Artest’s injury really showed today as the Lakers gave up 118 points on 49% shooting.
Kobe again is the only Laker really to perform well for the team. 27 points from Pau and Bynum combined is not going to get it done against an undersized Suns team.
The Lakers who normally move the ball very well only had 13 assists all night, about half to their opponent.
The bench did well today, but Phoenix’s bench came through even more with several players in double figures.
Every time the Lakers tried to make a run to get back in the game the Suns answered with a big three or made illegal plays that the refeeres oversaw.
Now, the bests of the day…
Top 3 Laker Performers –
1) Kobe had 34 points on 14 of 26 shooting. I think we know who is going to be Western Conference Player of the Month.
2) Brown had 10 points on 4 of 5 shooting.
3) No Laker deserves number 3 tonight…
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): Fisher should have joined Artest tonight on the sidelines with his shooting.
Play of the Night: Morrison’s three pointer; can’t say anybody expect that from the guy.
What to Look for Next Game: The Warriors come to Los Angeles on Tuesday night and it will be another fast paced game!
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