This game was much different than the game on Friday when we faced the Pistons. We started the game slow, but Lakers pretty much took control of the game from the second half on.
The Bulls were able to cut the lead to single digits in the fourth quarter, but it was the Lakers defense that never allowed the game to be put in jeopardy of being lost.
I was a little disappointed that we allowed them to score 109 points, seeing that they’re a team that averages below 100 game, but keeping their field goal percentage at 43% made up for it. The 16 steals and 11 blocks the Lakers had, made up for it as well.
I expected to see Andrew Bynum to be more aggressive tonight, but instead it was Pau Gasol who set the tone early. He had 24 points in the first half and ended the game with 34 points on 14 of 21 shooting. He also had 9 rebounds and 3 assists.
Lamar had his typical quite yet impressive game with 10 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals, and 3 blocks.
Bynum contributed with 18 points and 9 boards with Kobe chipping in with 21 points of his own.
Player of the Game: Before fouling out, Lamar had a solid game, but it was Pau’s night that was more impressive tonight.
Play of the Game: Kobe’s around the back pass to Gasol.
What’s Coming Up Next: The Lakers hit the road to face Phoenix Suns on Thursday.