Lakers cruise past Nuggets thanks to bench production
After receiving a disappointing loss to the Indian Pacers, the Los Angeles Lakers came back in an easy win against the Denver Nuggets thanks to their bench. The final score was 122-103.
Throughout the game, the Lakers were hot from the three-point line. After what appeared to be a close game, the Lakers’ bench came and changed that.
The Lakers’ bench outscored the Nuggets’ bench 61-47.
Lakers’ forward Antawn Jamison was solid by scoring 33 points and 12 rebounds. This was the first time a Lakers’ bench player scored more than 30 points since Shaquille O’Neal scored 33 in 1998 against the Golden State Warriors.
Also, shooting guard Jodie Meeks had his best game by making seven of eight three pointers. Meeks finished the game with 21 points, according to SB Nation.
Another star performer was center Dwight Howard who finished with 28 points and 20 rebounds. This also includes a playful three pointer he made late in the fourth quarter.
However, despite the win, Lakers’ star Kobe Bryant wasn’t too happy, telling The Los Angeles Times, “If guys are too happy, I need to bring them back down to Earth tomorrow.”