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Lakers-Rockets: Los Angeles Makes a Statement in 118-78 win

Published by on May 17, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

The Lakers came out aggressive and played with a much needed sense of urgency. They had to overcome an early deficit but took the lead by ending the first quarter on a 22-4 run.

Conventional wisdom said that after the fall Lamar Odom took in the third game of the series that he wouldn’t play in this game. Not only did he play—he played well and served as an inspiration to the team, scoring 10 points and six rebounds.

Andrew Bynum showed up and put up 14 points and grabbed six rebounds; meaning that it’s time to officially welcome him to the playoffs.

The Lakers played smart basketball, using their size advantage and playing offense through the post. Their defense was a...

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