Lakers Today: 10/20/08

During last night’s win over the Raptors reminded me a lot of those games last season when the second unit would come in and take the game up a notch. Jordan Farmar was electric (his monster jam would have been play of the night if not for Trevor Ariza catching it off the backboard and slamming it home, but Jordan was the one that put it off the backboard) and Lamar Odom is finding out how fun it can be playing with the second unit (click here to see what Lamar had to say postgame).

The second unit was running and gunning while the first unit bigs of Gasol and Bynum faced one of the only teams in the league that can matchup with their size. Vladimir Radmanovic had a rough shooting night against Toronto, but his play as a starter has been positive overall.

Bill Plaschke on Andrew Bynum’s contract possibilities.

Home court played a huge role in last year’s finals. Will it this year too?

There won’t be any rest for the Lakers (even after a back-to-back weekend) with three games on the schedule in the next five days. They’ll practice today before heading to San Diego to play the Bobcats tomorrow. Sasha Vujacic is going to give his injured ankle a test today.