LAst Night's Action: Lakers Pound Grizz To Stay Undefeated
LA Lakers defeat Memphis Grizzlies 124-105. The Memphis Grizzlies announced a five-year $40 million dollar extension with their point guard Michael Conley earlier Tuesday afternoon. Well unfortunately Conley’s 16 points, eight rebounds and three steals really didn’t do much to help the Grizz beat the Lakers. As if the game wasn’t already over after the 34-23 first quarter, by halftime the Lakers expanded their lead to 73-46. The final 24 minutes were just a mere formality as the bench players like Steve Blake, Matt Barnes and Shannon Brown played extended minutes. Even Devin Ebanks made the bored crowd get to their feet with a great alley-oop in the fourth quarter. Alas there were no tacos for the STAPLES Center crowd, but they surely saw something.
Six Lakers scored in double figures: Kobe Bryant (23), Pau Gasol (21), Lamar Odom (17), Matt Barnes (16), Shannon Brown (13), Steve Blake (10). Gasol and Barnes also had 13 rebounds and 14 rebounds respectively to give themselves a double-double. Shockingly this was Odom’s first game without a double-double being two rebounds shy.