Thursday, April 19, 2012

Lakers Dismantle Warriors

The Lakers beat the Golden State Warriors 99 - 87 and it wasn't that close. Lets be real for a minute. The Warriors are a BAD team. Golden State started 4 rookies because of injuries to Andrew Bogut, David Lee, and Steph Curry.The Warriors just couldn't match the Lakers size on either end of the floor.

Andrew Bynum had another dominate performance. He had 31 points and 9 rebounds in only 30 minutes of action. He had 17 points in the first quarter scoring 13 straight points to end the quarter for the Lakers. While Andrew sat out most of the second and fourth quarters, Pau Gasol continued the dominance of the Lakers bigs. He got his fifth career triple-double compiling 22 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists.

Coach Mike Brown said about Gasol,
"I can't say enough about Pau. He may impact the game in a lot of different ways. Sometimes it's scoring, sometimes it's rebounding and sometimes it's finding his teammates for easy baskets. For him to come up with a triple-double at 7-foot-1 this way (with assists instead of blocks), that's remarkable."

The Lakers obtain their 40th win against a terrible team. They dominated, as they should. They now get a night off and then they will have the rubber game versus the Spurs on Friday. They will be looking for revenge after the blowout lost to the Spurs Tuesday night.

Spin: The Lakers are still a half game up on the Clippers in the Pacific division and sit in third place. They have to make a statement on Friday and the good news is Kobe will most likely play. Let's all hope the rest of the team can perform to this high level with Kobe in the line-up.

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