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Here’s the highlights from the Lakers’ win last night against the Houston Rockets. Pretty much everyone got in on the act and scored the ball.
The highlights are well worth watching: as Waka Flocka Flame said – and no, I don’t mean Jordan Hill – “It’s a party, it’s a party, it’s a party!” – so much so that I continued having fun myself way after the game on PartyCasino.com.
Either way, it was a good win for the Lakers, so check it out if you missed it or you just want to re-watch the greatness of Kobe and the dominant performance by Dwight.
There was a lot of good in this game, so where do I start? The obvious choice has to be Kobe Bryant‘s 18th career triple-double. He had 22 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists and 3 steals.
Dwight Howard put in a great game of his own, scoring 28 points on 11-of-18 shooting from the floor. He also had 13 boards and 3 blocks and contiued to show his return to form as he threw down a left-handed alley-oop dunk on a feed from Bryant.
Bernie Bickerstaff was back on the bench as Mike D’Antoni continues to recover from his knee surgery. And the Lakers continued to roll, setting a season high for points and pushing their record back to 0.500.
Instead of coaching, Bickerstaff could have opted to retire, and in doing so he would have retired as the Lakers’ coach with the all-time best winning percentage at 0.750 (3-1); however, he gamely chose to roll the dice, return to the court, and in the process ran his winning percentage all the way up to 0.800 (4-1).
Kobe Bryant: 22 points, 11 assists, 11 rebounds and 3 steals.
Dwight Howard: 28 points, 13 rebounds and 3 blocked shots.
Pau Gasol: 17 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists.
Metta World Peace: 15 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists.
Darius Morris: 12 points, 5 assists and 2 steals.
Jordan Hill: 8 points and 5 rebounds in 16 minutes with a game high +19.