Lakers vs. Clippers Preseason

Kurt —  October 21, 2007

I haven’t watched the recording of the game against the Bobcats yet, so here are some thoughts from some commenters:

I only saw the 2nd half tonite, but I did like what I saw about both the offense and the switching defense. I realize I can’t take the preseason games too seriously, but I do like our young lions so far.

—Craig W.

For the first time this season, the Lakers were successfully doing everything they promsed to change on offense and defense. Even in preseason, when you win by twenty and thirty on succeeding nights, chemistry improves–and the players have fun….The Lakers intimidated the Bobs with sheer size and inventive playground assists. Javaris may have stolen the show with a drive to the basket and last second behind the back to Andrew, who caught it and slammed it home. Kobe was clearly having fun on the bench–laughing and joking.

Hopefully the good play continues tonight. For the Clippers, rookie Al Thorton is averaging nearly 18 and 6, shhoting 51.3% (eFG%) while Corry Maggette is trying to pick up some of the scoring slack with Brand out, and while he’s averging nearly 17 a game he is shooting just 38.3% in the preseason. Also, going against Kaman should be a good test for our bigs.