Tonight was a night of highlights at Staples Center. First it was Kobe’s over the backboard, then his reverse layup, then we had Shannon Brown’s oop from Farmar and his other dunk on the break.
If that and free tacos weren’t enough for the fans, the Black Eyed Peas were in the house and sang a quick song during the timeout in the fourth and Jay-Z made his way over from the AMA’s across the street to make an appearance.
Kobe really played one of his best games of the season. He was very efficient and really dominated inside the paint. The Lakers were also very efficient throughout the game. 25 assists to only 9 turnovers. The ball really moved well as every Laker played unselfish basketball.
It was also great to see the bench get some playing time. Even Morrrison got some action with the first unit.
Now, the bests of the day…
Top 3 Laker Performers -
1) Kobe had another MVP performance. 26 points, 6 boards, 7 assists, 2 steals and no turnovers.
2) Bynum continues to play amazing shooting 9 of 11 for 25 points and 9 boards.
3) Shannon Brown only had 6, 3 and 3, but he had some amazing dunks! His defense was also pretty solid tonight.
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): Powell was 1 for 6 and took terrible shots as usual.
Play of the Night: Kobe’s shot over the backboard or Brown’s oop from Farmar.
What to Look for Next Game: A high scoring game with the Knicks in town Tuesday night.
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