Tonight’s game was infinitely better than the past few for L.A.. The Lakers played with a lot more energy and hit the open looks. It all started with defense and that led to many easy transition baskets.
It looked pretty bad early in the first as Kobe airballed a jumper and the Lakers gave up many easy buckets in the paint.
Many things just went right for the Lakers as the bench came through and provided consistency all game long.
The only player that really shot poorly was Fisher
The Lakers really controlled this game all night long. They struggled a bit in the fourth, but closed it out strong in the final few minutes. It was great to see the bench play consistent tonight.
The Lakers also had 27 assists to only 12 turnovers for the game and held the Pistons to only 93 points locking up free tacos for the Staples Center fans.
Now, the bests of the day…
Top 3 Laker Performers -
1) Kobe broke out of his shooting slump with his 100th 40 point game on 17-29 shooting.
2) Bynum had yet another double double with 17 and 12.
3) Lamar continues to do a bit of everything with 8 points, 8 boards, and 8 assists.
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): Fisher didn’t hit a field goal.
Play of the Night: Kobe’s Jordan-esque reverse layup over the shoulder?
What to Look for Next Game: Pau’s return vs. Chicago Thursday night at Staples. Can I hear a BOOM-BOOM-PAU?
Ticket Info: Pau’s return night tickets are available now vs. the Bulls! E-Mail me at Steve@AveryTickets.com or call 213-221-7681 for info on how to lock these tickets up today!