Pivot Points: LA Lakers Finish Road Trip in Familiar Position, First Place

December 21st, 2009 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
The Los Angeles Lakers' first extended trip away from the Staples Center revealed various things about the team and reinforced several things that were already known.

For one, the Lakers are not having too much trouble beating the league's doormats, as they finished their road trip with four wins and one loss, with the one loss coming to the only team that could be considered playoff worthy, the Utah Jazz.

Kobe Bryant's fractured finger, although painful, has not seemed to be to much of a hindrance, as Bryant has been performing at a MVP level, with the exception of the loss in Utah.

Pau Gasol continues his dominant play in the post with multiple 20-rebound games and as a strong second option to Bryant on offense, just the right tonic for the post woes that hurt the Lakers before his return.

Oh yeah, the Lakeshow retained their top spot in the league after an unexplainable loss by the Boston Celtics to the Philadelphia 76er's on Boston's home floor.

The sailing was far from smooth for the Lakers, who were challenged by the Chicago Bulls and extended into overtime by the Milwaukee Bucks before escaping due to the heroics o ...

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