Los Angeles Lakers Road to Three-Peat: Still Unbeaten After Two Weeks

After two weeks of this interesting NBA season, there are still two undefeated teams, and those two would be the Los Angeles Lakers and New Orleans Hornets. The Lakers had another impressive week, with just one sloppy-looking game on Friday night against the Raptors.

Once again this week, the Lakers showed why they may be the best team since the 1995-96 Bulls. But, we'll have to wait and see if that turns out to be true.

Week In Review

vs. Memphis Grizzlies - W 124-105   Player of the Game: Pau Gasol (23 pts, 13 rebounds)

@ Sacramento Kings - W 112-100   Player of the Game: Kobe Bryant (30 pts, 12 assists, 10 rebounds)

vs. Toronto Raptors - W 108-103   Player of the Game: Pau Gasol (30 pts, 7 rebounds)

vs. Portland Trail Blazers - W 121-96   Player of the Game: Pau Gasol (20 pts, 14 rebounds, 10 assists)

We also learned many new things this week, so let's take a look at the ups and downs after these last four games.

Three Positives

1. Kobe Bryant's Knee Not an Issue

What a week for Kobe, as he had another three games with 20 points or more. He had an off night last night with just 12 points, but that is to be expected. He had 23 points all in the first half on Tuesday night against the Grizzlies, which is what he would end with as Jackson gave some of the bench players some more minutes.

He also dropped 30 points on Wednesday night against the Kings. He also had a triple-double in that game, which he hasn't done since January 19, 2009. He looks very comfortable from the perimeter and down low, and the knee isn't bothering him a bit, and if it is, he sure does hide it well.

Look for Kobe to continue this success through the next week and the weeks and months to come. For all the critics that have been saying "this should be his last year," think again. He looks better than ever, and ...

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