The Credits: "C.R.A.Z.Y"

You should shoot this much.

What a game last night.

In Los Angeles' 96-91 victory last night over the Dallas Mavericks, no emotion was spared as the Lakers took the fans on a rollercoaster ride of excitement, joy, fear, anger and helplessness. Uneasy that the Mavs had clawed back into the game with minutes remaining, getting within one point of of the Lakers, our stomachs churned with each clank of the rim as Laker after Laker missed free-throws.

In a game where Kobe struggled, Pau and Bynum were asked to step up and delivered. The most surprising player to step up for the Lakers? Derek Fisher, and that's not a typo. C.A Clark explains:

Derek freaking Fisher trolled us all, scoring 15 points on 8 shots, including his clutch shot of the month, a big three-pointer to extend the Lakers' lead to 5 late in the game.

Fisher commented on what finally decided the game:

Well, Matt Barnes finally made a couple of free throws, so that was big for sure. Also, having a bit of a cushion on the road is big. We’ve played from behind a lot in our road games, and to have that cushion so that when things don’t always go as well, you can still get a win.

Quick flight out to Oklahoma to face the Thunder tonight. This may not end well.

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