Jazz Lakers BasketballThe Lakers extended their winning streak to ten games and improved their record to a league best 17-3 by beating the Utah Jazz 101-77 Thursday night.

After pretty much walking through the game for three quarters, the Lakers finally found life and put on a defense clinic in the final 12 minutes of play. It was by far their best defense this season. They went on an impressive 27-2 run and held the Jazz to 6 points in the fourth.

The Laker got contributions from everyone tonight. Our bigs overpowered theirs all night. Kobe was his usually self. Even Sasha, who hasn’t any real playing time lately, played some impressive ball tonight; his three early in the 4th was one of the plays that actually sparked our Lakers and got the crowd into it.

Overall, it was an alright game. They didn’t play great early, but they took care of the ball and did what they needed to do to stay in the game to win it late.

Player of the Game: Kobe filled the stat sheet up quietly tonight. He finished the game with 27 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists, and a pair of blocks and steals.

Play of the Game: This spot should be renamed ‘Shannon’s Dunk of the Night’. Kobe’s pass to Shannon for the dunk early in the first quarter was ridiculous. Shannon flying high will never get old to me.

What’s Up Next: The Lakers host the Minnesota Timberwolves Friday night before heading east on a five game road trip. It will be Kurt Rambis’ first game back to Staples since taking the Wolves head coaching job. Should be a fun game.

  • The Cookie Monster

    I also loved Pau’s game tonight, he deserves a nod for really holding the offense together and getting the boards on a week night from ‘Drew. Also- another mention for play of the game should go to the pressure that Odom and Artest put on Matthews to force the turnover to Farmar, who threw it to Odom, who caught it and put it between his legs to Artest all in one motion, who then tapped it to a speedy trailing Farmar for what Stu Lantz called a “semi-dunk.” We’re bringing Showtime back!

  • http://www.pablasso.com pablasso

    Did you heard what Wesley Matthews said before the game?

    “I’m excited about the opportunity to be able to go against the greatest to ever play this game.”

    bold statement huh?

    • http://www.ld2k.com Chris Manning

      Not really, Matthews knows what’sup ;)

  • Jim

    Dudes, if the term lock down defense were in the dictionary, thefootage of the fourth quarter of this game would be the example of it. Best defense I’ve seen them play for an entire quarter this season. Absolutely relentless.
    10 in a row baby.

  • http://www.ld2k.com Chris Manning

    I love it. Loved what Sloan said, as well

    “They came out and just destroyed us,” Sloan said. “We were hanging in the ballgame, but that just shows you what a great team they have. … We have to learn to stay within what we are trying to do. You can’t go out and play street basketball against this team. They will annihilate you.”

  • King

    no “2nd look” at shannons dunk?… i missed it :/

  • http://LakersNation Marwan..

    Damn I feel sorry for Kobe. Read this.

    Bryant played after skipping the morning shootaround, telling the Lakers he was shaken up after a home-invasion robbery occurred in his family’s gated community in Orange County last night, leading to a police standoff.

  • http://singoramalessonsrevealed.com Varick Hudson

    What A Game! What a basketball game. Practically from the beginning tip to midway the third quarter I was on edge. The lakers seemed to have no answer for this team defensively. And I could not believe the statistic that for all of the first half up to some part of the third quarter, Andrew had not 1 rebound.

    Then, the fourth quarter happened. Can you say team of the Century?

  • Short Dog

    The Lakers played a hell of a fourth. Keep that winning streek going.

  • WifelovesLuke

    “Kobe filled the stat sheet up quietly tonight. He finished the game with 27 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists, and a pair of blocks and steals”

    We see this kind of stat line from Kobe on such a consistent basis that people around the league forget just how good this man is. My favorite part is the assists, blocks and steals. So much for the theory of Kobe being a “ball hog”. Eat it haters!!

    1-2-3 Ring!!

    • Short Dog

      Man to man. Are you the one posting different names and trying to dirty up my name? All this back and forth started when me and you went add it a while back. All because I seriously think Kobe is better than jordan. If its you-Stop. I’m a laker fan until I die. Tell it like it is.

    • Short Dog

      “wifelovesluke” you constantly talk shit about me.
      Come to think of it you changed your name to “cockmeatsandwhich” that time during that arguement.
      If it don’t apply let it fly. Keep my name out of your mouth/keyboard.

      • BigSal

        You have alot of issues. Why all the hate for Laker fans? You make this site a terrible place. Grow up.

      • Short Dog

        BigSal – this is not about you. You are the one with the issues. Read my comments idiot. They start off cool as fuck. Then some imposter (you and wifelovesluke) talks crap on my comments. Grow up. I’m grown. I don’t play games.

        • BigSal

          I bet you have spent time in prison. All this anger you spit out is a sure sign you can’t control yourself or think rationally.

        • Short Dog

          Are you wifelovesluke the imposter.
          Then shut the hell up.
          I’m down with Laker fans.
          Don’t disrespect man that’s it.

        • Short Dog

          Someone puts a different screen name and argues with me. Get it. Kind of what you are doing right now. Who’s to say you are not him. That’s all I have to say to you.
          Lakers All the dam way.

          • BigSal

            I am who I am. You just made alot of enemies. How much time did you spend in prison?

          • Eric Dog

            Dude, why must you continue to make yourself look stupid. Look at the way you type. My little brother is 15 and he types way better than you do. You seem to have the brain of a 9 year old. You cant formulate a sentence correctly and all you seem to do is think that people are out to get you. Are you mental?

