Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom didn't let that happen.
"Gasoft" smartly took it right to KG for most of the night… taking advantage of his foul trouble. And as good as KG is as a defender, Gasol does seem to give him problems. Losing Perk's muscle on Gasol hurts.
And they were both grabbing big rebounds and making plays… when they normally disappeared down the stretch. And there's no arguing with 39 points and 23 rebounds out of those guys.
Now the question for Lakers fans is: Can they keep it up? I think a big performance in 1 out of 5 games amounts to more of an aberration than anything else. But its a welcome aberration for LA… as well as a glimpse into why the Lakers were able to score so many point all year long.
Now… if you REALLY want to impress me… do it in front of the 18,000 rabid maniacs that will spend time "warming up" in local watering holes before piling into the Garden tomorrow. I don't think you have it in you.