Posted November 21, 2012 on AP on Fox
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist Right after Kobe Bryant made every one of his first five shots, you knew the Lakers weren't going to let new coach Mike D'Antoni lose his debut. As it turned out, just enough good things happened after that to produce Tuesday night's 95-90 win over the visiting Brooklyn Nets. The Lakers shot the ball well enough from the floor for most of the game, but managed all of three baskets in the final period, and didn't get the first until 4:33 remained. They weren't much better beyond the 3-point arc for most of the game and (6 of 21) and the free-throw shooting was a disaster (19 of 37), owing mostly to Dwight Howard's miserable 7-of-19 performance. Once the Nets figured out the Lakers' new big man was having even more problems than his career free-throw 60-percent mark would suggest, they began fouling him every time his teammates crossed half court with the ball. ''I don't know who's in charge of free throw shooting. Wait until I...
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