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Lakers Win First Game!

After much heat regarding how bad the Lakers will be this season, the Los Angeles Lakers have finally mustered a win, a come-from-behind victory over Charlotte by the score of 107-92. 
Though trailing through the whole first half and much of the third quarter, the Lakers went on a scoring binge in the third.

Charlotte missed too many threes and free-throws, leading to the loss. The Lakers recorded 28 assists, nearly doubling the Bobcats' total of 15. 

Leading the charge for the Lakers was Jeremy Lin, with a team high plus-minus of +17. Lin was hot from the field, scoring 21 points with 8/12 shooting from the field (3 of 6 from downtown), while dishing 7 assists. Kobe matched Lin's scoring output, getting 6 rebounds and 4 assists himself. Ed Davis (5/5, 10 points), Carlos Boozer (7/11, 16 points), and Jordan Hill (6/12, 12 points) were instrumental in a strong big-man showing in tonight's game.

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Even back-up PG Ronnie Price had a nice game, notching 8 assists while scoring 7 points, though he missed both 3-Pt attempts he took. Wayne Ellington also provided nine points in his floor time. 

This game might just be what the doctored ordered to turn around a struggling Lakers team. It certainly will boost confidence in Lin and his crew, with Kobe being the ever-steady veteran presence on a group of guys hungry for winning.

Speaking of hungry, guess Charles Barkeley can eat again now that the Lakers won, eh?
Don't worry, it's all a part of the franchise cycle, starring Kobe and Jeremy.


p.s. For more Lakers posts, please check out my personal blogHere you will find links like Jeremy Lin preseason highlights, or why Ronnie Price shouldn't be the starter.

If you also check out my blog, you would know when Jeremy Lin has fan appreciation weeks.

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