We needed a rebound game to get over and forget that ugly double-overtime loss to the Bobcats Tuesday night and what we got was a relatively easy win over the Timberwolves this evening.
The game remained fairly close throughout the first-half. We struggled to make the game more than a single digit lead for any length of time because of the poor passes we were making that kept resulting in turnovers.
However, things quickly changed after halftime. Led by Kobe we were able to break open the lead in the third quarter and the game was never even close after that.
The Wolves didn’t have an answer for Bynum, who continues to play excellent ball. They weren’t able to keep us off the glass either. We out rebounded them by 10, including getting 19 offensive rebounds.
Player of the Game: It could probably go to Kobe, but I love the way Bynum’s been playing lately. 27 points, 15 rebounds, and 2 blocks is definitely getting the job done.
Play of the Game: Bynum’s spin move then dunking it while getting the 3 point play. You have to love that mans footwork.
What’s Up Next: We head to Memphis for our second stop of this six game road trip to face Pau’s old team. The Grizz have lost 11 in a row going into this game, so I’m sure as long as we show up we can make this 2-0.