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As expected, another easy win for the Lakers. They continued to show why they are one of the hottest teams in the NBA by routing the Twolves 117-92. The Lakers shot 48% from the field, hit 80% of their free-throws, and took care of the boards. The Lakers 51 rebounds were the key to the game. The Lakers got 51 boards because they held the Twolves to only 41% FGs and forcing 16 turnovers. The Lakers had 29 assists tonight, including Odom’s triple-double.

The Lakers filled the stats on defense tonight with 10 steals and 7 blocks as a team. While the Lakers bench came through again, it was the starters who each scored in double figures in limited minutes which won the game. The Lakers can go into the break well-rested. Now, the bests of the day…

Top 3 Laker performers:
1) As good as Pau played, you gotta give LO #1 tonight with his triple-double. 10 points, 16 boards, and 10 assists. Way to go Lamar!
2) PAU! 9-11 FGs (again), 9 rebounds, 2 steals, and 3 blocks. Only downer was his 0 assists and 3 turnovers.
3) Sasha played great, but Kobe still put up 29 points on 18 shots, including a perfect 13-13 at the stripe. He also had 5 boards, 5 assists, a steal, and a block.

Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): I hate giving a STD when the Lakers win in a rout, but since I gotta, let’s pick Coby Karl. Now I missed the game since I had class all night, but he shot 1-5 and missed all 4 threes. Even though Luke didn’t make a FG, he still had 3 boards, 4 assists, and 2 steals.

Key play of the game: Like I said, I missed the game. I did catch Sasha hit a three, so I’ll pick that.

What to look for next game: Look for Kobe to make the finals of the three-point content. Also, look for him to win another All-Star game MVP Trophy. Festivities begin Friday night.

  • vida24

    grate game lakers !

  • http://nba.com IMmichael

    key play was kobes 4 point play

    oh yeah coby karl made a ally oop dunk crazy night

  • dcb2069

    Seeing as how Kobe is unsure about the All-Star game itself, he’s probably out for the three-point shootout.

  • Banks

    kobe said he might just rest his hand, but i hope he wins just cuz i want him to make RIP to eat his words… for talking shit about the best players in the game. Coby Karl was pretty bad with his shooting tonight, you can tell he was nervous, but its ok he had a really nice alley-oop jam to end the game… didnt know he could jump like that LOL

    GREAT GAME, 7-2 road trip, RECORD SETTING ROAD TRIP BABY!!!!

  • lakersisbomb

    yeah that last dunk from farmer to karl was pretty sick

  • Kobe4ever

    Can you say “CHAMPIONSHIP?”

    Can somebody on the staff get that video on the front of the site, its getting old.

    Also, the key play of the game was Kobe’s three with Telfair hitting his shooting arm (right arm) and converting for the 4 point play to end the 3rd quarter. After that all starters except Lamar missed the fourth quarter and LO came out after he got his triple double.

    This is a great site by the way, and there are some true Laker Fans up in this b!tch.

  • Thomas

    Good win and we made history. We go home and we got and easy team at home. I expect to a win and then go into Pheonix and teach Shaq a lesson.

  • GotGasol.com

    we made it!!! should be 9-0 but i’ll take 7-2!! Kobe should rest! we on our way to the top of the west! and a championship in june!

  • iLakers

    Go LakeShow!!

  • earl

    What an all around performance for the Lakers to be honest i was a lil scared because i was afraid the lakers were just going to think about getting home all game but great win and i thought the key plays of the game were obviously kobe’s four point play but how about Sasha with that crazy foul and throw it up shot!!!

  • n8

    Play of the night… Kobe’s three out of the inbounds play where kobe shot it from 8 feet behind the 3 point line… and no, it wasn’t a buzzer beater, just kobe showing off his range.

  • Mr.Smokealat

    Though he did it for his own personal gain… i got to give Deveon George some props! he blocked the deal hahaha i bet you Cuban is not so happyyyyy. LMAO take that Pompus brat! Hater! punk! and oh btw STICK A FORK IN IT VAN GUNDDY! we wont make the playoffs phhhh you’ve bumped your head! good game lakers and i simply cant wait to see shaqs fatass in a Suns uniform hahahahahahahahahaha

  • http://thelakersnation.com kb24 4life

    7-2 baby, we are the champions.. bring phoenix, celtics, spurs, whoever , it doesnt matter…

  • artpolo5

    play of the game was Kobe hitting the 3 with the and one. It seemed like every drive and play Kobe was getting was a 3 point play, and that 4 point play just sealed the game.

    Good game Lakers, love how Kobe, Pau, and Odom are playing right now. Were waiting for you to come back Andrew. Get better buddy, we got a championship to win.

  • artpolo5

    hahaha…i agree with Mr. Smokealat…we gotta give props to our guy Devean George for blocking the Kidd trade to the Mavs…we got enough all-stars in the west, stop increasing the competition damit.

    Seriously how many games is it gonna be till fat ass Shaq starts playing with the Suns…worst trade ever in my opinion.

  • http://lakers.com k0be da 1 andonly

    KOBE PLEASE PLAY IN THE ALL STAR GAME IT WOULD BE TOTALLY BORING W/O YOU!!!!!

  • somelakerfan1

    i like the way at the end lamar on the post game interview said we should have won both of those games and also how pau came at the right time.

