For those of you who didn’t know who Nick Young was, now you do. The rookie out of USC seemingly made every shot down the stretch to turn what should have been an easy night for the Lakers into an overtime thriller.
You would think the Lakers had the better three point shooting night if I told you they went 14-27. Not tonight! The Wizards made 17 of 30, behind 8 from Stevenson. This team will be scary from outside when Gilbert comes back.
Anyways, the Lakers shot well tonight, scoring 126 points on 49% shooting. They had 35 assists to only 8 turnovers! They also had 7 players score double figures. The problem tonight was the defense. You can’t give up 120 points at home to a team without a point guard on the roster after Daniels went down 3 minutes into the game. Hopefully the Lakers snap out of this funk and get some quality wins!
Now, the bests of the night…
Top 3 Laker Performers -
1) Lamar did a bit of everything tonight. 10 points, 13 boards, 7 assists, and 2 blocks. He was pretty solid all night, and he held Jamison to 6-15 shooting.
2) Sasha was incredible from behind the arc. He hit 6 threes in 8 tries. He finished with 20 points.
3) Vlad Rad shot amazing tonight, but it was Luke who got it done down the stretch. 19 points, including two huge rebounds in the final minute.
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): Farmar played 15 minutes and was held scoreless.
Play of the Game: Fisher’s nice rebound, running of the break, and dish off to Kobe for the slam!
What to look for next game: Portland is never easy for the Lakers. Look for another game down to the wire unfortunately. Lakers should come out on top.
Game is Wednesday @ 7:30 PM (FSN).