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Lakers Get That Boom Boom Pau: Graphing NBA Finals Game Two

Published by on June 8, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Kobe Bryant didn't score 40 points in Game 2, but he didn't have to. Pau Gasol came to play.

The game went to overtime, but by the end it didn't feel like it—Gasol scored seven of the Lakers' 13 overtime points, and the Lakers closed out a five-point victory to go up 2-0 in the series.

The Magic fixed a lot of their Game 1 problems, and the Spider Graphs show a respectable well-rounded effort:

From Game 1 to Game 2, the Magic reversed their deficits in assists (-8 to +2) and rebounds (-14 to +9), and shot a respectable 41.8 percent from the field, up over their abysmal 29.9 percent in Game 1.

If you take a look at the team graph from Game 1, you can see how th...

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