Originally posted by kray28:
Originally posted by sincalfaithful:
Wow glad we pulled that out
Kobe was very efficient
Kobe decided that he wasn't going to let the refs take him out of the game. That and he had to make up for Dwight's absence inside.
Kobe was taking awful shots for most of that game. I dislike the "Kobe shoots too much" arguments that are quantified by statistics, because I'm fine with him shooting 30 times if that's what the game calls for...but this one didn't. It's not like he was getting good looks and missing them, he was taking unnecessarily difficult shots. It's not a coincidence that the Lakers went on the run that changed the game when he was out at the beginning of the 4th. Even the BS no calls aside, he was terrible for most of the game yesterday.
That said, it was encouraging to see them get a win with Kobe playing like that and Howard being either on the bench or playing like crap too. Finally saw some really nice sets in the 4th too, where we'd put Gasol & Howard in the high post and run some off-the-ball, Princeton-esque sets that got several open looks after getting the ball to Pau.