TLN’s Postgame Report: Lakers vs. Knicks

90041010KD007_NEW_YORK_KNICThe Lakers took care of business again at home. The Knicks never had a chance against the bigger and stronger Laker team.

The Lakers really went at them in the paint, pounding the ball into Bynum. However, they won this game with defense. They held the Knicks to under 40% from the field and 11 of 33 from three-point land.

They also dominated the glass in this fast paced game. They had 24 more rebounds tonight which is simply unheard of. If the Lakers didn’t have 25 turnovers tonight, they would have easily won by 40.

Every Laker starter hit double figures.

One of the other downsides from the turnovers was the bench play tonight. They just couldn’t put away the game and Kobe and Bynum had to return to the game late in the fourth to nail it.

Now, the bests of the day…

Top 3 Laker Performers -

1) Kobe had 34 points on 14 of 20 shooting. One of his best shooting nights of the year.

2) Pau only had 11 points, but he had 16 boards and 2 blocks.

3) Fisher played very solid with 12 points, 6 boards and 4 assists.

Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): Farmar shot 1 of 7 and played some terrible defense.

Play of the Night: Pau’s dunk in the paint from Artest.

What to look for next game: Lakers have some time off before Sundays battle at Golden State.

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

Go Lakers!

  • eazy e

    the lakers bench is garbage..game after game they blow the lead & make phil have to put kobe & a few starters back in..Im sick of it..Farmar, vujabrick & morrison bettter not be in Laker uniforms next season.

    • ilikebasketball

      yeah….at this point i think it is undeniable.
      i was holding on for a long time that vujacic and farmar would come to the promise they once showed….but this is just bad. to be up by 21 and only win by 10 is not okay against a team like the knicks. hopefully Mitch is working out some trades for midseason. Morrison, Vujacic, Farmar has gotta land us a decent point guard right?

  • King

    Damn bench… lovin kobe tho. good game lakeshow

  • billy g.

    Im happy they keep winning but seriously why is it so hard for the bench to keep these huge leads? Im veryyy happy they picked up artest cuz odom is the one that looks like he has the mental issues these days..I think his tranny wife is keeping him from focusing on his game.

  • http://LakersNation Marwan

    I want the bench except LO and Brown to get traded before the trade deadline ends. I mean come on, we need a better bench for the playoffs so the starters can rest for the Finals, we cant keep them resting for 2 minutes and then they are back out there. Its not fair for them.

    We need a better bench. Stackhouse, although he is old, isnt that bad for a backup SG. Better than Sasha at least.

    Trade for Rafer Alston. His Nets are 0-14 and Im sure he is fed up and wants out so we should reach to him before anyone else does, like we did to Artest to show the we really need him. He still has the ‘Skip 2 My Lou’ in him and we need that. He is a good shooter too. He will be a good backup PG that takes over Farmar.

    Trade for Monta Ellis isnt that bad either. Infact, its a great idea. We could trade like 3 of our bench players and some cash (if necessary) for Monta Ellis. The quickness he brings and his hot hands with the shooting.

    See, 3 players that will contribute to the team and build the lead.

  • the ape

    bench totally needs help. i feel my toes curl everytime farmar or sasha take a shot. farmar, sasha, and maybe even morrison = trade. some team out there must want farmar

  • Salty

    STD should be the whole bench. They ruined the spread for me!

    • kevio2000

      Me 2 salty! As soon as I seen the bench come in the game I couldn’t watch it cuz I knew nate robinsons ass was gonna hurt us with the starters gone! I needed them to win by 13 becuz I had a 3 team parlay with the nuggets,warriors and the lakers.

  • 242LakerFan

    I hate to sound whiney, but I have to agree with everybody else so far. This bench is simply not helping this team. Our starters, especially Fish and Kobe, need their minutes reduced till playoff time but the bench simply can’t caretake a lead.
    I hope Mitch doesn’t think we’re loaded enough to cruise through despite this. Yes, we won a Chip with this same bench, but it’s not like they just had a bad stretch at the end. It was a bad year and this year is actually looking worse, especially in light of the fact that our most likely finals opponents have each shored up their benches to one degree or another.
    You still have work to do, Mitch. GIT ‘ER DOOOONE!!!