  • xxv112002

    Lakers all day baby! Can’t wait till Andrew “A-Bomb” Bynum gets back. Especially Trevor “Legend Killer” Ariza. Once they get back, lights out rest of the league.

    Trevor “Legend Killer” Ariza’s RIP list:
    RIP Ben Wallace
    RIP Jermaine O’neal
    RIP Emeka Okafor
    RIP Alonzo Mourning
    RIP Andres Nocioni
    And the newest addition to the RIP list
    RIP Grant Hill

    Haha. Remember the name.

  • bryantbynum

    I would say the play of the game was Odom getting his 16th rebound and then setting up Sasha’s layup that gave him his 10th assist and a triple double. it also could have been Kobe’s 4 point play or his 27 foot three or when he faked out Brewer and went right by him and got the three point play.

  • LA_ALL_DAYak

    Lamar is really coming into his own. He is a great fit now with pau and andrew down low. The mavs made a desperate move today but we’ll see if it can go through with ex-laker devon george blocking it…haha

  • mplakers

    man, i just saw donut boy shaq on the suns bench and he slimmed down again. yesterday, i youtubed the lakers vs kings 2002 game 7 playoffs…i was sooooo hyped up. shaq looked like glen big baby davis. he was straight out F_A_T. go check it out.

    he goes to the heat and slims down, gets fat again, then he goes to the suns and slims down again.

    why couldn’t donut boy stay motivated like that for the team that helped him get 3 championships???

    i love what walton said about shaq. “when he was with the heat he was saying he couldn’t play with his hip, now that he’s with the suns, he’s saying he’s going to bring a championship. SHAQ’S ARROGANCE IS AN INSULT TO PEOPLE WHO THINK”…(YOU CAN ALSO YOUTUBE HIS COMMENT)

    HAHAHAHAHAHA I LOVE THAT QUOTE.

    I CAN’T WAIT TILL BYNUM COMES BACK. I CAN’T WAIT TILL ARIZA COMES BACK. I CAN’T WAIT TILL MAY AND THEN JUNE. I CAN’T WAIT TILL I’M AT HOOTERS WITH A LAKERS JERSEY ON WATCHING THE LAKERS PLAY FOR ANOTHER CHAMPIONSHIP.

    I CAN SMELL THE CHICKEN WINGS. I CAN SMELL IT.

  • kb24mvp

    just to point out after a good gm.kobe has made i think almost 40ft’s in a row now,lets keep it up kobe,break some sort of record :)

  • c

    QUESTION????????????????????????????????????????????????

    With all the talk about if the Lakers can get out of the Western Conference to the finals that has been going on, I have started to wonder about how people think they will fair in the Finals, playing either against Detroit or Boston (it’s gonna be one of those two most likely). I think the Lakers have what it takes to beat the Pistons just from what we have seen in the two games the Lakers have played against them. Granted, season games aren’t the best diagnostic for playoff games (especially against the pistons), but I still think that if we almost beat them without bynum or gasol, and beat them with Bynum, then we can probably beat them both bynum gasol. However, I can’t really judge how we would fair against the Celtics. On one hand we didn’t have Gasol and on another hand we just didn’t play well (even though they play good defense I thought just our lack of shooting ability those nights was to blame moreso than their defense). In the finals, how much will depth really account for. Many say Boston doesn’t have the depth to get through the playoffs, but do they really even need it with the type of teams that play in the East??? I mean I can’t really see anyone knocking off the Celtics besides the Pistons (I know Cavs have won twice against them but I really think these were flukes and the Cavs couldn’t hold their own in the playoffs against Boston).So how would the Lakers matchup against Boston or Detroit

  • lakers4lyfe

    wasnt his record 80 something for consec freethrows made?? i think kobes gonna set another record this year. MOST CONSECUTIVE FREE THROWS MADE BABY!!!! 200!!! :-) lets hope he plays in the all star game. he never misses one. i dont really care about the three point contest. kobe can light up rip when we play detroit.

  • 187 ON BOSTON

    [Comment ID #25909 Will Be Quoted Here]

    “CHAMPIONSHIP”

  • MIKE SANDERS

    Since Kobe may sit it out this weekend are there any perdictions on MVP for the all star game?

  • DCLAKER

    DEVEAN!DEVEAN!DEVEAN! Did I say I like that Devean George,that’s why he’s still a Laker,blocking the goals of those who oppose The Lakers Destiny of a Championship.THANX DEVEAN,YOU WILL ALWAYS BE APART OF LAKERNATION!!

  • http://myKII@yahoo.com kobe4president

    GOOD GAME…
    EVERY GAME IS CRUCIAL FROM KNOW TO PLAYOFFS…CAZ THE WEST IS LOADED ANY TEAM CAN JUMP IN

  • Freakin Lakers Fan

    Completely off topic

    The Bumpersticker Laker Logo is d-bomb!

  • Dragon

    Well that wasn’t much of challenge to the Lakers because Mini is already one of the not so great teams this season. We still have yet to see how we stand up to Phoenix which is gonna be coming up soon. Also Spurs so we have to wait and see how well we go up against them hopefully we will get Bynum back soon and how good we really are.

  • http://JHlaker JHlaker

    This dude micheal 23 left this post on another blog regarding the J-Kidd to dallas trade you have to read this if you haven’t.
    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=gallo/080214&sportCat=nba

  • Tim