Just when I thought Luke Walton was the worst person to give the ball with the game on the line (I’m sure you all remember the time Kobe got him an open shot and he passed it), I stand corrected. Jeff Foster now takes that title. Maybe he thought there were 30 seconds on the clock instead of 3.0 — who knows, regardless it’s a Laker victory.
This was a fun game to watch of course with 240 points combined capped with a Kobe game winner. The Lakers shot over 56% percent from the game and had 28 assists.
Unfortunately, they allowed the Pacers to shoot 49% percent, but Kobe had the last laugh. Every Laker that played tonight scored at least 8 points, except Yue, but he only played 5 seconds.
Now, the bests of the night…
Top 3 Laker Performers –
1) Kobe finishes with 36 points, 7 boards, and 13 assists. His five turnovers are erased by his game winner.
2) Pau tore up the Pacers inside. 21 points on 9-13 shooting, 11 boards, and 4 assists.
3) Bynum also dominated the Pacers with 20 points on 8-10 shooting.
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): Sasha needs to get his feet set before he shoots. Sometimes I don’t think he realizes that there are 24 seconds on the shot clock and he isn’t playing under D’Antoni. 3-12 shooting.
Play of the Game: Kobe’s game winner.
What to Look for Next Game: Two of the best. Kobe vs. Wade!
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