lookyhereMan, I missed him. Bynum is back! He is definitely missing a step, but it sure beats this offense two weeks ago.

This was a semi-sloppy game even though the turnovers didn’t show it. Both teams struggled from the field, especially behind the arc as they shot a combined 10-45.

The difference in the game was the paint; where the Lakers seemed to dominate. The Lakers big three, Kobe, Bynum, and Pau took the game over and scored 76 points tonight.

The new-look bench with Lamar also came up weak with poor shooting, but they played good defense.

Welcome back, Bynum!

Now, the bests of the night…

Top 3 Laker Performers

1) As good as Kobe was, Bynum gets my number one for suiting up. He also had 16 points and 7 boards, but 5 fouls in limited minutes.

2) Kobe took the game over tonight with his 33 points.

3) Pau dominated from the start with 14 and 9 early to finish with 27 and 19 boards!

Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): Fisher was in foul trouble all night and did nothing.

Play of the Game: Bynum’s free-throw line jumper. I just missed the guy.

What to Look for Next Game: A high scoring game going down to the wire in Portland.

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Go Lakers!!!

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  • Razor Ramon

    great to see drew back!

    shannon brown looking good… watch out farmar…

  • Lakerfanl

    Welcome back Bynum! Pau, Kobe, and Shannon did great tonight!

  • gus26

    overall it was kind of a boring game to watch.. although the game was close most of the time.. it never felt as though the game was in real danger of being lost… loved to see bynum back.. although at times he looked awkward, not slow or rusty… in specific there was a play under the basket where he was fouled and he jumped off his oppisite foot and it just looked like he still doesn’t trust that knee…

    still.. with all that.. i think you just can’t teach size.. and drew gots size!!.. there was a lot of shots that were altered just by his size and some boards that no one else grabs but drew…

    nothing against t0ng4n.. but posting “first!!” without actually posting a comment.. should get that comment deleted.. and besides that, that is some redsarmy crap.. not at TLN bro..

  • gugy

    Good job Bynum.
    Good to see you there.

    Pau is an animal. Team played well overall.

    We are doing good, let’s beat Portland and stop this curse up there.
    Cavs, you are going to lose a game and the Lakers will recapture HCA.
    Go Lakers!

  • jki

    seriously? free throw jumper?

  • mr.laker19

    I love Bynum! I think we should play fisher limited minutes and cut down sasha and Farmar’s minutes so we can give Shanon Brown more minutes! He will be a big factor in the playoffs!

    Our NEW best lineup

    PG: Brown
    SG: Kobe
    SF: Ariza/Odom
    PF: Pau
    C: Bynum

    Fisher will be key in the playoffs but Brown has jumped up as our second best bench player after Odom. He needs more clock

  • Farmar

    Sorry Lakers fans, but I have been struggling since my injury. Brown has been doing great. He’s already taking most of my minutes, he might as well take my contract too.

  • Smush Parker

    You fools better change that “Smush of the day” crap! I was actually better than most of those bums on the bench.

  • ricky

    Welcome back Bynum! He looked very solid for his first game back. 16 points and 7 rebounds! 5 fouls, but that’s just trying to get back into the rhythm of the game, nothing to worry about.

    Pau was beast-like with 27 pts and 19 rebs!

    Kobe is Kobe! enough said!

    bench needs to get back to their old self and start playing better.

    Shannon Brown is on the rise. now the first off the bench before farmar and he’s been great! he needs more playing time. I would give him and farmar the bulk of the minutes in the last 3 games so fisher can rest up for the playoffs. we also need to play bynum, powell, and mbenga some more minutes so pau can get more rest as we head into playoffs. kobe should play no more than 30 minutes and his minutes should be given to brown and sasha. that would give the starters more rest. fisher, kobe and pau need the most rest. also coach is doing fantastic job keeping at least 1-2 of the starters in the game with a the bench mob so we can at least have some kinda of leadership and go to guy on the floor. the entire bench on the floor at same time sometimes is no good.

    GO LAkERs we winnin it this year baby!!!

  • BostonBlowsMyBalls

    Very good game! Bynum was a big surprise. He was rusty in the 1st half, but improved in the second half. I didn’t expect him to start and get so many minutes. I doubted him, but I’m a believer now. He just needs to play more games to get comfortable.

    Brown was impressive off the bench again. I would like to see him get more minutes, so he can get more comfortable with the triangle. Maybe switch Brown with Ariza, and put Ariza back on the bench? The second unit lacks defensive play. Also, Ariza has been struggling on the offensive end.

    Did anyone else notice that Farmer is shooting less now. Someone must have said something to him. Now he is passing the ball more and trying to set up other players, but he still looks like he’s struggling.

    Fluke and Vujabrick are still struggling on their shots. These guys need to pick up their games before the playoffs begin. Consistency is the key. Bench points has picked up though. If we can get 30+ points from the bench, we should be in good shape.

