LOS ANGELES -- Most nights, the Lakers only have to concern themselves with avoiding one loss. Tuesday night, losing twice became a real possibility.
They avoided an on-court defeat after blowing a 12-point fourth quarter lead, hanging on to beat New Jersey 91-87 at STAPLES Center. Kobe Bryant hit the game-clinching three-pointer with ten seconds left in the game.
Whether they've lost Andrew Bynum emotionally is still up in the air.
Repeatedly showing a lack of maturity that apparently started when he violently knocked Dallas' J.J. Berea to the floor in a playoff game last season, the Laker center was reportedly fined an undisclosed sum for "numerous infractions" this season. The story was first reported by a national website.
Bynum, who missed the four games this season while suspended for the Berea hammering, sat out Tuesday night after spraining his left ankle in the first quarter of a win Sunday over Golden State. It was the first time he's sat out a game he was eligible t...