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Game Recap: Lakers Tie Franchise Record For Most Threes In Win Reviewed by Momizat on . [new_royalslider id="222"] The Lakers returned to Staples Center on Friday night to take on the Sacramento Kings. The team came into the game losers of three st [new_royalslider id="222"] The Lakers returned to Staples Center on Friday night to take on the Sacramento Kings. The team came into the game losers of three st Rating: 0
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Game Recap: Lakers Tie Franchise Record For Most Threes In Win

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The Lakers returned to Staples Center on Friday night to take on the Sacramento Kings. The team came into the game losers of three straight and still without the services of injured guards Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash. This was the third game between the Lakers and Kings, with the Lakers winning both previous match ups.

The Kings were without big man DeMarcus Cousins as he was suspended one game for throwing a punch at Houston’s Patrick Beverly. Cousins lead the Kings in scoring (22.3), rebounding (11.5), steals (1.6), and blocks (1.2). The Lakers looked toward their two-time champion center, Pau Gasol, to lead the team. The team was in their Hollywood Nights uniform once again.

First Quarter:

Bazemore got the scoring started after he got his own offensive rebound and converted an athletic reverse layup. Both teams came out hot and shot over 50 percent from the field in the first five minutes. Pau Gasol was aggressive early as the team continued to play through him as he found himself at the free throw line three times in the first six minutes, going 3 for 5.

The Lakers struggled once again with turnovers and allowed offensive rebounds. Despite shooting 57 percent from the field in the first quarter, the Lakers found themselves down by four, 31-27.

Second Quarter:

The Lakers came out flat in the second quarter as the Kings ran up their lead to double digits at the 10:22 mark. The Lakers couldn’t snap their cold shooting as they were on the negative side of a 17-3 run, which started in the first quarter, and found themselves down by 12 at the 8:44 mark. Gasol and Jordan Farmar were able to make four consecutive buckets to help the team crawl back within six.

A three from Bazemore and a subsequent dunk by Meeks tied the game at 48 with four minutes to play in the half. However, the lack of defense for the Lakers plagued the team at the end of the quarter. The Kings went on a 17-6 run to end the quarter and take a 65-54 lead into the half.

Third Quarter:

Jodie Meeks hit two free throws to start the third quarter after being fouled going strong to the basket. Meeks would continue his hot play and add ten more points to keep his shooting percentage at a perfect eight for eight and help bring the Lakers within four points with 7:47 to go in the third.

Despite the Lakers’ hot start to the quarter, the team continued to lack on the defensive end and found themselves down by double digits once again with 4:48 to go. Brooks and Farmar came off the bench and scored 21 straight points for the Lakers to bring them within four points at the end of the third, 99-95.

Fourth Quarter:

Farmar jumped the lane and stole a pass and was fouled on the subsequent layup attempt. He made one free throw to put the Lakers on the board first in the final quarter. MarShon Brooks hit the 16th three pointer for the Lakers to tie the game at 105 with nine minutes to go in the game. Farmar would hit two more threes, his seventh and eighth of the game, on the next two possessions to give the Lakers the lead.

Despite tying a franchise record with 19 threes, the Lakers were only up one on the Kings 115-114 with 4:35 to play. Brooks hit a dagger with 36 seconds to play to put the Lakers up by six. The Lakers were able to overcome their early defensive struggles and win the game 126-122.
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  • e3bonz

    Game of runs, but a win is a win.

    • Jim213

  • afs

    This was D’Antoni’s system run to its best. Three’s were made, we had high assists , and we had high ball movement.

    However, to the people who said offense leads to defense. We were drilling shot after shot yet we allowed 122 pts to the Kings who didn’t have Cousins?? And our rebounding was terrible once again. I know I sound stubborn, but I’m just saying, we had the best shooting night you can possibly have and we barely won.. I don’t know, maybe it was just one of those games where two teams who don’t really care play for stats.

    • e3bonz

      Don’t forget 11 blocks.

      • Matt Williams

        That was Pau and Wes taking matters into their own hands.

      • Jim213

        Just managed to catch the 4th but lucky Pau’s butter fingers didn’t cost them the game late in the 4th.

      • NickOld

        SMH. No ones complaining about Hill and Kaman PT tonight… or that Wes Johnson is playing PF.

        • Daryl Peek

          They stunk the joint up when they were on the floor. Wes played very well at PF.

          • Kay Carter

            i thought you didnt want wes starting at tha pf spot lol

          • Daryl Peek

            Just because I think Wes is wrong for PF don’t mean I can’t acknowledge he did a decent job.

          • Kay Carter

            No you hate how coach puts him in pf nd said you’ll be mad or some, but he plays well in that spot lol so you still think he dont belong there? or do you rather see hill at PF

          • Daryl Peek

            I don’t like Johnson matching up at PF against Zack, and David West type PF’s. There too strong for him. That was my point in saying I’d be mad if he was starting at PF in the Memphis game. He did OK contrary to my belief.

            If proven wrong, whatever is clever if it works out for the Lakers. Big picture MDA is right as the twin towers have been less efficient all season.

          • Kay Carter

            okay i see watchu mean, kinda pointless in matching some1 like him against pf’s such as them, part of defense match up, as they may get alot of Points in Paint nd rebounds

            Wat twin towers we had? his type of offense isnt good with twin towers really

          • Daryl Peek

            Gasol and Hill or Kaman and Hill. They’ve under-performed together.

    • Daryl Peek

      Look no further than Pau’s effort on the boards and defensively.

      • afs

        Agreed, but Gasol hasn’t been a strong defensive player all year.

