TLN’s Postgame Report: Lakers vs. Suns

Suns Lakers BasketballThe Lakers expanded their Western Conference lead Sunday night as they extended their winning streak and find themselves at 16-3 in the young NBA season.

The Lakers played great basketball Sunday night. They hustled for loose balls, hit the open jumpers, and moved the ball well all game long.

One key tonight was shooting from behind the arc. The Lakers hit 10 of 21 three pointers and really left some daggers in the Suns defense. Farmar, Artest, Kobe, Brown, and Fisher all contributed from downtown. Six Lakers hit double figures, including two off the bench.

The Suns really were never in this game after the first quarter ended. It was all Lakers as they pounded the ball in the paint, and nailed the outside jumpers. The Lakers also took care of the ball with only 11 turnovers. Most importantly, they played hard and forced some great turnovers leading to easy Laker buckets.

Now, the bests of the day…

Top 3 Laker Performers -

1) Kobe had a very efficient game. He shot 9 of 16 for 27 points, 7 boards, 3 assists and only a single turnover.

2) Artest’s five steals tonight were huge! He also had 15 points and 5 assists.

3) Farmar played great off the bench with 11 points and 4 rebounds.

Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): Lamar continues to struggle off the bench tonight. Not a field goal made and three turnovers.

Play of the Night: Kobe’s oop to Bynum.

What to Look for Next Game: Lakers welcome the Utah JazzWednesday night to battle the Jazz. Should be a fun game to watch.

Ticket Info: Next home game is against the Jazz. To purchase tickets, e-mail me at Steve@AveryTickets.com or call 213-221-7681 for info. on how to lock these tickets up today!

Go Lakers!

  • Trem

    Lamar had two field goals for 4 points… but yeah he doesn’t look like himself right now hopefully he can get back into a nice rhythm soon.

    • lilkobe24

      yeahh but its annoying how he writes stuff and saying he has no field goal -_-

  • The man

    as long as hes handeling those rebounds and assists and the lakers are blowing teams out….well be good by the time he gets his shot rythem and confidence back

    • The man

      btw why is it called Smush of the day???If anyone can recall, and im not a fan of Smush and i was just as happy when they got rid of him, but if anyone remembers he was the reason Kobe was able to win the overtime game against phoniex in the playoffs…remember he stole the inbounds from MVP Steve Nash….if anything that column should be called Kwame of the day…..he didnt do jack but get us Pau Gasol…and Kwame sure doesnt deserve any credit for the Gasol trade

      • lilkobe24

        NO that was only one game and they lost the series SO SMUSH OF THE DAY A BURN

        • The man

          kwame was worse though….to the point on that fastbreak play in clutch time where kobe dunked on nash….he had kwame under the basket wide open but instead dunked on nash….because kwame might have dropped the ball

          • lilkobe24

            kwame >smushh :D

  • http://LakersNation Marwan

    He doesnt need to put up 10+ points every game, as long as he gives us an edge on the boards, and can contribute to his teammates’ scoring then Im okay with it.

    His defense is pretty good too, but when Lakers have blow out games then LO doesnt need to put up double digit points, though Farmar has stepped up now putting up double digit points the past 3 or 4 games. I guess he is trying to prove to Phil and Mitch that he deserves to stay.

  • NBAmazingKB24

    Lets say LO averages 18 points a game. Sounds pretty doable? That means he will take that many shots. Which means it will take away other players opportunity to shoot. Like Gasol, Bynum, Fish, and Artest. Which will bring their scoring averge down. Now what are you ppl that are talking crap about LO’s scoring going to say?
    Gasol not being Aggressive cus he isnt scoring
    Bynum isnt playing as well as he used to cus he isnt scoring
    Artest, we should have never traded him for Ariza? Cus his not putting Numbers up in the board?
    What im trying to say is SCORING ISNT EVERYTHING!

