The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Lakers vs. Pacers – 11/27/12

The Lakers were back in action Tuesday night after their big road win in Dallas on Saturday. How would they respond? Sluggishly, as they lost 79-77 to the Pacers at home… 


There’s not all that much good: watching Kobe go off for 40 with the flu was fun – and his game-tying three was huge – but it’s never as great when you end up losing the game. 

Dwight Howard had 4 blocks which was excellent, but when it came to the crunch time, George Hill managed to get the ball up and over Dwight two times in a row for two scores which basically ended up winning it for the Pacers.


Both teams had a terrible first half, but the Lakers came off worse, scoring just 33 points after the opening 24 minutes. It wasn’t that much better in the second half as L.A. scored 44 points.


Is it Groundhog Day? Firstly, there was the turnovers. The Lakers had 19 of them tonight. And then the free throw shooting? It was just horrible. They shot 43 free throws and hit just 23 of them.

The Lakers also shot 31.6% from the field overall. L.A. did hold the Pacers to 36.7% shooting, but failed to capitalise on this to get a W.


The Lakers play again on Friday when they host the Denver Nuggets at home. The game will be on TWC SportsNet at 7:30pm PST.

Written by Ross Pickering

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