This was a fun game to watch.
The Lakers made yet another comeback Sunday afternoon at Staples Center against the second place Nuggets.
Both teams really played well tonight. There was a lot of aggressive defense, good passing, and some incredible shots on both ends.
For a game built around two superstars, the scoring was very balanced. Neither team had a player score more than 21 points.
If you knew the Nuggets would only shoot 36% from the field and the Lakers would have 16 steals, you probably would have guessed a blowout game, but this one stayed close to the very end.
Lamar Odom really stepped up today as Gasol was getting pretty abused on the inside. Phil took out Pau briefly in the fourth to send him a message and Gasol responded with a huge rebound, a big score, and the game securing tip rebound to the backcourt.
It was a big win for the Lakers as the Nuggets are likely the team they will face in May again.
Now, the bests of the day…
Top 3 Laker Performers –
1) Lamar had 20 points, 12 rebounds and 4 steals. He really stepped up today.
2) Artest had 17 points, 4 boards, 4 assists, and 6 steals! He also played amazing defense on Melo. I think this is one of his best games of the year.
3) Pau really stepped up in the final 2 minutes and finished with 15 points and 14 boards.
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): Kobe might have had 12 assists but he shot 3 of 17 and had 5 turnovers.
Play of the Night: Fisher’s no look shot on the break that didn’t count.
What to Look for Next Game: The Lakers host Indiana Tuesday night at home. Should be a high scoring game… very high scoring.
Ticket Info: Next home game is Tuesday vs. the Pacers. Tickets starting at $40. E-Mail me at Steve@AveryTickets.com or call 213-221-7681 for info on how to lock these tickets up today! Go Lakers!!!