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Lakers 107, Thunder 93: Break glass in case of emergency

February 25, 2009 |  8:15 am

Just because the Lakers haven't needed Kobe Bryant to play Superman on a night in, night out basis this season doesn'tKobe_bryant_slams_against_the_oklah mean the guy doesn't show up at the arena every night with a cape, a point driven home (on the odd chance there was any lingering doubt) in the fourth quarter of LA's 107-93 win over the Thunder in Oklahoma City Tuesday night.  With under 10 minutes to play and OKC pulling tight to the Lakers, a resting (and antsy) Kobe checked back in- the push/pull of time management between him and Phil Jackson having been sufficiently satisfied- and went to town, piling up 15 points in the frame, including eight straight and 13 of his team's next 17.  (Just for funsies, he also tossed in a couple dimes, including a slick read out of a double team to a wide open Jordan Farmar under the basket.) The box shows a 13-21 night en route to 36 points.  It wasn't anything Derek Fisher hadn't seen before, not that it becomes any less fun to watch

For his part, Fisher pitched in with 12 points, including two big fourth quarter jumpers, adding to a list of important buckets he's delivered over the past few games. Luke Walton, who finished with 11/5/4, also continued to do what the Lakers need from him out of the SF spot.

LA is idle today, but will look to push their win streak to six Thursday against the Suns at Staples.