Who would have though the Lakers would finish the game with a 29 point rout after that start?
The Lakers got outplayed in the first quarter, but the rest of the game was all L.A.! The Lakers defense for the remainder of the game was some of the best I had seen in awhile. The Lakers once again showed what separates them from the rest of the elite — depth and defense.
The Lakers shot 53% from the field and 53% from behind the arc. The keys were their 26 assists and 19 turnovers forced. 50 boards, 13 steals, 10 blocks. The Lakers really filled up the box scores.
This was just an entertaining game to watch with tons of highlights if you are a Lakers fan
Now, the bests of the night…
Top 3 Laker Performers -
1) This is tough because so many Lakers played amazing tonight. Pau was all over the boards and did a bit of everything tonight. 20 points, 15 rebounds, 3 blocks. Ka-Pau!
2) Kobe really played a good game tonight. He didn’t force it and was very efficient. He also had 2 blocks and 2 steals tonight.
3) Farmar was amazing tonight. He sparked the Lakers comeback with 16 points, 2 steals, and 6 assists.
Honorable Mention: Lamar Odom, Andrew Bynum, Trevor Ariza, and Sasha Vujacic all played superb.
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): Vlad Rad was 1-4 and was slow defensively. Only Laker who didn’t impress me.
Play of the Game: Let’s see…we have Vlad’s oop to Pau, Farmar to Bynum, Farmar to Kobe, Kobe’s block. You pick it.
What to Look for Next Game: The Lakers have a tough game in Dallas. Should go down to the wire. Can the Lakers make it 6-0?
Ticket Info: Next home game is Friday vs. A.I. and the Pistons. Inventory is pretty low and prices are pretty high… might want to save up next week for the Bulls and/or Nuggets. Email me at Steve@AveryTickets.com or call 818-387-8224 and mention TLN.