The Los Angeles Lakers fared well without Kobe Bryant Tuesday night, beating the Golden State Warriors, 115-105. Seven Lakers scored in double-figures in the victorious effort that had the Lakers leading by as many as 24 points in the second half.
Jeremy Lin knocked down three three-pointers, pulling in 11 points and five assists in his 25 minutes. After the game, Lin discussed the benefits to “understanding people’s tendencies,” and specifically referenced both Carlos Boozer and Ed Davis in their ability to both space the floor and be in the right place at the right time.
We learned that we’ve got to definitely move the ball, make it quick, snappy, and put the defense in a lot of different positions, where they have to constantly rotate and kind of guess what we’re doing.”
The Lakers definitely fed off the energy of one another, and stagnant ball movement has been an issue that’s come up quite a bit this season. The Lakers tied their season-high for assists in a game with 28 and hit 12 three-pointers (also tying their season-high).
Lakers guard Jeremy Lin says the key will be finding a balance with Kobe Bryant back in the line-up. It’s all in our video above.[divide]
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