Saturday, April 7, 2012

Lakers Fall to Rockets, Bynum Ejected AGAIN


The Lakers lose 112 - 107 to the Rockets in a very disappointing outing. The Lakers came out looking flat footed and slow in the first quarter. Halfway into the first quarter the Lakers got a spark from an unlikely person. They gave Peace a chance and he took advantage of it big time. This was by far World Peace's best game of the season. He put in 23 point on 8 for 13 shooting.
With this first half run, the Lakers took a double digit lead. They controlled the game but the Rockets wouldn't go away. And then towards the end of the third quarter the Rockets made their run and tempers began to flair.
Andrew Bynum was issued a technical foul for jawing with Samuel Dalembert after a foul. Bynum continued to have words with Rockets players and the referees on the next couple plays until the end of the third quarter. On the first play in the fourth quarter, Bynum made a shot down low and immediately turned and began barking at the Rockets bench. He was hit with his second technical and thrown from the game.
After Bynum was ejected, the Lakers lost their lead and the Rockets didn't look back. The Lakers were able to keep it close but couldn't overcome the deficit. A three by Chandler Parson with less than 2 minutes on the clock pushed the lead to 5 and basically put it out of reach. The Lakers have their 4 game winning streak snapped and lose just their sixth game at home.

Spin: Andrew Bynum was out of line tonight. He has some growing up to do and if the Lakers want to be title contenders, he better do it fast. He is having the best year of his career. But as his game blossoms so does his ego. He needs step up and be a leader and stop acting like a child. (And this is from a BIG Bynum fan)

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