The Lakers scored a season-high 120 points behind 26 points from Pau Gasol. The real story of this was the Lakers utter dominance in the second half.
The Lakers led just 56-54 at the half, then came out of the locker room and absolutely dominated the Nets, outscoring them 64-39. That’s right, 64-39 in the second half.
“We came out of the locker room with a lot more focus,” Gasol said in a postgame interview. “I think we were much more solid in the second half.”
How dominant were the Lakers in the second half?
Well, the starters didn’t even need to play in the fourth quarter, allowing nine players to play at least 20 minutes on Tuesday night.
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The Lakers held New Jersey to 26 percent shooting in the third quarter and 16 percent in the fourth.
After being tied at 66-66, the Lakers went on a 41-15 run.