Hornets Lakers BasketballDon’t let this box score fool you — this one was another Laker blowout. A similar story Tuesday night as the Lakers blew out another poor team while the bench played a poor fourth to make the box score look a little closer.

The Lakers scored 110 points tonight and the fans got tacos, despite the Hornets trying to spoil the fun in the end.

That team really misses Chris Paul. They can’t score without him… they can’t defend without him. They were almost as bad as the Nets the other night.

The Lakers shot the ball well over 50% from the field, and moved the ball well in the process. It was a much smarter game from the Lakers… good shots and good passes. Five different Lakers hit double figures and Bynum the leader only had 21. It was a nice balance of offense tonight.

The Lakers did struggle, however, from behind the arc with 6 of 22 going in, but they made up for it by pounding the ball in the paint.

Now, the bests of the day…

Top 3 Laker Performers

1) Bynum had 21 points and 9 boards. He continues to dominate the paint.

2) Kobe had another effective game with 18 points, 4 assists, 2 steals, and no turnovers.

3) Artest shot 6 of 8 on his way to 16 points.

Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): The Lakers bench for blowing another lead. They got outscored by 10 in the fourth.

Play of the Night: Nothing was spectacular tonight.

What to Look for Next Game: Miami comes into town Friday night — Wade vs Kobe again.

Ticket Info: Next home game is Fri vs the Heat. E-Mail me at Steve@AveryTickets.com or call 213-221-7681 for info on how to lock these tickets up today!

Go Lakers!

  • speaksDaTruth

    Lakers were suppose to win this one, since CP3 wasnt in a uni.

    • NBAmazingKB24

      Lakers are suppose to win this one, with or without CP3. Like we did last time we faced them.

    • jakegasol

      The Lakers are “supposed to win” every single game… they’re the best team in the NBA…

    • skim

      our bench only blows leads cuz we’re up so much that we gotta pull all 5 starters out with like 7 min left in the game. on top of that when we’re at home the” we want tacos” chants motivates the other team to score at a faster rate.

  • Kobe Forever

    The bench needs to improve because they always blow big leads.

    • skim

      our bench only blows leads cuz we’re up so much that we gotta pull all 5 starters out with like 7 min left in the game. on top of that when we’re at home the” we want tacos” chants motivates the other team to score at a faster rate.

  • WOW

    NOTHING SPECTACULAR?????

    how about ODOMS facial on armstrong??/

  • yash

    Nothing spectacular???
    how about ODOMS facial??

  • The Cookie Monster

    Umm.. Odom had a crazy poster on Armstrong! And… Kobe did have one turnover! He threw it to Okafor I’m thinking… regardless, good game… bench needs to step it up!

    But- once a team is up by 20 points, the bench WILL get complacent, and the other team will immediately capitalize. If you are being crushed with no hope, the pressure falls off of you to make shots, which makes it easier to shoot, which in turn leads to made shots. So we can’t entirely blame the bench… or can we?

  • elmo

    Can we please get some COMPETITION; this is getting boring too many blowouts. I’m tired of only paying attention to 3 quarters of play.

    Thank god for MIAMI on Friday!!!!
    (can’t wait for some road games, this home stand is ridiculously long. 17 of 1st 21 COME ON LEAGUE balance is better).

    • http://LakersNation Marwan

      HEY STFU DONT GET COCKY. ARE YOU TRYING TO SAY THAT LAKERS ARE TOO GOOD TO BE BEAT. WELL AS A FAN YOU THINK THAT BUT REALITY IS THAT THERE ARE 29 OTHER TEAMS THAT WANT TO TAKE US DOWN AND WILL STOP AT NOTHING TO DO IT.

      Point is, dont think that way otherwise karma would get us back like it did with Celtics last season, a 7 game 1 round, 7 game 2nd round and exit.

  • CUBBON21

    r u guys serious I KNOW WE PLAY ALOT OF HOME GAMES BUT WER BEATN THEM BY DBLE DIGETS just c wat we do on tha road hahahaha

  • JAYVILA

    i think lamar’s dunk deserves play of the game. and i was surprised stu and joel didnt make a bigger deal at the fact phil finally played bynum, gasol, odom, kobe, and fisher together. i mean, weve been waiting for this lineup basically since we got pau havent we?

