The Lakers finally got back on track with a W Sunday night at Staples Center as they blew out the Bucks in front of another sellout crowd.

This game was a low-scoring game for most of it until the Laker bench ignited the team and help rout Milwaukee.

A first half of low-lights was full of highlights in the second half.

The Bucks really shot terribly. They seemingly missed everything they put up. And so did Kobe again much like Friday night. Also, the Lakers had a total of 61 rebounds from all those Bucks bricks.

Farmar and Brown really took care of business tonight putting on a show in the fourth with their dunks, threes, and defense.

The Lakers and Bucks both shot terribly, 40% and 34% respectively.

Now, the bests of the day…

Top 3 Laker Performers

1) Brown had 19 points on 8 of 12 shooting with 2 awesome blocks.

2) Farmar had 17 points on 5 of 8 shooting.

3) Bynum had 17 points, 18 boards and 3 blocks. Good to see him make a couple jumpers and finally get some boards!

Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): Kobe shot 4 of 21. Not very Kobe-esque of him.

Play of the Night: Brown’s dunk on the break or his 2 blocks in a row! SHAM-WOW!

What to Look for Next Game: The Lakers take on the Spurs Tuesday night in San Antonio. Not sure what to expect for this one.

Ticket Info: Next home game is Martin Luther King Day on Monday vs. the Orlando Magic in a NBA Finals rematch. TLN Special with tickets in sec 316 starting at $99 each. E-Mail me at or call 213-221-7681 for info on how to lock these tickets up today!

Go Lakers!

  • BringDFishBack

    Don’t hesitate to say something one couldn’t find in a box score. Do you even watch the games?

  • KOBE THA MVP 10′

    yes now toronto has a taste of his playing

  • Sopi

    did kobe play? i didnt see him, where was he??? god damn it, i can play better than that fake kb24

  • Jack Y.

    I don’t think he ever watches the games. Farmar played great but Lamar should be top 3 for tonight. Lamar’s activity, assists and rebounds were incredible. You could tell the Lakers struggled once Lamar went to the bench.

  • LAtimes

    is kobe officially in a “slump” or is his finger just ailing…more. Again i don’t comprehend y phil didn’t sit kobe out tonight and let him get some much needed rest (finger wise) for the tough back to back coming up (i know we had lost 2 straight but our guys minus kobe and pau should b able to win ONE game against the likes of the bucks on the road)….

  • thankgoodness tLNfans are not GM

    This game shows why we should keep Bynum, no starters need to be traded its the bench that needs work, but when gasol comes back lamar will be back on the bench. We lose to games and its time to trade and lose hope right?

    • 09champs!

      Man, loved your name and your comment. Really, thank god some of this called “laker fans” are not GM. I´ve been saying this for a long time, I support the Lakers no matter in what streak they are, whether its a good one or a bad one, but some of these guys just see one bad game and they want to trade everybody, but when we win, we will 4peat right? I support from Kobe, Pau and Fish to Sasha, Adam and DJ; From player 1 to 13 and Phil deserve all my support and respect because they made us champions last year and will make us again this year. Go Lakers.

  • remove std

    i think the std is the stupidest thing on this site besides the writer 4 games….you honestly cannot put Kobe as an Std when he has a broken finger on his shooting hand….if you actually read a real game analysis like espn’s youll find out why Kobe’s shots have been off

    • 09champs!

      Right, and BTW, I dont know if Steve is gonna read this one, but can someone from the TLN staff suggest him that when deserved, he can add a honorable mention? For example LO today.

  • Al

    Kobe, please take a day off. We are not doubting your heart and tenacity, but you are hurting your team with racking gazzilion of shots. Let your body heal.

  • Steve Avery


    • KOBE THA MVP 10′

      learn how to speak

      • Steve Avery

        As you wish good sir

        Now let me reiterate myself: I apologize for not knowing how to write postgame articles. My feelings have been torn into pieces like the hearts of many subject to the debacle of our defeat at the hands of Celtics 08′.

        • KB24

 the haters! You can write whatever the you want. Kobe is the STD, these kobe nuthuggers (no problem with that) can’t accept that he played a horrible game, injured or not. These people in here are sensitive. Man up

          • Steve Avery

            That’s pretty funny hearing that from someone with the name “KB24″. If that’s the case, tell everyone else to step up and stop relying on him.

            You fucking herb..

  • Robert

    Having Kobe be mentioned in the same breath as Smush in an insult. Does everyone recall Smush? And how he trash talked Kobe? Kobe will never be STD.
    As for trade talk, etc. … the talk with Bosh for Bynum was mentioned in, it wasn’t invented at TLN, it was just reported here, and people were allowed to comment. If it’s in hoopshype, it is something that is being circulated in the basketball world, so it is fair game for discussion. Nobody here at TLN made this up.
    I still personally maintain that Lakers mgmt. should sign another PG (not trade anyone). I suspect they are waiting for contracts to expire, but they ‘pared down’ the roster in case there were injuries, and they needed to sign someone midyear (before All-Star). They can sign someone to 10-day contracts, and renew those contracts until the end of the year. This would be the time to do it, to get someone integrated into the Triangle and ready for the playoffs.

