Getting back in the win column is never a bad thing, but last night’s win could have been better… in almost every way.
Being tied at the half with the team owning the worst record in the NBA isn’t a way to inspire confidence throughout the season. The Lakers looked to right the ship as they came out strong in the third, taking a 12-point lead by the end of the quarter. The ship began to tilt again in the fourth though when the Sonics crept within five points before the Lakers eventually took control to win 106-99.
The Lakers have the day off practice today because of league mandated meetings. They get back at it tomorrow night against the Denver Nuggets at STAPLES Center (7:30pm, TNT).
Onto the links:
Bryant scores 35 and Odom has 20, but L.A. still has to work hard to end losing streak against the lowly SuperSonics, 106-99. Rookie Durant scores 25.
Consultant wants to see Odom get going and Bryant take better shots.
Bryant and Fisher do their jobs coolly and calmly down the stretch.
The Lakers faced a Seattle SuperSonics team with the worst record in the NBA on Tuesday night. But for these Lakers, there are no sure victories, not with the way they had been playing in losing three in a row.
The death of Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor on Tuesday morning wasn’t lost on Lamar Odom.
Crisis averted. Confidence restored.
Coach Phil Jackson gathered his players in front of a television at the team’s shootaround Tuesday morning and held a video study session in preparation for the evening’s game against the Seattle SuperSonics at Staples Center.