Thursday, February 17, 2005

Lakers vs. Jazz

I’m pretty sure everyone is glad that Kobe is back from the ankle injury he acquired on January 13th. Not only did he solely score 40 points and had eight assists, but he led the Lakers to a 102-95 victory.

"Yeah, I was gone for a while. So I needed a game under my belt to get my legs back and get my rhythm back. It's back."
- Kobe Bryant

Bryant had been out for a total of 14 games. But, coming back he has been doing pretty well. In the Lakers previous game, Kobe made 26 points. He is ready to keep charging with a fury.

Also, Bryant had no problem making the free-throws, making 15 of 19 from the line. He was pretty much unstoppable.

This cut pretty deep for the Jazz on account of not having two of their starters; Carlos Boozer and Andrei Kirilenko who were both out with sprained ankles. Utah had the lead for most of the game, only allowing the Lakers a charge in the second half. But, that was enough and Bryant took advantage of that.