Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The less Kobe scores the more Lakers win

This season the Lakers are 4-5 when Kobe puts up 20 or less points.
  • Dec. 31st - Kobe scores 17 points - Lakers beat Denver 92-89
    • Bynum - 29pts/13reb
    • Kobe season high (4x) 9 assists
    • Kobe shoots 33% (6-18 FG) 
  • Jan. 1st - Kobe scores 16 points - Lakers lose to Denver 99-90
    • Bynum - 18pts/16rebs
    • Gasol  - 20pts/11rebs
    • Kobe shoots 21% (6-28 FG)
  • Jan. 16th - Kobe scores 14 points - Lakers beat Dallas 73-70
    • Bynum - 17pts/15rebs 
    • Kobe - 7 assists
    • Kobe shoots 32% (7-22 FG)
  • Feb. 3rd - Kobe scores 20 points - Lakers beat Denver 93-89
    • Bynum - 22pts/10rebs
    • Gasol - 13pts/17rebs
    • Kobe shoots 30% (7-23 FG)
    • Kobe - 9 assists
  • Feb. 14th - Kobe scores a season low 10 points - Lakers beat Atlanta 86-78
    • Bynum - 15pts/15rebs
    • Gasol - 20pts/13rebs 
    • Kobe shoots 28% (5-18 FG)
Is the success in the team winning when Kobe scores in low numbers (to his standards) a result of him sharing the ball more, him shooting poorly making other teammates jump in to help or the big men getting the touches they need to catch any kind of offensive rhythm?

Either way, anytime there's ball movement that leads to an equilibrium of points distribution the chances the team will get a w are pretty good.

Sources: Yahoo! Sports
Photo credit: Getty Image

1 comment :

  1. I'd like to look at it as Lakers win more when the entire team is making their shots.

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