LAst Night's Action: Farmar Continues to Lead Lakers to Victory
Ooooh. Basketball! AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi
LA Lakers defeat Charlotte Bobcats 102-98. Jordan Farmar led all Lakers scorers with 17 points in just 22 minutes played to help the Lakers squeak past the still-winless Bobcats. After trailing by six at half time and by as much as nine in the third quarter the Lakers started to clamp down on the Bobcats to get back into the game. With an Andrew Bynum slam dunk to open up the fourth quarter, the Lakers took their first lead since the first half. Although Pau Gasol and Bynum seem to be playing better together, they still have a lot of shore up. Scary moment happened in the second quarter when new Laker Josh Powell and Kobe Bryant both went up for a rebound and collided knees. Bryant landed awkwardly and hyperextended his knee. He will be day-to-day.
Anaheim Ducks defeat Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 (SO). I guess you couldn't expect them to win in regulation since they've only won once in this young season. Hell with less than a minute to go leading 2-1 and the Maple Leafs pulling their goalie the Leafs managed to get one by Jean-Sebastian Giguere. The Maple Leafs missed their first two attempts in the shootout while Teemu Selanne and Chris Perry (in front of his family and friends) made their two attempts. Overall a good hitting game. Video highlights below: