Friday, February 24, 2006

The LA Lakers badly beat the Kings 106-85. LA looked like they worked over the break and now are really playing like a team. Kobe Bryant had 28 points and 10 boards in 36 minutes. Kobe needs to get around 10 assists every night so Odom can keep up the great play he's done over the last 2 games. Lamar Odom had 19 points and 9 boards in 45 minutes. Odom wow I can't begin to say how good he's been lately and if he gets these numbers all 2nd half of the season the Lakers could go farther than expected in the playoffs. Devean George had 15 points and 9 boards in 26 minutes. George has looked healthy coming back from a bad year last year and will a key veteran off the bench. Mike Bibby had 25 points and 5 assists in 40 minutes. Bibby has to play big for the Kings to stay close but maybe when Artest gets his stamina back the Kings can rely on him more. Ron Artest had 15 points and 7 assists in 43 minutes. Artest played good defense on Kobe but the Kings soon switched off and on with Kevin Martin and Francisco Garcia and kobe did what he wanted on them.