History repeated itself Friday night as the Lakers lost their ninth straight game at the Rose Garden in Portland.
This game was dominated by the Blazers from the beginning as they shot better, got the more loose balls, and never let the Lakers get back in the game. The Blazers shot over 50% while holding the Lakers to 43%.
The game changed when Bayless came into the game early in the first quarter and scored 16 quick first half points. He only finished with 21 points, but he only played 21 minutes and made his first five, with three of them from downtown.
Every Laker starter hit double-figures, but the Laker bench did nothing tonight. The Lakers also fouled a lot committing nine more fouls leading to 29 extra free-throw attempts for Portland.
Now, the bests of the day…
Top 3 Laker Performers –
1) Lamar had 15 points, 13 boards, 5 assits and 4 steals.
2) Fisher had 15 points including four threes.
3) Artest had 13 points on 3-4 three point shooting.
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): Kobe took 37 shots. That should never happen unless he is scoring 81 again.
Play of the Night: Fisher’s four point play in the first half.
What to Look for Next Game: The Lakers take on the Bucks Sunday night at Staples. Should be an easy W.
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