Lakers hold off lowly Wolves for 11th...

Lakers hold off lowly Wolves for 11th win in 12

There are 5 comments on the story from Mar 18, 2011, titled Lakers hold off lowly Wolves for 11th win in 12. In it, reports that:

When Andrew Bynum turned his shoulder and put Minnesota's Michael Beasley flat on the floor with a flagrant foul, it was the ugliest moment in an altogether unsightly night for the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Tucson, AZ

#1 Mar 19, 2011
Memo to Kurt Rambis: Which team are you looking out for? The Lakers or the Wolves? The team you are coaching this year, or the team you hope to coach next year?

The foul on Beasley was most certainly malicious. Beasley was in the air and Bynum gave him a forearm/shoulder shot in the chest, throwing him off balance, and putting him flat on his back. Bynum made absolutely no effort to contest the shot. If someone would have done that to Kobe EVERY Laker would have been on the floor, Phil would have been on the floor, and halve of the front row fans would have been on the floor. If it was not malicious, why did Bynum get ejected for a flagrant foul? Is Rambis worried that Bynum is going to get suspended and delay tuning up the "machine" for the playoffs?

The Wolves played well up until about the four minute mark, when total panic and disorganization set in. Nobody was immune to the stupidity that set in at that point.

Wes had his best game as a Timberwolve. Too bad he quit shooting in the fourth quarter as he was about the only guy who had anything much going. The loss of Beasley to a "basketball play" (sarcasm intended) was huge as it took out one more person willing to take a big shot.

Flynn sucked once again. Darko had a few nifty passes, but pretty much sucked as well. The bench failed to show up for yet another game.

What is there, 11 left? Thank god!
DD Austin

Miramar Beach, FL

#2 Mar 19, 2011
What a surprise! The script is the same 99.9% of the time. Big market team lets small market team stick around all game long, and in the last 3 minutes the small market team wilts, and the big market team scores just enough to get the win. B O R I N G !!! ;-(
the real just another day

Hugo, MN

#3 Mar 19, 2011
Just another day in loserville...

Rochester, MN

#4 Mar 19, 2011
If Bynum isn't suspended and fined for that cheap shot there is no justice. It was deliberate and intended to take Beasley out of the game. Malice aforethought is the legal term! Stern needs to step up here and make an example of Bynum. He could have ended Mike;s career witht hat shot.

Canoga Park, CA

#5 Mar 20, 2011
Whether it was malicious or not is irrelevant and cannot be ascertained. Wolves fans will say it was intentional; Lakers fans will say he made a bad choice, the latter being the only obvious truth. Either way, he should be fined and suspended. Cheap shots are cheap shots despite what he might have intended.

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