Lakers make hustle plays in 92-89 victory over Denver Nuggets
December 31, 2011 | 5:25 pm
Among the highlights of my breakdown on the Lakers' 92-89 victory Saturday over the Denver Nuggets:
- Derek Fisher's ability to grab a cross-court loose ball in the final minutes of the game defined his toughness. It also sets a good example for how the Lakers will often need to grind out wins.
- Steve Blake deserves credit for chasing down Danilo Gallinari. It was clear Gallinari was waiting for a foul, and Blake smartly avoided it.
- There's no transition period for Andrew Bynum on offense. But how long will it take for him to get back in shape?
- Kobe Bryant handled his facilitating role so nicely, he almost logged a triple-double.
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