Overall Grade: A-
Minutes Played: 33
Stat Line: 12 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks, 5-of-10 FG, 2-of-6 3PT
It takes a lot to earn a grade in the A-range.
Scoring with efficiency, playing masterful defense and dominating off of the ball is a great way to do so.
World Peace may not have had the monster statistics of his three star teammates, but he played an incredible game.
Statistically, MWP finished with 12 points, six rebounds, three assists and two blocks on 5-of-10 shooting. He also posted a team-high plus/minus of plus-27.
Nothing was more important about World Peace's performance than his first-quarter three-point shooting.
With the Bucks attempting to take control of the game early, MWP dropped in two three-point field goals. This created a 10-point lead for the Lakers and set the tone for the game.
Even as the Bucks made it close, World Peace created momentum for L.A. to score in bunches.
As for the defensive end of the floor, World Peace played a role in Luc Richard Mbah a Moute and Ersan Ilyasova shooting a combined 6-of-19 from the floor. He also helped slow down Mike Dunleavy once he got going.
A strong outing from MWP.