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Lakers vs. Detroit Pistons: Lakers win, 103-90

Lakers1_510 Lakers 103, Pistons 90 (final)

The Lakers have replaced a recent two-game losing streak with a two-game winning streak.

Kobe Bryant had 33 points, making 11 of 20 shots and all eight of his free-throw attempts, in the victory Wednesday night at Detroit.

Pau Gasol had 25 points and 12 rebounds for the Lakers (10-2).

Neither Bryant nor Gasol played in the fourth quarter even though the Lakers' reserves lost most of a 26-point lead.

The Pistons (4-8) pulled to within 11 late in the game but came no closer.

Pistons guard Richard Hamilton was ejected quickly after arguing a foul call with referee Derrick Stafford with 7:01 left in the quarter. Hamilton had four points on two-for-five shooting at the time.

After years of struggling on the road against Detroit, the Lakers have won their last three games here.

--Mike Bresnahan, reporting from Auburn Hills, Mich.

Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant puts up an off-balance shot against Detroit on Wednesday night. Credit: Rick Osentoski / US Presswire

 
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anyone else having problems posting comments on the chat line?

Yep that's why I got off.

yeah... i chatted a bit with "justa" and there's supposed to be a patch if you refresh the page while holding the shift key but it didn't work for me. oh well, i thought i was "blacklisted" for my Bynum bashing earlier today! :-)

Oden's done for the year. Another microfracture. I bet Portland is happier than anyone there's a rookie scale. How that happens twice to an organization is just crazy. Passing on a once-in-a-lifetime talent for an of-injured big man.

It feels better and better every day to be a Lakers fan.

Oh well, one less team to worry about on the run to 17.

The game was decided by the refs when they ejected Hamilton. Detroit lacked the bench and resolve to bounce back from the ruthless onslaught by the Laker starters. Just when I thought I'd seen everything from 24 he makes some new variations.

Caracter showed mor character than ever! Give him more chances.

Looks like a good win, taped the game, gonna watch it after work.


Greg Oden is officially a bust, now.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=5819493

Now he's repairing the OTHER knee. Bowie over Jordan, Oden over Durant. Two draft picks that will haunt this team for the next ten years. I'll still never figure out what Portland was thinking on that one.

BLOG CRUE
Great win tonight, The Lake Show handling their business.

I saw the Knicks play the thuggets last night at the Coke Center and I wore my Ronny Turiaf Lakers jersey. I was lucky enough for him to sign the jersey. He fouled out and didn't score. I bet he was surprised to see the Lakers jersey and was cool enough to stop and sign it. I told him the Lake Show missed him and he just looked at me, nodded and walked away.

Colorado loves our World Champion Lakers!

Sorry, watching the SA game and now when the announcer says "Tony Parker gets to the hole better than any other point guard in the league," it just... isn't the same for me anymore.

Hugo boss,

I was there!!!!
haha.

Turiaf was cool indeed.

Lakers 2 in a row, hope to be 3 in a row soon!

go lakers.

I forgot to say that I was there with Lakers4Realz!

63 footer..what a thing to say on the Eve of his new journey

I think he's getting posted up more

Greg Oden officially an top overall BUST


http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news;_ylt=ArvNB2OLuRKV3cWG8NiGuMC8vLYF?slug=ap-trailblazers-oden

Sad to see injuries impair an athlete's career but it happens (Sam Bowie).

First the Blazers pass on Michael Jordan and now they passed on Kevin Durant.

Ripped City Indeed.

I hearned that - "I think he's getting posted up more."

Ouuuuu! With the win!

But seriously, the guys at the break actually said that, and I really had trouble NOT thinking that. They must have been cracking up when the camera stopped rolling.

luke walton won the game with his passing out gatorade and towels.

I was wondering where Brent Barry was yesterday, Craig Sager was filling in for him on The Jump on NBA TV. I guess now I know...

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I'm bummed for Greg Oden because he seems like a nice guy. It's terrible shame. I really hope he can come back like Grant Hill, have a few quality years - but the fact is most players don't come back after microfracture surgery, they're never the same after that and about half never make it back.

Portland's curse is not just their draft mistakes, it's injury issues. You can go all the way back to Papa Walton and his recurring foot injuries. The latest rash of big-man injuries is just a continuation of their curse. Brandon Roy has a recurring bum knee too.

I hope Oden can make it back, but the odds are really stacked against him...


GO LAKERS!!!!!

BTW nice win tonight =)

63 Footer: "Sorry, watching the SA game and now when the announcer says "Tony Parker gets to the hole better than any other point guard in the league," it just... isn't the same for me anymore."

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LMAO!!!

But he still has great penetration!


GO LAKERS!!!!!

CyberCosmiX - "But he still has great penetration!"

Bah-dum-bum!

So, you think he'll go for the 3's more now?

Sorry, watching the SA game and now when the announcer says "Tony Parker gets to the hole better than any other point guard in the league," it just... isn't the same for me anymore.

Posted by: 63 Footer | November 17, 2010 at 08:00 PM

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LOL!! I was thinking the exact same thing... I betcha everyone was cracking up about that. I don't know how Brent is going to maintain composure on air; I'm embarrassed for the guy.

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"Cyber..." yep.. "Penetration" has a whole new meaning now whenever Parker is the subject. The jokes are gonna fly and they will be funny.
There's Tony Parker, twisting, squirming and willing his way to the hole!!! What great penetration by the Frenchman!

Yeah... too bad for Oden but I have a feeling that Bynum will be traveling the same path.

