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So Lakers taking on Brooklyn right now on this the halftime game.
And this game is looking very, very different than the first game.
I mean, the first game in New York when they played the next.
Now looks like the Lakers are gonna win this one.
It's only half time.
I know, but Lakers air up.
Um, but in terms of the energy, I was at the Knicks game the other night and the Lakers didn't play with a lot of energy at all.
They overpowered the Knicks, and that's what I That's what I expect.
But this game here against the Brooklyn Nets, I mean, the Lakers air getting it done.
First off the three point shooting really about both teams.
I'm looking at the box going now, the Lakers shooting 61% from three.
Which anybody that follows, the Lakers knows that's not really therefore table there.
11 of 18 from three.
The Nets, of course. A temp for 21.
But the Lakers are really getting it done.
You look at the box score anti Davis still looks a little out of sync, but he's He's slowly rounding back in the form.
He's got a 0.5 rebounds.
LeBron looks like LeBron.
17 points, seven assists, six rebounds.
He's at 33 pointers.
He's he's getting it done all over the court.
Dwight Howard got his first start of the night.
He's got 12 points, eight rebounds at the half, so he's getting it done.
They're just playing good right now.
Koos is having a good game.
He didn't play well against the Knicks, but he's got 13 points.
He's hit three or 33 pointers tonight.
That's a positive sign, so the Lakers look much better.
They're just playing with way more energy now.
It's not a lot of defense going on in this game.
I mean, we look at it right now.
Like I said, 75 70.
Um, both teams were really shooting lights out.
They don't have one guy that's really dominating me. Kyra.
He's got 10 points, but they're getting a lot of a lot of been scoring.
Chandler's got 12 he said.
Ah, Garrett Temple, he said.
33 pointers. He got 11.
He's at 23 pointers.
He's got 14 so their benches come to play.
But in terms of the Lakers, it's really good to see them come out with this kind of energy.
Um, they've got Billy on Saturday night.
That'll be a tough game.
We don't know if M B will play in that game or not, but this East Coast wing, we took a hell in Boston.
It was an ugly one at that bounce back and got the Knicks.
When we need to get this win here against Brooklyn, Hopefully we get the win against Philly, and then we go back to L.
And I believe the next game is on Tuesday, uh, which would be against the Clippers.
So it's important to wrap these games up now.
If you if you didn't hear all star starters were announced tonight and for the West.
LeBron Anthony Davis Obviously.
Um, Kwai, Um, now I need to think Who actually got that? The other started on the on the West.
Give me a second.
So I had it and I completely forgot Joey Edge, James Harden and Luca Duh LeBron anti Davis, James Harden.
Luca Ah and Kawai.
So the West, stacked as the West west always will be, um, the East led by Johannes.
No surprise there.
Maybe a couple surprises in the East.
I like Trey lot.
Hawks are very good, but I like Trey.
And Joel and B and B's no surprise as well.
So LeBron, he's now guy, I believe 17.
This to be 1/17 All Star game passing.
Kobe hit him and Kobe were tied for 16 All Star nod.
So he's gonna pass Kobe.
And speaking of passing Kobe, he has an opportunity to pass Kobe on all time scoring list tonight.
But I don't think that's gonna happen, but he has a really decent shot.
Um, when the Lakers played Philly on Saturday, and probably what's even more significant about that is that if you're a Laker fan, you should know this.
Kobe played for, Ah, Lower Marion High School as a young dude.
So Kobe will not be at any of these games that LeBron is an opportunity to pass him in all time scoring.
He does not want to take away from LeBron's accomplishment.
He doesn't want the focus to be on him.
There will be plenty of articles written about, um, LeBron passing Kobe on that list, particularly passing him as a Laker.
But it's to be expected, and in terms of Kobe's career, you know, Head, he never got hurt.
He probably scores another 4 5000 points pretty easily.
Ah, so who knows where he ends up finishing up at that point? But ah, shut out.
The LeBron do that a dominant career.
He's still getting it done, and I saw him in person like I said, I was at the Knicks game.
He's you see him in person, and then you see somebody like Anti Davis as well, who was 16 6 11 But LeBron is just a much bigger dude.
Um, didn't even someone like Anthony Davis.
So 17th year they're still be getting it done at this level three, you know, leading vote getter in the West to be leading the Lakers.
Ah, you know these the Lakers M v. P.
And to have them first in the West the way he does, I well, so you say.
But is this game against the Nets? The Lakers need to be careful here.
They're 35 9 coming into this game, the Nets of 20.
Ah, the Nets are 18 and 24 and these those kind of games where you let these teams, you know, get hot.
The game's a little close to him.
Really, what it should be.
Next thing you know that that's it.
It's crazy shots and the winning.
So Lakers need to keep an eye out for that.
This is the first, some the first Lakers Nets game this season.
They played in the preseason.
It was kind of ugly.
It was the whole n b A China debacle.
There was a lot of nonsense going on.
Um, now Anthony Davis.
I don't think we get this tonight, but he's averaging 32 32 points in 17 rebounds against Brooklyn since 2017.
Monster games against them every time he plays, but you know, little little still trying to get back from that gloomiest maxim's contusion.
So let's see how he fares in the second half.
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