Lakers Late Night Replay vs. Toronto

February, 12, 2012
2/12/12
1:26
PM PT
By the Kamenetzky Brothers
ESPNLosAngeles.com
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What looked like a blowout early became anything but. Still, the Lakers managed to squeeze out a win in Toronto, sending them back to L.A. with a 3-3 record on the Grammy road trip.

Final score, 94-92. Among the topics of conversation...
  • A great finish for Kobe Bryant, including a game winner. For Bryant, it was a happy ending for what had, before the final minute, been a horrible run in the fourth. Bryant was the hero, but played a big role in creating the mess to begin with.
  • Poor shooting in the second half for Pau Gasol, and low shooting percentages for the Big Three throughout the road trip. What accounts for the saggy numbers?
  • Do the Lakers have a coaching problem? A personnel problem? Where is the line between the two?
  • What kind of trade needs to be made, and how fast does it need to happen?

All that, plus cats, gratuitous violence, and lessons in makeup application. Enjoy!

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Kobe Bryant
PTS AST STL MIN
22.3 5.6 1.3 34.5
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsJ. Hill 8.0
AssistsK. Bryant 5.6
StealsR. Price 1.6
BlocksE. Davis 1.3