The Lakers reclaimed the best record in the league with a Sunday night win over Portland.
The Lakers won their 15th straight at home with amazing defense, holding the Blazers to only 39% shooting. The Lakers shot 49% themselves and a had a nice balanced attack.
Five players scored double figures, including three off the bench.
After some rough games on the road, the Lakers are looking much better again. Also, great to see Luke out of the lineup. Even though Ariza didn’t make a shot, he still had a positive impact.
Now, the bests of the night…
Top 3 Laker Performers -
1) Kobe’s 26 points on 11-19 shooting were too much for Portland.
2) Sasha came in off the bench and hit some big shots. 11 points on 7 shots. If he can continue to give us 25 minutes of solid play off the bench, Farmar’s injury won’t affect us too much.
3) Pau continues to play efficient basketball. 19 points on 7-9 shooting.
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): No Laker really sucked today. I’ll give it to Luke just because.
Play of the Game: Sasha’s four point play.
What to Look for Next Game: More Laker domination. Hornets are just not the same team.
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