As March Madness opened up tonight, this game fit right in. It was a game of runs, of good teams blowing leads but hanging on (UCLA).
This game was a blowout in the second half. I started packing for my trip to Vegas tomorrow, turn around and we are up three? The Lakers really have been playing poor ball of late.
Every Laker scored in double figures tonight and the Lakers shot very well. The problem again was their 22 turnovers — twice as much as Phil probably wanted. A better team would have stolen this game with as poorly as the Lakers played.
Now, the bests of the night…
Top 3 Laker Performers –
1) Pau had 21 points with 14 boards on 9-15 shooting.
2) Lamar had 16 points, 12 boards, 4 assists and 3 blocks.
3) Ariza had 13 points, 3 boards, 3 assists, and 3 steals to give us the same top three as last game.
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest) – Kobe shot 9 of 25 and had 5 turnovers.
Play of the Game: Ariza’s three late to put us up six.
What to Look for Next Game: A rare Saturday night game for the Lakers in Chicago.
Ticket Info: Next home game is not until April so if any of you want to support the Lakers on the road, let me know. E-Mail me at Steve@AveryTickets.com or call 213-221-7681 and mention TLN for tickets.