Whatever the Lakers caught in Denver they brought back to Los Angeles and let loose on Utah. This one was in the freezer and the Jell-O was jiggling before the light went out in the fridge. A season high in team field goal percentage and assists spelled certain doom for the Jazz as a focused effort on both offense and defense (take that Jerry West) led to a 120-91 victory.
Nothing could go wrong for the Lake Show. Another balanced scoring attack proved again just how unbeatable this team is. More importantly, when they’re this efficient there is no hope for the opposition. KB24 led the way dropping 21 on only 11 shots. Not to be left out both Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum got into the act scoring 20 and 19 respectively. The starting bigs combined to shoot an astounding 15 of 22 from the field while pulling down 18 boards between them.
With little drama left on the court, Lamar Odom had to dig deep into his bag of tricks to keep the crowd at Staples interested. The most consistent man in a Purple and Gold uniform this season did his usual 17 and 8 off the bench but it was an amazing And 1 that best summed up the night for the Lakers.