kobedetroitThe Lakers are back at the Staples Center to host the Detroit Pistons; looking to ensure that a rare two-game losing streak won’t stretch into three games.

Los Angeles has to have a bounce back game just to show that the terrible second half of the game in a road loss at Denver and the home loss to the Rockets was merely a small blip on the radar, two losses, in a long season and nothing to be alarmed about.

I’ve said on more than one occasion that the Lakers need to start their offense from the inside out. Establish both Kobe Bryant & Andrew Bynum in the post and allow them to go to work. This has been and will continue to be a method for success; however not at the expense of the rest of the team getting involved.

The Lakers have been so locked into the above mentioned tactic that the team hasn’t gotten into any sort of offensive flow. There have been too many games where despite the success of Kobe & Bynum in the post that the rest of the team has been up and down with their shooting.

Tonight Los Angeles needs to show their experience, maturity and execute their offense down the stretch.

When Lamar Odom is aggressive on the offensive end he provides the Lakers a huge boost and the opponent a match up nightmare. The Lakers went away from working Andrew Bynum in Denver and started shooting several long jump shots. The Lakers are much better off when the ball goes into the post first.

Ron Artest is getting much more aggressive offensively but still sharing the ball and finding his teammates.

Tip-off: 6:30 PM PST

Television

  • Los Angeles: Fox Sports West (Joel Myers & Stu Lantz)
  • Detroit: Fox Sports South (Bob Rathbun & Dominique Wilkins)

Radio

  • Los Angeles: 710 ESPN (Spero Dedes & Mychal Thompson)
  • Detroit: 790 AM (Steve Holman)

Injuries

Lakers:

  • Pau Gasol (Hamstring)

Pistons:

  • Tayshaun Prince (Back)
  • Richard Hamilton (Ankle)
  • drive-for-16th

    The only thing to say is “WIN”

  • Short Dog

    Lets kick some fucken ass tonight. No mercy on these lames. Lets do this shit tonight and get a dam Win.
    Back2Back bitches!

    • KING

      +1

  • stunna2007

    Yea lets excute on offense and defense and get Win tonite….let’s go lakeshow

  • KB Forever

    Lakers are gone win this one easily.
    Lakers 115 Pistons 90

  • http://LakersNation Marwan

    I say Bynum is the key for tonight. He has shown a vast amount of improvement and that makes me happy and to think that when Pau recovers, Lakers are going to be at full throttle and we can finally kick ass.

  • Randy’s Donuts

    Show up Odom!

  • drive-for-16th

    i bet u anyhing that odom is eating candy RIGHT NOW!

  • drive-for-16th

    Such a bad start AGAIN, i fuking hate it they settle for so many dumb shots and we should bench fisher, like FUCKKKKKKK

    • http://LakersNation Marwan

      Relax man, who doesnt end up winning when they are trailing in the first. They just need to get their rhythm going and gain some confidence.

      The crowd can play a big role in this by shutting up unless they are cheering for the Lakers, anything other than that isnt accepted.

  • http://LakersNation Marwan

    He were go!!

    Kobe heating up, Lakers heating up too, lets go!!

  • http://LakersNation Marwan

    What a great first half. Wow, Kobe scored more in the half than he did in the whole game against Rockets.

    Brown is on fire. Bynum is too. Defense is awesome.

    Keep it up.

  • http://57.amklac kobe,bi-curious?

    Are the pistons CUPCAKE enough to not beat the world champs???

  • drive-for-16th

    yes good half. lets keep that now 2nd half is more important.

  • drive-for-16th

    just putting it out there, I HATE THE NEW NBA SITE!

  • http://LakersNation Marwan

    Lead down to 15. Second unit isnt doing much except for Brown.

  • http://LakersNation Marwan

    Brown called for a travel? If that was Lebron, it wouldve been an And1.

  • http://LakersNation Marwan

    Hahaha, Maxiell startng with Bynum. He should know that Bynum would snap him in half like a twig.

  • drive-for-16th

    Great game. KOBE 40 POINTS AGAIN 100TH OF HIS CAREER. BUT ONE ISSUE HERE. THE BENCH FUCKED UP OUR 28 POINT LEAD AND IT CAME DOWN TO 7 POINTS. WAT THE FUK IS UP WITH THAT. BUT GASOL COMIN BACK ON THURSDAY ODOM WILL GO TO THE BENCH MAY SOLVE SOME PRPBLEMS. VUJACIC ONLY PLAYED 4 MINS WE NEED TO TRADE HIM AND MORRISON