Another Laker win driven by a strong finish. The Lakers looked like they were about to blow out the Thunder Tuesday night, but took it easy in the third. Then again, they showed why they are the best fourth quarter team.
Seemingly every Laker got involved. For most of the game Kobe and Gasol were the only Lakers in double figures, but in the end, 5 Lakers hit 10 or more with every Laker scoring at least 4 points.
The Lakers shot 53% from the field, 42% from three, 78% from the strip, and had only 11 turnovers.
The only downside was the fact that the Lakers blew the lead and got outboarded 45 to 30.
Now, the bests of the night…
Top 3 Laker Performers -
1) Kobe showed fans in OKC why he is the reigning MVP. 36 points (26 in the second half). 4 boards, and 5 assists.
2) Ariza did the little things once again. Really bailed the Lakers out to help blow the game back open with some good finishes. 8 points and 2 steals.
3) Luke had a good game tonight. 5-7 shooting, hit a three, 5 boards, 4 assists.
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): Not sure tonight… everyone did their role.
Play of the Game: Ariza’s finish for the foul and one!
What to Look for Next Game: A fun one between Shaq and Kobe thursday night!
Ticket Info: Next home game is Thurs vs the Suns. E-Mail me at Steve@AveryTickets.com or call 213-221-7681 and mention TLN for tickets.