  • mambafan

    Great bench effort tonight, and from Bynum and Lamar. I hate complaining after a win but one of my big concerns is the lack of having a post player who gets legit touches when the bench is on the floor. I don’t know if this is gonna change when Lamar goes back to bench or when Walton comes back, but it seems when Bynum or even Pau is on the floor with the bench, they settle for a lot of jumpers, and don’t run the offense through the post. Tonight it worked but the shots don’t always go down. I don’t know if that is the result of not having a real PF/C on the bench or the guards not looking for them enough.

  • Jack Y.

    For those who have not heard in post-game quotes of Kobe. Supposedly he took the splint out the past two games to get some more flexibility on the shooting finger. However, his plan backfired because his finger is still not strong enough. The removal of the splint eventually made his finger worse, and his shooting worse. They decided to put the splint back in sometime in the second half of the game.

    As far as I know, the splint protects the finger but it makes it harder for Kobe to handle the ball and/or pass.

    P.S. i’m going to say it again. How can Lamar Odom not get mentioned!? I am convinced the writer just writes the “summary” based on the box score every game. His objective (after all) (of selling tickets) is becoming very obvious.

  • http://TheLakersNation Marwan..

    When Ron Ron hit the floor in the 1st quarter, he asked to sub off 2 different times after experiencing dizziness.
    What people dont know, is that he is dealing with plantar fasciitis on his right foot.
    Kobe’s finger is not strong enough and will continue to bother him for a bit longer.
    Pau is expected to play Tuesday against San Antonio Spurs or Wednesday against Dallas Mavericks.
    Luke should be making a return soon after being out 9 weeks. 3 weeks longer than predicted.

    The injuries are plaguing the Lakers. Its hitting them from left and right. Its a one-2 punch on the Lakers yet, they have the best record against a HEALTHY CAVS, HEALTHY MAGIC, HEALTHY CELTICS. If no one was injured this year, Lakers would easily have been 35-2 (loss coming AT Suns and AT Nuggets). The other games were “gimmes” but Lakers had injuries plaguing them and that killed the chance of winning.

  • The Mamba24

    4-21? Damn, I say when Pau comes back Kobe should take some time off or get surgery because his shooting is getting worse.

  • Shiphimout

    I would trade Bynum for Eddy Curry in a heartbeat!!!

  • http://TheLakersNation Marwan..

    I cant take it anymore. I want Ronny Turiaf back. That man was possibly the best thing to happen to our bench. He had heart for the game, brought the energy, never disappointed, never failed and he meshed with the Lakers well. I just tried the trade, Sasha for Ronny and it worked. They can do that.

    • The Mamba24

      Yeah, I want Ronnie back too but trust me the Warriors will never trade him for someone like Sasha. Ronnie is pretty much the only player that plays defense on the Warriors squad anyway.

  • samtlk9

    Why is it so hard for people to accept that Kobe was the STD. I understand its kobe, but cmon. A Laker fan is supposed to be a smarter basketball fan than any other. Accept it….plus, its not like Kobe will be an STD forever. Its just a slump (injury or not, its a slump)

    • remove std

      b/c kobe is injured therefore hes not supposed 2 be good… we’re lucky he put up astronomical numbers and 2 game winners earlier in the injury……and plus…regardless of kobes shooting..his presence is good enough 2 help the lakers win b/c defenses focus way 2 much on him and he can pass 2 any1 open and theyll hit shots or something….hes a great decoy when the lakers are blowing out teams….(look at the last game against dallas

      • samtlk9

        Exactly, decoy. Not chucking up and forcing shots. He could force the other teams to double team him or drive in, and just pass the ball out. Kobe is the best on this team and there’s no doubt about that but when he gets “desperate/forcing shots” he can loose the game for the team. Hope no one thinks im a hater [not directing this at you im talking in general] just because I try to analyze both sides of the argument (Kobe = STD or not: for this game) and ended up agreeing with Steve Avery.

        • Steve Avery

          Appreciate the support. My man!

  • papa

    can you get ronny for powell and sasha

  • Dave

    Chin up, Lakers fans. At least no Laker suffered an ACL like Michael Redd. Gotta feel bad for the guy, especially after he just came back from the same exact injury.

    Redd to miss remainder of season with knee injury

    Milwaukee Bucks General Manager John Hammond announced today that guard Michael Redd will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and medial collateral ligament (MCL) in his left knee during the second period of the Bucks loss at Los Angeles on Sunday, January 10.

    Redd, 30, underwent an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) exam this morning in Phoenix, AZ, which revealed the injury. Surgery to repair the injury will be scheduled at a date to be determined.

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