April 2, 2009

Lakers Stuff Bucks

Finally, the grueling 7-game road trip for the Los Angeles Lakers is over and it was punctuated with a 104-98 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Lakers finished the trip with a 5-2 record, which is not bad by normal NBA standards. But for a team that's chasing the Cleveland Cavaliers for the best record in the NBA, that's a crushing record. They are trailing the Cavs by 2 and a half games as of this writing, even with the win over the Bucks.

The good thing about this game is that Kobe Bryant snapped out of his shooting funk and scored a game-high 30 points on 10 for 19 shooting and a perfect 9/9 from the stripe. He also added 8 rebounds and 4 assists to his stat line. Pau Gasol had a quiet 15-point game.

Speaking of Gasol, why did Phil Jackson let him play 42 minutes?!? Fatigue is already playing a huge factor in the Lakers' play in the road trip and Gasol is one player the team needs to be fresh come playoff time.

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