Pivot Points: Kobe and the LA Lakers Are Bringing Showtime Back

Posted: 10th December 2009 by Hadarii Jones in NBA
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That's 10 wins in a row, with this last one coming in a thoroughly complete, and dominant fashion against the Utah Jazz. There was an unbelievable fourth quarter stretch where theáLakers didn't just impose their will, they took away Utah's will to compete in whatámay be the best fourth quarter ofádefensive basketball played in the NBA this season. The game was fairly even with Los Angeles holding a 74-73 lead when the Lakers decided to conduct a defensive clinic, totally confounding the helpless Jazz and throwing their entire rhythm out of sync. During a little more than a six-minute period, the Lakers forced nine turnovers,áinduced two shot-clock violations, and scored 20 points in a row all while holding theáJazz without a single, solitary point. It should be noted that Laker reserv ...

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