Gasol opens with a lay-up! How's that for a low post point?
But, Caron Butler goes on an 8-0 run to give the Clippers an 8-2 lead.
Gasol scores, again, but Butler hit's another 3-pointer as Butler leads Gasol 11-4. Finally, Blake Griffin scores for the Clippers to make the score 13-4.
Gasol makes 1 of 2 free throws to make the score 13-5, Clippers.
That is how the game opened up.
With 5:43 left in the 1st quarter, the Lakers call a time-out as they're down 19-9.
Bynum had taken 4 shots up to that point and only converted 1.
Gasol is 2 for 2. Barns is 1 for 2. Fisher is 0 for 1. and Bryant hasn't taken a shot.
Out of the time-out, Gasol scores a basket with an assist from Bryant.
Andrew Goudelock replaced Fisher with 4:12 remaining in the quarter.
Kobe takes his first shot of the game with 4:09 left in the quarter. He made the shot.
Goudelock, showing he's not shy, takes a shot in the lane and makes it.
Kobe's 2nd shot of the game is a 3--pointer and he makes it.
Showing there's no punk in his game Goudelock takes a 3-pointer and makes it to tie the score at 23 with 2:29 left in the quarter.
The quarter ends with the Clippers leading 28-25.
The name of the game in the NBA is aggression. Kobe Bryant is aggressive. Chris Paul is aggressive. That's why they're as good as they are. The Lakers role players, up to this point in the season, have not been aggressive. I wish someone would tell these guys that nothing is going to happen unless you make it happen. Like Andrew Goudelock did with his first 2 shots. He was aggressive. Let's see if it continues.
With 8.4 seconds remaining in the half, Fisher hits a 3-pointer for his first points of the game.
The Lakers finally beat the Clippers 96-91.
With Andrew Goudelock coming on like he has something to prove, I guess, that woke Fisher up because the Fish scored 8 points in the 2nd half to finish with 11 points for the game.
Andrew Goudelock had 14 points.
See Goudelock shot the ball, I'm thinking, made Fisher be more aggressive. Fisher is old and Goudelock is young. I hope Goudelock continues to shot the ball and put pressure on Fisher to perform or, as the saying goes: get him out of there!
The big 3 for the Lakers finish with:
Bryant 24 points.
Gasol 23 points.
Bynum 19 points.
Beyond the big 3 for the Lakers, it's a crap shoot! This night Fisher and Goudelock came through with 25 points between them. Someone has to step up every night!