Hornets Lakers BasketballThe Lakers won their fifth straight easily Sunday night at Staples Center. This one was a blowout from the beginning as New Orleans was never in the game at all.

Every Laker pitched in tonight to provide a balanced box score. The Lakers had 27 assists to only 12 turnovers and really just won this game with defense. The Hornets couldn’t get anything going tonight shooting only 36% and even worse from behind the arc.

The Lakers did a great job rotating and D.J. took care of the paint with his four blocks. With tonights rout of New Orleans, the bench got plenty of time to show off and they did. Even Luke did well! Sasha hit a few from downtown too!

It’s great when it isn’t just Kobe, Lamar, and Artest taking care of everything. Lamar and Artest both shot terribly, but they had boards and assists to make up for it.

Now, the bests of the day…

Top 3 Laker Performers

1) Kobe continued his hot shooting. 28 points in 33 minutes. He did have quite a few turnovers though…

2) D.J. looked great again tonight. A double double with 4 blocks!

3) Shannon Brown had 15 points off the bench and a nice breakaway dunk too!

Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): Powell took some bad shots and only made one of six.

Play of the Night: Brown’s breakaway dunk.

What to Look for Next Game: A high scoring game as Nash comes to Los Angeles Thursday night.

Ticket Info: Thursday night tickets are available now! E-Mail me at Steve@AveryTickets.com or call 213-221-7681 for info on how to lock these tickets up today!

Go Lakers!

  • KING

    nice to see Shannon have a good game. this game showed our depth, even without bynum or gasol, and with artest and odom having terrible shooting nights, we still had guys step up and make plays… FIRST!!!

  • kobeftw

    Good Game!

    I hope both of our bigs are healthy enough for Thursday’s game against Suns.

  • Patrick Chewing

    i was very impressed with our coaching tonight

  • SD Anthony

    I was very glad to see such a well rounded game with our two big guys out. But am I the only one who wishes PJ would all but chain Jordan to that bench until his contract can be shed or we can get something for him? He’s got skill but he seems to often to go against the grain.

  • Randy’s Donuts

    Lakers looked good! Kobe looks fresh, and that steal at the beginning of the game was sweet! Next up the Suns, and even without the two bigs, we still can kick that teams a$$ by 20.

  • http://LakersNation Marwan

    Ok now we have 3 days for the bigs to rest. Should be enough, hopefully both will be ready. If not both, one would be the minimum to ask for, because Stoudemire has been red hot lately and we need Pau and Andrew to keep him down.

    Go Lakers!

  • lainok

    I love Kobe. Kobe is the best baller to ever shoot it at the peach basket in my opinion. But after he scored his 25 in the first half, in the second half it looked like he was desperately trying to get to that 40 pt. platue again. He resorted to a lot of those fade away jumpers 20 feet from the basket. He says he doesn’t care about numbers, but he cares. I promise you that if LeBron ever went out and scored 82 points, Kobe would go out the next day and score 101 just to end the debate once and for all.

    • jackmode211

      you’re silly…kobe took very few shots in the 2nd half…

  • http://57.amklac kobe,bi-curious?

    lainok is right,why is he sooooo desperate to score 40pts?trying to keep pace with lebron isn`t in the team framework.

  • gugy

    It was a good game.

    What’s the deal with Sasha? The dude is so freaking lame.

    I know he’s doing Sharapova, but that seems to be the only good thing he does lately.

  • Celtic Pride

    Celtics will win it this year. You guys should change the website to celticnation.com.

    • WifelovesLuke

      Wow….that was an incredibly lame thing to say. Let’s be a Celdick fan and go on a Laker site and say something really stupid. Mission accomplished, moron!

    • Sean All Ivy

      Celtin Pride, make sure to watch us on Thursday and we’ll show you how to beat the Suns.

    • Patrick Chewing

      i went to celticnation.com and only some gay porn popped up, so i subscribed..

      thanks for the heads up!

  • ejay

    A celtic fan on a laker site talking trash?…haha We dont even have to say anything, you make yourself look like an idiot.

  • CelticsownLA

    celtics alll the way, fuck the lakers. We will win this year. Paul peirce is the best, and kg will own u guys in LA, we have rasheed now and we are the big bullies on the block. GOOO CELTICS!!!!!! FUCK ALL THE LAKERS AND THEIR FANS!!!

    • Patrick Chewing

      lol… this dude is awesome! hey do you have a twitter page? i wanna follow you ;-)

      with love,

      ur #1 fan

  • drive-for-16th

    hahahaha, thats y u guys couldn’t beat phonix right, just watch the game on thursday and take some notes mothafuker.