The game we have all been waiting for! LeBron vs. Kobe. Cavs vs. Lakers. Who would have thought that the game would be dominated by the role players tonight? Kobe and LeBron combined for 18 of 47 shooting with 11 turnovers.
On MLK Day, plenty of people celebrated, with 6 Lakers scoring double figures and 5 Cavs doing the same. The Lakers shot 52% from the field, hit 42% of their threes, had 27 assists, 10 steals, and 6 blocks. The only down side was the 7-15 free throw shooting and the fourth quarter meltdown saved by Trevor Ariza.
This was a statement game by the Lakers as they begin to hit the road soon for some tough games.
Now, the bests of the night…
Top 3 Laker Performers –
1) Trevor Ariza did it all today! The man held LeBron to 23 points on 25 shots, hit both threes, and had 4 steals.
2) Sasha came in the first quarter and brought the Lakers back in the game. He finished with 14 points on 4-5 threes!
3) Pau could easily be #1 with his 11-13 shooting and 12 boards.
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): No Laker really played bad — any ideas?
Play of the Game: Kobe to Ariza for the oop!
What to Look for Next Game: Blowout. The Clippers flat out suck!
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