Plenty to cover in the show, as the Lakers win their 14th in 15 tries coming out of the break. Specifically:
A very strong night from Kobe Bryant, who racked up 17 free throws en route to a very efficient 37 points.
Another quality performance from Ron Artest, who not only electrified the Staples crowd with a thunderous dunk around Chris Kaman in the first half (and similarly electrified them with a pair of missed dunks later in the game), but bottled up Eric Gordon all night.
While Derek Fisher and Pau Gasol chipped in as well, the bench was a no-show, from Lamar Odom on down. As a group, they produced more turnovers (six) than field goals (five). Not a healthy ratio.
As a reminder (shameless plug alert), we'll be on 710 ESPN from 12-2 pm PT for ESPNLA On Air, discussing tonight's win, the playoff push, and other issues of great import. Hope you can tune in.