Subject: Daily Blurb - January 17, 2012|
Posted by: Guru
-  Tue, Jan 17, 2012, 10:28
Quote of the day
"I like the fact that if we don't score, we can still win games" -- Lakers head coach Mike Brown, after a 73-70 win over Dallas
I guess it was unrealistic for Kobe to keep scoring 40+ points game after game. Last night, he had to work hard to get 14, and it wasn’t as though the rest of his stat line compensated for the scoring shortfall. The Lakers won on a 3-point heave with 3 seconds to go by Derek Fisher, who scored just one point less than Kobe. In some fantasy scoring formats, Kobe has been the top player of the season so far. But not on a night when he’s nip-and-tuck statistically with Derek Fisher.
One of this NBA season’s disappointments has been John Wall, who’s been having trouble shooting straight. Before last night, he was shooting field goals at a sub-35% clip. Last night’s 38-point eruption included 13/22, raising his season FG percentage by almost 3 full percentage points! I guess this is where Kobe’s missing points ended up.