Lakers Today: 11/28/07

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:

  • LA Times: Lakers get boos and a victory
    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.
  • LA Times: Winter has something to say
    Consultant wants to see Odom get going and Bryant take better shots.
  • OC Register: Captains carry young Lakers
    Bryant and Fisher do their jobs coolly and calmly down the stretch.
  • Riverside PE: Lakers snap skid with 106-99 win over Sonics
    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.
  • Riverside PE: Sean Taylor’s loss felt by Lakers’ Odom
    The death of Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor on Tuesday morning wasn’t lost on Lamar Odom.
  • LA Daily News: Lakers struggle, but beat Sonics
    Crisis averted. Confidence restored.
  • LA Daily News: Lakers coach Jackson focuses on issues
    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.