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The Los Angeles pick up their first win of the season on Sunday with their 107-92 victory over the visiting Charlotte Hornets.
The Lakers offense was running smoothly which hasn’t been the case for most of this season. The Lakers shot 51.2 percent on the night.
Most impressive on the night was Jeremy Lin who finally seemed to work comfortably in the offense, getting his shot in the flow instead of working in isolation. Lin shot 8 for 12 from the field including 3 for 6 from 3. Lin and Kobe Bryant each scored 21 points for the team high.
“Guys weren’t just looking to get the ball to Kobe and step out of the way,” Scott said after the game. “I talked to Jeremy before the game about being more assertive on both ends of the floor.”
Carlos Boozer had his stroke going in Sunday’s game, knocking down 7 for 11 from the floor, finishing with 16 points.
The Lakers were down 8 going into halftime but dominated the Hornets in the 3rd quarter 34-13 to take a double digit lead into the 4th and never relinquished it again.
The Hornets were led by Al Jefferson who scored 23 on the night for the game high and also pulled down 8 rebounds. Kemba Walker finished with 17 points, 4 assists and 2 steals.
Up next for the Lakers is a mini 2 game road trip starting off in Memphis to face the Grizzlies on Tuesday, then they’ll travel to New Orleans to face the Pelicans on the 2nd night of a back-to-back.