It kind of sucks to win off a foul like that, but I’ll take it. In an ugly win, the Lakers escape with a 123-119 overtime victory in the bay area. The Lakers tonight, get this, attempted 102 field goals! They shot 45% from the field, hit 12 threes, had 53 boards, 27 assists, but 16 turnovers.
Overall, the offense was inconsistent. Sometimes it was stagnant, other times it had great movement. The key tonight was the defense as the Lakers held the Warriors to only 43% shooting. The Lakers also had 6 players in double figures.
Now, the bests of the night…
Top 3 Laker Performers -
1) Lamar once again gets number 1. 23 points on 15 shots. He grabbed 21 rebounds, dished 5 assists, had 2 steals and 5 blocks.
2) Kobe shot the ball poorly (11-30), but he did everything else to go with his 30 points. He had 11 boards and 7 assists. He also helped hold Baron to 11-27 shooting.
3) Sasha came through tonight in the clutch. He hit a big three in overtime. 19 points on 13 shots, including 5 threes. He also had 3 assists and 2 steals.
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): Vlad Rad played the poorest in my opinion. He did have 10 points, but had 3 ugly turnovers.
Play of the game: Sasha’s overtime three.
What to look for next game: Look for the Lakers to win by 30. Bobcats are in town. Yippee!
Game is Wed @ 7:30 PM (FSN).