This one went back and forth for awhile before Memphis opened up a lead in the fourth. Clearly that lead wasn’t large enough as it only took two missed free throws by Mayo and two clutch threes by Kobe to seal a win for the Lakers Tuesday night in Memphis.
Kobe and Mayo battled all night in this game. Both players made some incredible shots and led their teams in scoring.
The Grizzlies really played well tonight and made some difficult shots in traffic.
In the end, the Lakers inside presence was just too much. Gasol and Bynum may not have scored much, but they physically wore down the Grizzlies big men.
It was a pretty sloppy game for the team, but they did just enough to come out with the win–much thanks to number 24.
Now, the bests of the day…
Top 3 Laker Performers –
1) Kobe’s 32 points and 2 late threes say enough.
2) Pau had 22 and 13 tonight, but his four turnovers were a bit abnormal.
3) Fisher had 10 points, 3 assists, 3 steals and hit 2 early threes.
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): Artest was 1 for 9… after missing the game winner last time in Memphis he can’t wait to go home.
Play of the Night: The Lakers fast break ending with Farmar’s oop to Bynum, but Kobe’s game-winner tops it tonight.
What to Look for Next Game: The Lakers head to Dallas for a huge game Wednesday night against the much improved Dallas Mavericks. Should be a high scoring game.
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