The Lakers were consistent offensively all night. They scored 31, 29, 32, and 31 points in each of the four quarters of the game leading to a total of 123 points on the night on 53% shooting. The Lakers also put in 8-18 threes, made 29 free-throws, had 27 assists, 7 steals, and 9 blocks. Seven Lakers scored in double-figures as the Lakers beat the warriors for the 9th straight time.
The Lakers executed well as a team tonight and held the warriors to only 8-33 three-point shots. On a night where Luke sat out, Ariza played 26 minutes and showed us why we don’t miss Cook. Now, the bests of the night…
Top 3 Laker performers:
1) So many Lakers played well tonight, but Bynum stood out to me. 20 points, 9-14 FGs, 11 rebounds, 3 assists, and 5 blocks. Bet the Nets wish they had that!
2) Kobe might have shot 9-23, but he poured in 28 points, had 6 boards, 8 assists, 3 steals and a block! He was diving all over the court for loose balls and held Baron to 7-17 shooting.
3) So many others played well, but Trevor Ariza will get some mention here. He played great D tonight and made a big difference with only 3 shot attempts. 11 points, 4 rebs, 2 assists, a steal and a block.
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): Sasha, again, was seemingly the only Laker who didn’t add much tonight. He shot 0-3, but did have a steal.
Key play of the game: Kobe diving to have a loose ball and throw it off the Warriors.
What to look for next game: Tons of rest again for the Lakers vs the Spurs, game is Thursday night @ 7:30 PM (TNT).