  • ricky

    Who cares if Lamar scores point or not. The important thing that Lamar has to continue doing well in is getting the rebounds, making the assists, and playing solid D off the bench. Points come and go, plus, he’s not needed to provide offense since we’ve been absolutely blowing teams away. Just keep up the other 3 aspects and everything should be easy. Thus far, Lamar is averaging about 8 points, 8 boards, and 5 dimes. Those are good numbers off the bench, especially the boards and dimes, those are the real keys to Lamar’s effectiveness, not so much scoring.

  • dub824

    I just realized the lakers won both halves 54-44

    • daboss1848

      consistency is key

  • Salty

    Glad some of the previous comments touched on this as I was about to, but Odom was far from being the STD. If you’re going to base it the box score line, at least see that he actually did make two field goals… which shouldn’t be the basis to judge him by this year with the squad we now have.

    • Salty

      I should also note that he was part of that lineup that made that big third quarter push.

  • the ape

    i agree. LO isn’t in there to be a point-maker but a rebounder and facilitator. just make the offense run better like what pau does with the first unit.

    and like many here, i do hope ammo finds his shot

  • http://LakersNation Marwan

    LISTEN TO THIS SHANNON BROWN STORY!!!

    MT: I had your dad Chris on a Lakers.com podcast last season, and he told me a story about your freshman year in high school when he got a call from Proviso East High School asking him to come down to the Maywood, Ill. location…

    Brown: Oh yeah, I was in gym class and I was on a break all alone. I went up and dunked with two hands, and I shattered the backboard. At first, I was scared because I thought they were going to make me pay for it because I know they’re expensive. But once everything settled down, I kind of realized what I did … actually, everybody else helped me realize what I did, and it was special. The rim didn’t come off, but the whole backboard was shattered, all of it. It was done.

    • http://LakersNation Marwan

      IF SHANNON DOESNT MAKE DUNK CONTEST THIS YEAR THEN WE KNOW THAT NBA IS IN LOVE WITH LEBRON, SHANNON IS THE MOST DESERVING TO MAKE IT.

  • SteveAveryisStupid

    Steve Avery definitely saw a different game. Are you that stupid to say that Lamar had no field goal?? How bout the assist from Pau? Are you f*cking blind? Even if you didn’t watch the game (which you should admit) you can tell by the boxscore! You are the dumbest person i’ve ever known!

    • SteveAveryisStupid

      Please don’t make him do any post game report. He should only write reports about his boyfriend, Sasha!

      • Rez

        He better not be getting paid for writing that crap. Every time I read his entry, I feel like he never bothered to watch the whole game (or most of the game). He has very low basketball IQ (and often focuses on scoring more than other aspects of the game). Also, what does he mean “continue to struggle off the bench”. I don’t think LO ever struggled the past few games. Him getting ejected in the Miami game was one of the reasons why we fell behind late in 4th quarter.

        • finally

          Agree, please step up the analysis or TLN needs a new writer.

      • LEADERFISH

        Your name is Stupid.

  • http://57.amklac kobe,bi-curious?

    like you need a high I.Q. for a bunch of raider/lakers dorks

    • Short Dog

      Hating is bad for you.
      Both the Lakers and the Raiders won.
      Sucks to be you bitch.

      • FERN DOG

        Fuckbi curious he is just alittle bitch that is always talking shit.Good game for the lakers and raiders.Fuck the rest kobe doing damaged better than jordan.Whats up shortdog good games yesterday lakers and raiders won.Fuck yea.Fuck this bitch kobebi curious hes just a little bitch.

  • The Mamba24

    I thought Kobe scored 26 points?

  • Josh in D 310

    Lakers Fan actually has pretty high Basketball I.Q but its Raider Fan who is just as stupid as stupid gets. Raider fans spend too much time huffing computer cleaner and cement glue, so much in fact that they are all borderline retarded. Go Lakers!

