The Lakers continued to play good basketball as they played their first game out of Los Angeles.
Tonight in Denver, the Lakers played a bit sluggishly, but forced enough turnovers and grabbed enough boards to win the game.
The Lakers still have room to improve but I’m enjoying what I have seen from this team.
Size matters and it was shown tonight as the Lakers had 53 boards, 15 more than the Nuggets. The Lakers also had some different rotations tonight since Bynum got in early foul trouble.
What I love about this team is that we can shoot 37% from the field, and win. The team is deep and balanced.
Now, the bests of the night…
Top 3 Laker Performers -
1. Kobe did it all tonight. He took over when we needed it. 33 points from the reigning MVP.
2. Pau was a monster tonight with his rebounding and inside presence. He opened with 6 quick points and finished with 16 points and 16 rebounds.
3. Fisher only had 11 points, but hit some huge shots for the Lakers. He also held A.I. to 13 points!
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): The Lakers had a lot of bad shooting tonight, but Odom had some really bad passing and shot selection. He just didn’t look in rhythm tonight.
Play of the Game: Pau’s slam dunk in the second quarter. If that Texas/Texas Tech game wasn’t the game of the year, Pau easily makes ESPN’s Top play of the night with that slam.
What to Look for Next Game: Look for the Lakers to blow out the Clippers. Why, because they suck.
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