The Lakers beat the Hawks at home last night 118-110 led primarily by their strong defense in the 3rd quarter and Kobe Bryant’s game high 41 points. The Lakers look much better throughout the game compared to their effort on Friday night against the Mavs.
Kobe Bryant had one of those games where he scored over 40 without you really being aware of it during the game. It’s crazy how he can go out and just do his thing sometimes, and the next thing you know he’s got 40 !
A key moment in the game came when coach Phil Jackson switched matchups and put Ron Artest on Joe Johnson. Joe got hot early in the first quarter with a quick 21 points, and was then frustrated the rest of the night with Ron Artest chasing him everywhere. Artest’s defense looked very very good.
The Lakers are now 2-1 on the season and will be playing in Oklahoma against the Thunder on Tuesday.