At the beginning of the season if you told me we were going to be playing the Jazz in the first round, I would have been upset, thinking we had the 4th seed and were playing the 5th seeded Jazz.
Amazingly, this Utah team slipped to 8th and you could somewhat see why tonight. They turned the ball over a ton and gave up many open threes.
Offensively, the Lakers sure took care of business hitting 56% of their shots and 8-13 from three point land on their way to 125 points.
The bench was superb tonight as Lamar and Sasha had 31 combined.
Now, the bests of the night…
Top 3 Laker Performers -
1) Sasha finally came through for the Lakers hitting 3 of 4 threes. We need this for the next 2 months!
2) Bynum and Pau each destroyed the Jazz bigs.
3) Lamar looked great all game with 16 points on 7-11 shooting.
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): We can end a season on a good note… no Laker gets the STD.
What to Look for Next Game: Much of what you saw tonight!
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