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This was the second game of a back-to-back and it was a tough one. The Kings came to play and the Lakers didn’t – well, most of the Lakers didn’t. Kobe went off for 38 points, so the highlights are definitely still worth watching.
Kobe’s 38 points on 11-of-20 shooting were brilliant, but his 7 turnovers take the shine off of his performance a little.
The Lakers were let down big time by Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard tonight, and Kobe Bryant’s Herculean effort wasn’t enough to offset it.
Gasol scored eight points on 3-10 shooting, and Howard added seven points on 2-4 shooting, despite each playing more than 37 minutes. Neither player seemed to have much energy, perhaps because they had played big minutes the night before.
Apologists all over the sports world, including this one, will point to a very simple fact as to why the Lakers looked lifeless Wednesday night in Sacramento.