Lakers Post Game
Great game tonight by the Dubs on both ends.
It was a very physical game all night with tempers flaring early. Metta World Peace and David Lee had a few words for each other, and Dwight Howard also had a few words for Lee after taking an elbow from the All- Star forward which resulted in him needing 3 stitches.
They allowed the Lakers to make things interesting down the stretch, but the big lead built in the first half allowed the Dubs to walk away with the W.
A pretty short bench tonight. Mark Jackson played just 8 players for much of the game but got great contributions up from all 8 guys.
Harrison Barnes chips in 10 points on 3-8 shooting to go along with 5 rebound making the Warriors 20-10 when he scores in double digits. Bogut and Ezeli combined for 8 points and 13 rebounds while containing Dwight Howard for much of the night. Steph Curry balled out on the bum ankle picking up a near triple double with 25 points, 10 assists and 7 boards in 43 minutes. Jarrett Jack finished the game with 19 points, doing much of his damage in the 3rd quarter taking advantage of his mismatch against Earl Clark.
Even with the great contributions from all those I just mentioned, Klay Thompson was definitely the player of the game.
He had a big night on the offensive end scoring 22 points on 8-18 shooting while burying 6 threes, but it was his great defense that makes him the biggest factor in tonight’s win. Kobe had 36 points due to the obscene amount of free throws he took in the 2nd half, but Klay played him as well as I’ve seen anybody play him this season. Klay stayed disciplined virtually all night, contesting every shot, holding the Mamba to just 11-27 shooting from the field. If it wasn’t for Klay’s performance on the defensive side of the ball, the Warriors definitely wouldn’t have gotten this win.
Once again another great win in a pressure situation now let’s hope we can ride this wave of momentum through the final 3 games of this home stand.