The Lakers couldn’t pull this one out Sunday night in Toronto. It was one of the few games since Gasol arrived in L.A. that the Lakers lost after leading after 3 quarters of play.
The Lakers had a 4 point lead with less than 2 minutes and the ball, but did not execute well late. Bad fouls, bad shots, and turnovers beat the Lakers.
It really just sucks to lose at the free-throw line. I would have also liked to see the Lakers set up a better final play rather than Kobe hoisting a long fadeway three-pointer in the final second.
Three Lakers had over 20 points tonight and Farmar came in off the bench to add 17.
The difference tonight came at the line where the Raptors shot 17 more free throws than the Lakers.
Now, the bests of the day…
Top 3 Laker Performers –
1) Kobe had a near triple double with 27 points, 16 boards and 9 assists.
2) Bynum had 21 points, 9 boards and 2 blocks.
3) Farmar added 17 off the bench on 7 of 11 shooting in 21 minutes.
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): Shannon Brown had a costly mistake late in the game with a turnover.
Play of the Night: Kobe’s dunk from the right side of the lane.
What to Look for Next Game: The Lakers hit the nations capital Tuesday night as they face the Arenas-less Wizards. Should be an easy W.
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