63 Footer: "So, you think he'll go for the 3's more now?"

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Absolutely! He'll also convert to more of a swing-man now and play more of a pick-and-pop game...


GO LAKERS!!!!!

frmkt - I feel for Brent, too. Worst I ever saw was Steve Garvey that one season where everyone at Dodger Stadium was yelling: "Hey, Steve! Cindy wants more!" I don't know how the guy suited up ever game during that.

What a DRAG for Greg Oden and the Blazers. I forget what the poll was, but I recall that a significant majority of NBA GMs at the time would have drafted Oden over Durant. It's called bad luck. I hope he heals and eventually has a solid NBA career with someone, but the odds are stacked against him now. It's a terrible, terrible thing for this young player and all NBA fans who had looked forward to a special career. 7 footers with his size, talent and potential are rare and apparently now subject to debilitating injuries at a young age for some reason. Let's pray that our own Andrew Bynum doesn't face a similar fate and that he is literally 100% when he returns to the Lakers this season.

CyberCosmiX - I can hear Chickie Baby: "He shoots... he scores!"

KobeMVP888 - it's gotta be in Drew's mind on some level. I think if Bynum can get a good run this year, no big things, then he might see his way clear. I feel for Oden, too. I HATE injuries.

frmkt: "yep.. "Penetration" has a whole new meaning now whenever Parker is the subject. The jokes are gonna fly and they will be funny.
There's Tony Parker, twisting, squirming and willing his way to the hole!!! What great penetration by the Frenchman!"

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I just can't wait until he slams it down on a Marv Albert game and he calls 'Parker serves up a facial!' Oh me oh my!

Won't it be hard for Jon Barry to analyze Spurs games now? What if he needs to describe a back-pick for instance... =P

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63 Footer: "I can hear Chickie Baby: "He shoots... he scores!"

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My god it's too perfect! It's going to be too irresistible for announcers to keep from busting a gut calling Spurs games. They better have their cough buttons at the ready!


GO LAKERS!!!!

Time for Stern to step down. His interference into the sport is hurting the game.

BB Fan - I never 100% understood Stern's power situation. I know he's made the NBA a lot of money, but he does seem to have overstayed his welcome a little. Maybe the owners totally love him, but it doesn't always seem that way. I'd be all for a new commissioner.

Yeah, I think that Drew has to see this and be somewhat worried, although Oden's are unfortunately much worse. Terrible shame. I was looking forward to Bynum/Oden matchups, I hope at some time even at 80% Oden can get back out there.

A couple people on the BSPN boards were already correlating Oden to Bynum, I don't believe it but it does make one worry that they are similar in being young centers that have suffered several injuries.

Much agree, even if they have to push back Drew's return an extra week or three - whatever - just make sure he's 100%. He just has to be ready in May/June, not November/December...

A side note, their backup center Joel Pryzbilla just had his return from knee surgery pushed back 2 weeks, I picked him up for the fantasy team as he was supposed to return yesterday and then I read that. Brandon Roy also has a bum knee. Look at the whole rash of injuries from last season too. Perhaps there is something to that, maybe they are rehabbing improperly, not doing proper exercises or whatever. They should take a close look at their training staff to make sure they are properly competent and guiding the players the right way...


GO LAKERS!!!!!

Sup peeps!

Wasn't able to join in on the live chat(moody computer) but, as always, pleased with the W.

Also, glad to see the rooks get some PT.

Also, glad to see Shannon get all the luv from the blog...thanks for the bandwagon Mamba24. I've always liked Shannon since he joined the P&G. The young man has the right attitude. I remember early on PJ and the Black Mamba speaking about his work ethic.

MM, I agree with your point about him learning from the vets around him like Blaker and the Black Mamba...might as well learn from the best.

Speaking of which, how 'bout this for a nickname 'The Protege'...get it? :-)

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@LRob: Glad you liked Clara Hill...she definitely has a nice voice.

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And now, for t'day's entry in the 'across the pond' series.(via Sweden)



Little Dragon - Test - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvDkIR-OyYI

Little Dragon - Constant Surprises - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmP2ULBJGYQ

Little Dragon - Looking Glass - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlkGEEwRoNY

Little Dragon - Recommendation - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpIQ9QrhWog

Little Dragon - Fortune (AFTA-1 Remix) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8MoJl6JcoI

LittleDragon - Never Never - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-XXJW08CXw

Little Dragon - Feather - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMbzHCAyvAo

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Let's go Ls...all the way to a 3-peat!!!!!

"I just can't wait until he slams it down on a Marv Albert game and he calls 'Parker serves up a facial!' Oh me oh my!"
63 Footer

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LMAO!!
This is going to be rough on Brent.


G in DC - don't know Little Dragon (some stuff gets a little too produced for my ear, so I shy away from it at first listen), but thanks for turning me onto it. Very cool.

Oh yeah, forgot to mention that I've always liked Voskuhl and wouldn't mind him or Dampier donning the P&G.



Let's go Ls...all the way to a 3-peat!!!!!

63FTR: Glad you liked Little Dragon. I'm a bit new to their sound, too...but, melikey. :-)


Let's go Ls...all the way to a 3-peat!!!!!

G in DC - I always enjoy your musical choices and make sure to listen so I can catch stuff I haven't been exposed to, or passed on first hearing. Much thanks.

Go Lakers!!!

KobeMVP888 - it's gotta be in Drew's mind on some level. I think if Bynum can get a good run this year, no big things, then he might see his way clear. I feel for Oden, too. I HATE injuries.

Posted by: 63 Footer | November 17, 2010 at 08:34 PM
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Absolutely. Very well said. RCOTD


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