Kobe is Pissed: Phoenix Defeats Los Angeles 115-106 In WCF Game 4

Everyone, including myself, is labeling Gasol the best big man in the NBA. Time to show and prove Pau

I’ve never seen Kobe Bryant as pissed as I saw him last night at the post game presser podium. He’s done everything he can to help his team move on, but it seems his team has let him down. Beans has a third straight great performance (double digit assists in each) but the last two have left him score result disappointed. 38 points, 10 assists and 7 rips? The only knock was his 7 points in the 4th. That’s usually where he gets his money. He’s gotta be mad his team is in this position because all he sees is June confetti reign. He will go off in Game 5 and do whatever it takes to get that W.

I thought the Suns would win this game 110-106 simply because the flow of the 2010 NBA playoffs dictated such a result. The Suns needed to get home and regain confidence by hitting shots on their own floor and last night everything fell into place.

The Lakers are being punched in the face with a hot ass Arizona hand and if they don’t man up, the soft tag will resurface. Gasol, Odom and Bynum getcha hard hats on. It’s time to go to work because Stat is beginning to get his.

Amar’e had a second straight strong game with 21 and 8. Steve Nash had 15 and 8 as well.

Once Channing Frye got hot after shooting 1-21 from behind the arc before the heat check, the crowd did the rest and the Suns now are tied with the heavily favored Lakers 2-2.

The Suns bench shot 60% and out rebounded the Lakers 2-1 (23-11). Phoenix had 54 bench points to Los Angeles’ 20 and Odom had 15 of the total. The benches decided this game.

For the game, the Suns had 51 boards to the Lakers 36.

The Lakers shot 7-13 from the line and 9-28 from the three point stripe. The Suns 22-32 and 11-30.

Way too many threes for the Lakers, they have to do something with the zone and commit to pounding the ball inside.

Phoenix had 6 in double figures, the Lakers 5. The Lakers are shooting well, it’s the shot selection that has played as much a part in these last two defeats as anything else.

Go inside!

The free throw disparity in this series is the most telling stat. The Lakers have to use their height advantage and go inside. It slows the game and prohibits the Suns from putting up crazy amounts of shots.

74-33 difference in two games? The Suns? Huh? Wha…the…?

Phoenix is hot. I picked the Lakers in 5. Don’t be surprised if both series go seven. Remember all that Lakers/Celtics talk? Squash it for now.

Game 5 Thursday night in Los Angeles. The Lakers are 7-0 at home this post season and 15-2 in Los Angeles the last two playoffs.

LA Lakers
Player Pos Min FGM-FGA FTM-FTA 3M-3A +/- OR Reb A Blk Stl TO PF Pts
P. Gasol F 35:41 6-14 3-5 0-0 +10 2 5 3 4 0 0 3 15
R. Artest F 35:19 6-13 0-0 1-5 +10 1 3 1 0 0 1 4 13
A. Bynum C 24:54 6-9 0-0 0-0 -16 4 8 1 1 0 2 3 12
K. Bryant G 44:42 15-22 2-4 6-9 -4 1 7 10 1 1 2 3 38
D. Fisher G 33:00 4-7 0-0 0-2 0 1 2 2 0 2 1 5 8
L. Odom 35:25 6-13 2-4 1-3 -12 4 10 3 0 1 0 4 15
J. Farmar 15:00 1-5 0-0 1-4 -9 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 3
S. Brown 13:38 1-7 0-0 0-4 -21 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 2
L. Walton 2:21 0-1 0-0 0-1 -3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
D. Mbenga DNP — COACH’S DECISION
J. Powell DNP — COACH’S DECISION
S. Vujacic DNP — COACH’S DECISION
A. Morrison DNP — INACTIVE
Totals 240 45-91
(.495)
7-13
(.538)
9-28
(.321)
- 13 36 25 7 4 6 23 106
Phoenix
Player Pos Min FGM-FGA FTM-FTA 3M-3A +/- OR Reb A Blk Stl TO PF Pts
A. Stoudemire F 31:00 7-14 7-12 0-0 -5 5 8 0 0 0 1 2 21
G. Hill F 20:14 4-8 0-0 0-2 -3 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 8
R. Lopez C 12:35 3-10 0-0 0-0 -3 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 6
J. Richardson G 31:19 4-9 2-2 1-3 -4 2 6 2 0 1 0 1 11
S. Nash G 30:15 3-11 8-9 1-5 -9 1 4 8 0 1 2 1 15
C. Frye 35:25 4-8 2-2 4-8 +12 0 6 1 1 1 1 2 14
J. Dudley 27:46 4-7 0-3 3-6 +12 1 6 2 1 0 0 1 11
G. Dragic 17:45 3-6 2-2 0-2 +18 1 4 8 0 0 0 0 8
L. Amundson 17:00 3-3 1-2 0-0 +14 3 7 0 1 0 1 2 7
L. Barbosa 16:41 6-8 0-0 2-4 +13 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 14
E. Clark DNP — COACH’S DECISION
J. Collins DNP — COACH’S DECISION
T. Griffin DNP — INACTIVE
D. Jones DNP — INACTIVE
Totals 240 41-84
(.488)
22-32
(.688)
11-30
(.367)
- 18 51 23 3 3 7 12 115
Officials: Dan Crawford, James Capers, Ken Mauer
Attendance: 18,422
Time of Game: 2:29

