Los Angeles Lakers: All Is Right With The Lakers, At Least For One Day
The Lakers Rang In The Second Half Of The NBA Season With A 24 Point Victory Over Atlanta
The Los Angeles Lakers were able to breathe a small sigh of relief after dominating the Atlanta Hawks last night to the tune of a 104-80 victory. They shot almost 49 percent from the field, and their defense held the Hawks to just 37 percent shooting.
It was only one game, but for the Lakers to get a big victory over a playoff team has to do wonders for their confidence. It's no secret that they have been struggling for a while now, and they were looking for something, anything to get them out of their funk.
Everyone got involved on the offensive side of the ball. Kobe Bryant only took 11 shots, but he had five assists. Andrew Bynum only had five points, but he had 15 rebounds. The three other starters combined for 35 points and 15 rebounds. Shannon Brown had a big game coming off the bench, scoring 15 points on 6-for-9 shooting.
The Lakers outrebounded the Hawks 54-32 and blocked 10 shots. They looked very good, but it's just one game so we shouldn't overreact. Plus, it's not like the Hawks are one of the elite teams in the east. But the Lakers needed something to hold onto.
This win only becomes a positive if the Lakers can turn this into another win when they play at Portland tonight. They have been able to win games, but they haven't been able to maintain their performance from game to game. We will see if they are able to start doing that tonight.
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