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Westsider Rider

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

That's exactly what I'm looking for

Other guys starting to step up, hit shots and make plays. The Lakers picked up a big win last night with the 102-94 victory at Utah. That makes 3 in a row, 2 from a back to back on the road and that's always big. Sure dominating victories over Boston and Golden State were nice, but a road win against a playoff team that is ahead of us in the standings is definitely huge. Lamar started get back to form coming up one assist shy of a triple double. Smush had 24 on 6-8 from behind the arc which definitely helped out.

Also for the third straight game Shammond Williams and Aaron McKie played a decent amount of minutes taking the spots of Jordan Farmar and Sasha Vujacic in the rotation. Phil is usually more comfortable playing veterans down the stretch and it looks like that's what's happening. Shammond and McKie have actually played pretty well considering they haven't had much game action all year and I believe they will definitely help us out as we head towards the playoffs. It also sends the message to Jordan and Sasha that they have to keep working hard in practice to get some run. Especially to Sasha who is so inconsistent it drives me crazy.

The Lakers get a few days off until Sacramento comes to Staples on Friday followed by a 4 game road trip starting at Phoenix on Sunday. Let's hope the team can keep this streak rolling, only 3 games back of Houston for the 5th seed and 5 back of Utah for the 4th.

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