Another fun game to watch.
It was a game that started with a lot of outside jumpers and ended with inside battles as Pau and Jermaine O’Neal went at it. O’Neal had a near triple double with 22 points, 9 boards, and 9 blocks, but that didn’t stop Pau from his inside domination tonight.
The Lakers shot 51% on their way to 115 points, and had — get this — 25 assists to only 4 turnovers. That is unheard of!
Bosh went down in the second half with a knee injury. Hope he gets back in action soon.
The Lakers got a bit of help from everyone tonight. Everyone played within their game, but the Lakers need to do a better job defensively. They ddin’t force many turnovers and allowed 107 points to a poor team with their stars out.
Now, the bests of the night…
Top 3 Laker Performers -
1) Pau had 31 points, 15 boards, 4 assits, 2 steals, and 2 blocks. Monster game.
2) Kobe had 36 points on 13-28 shooting. He hit 4 threes, had 9 boards, 2 steals, and 5 assists.
3) Farmar provided a good spark off the bench with 6 points and 4 assists.
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): Vlad Rad was the only scoreless Laker.
Play of the Game: Probably O’Neal’s block sequence on Powell, but I’ll go with Kobe’s bucket to put the Lakers up four late.
What to Look for Next Game: Get ready! Lakers vs. Celtics tomorrow night! Garnett has been out, but should play tomorrow.
Ticket Info: Next home game isn’t until the 10th, but prices are solid throughout the arena, and also let me know if you need All-Star game tickets. E-Mail me at Steve@AveryTickets.com or call213-221-7681 and mention TLN for tickets.