This was a fun one to watch! The Lakers erased a 15 point halftime deficit to beat the Knicks 116-114 in a high scoring affair.
With no Gasol tonight, the Lakers needed everyone to step up and six players hit double figures (even Luke).
The Lakers shot 47% from the field, had 30 assists and only 11 turnovers. One warming stat is the Lakers finally outrebounded an opponent. Even though it’s the Knicks, they still got them by 11 rebounds tonight.
An interesting note — the Knicks only played 7 players tonight with the tallest being Tim Thomas at 6-10. Even though they only had two players on the bench, they outscored the Lakers as Robinson went off for 33 points in 32 minutes.
Now, the bests of the night…
Top 3 Laker Performers –
1) Kobe had an MVP performance. 28 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, and 4 steals.
2) Bynum was a force inside. He had 13 points, 11 rebounds, and 4 blocks.
3) Fisher hit some really big shots on his way to 15 points and 7 assists.
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): Vlad Rad was scoreless in 9 minutes.
Play of the Game: Ariza’s layup with about 28 seconds left.
What to Look for Next Game: Back on the road — A battle of two of the greatest — Wade vs. Kobe! Game is Friday night at 5 pm on ESPN.
Ticket Info: For those of you in Miami, we have a special on tickets starting at $20 each. E-Mail me at Steve@AveryTickets.com or call 818-387-8224 and mention TLN.