    • Short Dog

      I’m a Laker fan and a Raider fan. What do you have against the Raiders? As far as that stupid, huffing and retarded goes. It takes one to know one.
      Keep Raiders out your mouth this is a Laker Nation site not the patriots site.

    • FERN DOG

      Whats up fool you must be a bitch charger fan .Shove your comments about the raiders up your ass bitch and go lakers.Stupid is the name you use JOSH IN D 310 that fucken stupid.KOBE1 good game lakers and raiders.

    • GasolMVP

      Yeah Raider Fan sucks Big Time.

      • Short Dog

        So do you. You don’t even have a team. Keep it Lakers.

      • BigSAL

        The raiders suck for a long time. Time for Al Davis to sell the team.

        • Short Dog

          Proof you are a bandwagon fan. So you only like the Lakers because we are the champs and in first. Dam shame. I go for my teams in the good times and bad times. Kick rocks cheif fan.
          Like i said keep this shit Lakers HATER.

  • Sean All Ivy

    Lamar had a good game on the boards I thought

  • kobe,bi-curious?

    I love cock?

  • kobe,bi-curious?

    Do i like guys?

    • FERN DOG

      Whats up with this dude is he a fagget or what.Fuck this fucken gay fool get him out of lakernation.kobebicurious is fucken gay.

  • http://www.facebook.com/maria.arayza?ref=profile laker_girl85

    I agree that it doesn’t matter that Lamar has to put up big numbers, but as of late i ALWAYS cringe when he gets the ball. He hasn’t made the best decisions and his shots are either air-balls or bricks and has any laker player EVER heard of a bouce-pass!?? Lamar especially, he almost always gets his passes intercepted leading to the turnover and easy lay-up for the other team.

    I know I’m being critical but its only fair to really point out his flaws and not pretend like hes not hurting us out there with his offense.

    word.

    • Repeat LAKERS

      Need to win by 40 points not to hurt the Lakers OFFENSE?
      HE almost always gets his passes intercepted?
      So are you trying to say he only passes 2-4 times per game since he averages 2.1 T.O. per game? Kobe with 2.7, Bynum with 2.0? Watch the game and stop pretending like you know the game.
      Now tell me exactly how he is hurting us.

  • http://57.amklac kobe,bi-curious?

    if my name is KOBE, i like men…you can tell because i`m such a phoney…..fern dag….your mom is young but tight thanks….

    • Short Dog

      Fuck you and your moms bitch. Get a life Kobe hater.

  • http://57.amklac fern dog69

    wish i could sit down…..little sore down there….

    • Short Dog

      Fake ass comment. Fern Dog is a true Laker fan bitch. Check yourself.

  • kobe_mvp

    lakers best kobe mvp…..

  • Short Dog

    This is not Fern Dog. Bitch stop doing these fake comments.

  • 242LakerFan

    k,b-c just needs to be understood, people. Seriously.
    He obviously has a long-standing, unrequited passion. This frustrates him to the point that he has lost the ability to function properly in society, causing him to act out by being a complete douche.
    Unfortunately, the only cure for his condition is and ever will be unattainable since, as his screen-name indicates, he longs for Kobe’s affections.
    So don’t hate him; pity the poor miserable creature.

    • Eidraq

      haha..this “poor miserable creature” sounds like smush

      still longing for kobe’s love and until he gets it, he’ll just bitch at greatness…

      i think k,b-c needs to hug it out..wanna hug it out bitch?

  • finally

    Avery finally does an analysis where he doesn’t use the phrase “did a little of everything”.

  • BringDFishBack

    What is this crap? It’s 100% stats, do you even watch the games? Even when all you do is study the box score you still got the stats wrong. Kobe had 26 not 27, and Lamar made 2 FGs. The what to look for next game doesn’t even make sense. Do you spend 10 minutes trying to come up with a legible promo sentence for your stupid overpriced ticket and write the rest in all of like 2 minutes? Smush of the Day should go to you for this awful performance of writing quite possibly the easiest article.