ESPNLA.com's Arash Markazi joins the fun, and while the Lakers did lose again to their Staples Center roommates, there were certainly positives to take away. Among the talking points were Kobe Bryant's wrist injury, the battle between Devin Ebanks and Matt Barnes at the starting small forward spot, Steve Blake's continued progress, Metta World Peace's continuing struggles, and the collective improvement in outside shooting.
Click below the jump for postgame videos with Mike Brown and Derek Fisher. Interesting stuff from both, on the team's improvement from Monday to Wednesday, Brown's take on Ebanks and his push to start, and more.
Mike Brown, on the game, and his team's improvement:
Brown, on Metta World Peace:
Brown, on Ebanks:
Fisher, on whether there's any benefit to playing without Kobe:
More from Fish, on the significance of improvements from game 1 to game 2:
Fisher, on the challenges they face:
Andrew Bynum, on staying sharp during his suspension: