It was an ugly low-scoring game tonight at Staples Center. Neither team shot well nor took care of the ball. Hell, even the bench came back to earth Tuesday night with only 14 points.
The Lakers led for most of the night but gave up the lead late. They missed a lot of shots that they would normally make, especially from behind the arc and took some bad shots as well. Fortunately, the Lakers held on for a nine point victory in front of another home sellout crowd.
It wasn’t the best Lakers effort, but we will take a win any way we can get it when Gasol is out.
Bynum continued to play well with Pau out of the lineup and Odom flourished as well.
The Rockets shot very poor from three point land with 4 of 23 shooting, which will never get it done on the road.
Now, the bests of the day…
Top 3 Laker Performers –
1) Lamar had his best game of the year with 17 points, 19 boards, and 9 assists. 1 assist away from a trip-dub!
2) Bynum played amazing with 10 of 16 shooting for 24 points and 8 boards. Now, that’s the Bynum we all missed.
3) Farmar continued his great play with 8 points off the bench.
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): Fisher didn’t really do much all night.
Play of the Night: Kobe’s left handed shot from the free-throw line with 2 defenders on him.
What to Look for Next Game: The Clippers take on Lakers Wednesday night at Staples… it should be a high scoring game.
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