The Lakers made a great late comeback to put the game in overtime, but it wasn’t enough Thursday night as the Heat made the final run.
Kobe Bryant did all you could ask for as he brought us back making incredible shot after incredible shot. He also should have won us the game, but the refs blew a big call late as Wade fouled Kobe in the closing seconds of the fourth.
Six Lakers hit double figures, shooting over 50% for the game and even higher in the second half.
The downside tonight, aside from the loss was the lack of ball movement. The Lakers only had 15 assists all night as they watched Kobe take over.
Wade didn’t particularly hurt the Lakers tonight even though he had 27 points and 14 assits. The Dagger came from Richardson who hit a guarded three to put Miami up two as he finished with 25 points.
Now, the bests of the day…
Top 3 Laker Performers –
1) Kobe had 39 points and made countless shots late.
2) Artest had 10 points and 5 steals. He played solid all night, except for those two missed free-throws in the closing minutes in the fourth.
3) Lamar had 13 and 11 off the bench.
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): Pau didn’t do much all night.
Play of the Night: The oop to Brown.
What to Look for Next Game: The Lakers travel to Charlotte Friday night. Look for a Lakers W.
Ticket Info: Next home game is Tuesday vs. the Toronto Raptors. Tickets starting at $35. E-Mail me at Steve@AveryTickets.com or call 213-221-7681 for info on how to lock these tickets up today!