This time, Bryant and Lakers come up ...

This time, Bryant and Lakers come up short

There are 6 comments on the LA Daily News story from Jan 24, 2010, titled This time, Bryant and Lakers come up short. In it, LA Daily News reports that:

Kobe Bryant had the ball and the game in his capable hands with 1.2 seconds remaining Sunday night.

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Barrigada, Guam

#1 Jan 25, 2010
go lakers, wake up..........
Knightmare Lloyd

Studio City, CA

#3 Jan 25, 2010
We need to play D on the road, and stop it with the play D-when we feel like it.

San Marcos, TX

#4 Jan 25, 2010
how about our lakers center. do you think he need improvement? as jp said before. "he's loving bynum's inside play."

Long Beach, CA

#5 Jan 25, 2010
The Lakers are my team. But they really need to get their act together. The eastern teams are tougher - that's common knowledge. But the Lakers have NO EXCUSE for not giving a full effort - other than Kobe. The Cavaliers have moved up on my "hate" list. I never have liked "Mr. Arrogant" aka Labron James, and they are a close second to Boston on my hate list. The Lakes need to toughen up and play hard EVERY NIGHT. Losing twice to Cleveland is atrocious. And don't give me that line about 'waiting till the playoffs' start before they kick it in. Yeah, right. The Cavs need to be concerned about the east - Boston and Orlando. They won't make it out of the East again. But beating the Lakers shows them that if somehow they do make it out, and find the lakers waiting - they can beat the lakers. I would hate that, but it wouldn't be a big surprise. Especially the way the lakers spread open the lane whenever James decides he's coming thru for a layup. Hard fouls are a part of the game. Will somebody on the lakes put him on his butt??!! Duh?! And what has happened to Gasol?? He's trippin too. Fish my boy, its time to tell the bench hello. Lamar, play basketball...EVERY NITE!! Kudos to Farmar and Brown. Welcome back Walton. Yeah, right.

Peterborough, Canada

#6 Jan 25, 2010
JR Salazar wrote:
On a long road trip like this, flipping the ON/OFF switch is the last thing you want to do. Here, the switch was flipped to OFF, and as a result, the Lakers choked in Toronto for the first time since 2007.
I can't see them coming up short again on March 9. The Raptors haven't won at Staples Center since December 2001, and I think both sides will hold serve at home this series.
Yea give raps credit where deserved they earned. Never say never concerning Staples.

Peterborough, Canada

#8 Jan 25, 2010
JR Salazar wrote:
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Here's another interesting factoid as of now: Toronto has yet to sweep the Lakers in a regular season series. The last time they had an opportunity to sweep LA was in the 2001-02 season. After their 89-86 victory on Dec. 28 2001, they got hammered 109-89 at Air Canada Centre on Jan. 6 2002.
This Raptors teams is in contention for one of the last Eastern Conference playoff spots and already they have a chance to make history, regardless of what happens to them this season.
Thanks for the stats man. As I said , its just another game , time to move on. We will savour the win but many more mountains to climb.

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