Lakers play well. Lakers blow it. Lakers regain it back. Lakers turn ball over and commit clear path foul. Kobe misses free throw. Nachbar missed free throw. Vlad Rad at this point is 0-9 for the game. Lakers down 2 with 3.7 seconds left. Inbound to Vlad for a contested fall away three pointer. Clank. Lakers lose.
Out of everyone to get a chance to win the game, why Vlad? He was 0-9! Did we really need to go for three down by 2? This is a loss that I want to forget. Sorry for venting all my frustration…
Anyways, the Lakers had several moments they played well, but a costly run in the fourth. The Lakers once again had turnover problems with 18, but had 12 steals. The game shouldn’t have even been that close. It shouldn’t have taken a miracle comeback to beat a starting frontcourt of Collins and Allen. The Lakers should have pounded the ball inside to Bynum who was 5-7 shooting. The Nets had nobody who could stop him. Now, the bests of the night…
Top 3 Laker performers:
1) Andrew Bynum had 12 points, 13 rebounds, 3 steals, and 3 blocks for the Lakers. He got many big rebounds the entire night and protected the paint.
2) Kobe kept us alive in the fourth with 17 fourth quarter points. He finished with 31 points, 7 assists and 4 steals. His 7-21 shooting was overcome by going 15-16 from the line.
3) Derek Fisher shot lights out tonight. He shot 8-10 including 2 threes. He also added 4 boards and 3 assists. Great game Fish!
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): Vlad Rad. For more info refer to the top of the article. He also had 3 turnovers.
Key play of the game: Kobe’s And1 behind the shoulder lay-up in the fourth with 3 minutes remaining.
What to look for next game: Look for the Lakers to get back on track against the Sonics. The Sonics are an awful team and the Lakers have no excuses in this one.
Game is Tues night @ 7:30 PM. (Let me know if you need any tickets for this one.)