Warriros couldn't have played a better half leading 63-40. They're shooting 55% from field and 46% from three while holding Lakers to 35% from field. Kobe has 13pts on 13 shots while Curry and Thompson both have 16 both shooting 6-12 from the field. Dwight has three fouls already and a tech. I expect the Lakers to mount a run and make it interesting.
Whoa, Kobe turned back the clock with that reverse
Gasol needs to go back to the bench
Kobe- 27 shot attempts
Dwight- 8 shot attempts
Pau- 8 shot attempts
The Lakers' winning percentage skyrockets when Kobe's shot attempts go down!
Dwight - 5 fouls, one technical and taken out of his game by a blow from David Lee
Pau - 23 minutes, passive and coming off of a foot injury... Still shooting jumpshots.
Steve Nash - 19 shot attempts
Jodie Meeks - 14 shot attempts
Golden State - 47.8 FG%, 43.5 3PT% and 40 points in the paint. Scored 28, 35 and 31 in quarters 1-3.
I thought I'd throw those facts out there too since you failed to mention them and only want to blame Kobe. The Lakers will NEVER win if they play defense like that. Other than the 4th quarter, they didn't defend. It's no coincidence they got back in the game when they started to defend.
I'm pretty sure at this point the Lakers bigs' interest in defending goes down when Kobe ceases to involve them in the offense. Points are what get you the dollars and the fame and if Kobe doesn't help these guys get their shots, they may not hustle as much on D. You can call that unprofessional, but it is still human nature.
Dwight is a cancer!!! Pau is totally out of it and the Lakers bench is equal to any LA high school JV bench. Artest didn't even want to play the second half!!! Lakers are in some big pain.
shocking that indiana defends kobe. F*ck the facts of 11/27 and 2/10 from the arc. Ya, it's all the defenses fault. Maybe kobe and his 10+ defensive selections should rub off on nash or at least stunt the warrior's guards from being able to score so easily. Btw, Curry was a game time decision and almost didn't play, so I attribute his poor shooting to that.
Keep shooting Kobe, I'm enjoying your fans continuing to make excuses for you while factual evidence shows the more he shoots, the more they lose!