A sweep of the Heat give the Lakers their first 10 game winning streak in quite some time. In fact, I think the way the Lakers are playing right now as a team is one of the best I have ever seen. The Lakers are easily 10 deep when healthy and showed it tonight. The Lakers cruised to a 106-88 victory over the heat tonight.
As a team, they grabbed 55 total rebounds, mostly because Miami was held to only 38% FG shooting. The Lakers had four different players get double figure rebounds tonight, led by Ronny with 12. The Lakers shot 48% from the field, 40% from three, and 82% from the stripe. The best part was the Lakers defense. They had 8 steals, 12 blocks, and held Wade to only 6-17 shooting. As a team the Lakers had 28 assists and were moving the ball well. It seemed as if every Laker was touching the ball tonight.
Now, the bests of the night…
Top 3 Laker performers:
1) Kobe Bryant filled up the stat sheet tonight. 21 points on 50% shooting. He also had 8 assists, 4 steals, and 2 blocks. Not to mention he held Wade to 18 points on 17 shots.
2) Farmar was shooting lights out again. 9-14 FGs, and 4-8 threes. He had 24 points, 4 boards, 3 assists, 3 steals, and even a block!
3) Pau played great again, but Lamar quietly had 13 points, 11 boards, 6 assists, a steal, and a block. Great game!
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): Fisher continued his shooting slump with a 2-11 night. Snap out of it Fish!
Play of the game: Kobe behind the back to Luke, around the back to Lamar to finish the play with the slam.
What to look for next game: I think the Lakers will win, but not sure by how much. Portland is 21-8 at home. But let’s make it 11 in a row! Game is Friday @ 7:30 PM (KCAL).