gasolinaFirst, I’d like to start off by wishing everyone a Happy Holidays from the TLN staff. Second, I want to thank Pau for the best X-Mas ever!

The Lakers snapped the Celtics 19 game winning streak as they dominated the final minutes on their way to a 92-83 win at Staples. Fans who spent anywhere from $175 to $5,000 for their tickets got their money’s worth today!

The Lakers and Celtics each shot 47% from the field, but the difference was the assist to turnover ratios. The Lakers were 27 to 11, while the Celtics were only 22 to 17.

This was a big win for this slumping Lakers team. The great part about this win was that the Lakers didn’t even have their ‘A’ game tonight and still beat the best in the east.

Now, the bests of the night…

Top 3 Laker Performers –

1) Pau was awful for about 30 minutes tonight. His last 5 minutes were golden as he finishes with 20 points, 5 assists, and 3 blocks. KAPAU!

2) Kobe did what we needed: 27 points on 13-23 shooting, 9 boards, and 5 assists.

3) Lamar was huge off the bench with two BIG threes in the second-half. He finishedwith 10 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, and 2 blocks in only 24 minutes.

Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): Sasha was bricking left and right. 3-9 shooting off the bench.

Play of the Game: Their wasn’t too much to remember before Snoop’s Lakers rap, but the block by Pau leading to Ariza’s dunk easily makes the play of the game.

What to Look for Next Game: Should be an easy win Sunday night at Staples vs. the Warriors.

Ticket Info: While the Warriors suck, their are no cheap tickets for this one — prices are starting at $75 per ticket. E-Mail me at Steve@AveryTickets.com or call 213-221-7681 and mention TLN.

Go Lakers!

  • meaz82

    Yezir! Lets see if we take that energy to the game on sunday night.

  • the antoine

    I think play of the game should be the kobe tip to trevs falling outta bounds pass back to sasha for the and 1.. that was intense..

  • stella-ella

    why r u hating barry? lol….. funny u do sound like a barry… jon barry

  • patrick

    great game for the lake show! I’m glad some real fans showed up, keep the intensity up LA and our squad will show gratitude with more wins! LP can hit threes like in 2k9! Told ya so.

  • Milo

    Pau Gasol for MVP mudafuckers!!!

  • Logic Guy

    KOBE WAS HUGE. This was the smartest game Kobe has played in his career. He limited his shot attempts and took no three pointers. He was a playmaker for his teammates and had no turnovers.(This means he kept the mustard on the hotdog.) He still found time to pull down 9 rebounds. That was true MVP work and it did not take 35 shots to do it. We needed that to overcome Phil’s fodder. Can you beleive Walton played more minutes than Lamar? Can you believe Walton had a +- rating of minus 2 on a winning team? Does that happen very often? Remember how loyal Phil was to Smush? He’s going to cost himself, or more importantly the Lakers, another championship. You can’t accuse him of being asleep on this one. The cameras did not pick him up nodding out one single time.