Los Angeles Lakers of Old are Ready To Play

April 22nd, 2010 by Tristan Sather Leave a reply »
Before the playoffs started, the Lakers' last meeting against the Thunder was terrible. They lost by 16 points and had no momentum going into the playoffs, losing six of their last ten games.

However, these Lakers are playing like the Lakers of old by facilitating team basketball and grinding out teams for four quarters with multiple options such as Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom, and Andrew Bynum.

Kobe came out aggressive and was determined to bounce back after shooting six from 19 in game one. 

Game two was like a roller coaster for the Lakers, with many ups and downs. The Thunder kept rallying back and stayed competitive due to Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook scoring consistently.

Ron Artest finally looks comfortable on this Laker team. He was very active on defense and forced Durant to turn the ball over eight times. Durant didn't look confident due to Ron's defensive intensity. He wasn't looking to take Artest off the dribble or face up at the top of the three point line, which he did so well in the regular season.

Bryant looked dangerous, sharp, and quick. Kobe was indignant because he didn't get an ...

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