Let me first start by saying, I missed the first half because I assumed the game was taped delayed. Unfortunately, it wasn’t so you will have to bear with second half analysis.
It was a high scoring affair tonight as both teams were shooting the ball well. The Lakers shot 51% from the field, but lost the game with poor rebounding and turnovers. Giving up 50 boards and 16 turnovers is not a winning formula.
I just want to add that it really sucks losing on a tip in — a lucky one, if I might add — after blowing a big lead — when you are trying to make history — against the Pacers. Got it all out.
Now, the bests of the night…
Top 3 Laker Performers –
1) Kobe was Kobe again. 28 points on 10-21 shooting. He had 7 boards as well.
2) Pau’s 20 and 9 tonight were solid, to go with 3 assists a steal and a block.
3) Ariza might have had 4 turnovers, but he got all 4 of them back with his great defense. He held Granger to 10-27 shooting, so don’t let Grangers 32 points fool ya.
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): The second unit for letting the lead slip away in the fourth.
Play of the Game: Oop to Bynum for the reverse jam.
What to Look for Next Game: Kobe only got 10 minutes of rest tonight so let’s hope he is Fresh in Phili.
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