All night you had a feeling this might be coming. One, the Charlotte Bobcats have a recent history of beating the Lakers. And two, the whole building was just dead tonight.
That malaise seemed to be contagious as the Lakers seemed stagnant and distant all night.
“Our energy was probably lagging all game,” Lamar Odom said.
Said Kobe Bryant:
“There was nothing Ronny Turiaf about tonight.”
Andrew Bynum was a bit more descriptive in assessing what went wrong with the Lakers normally high-powered offense.
“We got kind of locked into one side of the court, and weren’t swinging the ball,” Bynum said.