Kobe Bryant’s 41 Useless in Lakers’ Loss To the Pacers

November 28th, 2010 by Daniel Yi Leave a reply »
by Tim Lee

On the eve of the San Diego Chargers blowing out the Colts, the Lakers, on the other hand, had to work hard for their money. The end result was a total different outcome compared to the NFL.

Mostly due to a major stalling on the triangle offense like it was the 405 freeway, Ron looked like he was trying to dribble out of traffic and into turnovers. Pau looked way too soft again against these athletic youngsters that could block shots and his defense could have put Hibbert on the All-Star ballot tonight. When the defense begins to stutter and the killer B’s are not killing, then we have a serious problem against a hot team.

It wasn’t until the 4th quarter, when Barnes started hustling and Kobe went to work, that actually gave the Lakers any chance of coming back. Bryant had to take over the game, finishing the night with 41 points on a 14 of 33 shooting, but ultimately it proved to be useless against Hibbert's explosive double-double. Hibbert dominated the inside, on both the offense and defense, limiting Pau's game to a poor 33 percent shooting.  

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