Friday, May 23, 2008

Lakers Rout Spurs in Game 2!

For 22 minutes tonight, game two of the Western Conference Finals at Staples Center was a close game. The tired and weary Spurs though were simply no match for the Lakers after that though. The Lakers went on a 9-0 run over the final 1:54 of the first half to take a 46-37 halftime lead. From there, the Lakers steadily increased their lead, taking the margin to 17 points at 74-57 at the end of three quarters. When it was all said and done, the Lakers had a blowout 101-71 win to take a commanding two games to none lead in the best-of-seven series.

Kobe was his normal dominant presence, pouring in 22 points while dishing off five assists and grabbing five rebounds. "Mr. Double Double," Lamar Odam had a 20 point, 10 rebound, four block effort, while Jordan Farmar came off the bench to add 14 points. Derek Fisher with 11 points and Pau Gasol added 10 points as five Lakers scored in double figures. As a team the Lakers shot 54.9%, while the stingy Lakers defense held the Spurs to only 34.5% shooting. Game three of the series will be in San Antonio at 8:30 ET/5:30 PT on TNT. GO LAKERS!


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