This was a fun win to watch. While A.I. took the game over through 3 quarters, it was all Kobe in the fourth, particularly in the last 2 minutes of the game. While the Lakers gave up 107 points tonight, I thought that they played decent defense. In the fourth quarter, they outscored Denver 23-19, which turned out to be the difference in the game.
The Lakers did take 26 threes, but made 10 of them. As a team, the Lakers had 28 assists, 12 steals, and 8 blocks. The Lakers played with lots of intensity tonight and played well as a team. Now, the bests of the night…
Top 3 Laker performers:
1) Kobe Bryant came through when we needed him. He played great D on A.I. in the fourth. He finished with 25 points on 10-19 shooting, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 steals.
2) Vlad Rad came through tonight! 7-12 shooting, 6-9 threes, 5 rebounds, and 2 steals!
3) Derek Fisher finished the game with 20 points on 11 shots. He also had 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest):
Sasha was seemingly the only Laker who didn’t add much tonight. He shot 1-4, but did have 2 assists.
Key play of the game: Kobe’s oop to Bynum in the fourth! Should have been an And1 too!
What to look for next game: Tons of rest for the Lakers vs the Warriors. Hopefully, our bigs come back healthy. Game is Sunday night @ 6:30 PM.