MVP MVP MVP! That is what Arco sounded like as the Lakers erased a 13 point second half deficit to come away with a 117-105 victory in Sacramento. Sadly, this was a great win for the Lakers as it showed how resilient we are. The Lakers outscored the Kings 36-18 in the fourth and scored 106 points from their starting five.
Offensively, the Lakers played well. 45% from the field, 83% from the stripe, 47 boards, 22 assists, but 16 turnovers (most in the first half). The Lakers improved to 43-18 as they handed the Kings only their 11th home loss of the season.
Now, the bests of the night…
Top 3 Laker Performers -
1) He may have started 7-21, but he made his last 5 and that is all that matters. 34 points, 10 boards, 3 assists, 2 steals, and MVP chants. KOBE!
2) Pau had an amazing game. This shouldn’t shock you because the Kings have no size. 31 points on 15 shots. 10 boards, 4 assists, 2 steals, and 3 blocks. He might even be number one. Too bad he has Kobe on his team.
3) Lamar played great! 19 points on 8-10 FGs, 12 boards, 3 assists.
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): The bench as a whole. 9 points compared to 24 from Sac. We can do better than that.
Play of the Game: Pau full court to Luke, back to Pau for the one handed Slam! (Kobe had some nice ones too.)
What to Look for Next Game: Should be another easy win. Clippers suck. Game is Friday @ 7:30 PM (FSN).