Another preseason game in the books for the Lakers.
This one didn’t look bad at all offensively, as the Lakers had a well-balanced attack. Defensively, the Lakers still have work to do.
Four of the five Lakers starters hit double figures, and Artest helped them get there with his 8 assists.
The Lakers as a team shot over 50% and had 30 assists. The Laker bigs, Lamar and Bynum dominated the Warrior bigs, outscoring them 36 to 11. Lamar really shut down Randolph.
Now, the bests of the day…
Top 3 Laker Performers –
1) Bynum’s 20 points, 9 boards and 2 blocks is the type of play I hope to see more of this year.
2) Artest only had 6 points, but he had 8 assists, 2 steals, and 2 blocks. Very efficient on only 3 shots. This is the Ron we need this season.
3) Lamar took care of business on both ends of the court and looked like he is in mid-season form in 22 minutes of play tonight.
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): D.J. had a nice layup, but other than that he sucked. 2 turnovers, 3 fouls in 11 minutes.
Play of the Night: Artest’s defensive play in the fourth with the good help defense, blocked shot, and saving the ball from going out of bounds.
What to look for next game: Eh, still preseason.
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