9 Responses to “Kobe is Pissed: Phoenix Defeats Los Angeles 115-106 In WCF Game 4”

  1. Temple3 says:

    Boy, oh boy!!!

    If Kobe loses to NASH for the third time in the playoffs, I just don’t know what I’ll do!!!! ROTFLMBAO!

    Keep Kobe away from long, sharp objects.

  2. Temple3 says:

    I’m kidding, obviously. Nash, for my money, has been incidental to these wins. This series is a testament to Alvin Gentry and Steve Kerr.

  3. Mizzo says:

    I heard someone say the zone is akin to the amoeba. Wow. Is it that serious?

  4. Temple3 says:

    Nah. Look at the shooting percentages. Even Kobe said this isn’t about the Lakers offense. It’s about their defense. The Suns had a nearly 3:1 advantage in FTA’s. That’s those young boys played hungry and fearless…they all put up stats — like there was some kind of 2nd Unit Challenge…The bench stats were amazing for points, boards and assists. I don’t ever recall an entire second unit getting off in a game this deep into the playoffs.

    If those guys play like that in L.A. (and aren’t afraid of a little booing and some home cooking by the refs), it’s gonna get dicey in a hurry. If they revert back to being “bench guys,” it’ll all be over soon.

  5. KevDog says:

    The game was a travesty. Each quarter the Suns were in the penaty very early, the Lakers late, or not at all. And each Laker run was punctuated by calls against the Lakers that put the Suns on the line and killed Laker momentum. Come on, they only committed 12 fouls the entire game? With that swarming zone and all the bodies they put on anyone who came into the paint? Ridiculous.

    Not saying the Laker couldn’t have played better, but when you KNOW that no matter what you do, the refs will not allow you to win, it saps your soul.

    Lakers went away from Kobe the 4th quarter. Stupid, stupid, stupid. They should have rode that horse. Unbelievable that Kobe-freakin’ Bryant has to beg for the ball.

    One thing about NBA bench players. They temd to play well at home and disappear on the road. it’s true of our sappy bunch and it’s true for the Suns as well. I expect that to be proved again tomorrow.

    Who the hell was it that said Kobe had too many miles on his legs to be doinant? Oh yeah, damn near every so-called expert. After Kobe’s knee was drained after game 4 against OKC, he’s looked exactly the Kobe of 2006. Dude is just ridiculous and anybody who thinks he’s not the best player in the NBA is a big fat ass fool.

    Miz.

    Thanks for the Miles, but man, you from Philly, you need to recognize your homeboy more……

  6. Mizzo says:

    Miles because it’s his birthday but as I’ve told you many many times (I know Doc you have way more pressing things at hand) I go to the festival that carries on in his name in Wilmington DE.. Great time.

  7. KevDog says:

    Since I’m moving much closer, I hope to make it this year.

    They had a symposium on Clifford centered around his B-Day in 2008, a once in a lifetime opportunity. But my girls were born 4 days before it started so, well, I wasnt going to Miss THAT!

  8. KevDog says:

    Met a young black woman the other day from Wilmington. She had never heard of Clifford. I just shook my head in pity and shame for her.

  9. JoshDoog says:

    The Suns have stomped the Lakers before especially when they are overly sure of themselves. The Suns are the likely the best post team we have ever had. The bench is talented and used to winning at home and on the road. The overassurance has not done the Lakers any favors and will not again. The only question is how the Suns are going to win this series not if!!!!

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