The Lakers continued to play great basketball Thursday night at Staples. Everyone played great on both ends of the court and the Suns just didn’t look like they belonged in the same building as the Lakers.
The Lakers shot well over 50% the entire night and had 35 assists for the game. The ball was just moving great all night, especially inside the paint, as Bynum was the beneficiary for most of the passes. They really blew this game open in the third, and the game got even better when the bench came in to provide an added spark.
Powell and Brown had an amazing night to compliment Kobe and Bynum in the starting unit. I’m sure Bynum wishes he could play Phoenix every night as they haven’t found an answer for him since he joined the league.
The Suns leading scorer only had 13, mainly due to the Lakers stifling defense.
Bynum had three blocks inside, and the Lakers were getting their hands on many passes. It also helped that Phoenix shot only 37% from the field. But they didn’t shoot poor enough to get taco’s for the fans at Staples tonight.
Now, the bests of the day…
Top 3 Laker Performers -
1) Bynum was a beast tonight with probably his best game this year. 26 points, 15 boards and 3 blocks. 13 of 18 from the field!
2) Kobe took some much better shots tonight and it showed. 29 points on 21 shots for the reigning MVP.
3) As good as Powell and Brown played, Lamar did a bit of everything quietly tonight. 8 points, 12 boards and 7 assists.
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): Benga again took some bad shots and had two turnovers in the fourth.
Play of the Night: Brown’s breakaway dunk in the fourth quarter.
What to Look for Next Game: An intense game as the Lakers battle Denver in a rematch of the past two years in the Playoffs.
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