If you watched the game in New Orleans last night you know what it means to never give up.
The Lakers came into this game 30-31, having lost a very tough game to the Thunder on Tuesday night. And towards the beginning of this game, it seemed like the Lakers had not gotten over the sting of the loss to the Thunder.
The Lakers were down by 19 points going into halftime, and the Hornet’s lead would only grew from there.
The Laker’s looked lost and looked as if they were not going to be able to come back from the huge deficit.
But what they forgot is that we have a man named Kobe on our team who might be one of the most relentless fourth quarter players in NBA history.
Kobe sparked the team in the fourth quarter, knocking down shot after shot, finding teammates for assist after assist.
Bryant rallied the team, finishing with 42 points and 12 assists, along with hitting the last 3 crucial buckets for the Lakers.
Dwight Howard and Jodie Meeks were also huge contributors for the Lakers.
Howard finishing with 20 points and 15 rebounds, while Meeks finished with 19 points, which included 5 3 pointers.
It was definitely Meeks most important performance of the season.
This was a hard fought victory for the Lakers; they had to find a way to comeback against a team with a very balanced offensive game (7 of the their players finishing with double digit scoring outputs).
Looking Ahead to the future: The Lakers have a day to rest, but will have to play the Raptors at home on Friday night.
This will be a very important game for the team, seeing that it will not only get them above .500 for the first time in months, but it would put them just one game behind the Utah Jazz in the race for the eighth seed in the playoffs.
The Raptors have struggled as of late, losing 5 of their last 6 games.
Expect a win.
About the Author
Written by Michael Cole
My name is Michael and I like basketball. I am the most avid Kobe Bryant fan you will ever meet. I am trying to get my career going as both a player and a writer. Enough said.