Sunday, January 8, 2012

Grizzlies vs. Lakers

This game provided sport fans that love stats some pretty good stats to look at.

For the Lakers:

The big 3, Bryant, Bynum, and Gasol came an assist short of getting a double/double each.

Brant had 26 points and 9 assists.
Bynum had 15 points and 15 rebounds.
Gasol had 13 points and 15 rebounds.

For the Grizzlies:

Gasol played 43:31 and had 2 points and 11 rebounds. What made Gasol's stat line so interesting was that he got his 2 points in the first 1:03 of the game. After that nothing in points.

In fact: the Grizzlies starters only scored a combination of 34 points, while their bench scored 46 points. Now, that is a something that makes one scratch their heads. But, the Grizzlies are playing without Zach Randolf, one of their top scorers.

The Lakers got a nice game from Matt Barns, who scored 15 point as their starting small forward. Derek Fisher came with a zero in points for the Lakers. Fisher, basically, split playing time at the point guard position with Steve Blake who scored 15 points off the bench. Troy Murphy had 6 and 6 for the Lakers off the bench. Metta World Peace's minutes were down for this game; only playing 12:42 and scoring 2 points.

The Lakers starters came up big for the Lakers, while the Grizzlies starters did not.

Game, set, and match, as they would say in tennis, goes to the Lakers.

mike t.


  1. Clippers 4-2.

    Lakers 6-4.

    In my pre-season NBA poll, I asked participants which one of those two teams would finish with a better record.

    Of the 14 who played, eight said Clippers, six said Lakers.

    Personally, I expect it to go down to the wire.

    Now imagine a first round playoff series between those two.

  2. Right now, it's hard for me to tell. A lot depends on the Lakers bench. Bryant, Bynum, and Gasol are going to be OK. But, what the bench does will make the difference.

    Clips? I don't know. No depth at center. No real shooting guard.

    I pick the Lakers.

    mike t.


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