  • Crynum

    I am sick and tired of Andrew crying everytime he gets fouled. Instead of getting back on D, he just sits there and crys like a little b*itch!!!

    • Short Dog

      First Fuck You and the celtics.
      Second he got fouled you blind bitch.
      Third, Fuck your old combelescent wrinkeled cranky team.
      Stay off the Laker Nation Nuts you squirl ass bitch.
      My gramps will be trying to take KG’s position faggets.
      Fuck you Cry Baby.
      Maybe you guys should try to get jordan to join your celtic team.

  • lakerman1

    You know if we had a bench that 72/10 record would be entirely within reach’ we are 11/3 atop the western conference and thats with Pau missing umpteen games and working Ron into the flow. We can still win it all because our starters are just that good’ the bench just SUCKS. Mitch is making calls believe me.

  • Jim

    Yeah, I have to agree, Farmar is really pressing trying to prove that he’s worthy of being re-signed. I thought Sasha had snapped out of his funk in pre-season when he started to hit some shots again, but now he’s looking worse than he did last year. Morrison looks more like he’s 35, not 25. That ACL injury really did him in. He doesn’t belong in this league, he has absolutely no value. Everytime Luke starts to look like he’s getting into a rhythm on the floor, he gets injured.

    If we can trade Farmar, Sasha and Luke for Monta Ellis, I say we should do it.

    Not that I don’t appreciate what these 3 guys have done for us over the years, they’ve definitely had their moments, I just think this move would improve the team.

  • willmo

    I smell a midseason trade to spark this idiotic bench. It’s ridiculous that between farmar, vujabrick and morrison there is nearly 13 million on the books, I have a feeling that if this horrific play continues Mitch will pry someone good from a bad team ala Mychal Thompson trade back in ’87 or Shannon Brown, the team is fantastic, but we need to be at least 9-10 deep so we can give our starters the proper rest that they need. Vujabrick and farmar are completely useless and I’m tired of their drama and the dumbass look on both of their faces when they jack up a brick.
    On the other hand, the starters were fantastic except got the turnovers, but if you can get 12 from Fish and 14 from Ron Ron on most nights, this will be a breeze. they will need the rest because the Warriors although terrible always compete at home.
    Funniest play of the night, Lamar’s 9 ft jumpshot air ball from the base line, only LO could do something like that.

  • Short Dog

    Another W.
    Another good game for Kobe.
    Choke on that Kobe haters.
    Especially you “stupidkobe”
    Meet me at 2130 or the new jersey game pussy.
    Lakers #1

  • http://LakersCourtside.com Lakers Courtside

    Honestly the rebounding won the game. Kobe will continue to have good games as long as we maintain possession, enough said.

  • kevio2000

    I a tired of this bench getting in the game and blowing leads they put 2 much pressure one the starting five to perform! I was really a sasha fan but would not be oppossed to him and farmar in a package for someone dependable.

  • Crynum

    Celtics bench>Lakers Bench

    • Short Dog

      Lakers>celtics
      thunder>celtics

      • Short Dog

        Nets>Celtics

    • Short Dog

      This message goes out to all my haters.
      1.Crynum
      2.stupidkobe/smartkobe(bitch)
      3.Caveman
      4.Long john silvers
      5.kobe bi curious
      6.and whoever I forgot to mention.
      Keep showing your love and support.

      Lakers First Place
      Kobe Living Legend
      Short Dog Best Fan

      • SmartKobe

        Is this guy psychotic? Shouldn’t TLN have guys in white coats to drag this guy off this site?

      • Short Dog

        Bitch this goes out to you trader. MISS STUPIKOBE. Remember that name pussy. Changing your bitch name to smartkobe. Fucken fagget. Get off my nuts. I told you where I live already pussy.

  • Smush Walton

    It is time to get rid of some of our GARBAGE.

    Fartmore, Vujabrick, Puke, and Morrison all have to go!

    We need to bundle any or all or these turds and get one DECENT player! Come on Mitch – GET IT DONE!!!

  • Kevin Wong

    I don’t agree that the Lakers played good defense and held the Knicks to 40% shooting. They missed a whole bunch of while open 3, if those shots were falling, it would be a different game. I do agree that our bench “Sucks”

  • daboss1848

    bench sucks, bench sucks – gets tiresome.
    hypercritical and unappreciative “fans,” read this from a disinterested source:
    http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/10416916/Reserve-judgment:-Who-improved-their-bench?

