Monday, March 7, 2011



Dec 8, 2010; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) reacts during the game against the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center. The Lakers defeated the Clippers 87-86. Photo via Newscom

Now this is exactly the statement the Lakers needed. Adding to the the good news of Barnes and Fisher returning from injury the Lake Show gave the San Antonio Spurs a bad day at the office beating them 99-83 at the SBC centre. Showing the caliber that has made them defending champions the Lakers kept it under a century, keeping it 100 with an offence onslaught just one point shy of triple digits. The Spurs shot 36% as Tony Parker had 14 points but not much else, just like Tim Duncan and the rest of the Spurs. "We caught them by surprise at the start of the game," Coach Jackson said as the Showtime excited the so-called 'boring' team to death. Kobe had a trademark 26 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists while Pau Gasol had 21 points, 6rebounds and 5 assists of his own as this duo got real dynamic. Ron Artest also had an incredible game, hustling hard as he ended up jumping into the crowd and being sprayed with a beverage, but don't worry it was only for the ball and it was coffee. Through all this however the big numbers came from frontcourt presence of Andrew Bynum that took a jersey numbered 17 rebounds from Duncan and the Spurs and for his second-consecutive game. Now the Lakers are the ones focussing on the 'board'. Don't call it a comeback, call it a rebound. TIM DAVID HARVEY.

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