Sixers-Lakers: MVP and Lakers Too Much For Sixers

Mike ThomasContributor IDecember 3, 2008

Kobe Bryant put on a show in his hometown tonight. He lead his Lakers(15-2) to a 114-102 victory against the Sixers (8-11). Kobe started off hot and finished hot, dropping 32 points on the struggling Sixers. Kobe was all over the court. Pau Gasol was big for the Lakers and he lead the big men with 22 points and 13 boards. Another big man,Andrew Bynum, had 18 points. The Lakers only had three players score off the bench,Odom (9), Farmar (8) and Ariza (7), but the big three was too much for the Sixers. The Sixers were lead by the Andre's, Miller and Iguodala. Iggy had 19 points, 5 boards, and 5 assists. He is starting to come around and look more confident out there. Andre Miller lead the team in scoring for the second straight night with 26 points. He took 21 shots, yes 21 shots! He also had 8 boards and 5 assists. The struggling Lou Williams tried to bring back his team in the fourth with 15 points, but the Lakers offense just score in bunches. Elton Brand did not play well at all, as he had 3 points on 1-7 shooting. He only played 27 minutes, and he just didn't have it at all tonight. Sam Dalembert, who was benched last night, played well with 11 points and 8 boards. He had to defend the big man tandem of Bynum and Gasol. Second year stud Thaddeus Young had 17 points and 8 boards. The Sixers shot well in the first half, but defense was the key. They could not stop the Lakers, it showed as the Lakers pulled away in the second half. The Sixers have lost three straight at home. The Sixers are back in action as they travel to Detroit, to take on fellow friend Allen Iverson and the Pistons.