Mke D’Antoni has been promising Laker fans to expect big scores and that’s what they got last night during the 122-103 demolition of the Nuggets.
The star men for the Lakers were Antwan Jamison who top scored with 33 points, becoming only the second player in history to score over 30 points after coming off the bench, Shaquile O’Neal being the other when he did so in 1998 against the Golden State Warriors. Dwight Howard and Jodie Meeks were also at their best.
The Lakeshow delivered as they fired on all cylinders, as the Staples Center was even lucky enough to witness only the second three pointer of Howards career as he landed the shot with nine seconds left on the clock.
Meeks shone as he knocked down 21 points all of which came from beyond the arc. What was impressive about the victory was that it was a team effort and even more remarkable was the little impact that Kobe Bryant had to inflict on the score-line, finishing with eight points.
In what was a fantastic night in Los Angeles the team equalled the franchises record for the most three’s in a single game as Howard knocked down number 17 of the night.
Consistency still remains the key as the Lakers head into Sunday’s clash against Orlando Magic. The Magic are there for the taking (5-10) as the Lakers finally look to put together a winning streak.
The latest victory for the Lakers puts them back to .500 but, need to shrug of the Jekyll and Hyde performances of their so far stuttering season.