Lakers Late Night Replay vs. Oklahoma City, plus postgame video (UPDATED)

April, 22, 2012
4/22/12
5:40
PM PT
By the Kamenetzky Brothers
ESPNLosAngeles.com
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Amazing how fast the tide can turn. What looked like it might be among the team's uglier losses turned into arguably the most inspiring victory in a couple seasons.

Lakers take Sunday's game against OKC in double overtime, 114-106.

Among the topics in a very busy show:
  • A spectacular fourth quarter defensively, and some very instructive words from Kobe Bryant after the game on what the game means for the Lakers.
  • Contributions from the bench. Jordan Hill, Devin Ebanks, and Steve Blake all came up big.
  • Andrew Bynum's reaction to sitting through the fourth quarter and OT. To his credit, it was much more positive than the last time this happened.
  • Metta World Peace, and his foul on James Harden. We play his postgame statement, and talk about what sort of discipline is likely coming from the league office.


Click below for video from Kobe, Hill, Ebanks, Pau Gasol (who finished one assist shy of another trip-dub), and Blake ...

(UPDATE: Mike Brown's postgame comments have also been added. Interesting stuff on Hill, Bynum, Kobe on Russell Westbrook, and more.)

Kobe on his approach in the fourth quarter, and the significance of the win:
Kobe on World Peace:
Jordan Hill on coming through vs. OKC:
Hill on getting extended minutes against the Thunder:

Hill on staying ready despite sparse minutes:

Devin Ebanks on his performance against OKC:

Steve Blake on a strong performance by himself and the young players against OKC:

Pau Gasol on the win over the Thunder:
Brown, on Bryant's defense on Westbrook:
Brown on Bynum's game, his effort, and what he wants on pick and roll coverage:
Brown, on his decision to keep Hill on the floor:
Brown on the OKC win, and contributions from Hill, Kobe, Gasol, Devin Ebanks, and more:

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Nick Young
PTS AST STL MIN
17.9 1.5 0.7 28.3
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsJ. Hill 7.4
AssistsK. Bryant 6.3
StealsK. Bryant 1.2
BlocksW. Johnson 1.0