What an entertaining win for the Lakers tonight.
The Lakers led for pretty much the entire night, but Shaq and company kept it close for most of the game. In the end, Kobe got the last laugh as the Lakers won 130-124. It was a high scoring affair as both teams shot well. The Lakers shot 57% from the field and 85% from the free-throw line.
The Lakers also only had 9 turnovers. Rarely does a team get outrebounded by 13 like the Lakers did and come out with a victory. Everyone stepped up in this big game, including the bench. This was a huge road win for the Lakers. This just shows how deadly this team is, even without Bynum, winning their last 5 on the road. Is it too early to line up for the parade yet?
Now, the bests of the night…
Top 3 Laker performers:
1) Guess who? Kobe. 41 points on 16-25 shooting. He also had 2 steals and 2 blocks. MVP
2) What a shocker. Pau gets #2 again. 29 points on 13-19 shooting. He did well against Shaq only giving up 15 and 9.
3) Lamar once again continues to shine with Pau. 22 points and 11 boards tonight. He is a Suns killer!
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): D.J. Mbenga again was the only Laker who failed to score. He just doesn’t look that good anymore.
Play of the game: Kobe had so many dunks, but Pau had a nice one at the end. You pick.
What to look for next game: The Lakers get a little rest before they beat the Clippers on Saturday. It is a Clippers home game, so the Lakers can extend their road win streak to 6 games. Game is Saturday @ 7:30 PM (KCAL, KTLA, and NBATV).