G06 CHA@LAL PostGame Thread

Lakers WON their 1st game! And Jeremy Lin is chosen as the Player of the Game with 21pts/7asts/3rebs/1stl/1TO

The best part is Lin and Kobe are tied with 21pts each. The starters have more balanced shot attempts (Kobe/Lin/Boozer/Hill/Wes with 22/12/11/11/6). Kobe trusted his teammates to let Lin and Boozer run the offense more and they got a W as a result! This will bode well for the development of starting lineup.

Jeremy Lin led a huge 3rd quarter run with 12pts where Lakers found great spacing with Lin/Boozer/Kobe anchoring the offense. Lakers outscored the Hornets with an amazing 34-13 run.

Plus the huge 3rd run was helped with the insertion of Ed Davis for Hill who got into a foul trouble with 3:36 left. LAL was trailing 57-59 at that moment then proceeded to start 19-5 run(!) to close the 3rd quarter giving LAL 12 pt-lead at 76-64. In this run, Lin scored 7pts,1ast. Ed Davis certainly provided defensive presence in this key moment. This could be a future starting or closing lineup if Hill is ever traded (or benched).

And Mike Trudell compiled great game diary of key plays and pics of the game