The Lakers put on another show tonight. The show started with defense as the Lakers held the high-scoring Suns to only 92 points on the road.
Tonight was a very balanced attack, as the Lakers sent a little bit of everything tonight — Kobe scoring, Ariza slashing, Sasha pestering, Vlad splashing, Pau being Pau, and everything else. Six Lakers scored double figures.
The real stat tonight is the Lakers 25 assists to only 7 turnovers. That is a winning formula. The Lakers also took care of business from three point land with 10 threes in 21 attempts.
Now, the bests of the night…
Top 3 Laker Performers –
1) I thought Lamar played amazing tonight. His stats don’t show much, but his 13 points and 9 boards were a big part of the Lakers ability to blow this one open.
2) Vlad Rad’s 5 threes in 6 attempts solidifies his spot in the lineup — at least for now.
3) While many other Lakers did well, Farmar did a bit of everything tonight. He helped slow down Nash and ran the offense smoothly.
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): Every Laker contributed positively tonight. Since we must have an STD, I’ll give it to Mihm, for being the only scoreless Laker.
Play of the Game: Pau’s dribbling and around the back pass to Fisher for the three to break it open.
What to Look for Next Game: The Lakers have another test as the red-hot Nuggets with Billups come to town Friday night.
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