The Lakers continued to struggle on the road as they got beaten by the Spurs Tuesday night. The Spurs pretty much controlled this game after the first five minutes, holding at one point a 20 point lead.
The Lakers made a late run in the fourth to make the game interesting, but the Spurs finished with the final run to rout the Lakers.
The Spurs bench really stepped up tonight with four players scoring 8 or more off the bench. Parker and Duncan killed the Lakers tonight as they combined for 47 points. As a team the Spurs shot over 57% from the field, one of the highest the Lakers have allowed in quite some time.
San Antonio had 29 assists to only 10 turnovers, whereas the Lakers had 13 assits to 14 turnovers.
The Lakers just weren’t in sync tonight as the Spurs got their hands on more loose balls and hit the open jumpers.
Now, the bests of the day…
Top 3 Laker Performers –
1) Kobe fought through the pain and had 16 points on 7 of 10 shooting in 32 minutes.
2) Shannon Brown continues his impressive play off the bench with good shooting and two steals.
3) Bynum was aggressive tonight with 23 points on 23 shots. He does need to get to the line more.
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): Fisher shot 1 of 4 and didn’t do much at all.
Play of the Night: Brown’s dunk on the break in the fourth.
What to Look for Next Game: The Lakers take on the Mavericks Wednesday night in a back to back. Should be a higher scoring game
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