  • Billy Blankson

    Can someone tell me please why doesn’t Phil Jackson play Josh Powell and DJ Mbenga more? Especially Josh Powell. He has always been a spark off the bench. Our bench sux and those 2 guys are 2 of the better bench players yet they don’t play. Maybe we can hold on to a lead if they get more minutes. The other bench players obviously aren’t cuttin it. Please someone tell Phil to give those guys more minutes.

  • drive-for-16th

    great game by kobe yall was it like 14/20 fg. thats realy good. there was a article i read today it said the la lakers bench is “the weakest link” to a superior team.

    GO HERE :http://bleacherreport.com/articles/296806-pivot-pointsthe-la-lakers-bench-is-the-weakest-link-to-a-superior-team

    IM SOOO TIRED OF VUJACIC AND MORRISON AND FARMAR. LETS BE HONEST HERE THEY’RE NOT GETTING BETTER AND PEOPLE WHO SAY GET OF SASHA HE WAS IN A SLUMP AND BLAH BLAH, THOSE PEOPLE NEED WATCH A FUCKING GAME. WE HAD A 22 POINT LEAD IN THE FORTH, IT WAS A BLOW OUT, KOBE GOES TO THE BENCH, GUYS ARE RESTING!! AND WHAT HAPPPENED THE LEAD CAME TO 10, AND WE HAD AMMO DIDN’T MAKE A SHOT, VUJACIC THROWING UP BRICKS, FARMAR TAKING STUPID ASS SHOTS 4 FROM THE THREE HE COULDN’T EVEN MAKE HE WAS OPEN. MARK MY WORDS IF SASHA, AMMO, FARMAR THINK THEY ARE GETTING ANOTHER FREE RING THEN I SAY. “FUCK THEM” SHIP THEIR ASS OUT. 10 MILLION BETWEEN SASHA AND AMMO. WE CAN GET STACKHOUSE, WE CAN GET ALSTON, LIKE WTF MITCH BETTER DO SOMETHING, AND YES THAT 72/10 IT WAS SOO POSSIBLE IF WE STARTED WITH PAU AT THE BEGGINING WITH A ATLEAST A GOOD BENCH. GUYS OUR BENCH IS OUR WEAKEST LINK, GOTTA DO SOMETHING NOW OR IT MAY HAUNT US IN THE FUTURE.

  • drive-for-16th

    If our bench sucks , then we are gonna say our bench suck. wat the fuk else do u want, if they can’t keep a 20+ lead, they can’t make a fucking shot, u tell me what the good in that is.

  • drive-for-16th

    when we couldn’t get out of the first round, we traded for pau and we all know what happened after that. Now if we have a problem winning the ring then we make a trade for vujabrick, ammo-he got ntn left anymore, farmar-who thinks hes kobe. we won last year cause we were healthy and bench gave nothing to get that ring. vujacic averged 0 points!

  • XXL

    Seriously? Who wants these guys?
    Who can you get in a trade that would be considered an upgrade?
    GMs watch games dont they, you think they want Farmar Sasha Morrison sitting on thier bench collecting 10 – 15 mil.. yea. we got lucky with Pau.. I think after that trade, no team is gonna help* Mitch again.

    Stuck with these guys ,so they need to work on thier defense and just hold the lead and not think they need to go up 30 when we already got 15-20 point lead.

  • drive-for-16th

    ya its soo true that no one wants these guys but they would take ammo 5 million dollar contract cause he has an expiring contract for teams who need the money and good players in 2010, ammos perfect for that. and they said others teams do want farmar hes only 1.5 million a year. Now no one wants vujacic that i agree totally. I guess till a trade or something happens we have to go with these guys but they better keep a fucking lead..

  • highflyer

    i think lakers shud look into iverson

  • Josh in D 310

    What happened to the Farmar who used to smash on fools at U.C.L.A? The Farmar who carried U.C.L.A through the sweet 16 and killed teams. Damn I thought he was going 2 be a star but seems like his fame and cocky attitude did him in. If I weRe FaRtmore I would actually Fartmore so I could have an excuse for playing and smelling like SHIT!!

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