  • Sean All Ivy

    Lamar’s dunk was definatey worthy of the play of the night. Or possibly the defensive stop by the bench to ensure tacos in the last 5 seconds haha.

    • http://LakersNation Marwan

      Lamar’s dunk is better. It was so unexpected.

      Shannon had a dunk today but Farmar blew it for him with that over the shoulder, no look pass.

      He also had a dunk from JPeezy but he took the 3 instead Oh well he must be saving it for the dunk contest.

      http://www.letshannondunk.com/

  • http://LakersNation Marwan

    One thing I wanna say, I want Shannon Brown to stay til he retires. I want him to be the franchise point guard when DFish retires. I dont care whether they want to trade him for Lebron, I want to stick with Shannon Brown.

  • Andrew Rafner is back

    Marwan why are you such a hypocrite? why do you have to use such hateful words? Does it make you feel better about yourself typing insulting words behind a computer? We both know that u gave me falacio while watching broke back mountain the other day, so need to prove your that your macho, while at the same time contradicting your very on rhetoric. Its ok guy that your a homosexual, and I’m very sorry that prop 8 didnt pass and thats why u have so much hate and animosity towards me. Anyway i hope this video cheers you up. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csdkL7RCtB4

  • Lakersfannotjustkobefan

    Rafner why do u look like mixture of the geico cavemen and Sasha from the Lakers. Dude you wack, go cut down a tree or something you look like a anxiet lumber jack.

  • Andrew Rafner is back

    Mawarn you can add me on myspace since i know you want to be my friend http://www.myspace.com/tandoori_joness. I havent been on for a while but soon as i get a chance, i will write you back and send you more naked pics of me!

    • http://LakersNation Marwan

      Gee that sounds so tempting but heres the thing… Im not a homo.

      If you say you’re not a homo then why do you take nude pics of yourself and send to other guys?? That sounds like a pretty homo thing to do.

      Plus what guy would accept a falacio from another guy?? Once again a homo thing to do.

  • http://LakersNation Marwan

    BTW Rafner, explain how Im contradicting myself and being a hypocrite? I dont think I am, others dont think so either… is it cause Im bashing on you that you think I am?

  • http://LakersNation Marwan

    Gee you’re sorry prop 8 didnt pass. I think you need some cheering up, dont worry I sent some guys to come cheer you up… oh they cant since prop 8 didnt pass… oh well you can go to Massachusetts with them where its legal there… oh and you can cheer on the Celtics while getting a falacio from them. Watching the Celtics play is the same as watching Brokeback Mountain. Though… you would know all about it.

  • http://LakersNation Marwan

    Well I have basketball in the morning so I cant stay up wasting time. Ill reply to your nonsense after my game.

  • The Turth

    Who cares about the Lakers? Did anyone see my Celtics last night. They did what the Lakers could never do, and that’s beating the Bobcats. CELTIC PRIDE!!!!!!!!

    • FERN DOG

      Who cares about your sorry ass old team.You must be some stupid celtic fan why dont you write your stupid comments somewhere else bitch.We dont care about you and your stupid old ass team.Butch of old farts playing for your sorry ass team bitch.

  • http://57.amklac kobe,bi-curious?

    since the game was so easy last night, a triple dle for mamba right?..Magic had one every other game.

  • Short Dog

    Good game. The lakers are doing damage.
    Haters need to get a life.
    Short Dog
    Kobe MVP

  • SD Anthony

    The taco gimick has become quite embarrising and tiresome.

  • Ronin99

    LAMAR’S DUNK was spectacular and shouldn’t be overlooked. Ron-Ron quietly is starting to gel with the team and find his way now and can only get even better. LOOK OUT NBA. Very true, the bench messed up a bit at the end. They should have used Mbenga towards the end and pound it inside.

  • JerryWest

    Lakers got so much talent it is unbelievable.

  • drive-for-16th

    people shouldn’t yell out the “we want tacos” chant yes i agree with that, fukin the other team always starts to want to score then and we all know our bench cant play any fucking Defence. we should pull our straters out at like 4 mins left in the 4th or 5 mins no 7 mins or 8 mins.

  • Kid Kaos 310

    PLAY OF THE NIGHT: LO throwing it down on Hilton Armstrong

  • Kid Kaos 310

    The LakeShow’s 8 man rotation is deadly (Brown 7 and Farmar 8). Can’t wait to play Orlando, Cleveland and Boston with this healthy devastating squad