Another typical Laker victory. Sluggish start, build up a lead, slowly lose it, but win the game. A familiar script leading to a victory at home Tuesday night.

The Lakers won this game on defense holding Memphis to only 41% shooting and 19 turnovers forced.Offensively, the Lakers had 28 assists, mostly thanks to Lamar’s 8. The two teams combined for 23 blocks tonight, far about the league average.

It was great to see the bench play well… it’s been a few games. I would like to see the Lakers get in the paint more instead of settling for jumpers. Against a team like Memphis, you gotta dominate the paint.

Now, the bests of the night…

Top 3 Laker Performers

1) Kobe had 31 points on 12-23 shooting.

2) Lamar might have shot 1-8, but he did everything else. 13 boards, 8 assists, and 6 blocks.

3) Sasha came in off the bench and had 11 points, 3 boards, 4 assists, and 3 steals. He also hit a nice three in the end as Memphis came back. How did he get 5 fouls though?

Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): Hard to nail one today. Ariza went 0-6 shooting, but did everything else…don’t really have an STD here.

Play of the Game: Kobe’s reverse dunk.

What to Look for Next Game: Another easy win.

Ticket Info: Next home game is Friday vs Minnesota… I would save your money for the playoffs — this one is high priced for Friday night and will probably be a blowout. E-Mail me at or call 213-221-7681 and mention TLN for tickets.

Go Lakers!

  • Kenny

    DJ !!! should be on the top 3 :D

  • lainok

    last game I called him “Vujabrick”. I’ll take that away for now, but let’s have few more games like that sasha, and you can have “machine” back. for right now that one is still on layaway.

  • Razor Ramon

    MBENGA needs some love on the top 3!!!!!

  • eagleslakers2011

    I don’t understand why people always doubt sasha…he comes through for us a lot…just stfu already

  • the ape

    yah, dacos had a really good game. and, sorry to the haters, but luke’s been doing good at SF the past few games

  • LakerFan4Life

    I went to this Game tonight it was Awesome! Kobe and Pau Getting Big Dunks…Bench Mob Showed Up, all in all it was a great Game to be at. a funny part that happened that I dont know if they showed on tv or not was when Adam Sandler Kissed Jack Nicholson sitting next to him during the Kiss Me song haha

  • ko8e_f@n

    How cool would it be had LO scored a triple-double on rebounds, assists, and blocks? :P

  • LakerPoetBR

    Yeah… but, it was the least they could have done, isnit?
    I mean, after two awful games… Maybe we are running low on
    batteries, I wish we could secure the best campaing to get home advantage.
    But if we don’t we bring the ring anyways.