each other rather taking their own shots… I don’t know why jackson putting them each other practically it’s not working that way…

  • BringDFishBack

    Is it a contest how post-reports you can say “did a bit of everything tonight” in?

  • Eternal

    I agree with mostly everyone here. I’d rather see Brown play then Farmar.

  • kobesno1fan

    what the hell is up with kobes bad shooting lately?
    probably the last 10 games or so….
    he’s had maybe 2 out of the 10 games that hes shot over 50%
    is he tired or something?
    i’ve never seen him have a bad shooting streak like this

  • Scarface

    I understand how you guys feel about how Jordan Farmar being a let-down as of late but that does not mean simply substituting Brown will solve the problem. Sure, he has shown glimpses of talent and skill but he does not fully understand and is anywhere near experienced with the triangle as Farmar is. The triangle offense is designed for ball and player movement. Farmar simply needs to calm down, make the correct decisions, and let the game come to him. The bench simply needs to get that ‘mentality’ back prior to All Star Break. Understanding Phil Jackson, back when he was with the Bulls, they had experienced, tough minded players on his bench that understood the game and performed on a consistent nightly basis.I.E John Paxson, Bill Cartwright,Cliff Levingston, and Bob Hansen. Phil Jackson is an experienced coach and understands how the game needs to be played and that is through the triangle and man to man D with excellent help and rotations. His offense is one of the complex if not the most complex offense in the league but if played right, it is effective and efficient. Thats where experience comes in. Do not forget that our 2nd unit is still very young. Jordan is barely in his 3rd year and Sasha is still in his 5th year. Powell is also in his 4th year and Mbenga like Sasha is in his 5th year. Speaking of Sasha, I understand his numbers are down from last year and his overall play has been a disappointment but I believe it is a mental thing for Sasha. He like Farmar simply needs to make the correct decisions, calm down and let the game come to him. Our 2nd unit is already good as it is, we have a very deep bench, I believe top 5 in the league but the problem is experience and our youth. It is working against us. The Boston bench is also stacked but, they are experienced players. Eddie House is in his 9th year. Brian Scalabrine is in his 8th year. Mikki Moore is in his 11th year. Granted, “Big Baby” Davis is a 2nd year player and Leon Powe is a 3rd year player but, they are simply hustle players. All in all, we are still a very young team learning every game and every practice and until we grow experience and maturity, we cannot expect spectacular bench play night in and night out. Only until they mature and get more experience under their belt can we expect consistency from our bench. In addition, we will be even deeper as Morrison and Brown become more familiarized with the offense.

  • Steve Avery

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    STFU before I b itch slap you c0ck sucker.

  • Michael Perez

    wow… steve avery? how can you talk like that to a LN fan? what’s going on with the integrity of this web site????? respect your fans bro.

  • Gasoline

    Try to continue ignoring Pau after the match of yesterday.

  • Lakeshow4life

    seriously no respect for the fans.. guess this sites not what it used to be.

  • Farmabrick

    Kobe’s lost his legs – remember, this was a back-to-back on the road. No lift, flat shot, clang! It is worth considering shutting him down for the last few games once it becomes mathematically impossible to catch the Cavs or vice versa.

    As for Farmar and Sasha, check out their stats for 07/08 versus 08/09: they’re noticably worse across the board for both buys – shooting percentages, turnovers, +/-, efficiency per minute, etc. Farmar is in genuine danger of becoming expiring contract trade bait next year, though Sasha is “safe” thru the 09/10 given last summer’s signing.

    Powell has had a distressingly bad last two games and PJ has been quick with the hook. He should be the Leon Powe of the Lakers: energy, dirty work, rebounds, put-back points, and aggressive D. He has a really nice pick-and-pop shot from 15 feet on the left elbow area, yet PJ does not make use of it.

    This is the “low” point of the season – 5 months in, tired legs, opponents who are out of it, the West regular season in the bag, etc., YET they could win all 7 of a roadie, so don’t be so down on them. Just remember how miserable things were in the 05/06/07 era compared to now.

  • Paul Garnett

    Lakers beat a bad Nets team. What’s the big deal? They will not win a title this year. BOSTON WILL TAKE IT AGAIN!!! GO GREEN!!!

  • Smush Walton

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    The Sukdics will be lucky to get past Orlando and Cleveland. They’ll need their usual pampering by the refs.

  • http://twitter.com/nugge7 Jaime Quintanilla

    Pau’s new nickname – The Beast

  • LakersFirst

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    Didn’t the Suckdics lose to the Clippers! HAHAHA

  • Joseph

    Paul Garnett and I get together before each game to do circle jerks, then he picks me up and we do the standing 69 until we blow our loads.