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Lakers Offense Impressed in 1st Half vs. New Orleans Tied a Franchise Record

By James Brown

Lakers Offense Impressed in 1st Half vs. New Orleans Tied a Franchise Record

The Los Angeles Lakers against the New Orleans Pelicans was a great contest with the team's best offensive game of the season

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The Los Angeles Lakers are back on track after getting the win this Friday night over the New Orleans Pelicans in a great battle at the Arena with one of the best offensive performances by the team in franchise history in the first half.

The LAL ended the 2nd quarter two points shy of a franchise record of 89 points in a half, set in 1987. LAL led 87-74 after a wildly offensive 1st half. They shot 67.4%, hitting 11 3's, plus 18 free throws. Their defense wasn't great, allowing 58.7% FGs and 36 points in their paint.

Still, the Lakers had their best offensive game in the season at the end of the first two quarters and still got one record tied in the 2nd Q: 51 points in a period. They did it one other time, on 3/25/14 vs. the Knicks.

Starters that game: Kendall Marshall, Jodie Meeks, Wesley Johnson, Chris Kaman, and Jordan Hill. Nick Young and Xavier Henry combined for 42 bench points! Point totals: Russell: 21; Reaves: 17; Hachimura: 16; LeBron: 14; AD: 12.

The hope for the Lakers front office to turn the season around

The plan for the Lakers by betting on continuity is to recover players like Jarred Vanderbilt, Gabe Vincent, and Cam Reddish to see how the team does when fully healthy and hope to have a run just like they did last season.

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