    We still have a solid shot at the best record, so I don’t think we will be resting any guys unless it’s a blow out game. Can we get a win at Portland for once? It will be tough, playing back to back games and traveling, but we can’t afford to loose any games. If we loose one game, I think it will be tough to catch the Cavs.

  • jC

    calm down on the hate. phils gonna settle the back up pg rotation. he played farmar and brown the same number of min. so we’ll see how it goes in the last 2 games. fyi brown had the better +/-

  • Dave

    Its “lose,” as in lose the game… not “loose,” as in not very tight.

  • Freshh

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    It is It’s not “Its”.

  • imfasterthanur

    [Comment ID #67509 Will Be Quoted Here]

    You forgot the apostrophe. It is “It’s” and not “its”


    Welcome back Andrew Bynum!! The Cavs fall in Philly tonight, and we regain home-court after a tough game in Portland. I feel it!!

  • dracul

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    Booth off yew knead too stoop write know! Its reel stooped, yaw now?

  • Shaq

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    yeah… loose, like yo mama! Ask her how my a$$ taste.



  • kobe8

    Great game from Pau, Kobe & Bynum. I just hope Shannon Brown would get more minutes because Farmar has totally lost confidence.

  • Nabil

    It’s tits, isn’t it?

  • joseph

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    I hear you man.

    Looks like its gonna be you, me, and hibachi in one big circle jerk starting in early May.

    Can you pick up a large jar or Vaseline? We’re gonna need it bro…

  • diehardfan

    Welcome Back Bynum!

    It seems that several people in here noticed the same thing that I did. Farmar is about to loose his job. Shannon Brown is showing the same type of flashes of talent that Ariza did when he first came to LA. Shannon just seems more aggresive defensively and he is the exact type of PG that Phil likes. Chanucey would of just posted up Farmar and Fisher but he cannot do that to Shannon. By the way, did anyone see the pass he made to Pau. If he continues to progress like that and he continues to improve his jump shooting then PEACE OUT JORDAN!

    It’s over for the league. This year we will be the Champs.

  • diehardfan

    Also, can anyone imagine how much better this team will be next year after they play one full post-season together and an entire 82 game season. They are going to be even more unstopable next year.

  • farmabrick

    Drew’s knee is still scary: after one put back in the 2nd half, I thought he was going to crumble. Still 16 points and 7 boards is HUGE.

    PLus, he allows Pau to pull out to the 15 foot range and hit that set shot. However, Pau, that 18 footer you tried in the 1st half was baaaadddddd.

    Fish’s foot is definitely messed up: he’s running with a slight hitch.

    And Shannon Brown is coming on FAST. His best game so far. Give him an offseason to work on learning the offense and shooting jumpers and he should have Farmar sweating.

    Farmar dribbles way to much in the half court. The Triagle is a PASSING offense, not a dribble-drive offense, particularly if Kobe is on the floor with you.

    Anyway, a big win with another key game tonight.

  • e-bucher

    on the post game reports…you guys should include box scores…it helps to see what your talking about it…and it saves me the trouble of having to go to a different site… =p

  • kwame4mvp

    pau got 3rd? serious?

  • Deesnuts

    You might as well change the Smush award to the Fisher award — you pick him every night anyway.

    How about Sasha, who, other than one garbage time dunk against Sac, hasn’t hit a shot in weeks? Months?

  • GW94

    I don’t know if anyone noticed, but Lamar was frustrated and he looked like he wasn’t into the game. When he had his hands up to catch a pass, and they didn’t pass it to Lamar he gave up on the play. He looked uninterested, this isn’t easy for him at all.

  • Lakers 24 7


    Both Boston streaks
    Cavs home streak
    Hornets overtime streak
    Rockets home streak
    Denver streak

  • Farmabrick

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    Yeah, Lamar and Trevor looked to be the big “losers” as a result of Drew’s return. But, remember, the team was really trying to feed Drew last night in order to jump start his game. As Drew’s presence becomes more routine, Lamar should get more touches.

  • L.G.Fuad411

    how did pau not get top performer?


  • LakersFirst

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    Next year? I hear Suckdics only produce a good team once every 22 years. LOL

  • Ethdude

    The difference was freethrows, a harsh reminder of what the playoffs will most likely be like.

  • i hate the color green

    shannon brown’s looking like our best point guard, give this kid some minutes and let him garner some experience and whooo watch out for the next few years… dynasty baby!!

  • BostonBlowsMyBalls

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    Don’t dis d-fish! He’s way better than Farmer. Remember the guy helped us get 3 rings and he took a huge pay cut to come back. Most players will not do this. He also comes through during critical situations.

    He does the little things that don’t show up in the box score and he deserves some respect. The worst player of the game should always be Farmer, Fluke, Josh Bow-wow, Ariza, Odumb, or Vuajabrick. These guys are inconsistent and haven’t proven anything yet.