Monday, January 18, 2010

The Tragic Magic Lose 3rd Straight

January 18th, 2010. Lakers (31-9) host the Orlando Magic (26-14). Rematch of the 2009 NBA Finals.

Post Game Wrap Up

Lakers again show heart deep in the trenches within the bench. Shannon Brown just off his Dunk Contest entry high celebrates by scoring a career high 22 points. Go Shannon! Kobe is scoring in low numbers and not needing to carry the offensive load. He had a team high 7 assists. Anytime Kobe's the team assist leader and we come out victorious I am definitely fine with that. This is indicative of team basketball. The champs are becoming the nucleus if not have become a whole again. Gasol had his double double (17 pts with 10 rebs) and LO finshed with a whopping 16 monster boards.

Lakers bench scored 42 pts vs Magics bench 15. Ouch!

The final score is 92-98 Lakers. The Orlando Magic just need to shoot less threes. Nelson went 1-4, Carter 3-8, Barnes 1-4, Lewis 3-7, Anderson you catch my drift? Take advantage of their all-star center. The thing with D. Howard is he's just not fundamentally sound. He's great at positioning himself for that all too familiar dunk but lacks the mid range game and post up game. Howard finished strong with 24 pts and 12 boards.

What makes this win even greater is that both Boston and Suns lost tonight!

Players paid their respects to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by wearing exclusively designed Nike Zooms created for his day.

Here is tonight's box score courtesy of Yahoo Sports! (Click to enlarge)

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