          • Short Dog

            proove it. tell me of an old article where you put a comment. Or are you fake. I don’t disrespect for the hell of it. Look at the comments man. I was trying to talk to wifelovesluke and you stepped in.

          • TheLogo

            Its “prove it” not proove it. I usually don’t care about a persons spelling but you are acting like such an ass you get no passes here. Damn if you would stop with the trashy posts maybe some people would like you. Most people here just ignore you.

          • Short Dog

            Prove it. Fakes.

  • Eric Dog

    Big sal, that message is for Shot Dog or little dog or whatever his name is. His illiterate man dont even argue with him, hes a lost cause.

    • Short Dog

      Proove that you are legit. I’ve been here for a while. A lot of people here know I’m legit. you 2 are fakes. enemies-be real. tell me of an article.
      Anyways its lakers all day F the haters.

      • Eric Dog

        NOTHING NEEDS TO BE PROVEN TO SOMEONE AS ILLITERATE AS YOU. I DONT CARE IF YOU DONT THINK THAT IM LEGIT. NOW IM JUST ARGUING WITH YOU CAUSE YOU’RE DUMB AND YOU HAVE PROVEN THAT TIME AND TIME AGAIN!

    • Eric Dog

      I MEAN TO SAY, HE IS ILLITERATE.

      • Short Dog

        Wheres “wifelovesluke” eric dog. You are the imposter.
        Stay off my nuts homo. Tell me just 1 old article.

        • Eric Dog

          You said that you were not going to respond to my comments but here you are doing just that. I think you are the one on my nuts! Dude, just shut up already, you just keep making yourself look stupid in front of everyone. You fail!!!

  • Eric Dog

    Short Dog, you’re an idiot man! Just stop already! The more you talk the stupider you sound! Like I said before, you fail at arguing, you fail at typing, you fail at comprehension, and you fail at LIFE!

    • Short Dog

      I’m not going to respond to you 2 until you proove you are not an imposter. That’s it lamoe.
      Im true.
      I’m a laker fan with nothing to hide.

      • Eric Dog

        AHAHAHA…KEEP TALKING DUDE YOU’RE MAKING ME LAUGH! YOU’RE AN IDIOT!

        • Short Dog

          proove it bitch imposter.

          • Eric Dog

            I have nothing to prove to your illiterate ass! You said that you were not going to respond to my comments but here you are doing just that. I think you are the one on my nuts! Dude, just shut up already, you just keep making yourself look stupid in front of everyone. You fail!!!

          • Short Dog

            prove it bitch

  • Short Dog

    Lakers baby.
    Step off.

    • Eric Dog

      AHAHAHAHA…YOUR AN IDIOT MAN! JUST STOP! WERE NOT SAYING ANYTHING BAD ABOUT THE LAKERS CAUSE WERE LAKERS FANS AS WELL. WERE JUST TALKING TO YOU CAUSE YOUR AN IDIOT!

      • Short Dog

        Give me 1 old article you commented on. I exposed you. You are the little kid imposter.

        • Eric Dog

          Again, I dont care what you think! If you want to think that I am someone else, go right ahead! You said that you were not going to respond to my comments but here you are doing just that. I think you are the one on my nuts! Dude, just shut up already, you just keep making yourself look stupid in front of everyone. You fail!!!

        • Short Dog

          You can’t. you are wifelovesluke. Punk.

          • Eric Dog

            Again, I dont care what you think! If you want to think that I am someone else, go right ahead! You said that you were not going to respond to my comments but here you are doing just that. I think you are the one on my nuts! Dude, just shut up already, you just keep making yourself look stupid in front of everyone. You fail!

  • Josh in D 310

    Short Dog you are taking this internet thing too serious dude just relax and don’t get so personal with this. .kick it cricket

    • Eric Dog

      Josh, Short Dog is an idiot and he keeps proving this with every post that he posts on here. I have tried to reason with him but I can seem to get through to that thick skull of his! Hes a lost cause man…dont even say anything to him. He will just turn around and curse you and tell you that your talking “shit.”

      • Short Dog

        Bitch get off my nuts already.
        proove you have been in this site in the past.
        Bitch you are an imposter just talking shit

        • Eric Dog

          You said that you were not going to respond to my comments but here you are doing just that. I think you are the one on my nuts! Dude, just shut up already, you just keep making yourself look stupid in front of everyone. You fail!!

          • Short Dog

            fake lame
            wifelovesluke you are lame man using fake names to talk shit.

    • Short Dog

      i know your screen name is real. But shut the hell up anyways ho. This is not about you. its about fake screen names talking shit to me.

      • Eric Dog

        You said that you were not going to respond to my comments but here you are doing just that. I think you are the one on my nuts! Dude, just shut up already, you just keep making yourself look stupid in front of everyone. You fail!

        • Short Dog

          Fake ass fool

          • Eric Dog

            Again, I dont care what you think! If you want to think that I am someone else, go right ahead! You said that you were not going to respond to my comments but here you are doing just that. I think you are the one on my nuts! Dude, just shut up already, you just keep making yourself look stupid in front of everyone. You fail!!!!!

  • XXL

    I miss the old TLN.

    Even last season, TLN was a much better place to post and read comments from other Laker fans.

    This season, not so much.

    • Eric Dog

      Yeah, I agree! Short Dog and Fern Dog have seemed to ruin the fun though….