The Los Angeles Lakers haven't had a memorable season, but the team completed the season-series sweep of the Boston Celtics in a 101-92 victory. The Lakers had a huge fourth quarter swing, outscoring Boston 38-18, led by new Laker MarShon Brooks scoring 10 of his 14 points in the final frame.
Six Lakers reached double figures, led by Pau Gasol and Chris Kaman each scoring a team-high 16. Newcomer Kent Bazemore also had a great night, scoring 15 points in 33 minutes and showing off his length, athleticism and fit in transition on a Mike D'Antoni coached team.
Sure, the trade deadline didn't go off with a bang for the Lakers, but the additional wing depth was a great find and it shined immediately. On the same day the Lakers announced Kobe Bryant wouldn't be re-evaluated for another three weeks, the team flexed their wing depth against the Celtics.
And yes, the Celtics aren't good. They're a below average team in the middle of their own rebuild, but these little victories make this season tolerable. Sure there might not be playoffs, but sweeping the Celtics is a win. Sure, injuries have depleted the core, but the game-winner against Houston was fun. Yeah, the team has a murky future, but they opened the season with a thrilling victory over the Clippers.
Savor the savorable.