ESPN wants you to know that the Lakers are totally back. First they showed the league they could compete by getting their asses kicked by the Thunder. Last night they showed that Kobe and Dwight had “forged a partnership.” They showed this by falling behind by 25 to the New Orleans Hornets – a team just a half-game out of the bottom spot in the Western Conference. A team that defended the wrong fucking basket late in the 4th quarter of a 2-point game. The Lakers are back.
Celtics 83, Pacers 81 – Beautiful final play drawn up by Doc Rivers.
Knicks 87, Pistons 77 – No Carmelo? No problem. More shots for J.R. Smith! (7-22 for 20 points) Amar’e Stoudemire went for 22 points and 9 rebounds off the bench while Ray Felton scored 26 to offset his 7 turnovers.
Warriors 87, Kings 83 – Demcarus Cousins has made 3 of 22 shots in his last two games.
Heat 97, Magic 96 – LeBron’s left-handed layup won the game.