        But to add to my point, there was also poor team defense. The Kings were getting wide open mid range shots and easy layups.

        • Daryl Peek

          I think it was more about Pau and Marshall. Kendall was horrible as Thomas torched him. Pau let a much smaller Robinson play like Tim Duncan.

          • afs

            lol Daryl, this is what I’ve been saying all season, but you always tell me excuses to their poor defense. We make players look like all stars.

            but also, explain derrick williams’ 26 pts, or rudy gays 32? It wasn’t gasol or kendall’s fault

          • Daryl Peek

            Thomas initiated the offense, everyone fed off him. Gay is a monster. Bazemore has nice raw skills but is like a rookie. Pau is the paint protector and must take up that mantle when he’s calling others out. We know this team =has lacked defensively most of the season. Before the injuries they were decent especially the bench mob.

            When your running 7-8 players due to injuries you cannot sustain 4 quarters of solid defense. We went through a 2 month stretch of losing games in the second half every night. That was straight up shorthanded fatigue man.

          • afs

            Well it makes Thomas’ and Gay’s job easier when you’re giving them easy basket opportunities, whether it’s in the paint or outside shots!

          • Daryl Peek

            That goes back to Marshall sucking defensively. You let Thomas break down the defense with his penetration others have to help then if you don’t have great communication in rotations you give up wide open shots or lay ups, and are more likely to give up offensive rebounds. This is what we often complained about when Fisher had lost a step towards the end.

          • afs

            But that goes with knowing your personnel. You have to know that Gasol and KM aren’t great defensive players. You got to set it up where they get help

          • Daryl Peek

            You can set up all day but at some point you have to at least try and keep your man in front of you. There’s not that much setting up in the world if you got a straight up weak link.

  • Daryl Peek

    Disappointed in Gasol. He did not give good enough effort on the boards or defensively. There’s no way he should not have dominated this game defensively, and had at least 15 boards with Cousins out.

    • e3bonz

      But, the game was won.

      • Daryl Peek

        I’m happy with the win but I’ll always be critical of a vet like Pau who’s been vocal lately but not leading by example.

        • e3bonz

          I saw a game of runs tonight, with the Lakers unable to stop Thomas, or Gay. Who was 9-9 from the FT line.

          • Daryl Peek

            Gay is a beast going to the rack and always has been. Pau did not protect the rim at all. Johnson did his best at that and Kelly saved us in the 4th defending the rim. We knuckled up in the 4th.

          • e3bonz

            So, are you upset with Pau for speaking out?

          • Daryl Peek

            No but I expect one that speaks up to walk the talk

          • e3bonz

            True dat, but I thought he spoke up against the team not playing as a team.

          • Daryl Peek

            Not doing your job defensively is letting the team down. Rebounds are all about effort and that’s selfish when you have the ability and the physical advantage over your match up but fail to put forth the effort. 5 rebounds tonight?!?

          • e3bonz

            I suppose, but you seem to be more annoyed about this than usual. Pau is who he is, and these days you can’t get too aggressive in the post anyway.

          • Daryl Peek

            I’m not more annoyed, I just expect more from a player of his stature. He can give much better effort especially in light of his vocal tone. Pau is who he is but he also knows he’s the leader of this group and good leaders lead by example.

    • NickOld

      Same story this last 3 years with him. And yet everyone keeps complaining why all the pts in paint. If only they’d bother to watch the game.

  • NBA INSIDER JOEL

    Lakers suck that is no surprise,that piece of shit Italian Coach Antoni is a fucking loser and he is in the tank game but too stupid to make the team lose games to save the future of this mess of a so called NBA team.Lakers need a high draft pick worse than any team in the NBA the reason is everyone wants to play for the Clippers not the Lakers.Danny Granger and others proved that the Clippers own the free agent market in LA.Yes the Lakers NEED TO TANK or else risk going under forever.OUT OF BUSINESS.

  • NBA INSIDER JOEL

    TANK TANK TANK.EMBIID!

  • Huju

    Lakers have no future.that draft pick means nothing to you guys.Not getting Exum.

    • Jim213

      No tank commander today?… but it’s just one game. The toughest part of the season will soon come as IMO seems as the NBA schedulers wanted to give the team a break at first (KB24′s injury) while expecting his arrival after the second half though things haven’t turned out as expected.

  • Daryl Peek

    Rumor has it Kobe unfollowed all of his LA Lakers Teammates on Twitter? Not sure how i feel about that. WOW

    • Jim213

      How about a better effort?

      • Daryl Peek

        I’m not tripping LOL just saw the news.

    • NickOld

      That would be funny. But didn’t they say he was reworking his Twitter when Marshall asked him to follow?

  • roseducanna

    How many time you can shoot 3pts like that? If not what is LAKERS go? loose loose…….and loose.

  • Chrmngblly

    My prescription:

    I think they need to have a super aggressive defense for the last 5 minutes—just to always prove to themselves that they can generate stops when they have to. Choices are a corner trapping defense from the Pat Riley Showtime years, Thibadeaux’ swinging gate from when the Celts shut down Kobe with it, a basic zone as a switch-up. Whatever. Just so we have a plan and get our hands up for 5 minutes, at least.

    Basically, without any great players at all, we have to attempt to run our opponent’s legs off for 3 3/4 quarters and stop them at the end of the 4th. We need a full bench of healthy young no-name players to do it—like Denver under George Karl after Carmelo left. We should draft athletes with character–no lumbering tall dufuses.

    Our stars will emerge. We don’t have to be faster or jump higher but we do have to be relentless and disciplined and well conditioned.

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