Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/18/14
LOS ANGELES -- With Kobe Bryant leading the way, the Lakers finally got a signature win against an elite opponent, and suddenly things are looking up again for that other team in Los Angeles. Two straight wins do not make a season, and when a team is on the outside looking in at the playoff hunt, nothing is taken for granted. Still, during a 105-96 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday, the Lakers played an unselfish brand of basketball, showing that a second-half season turnaround and postseason push are no longer out of the question. The Lakers' confidence is soaring following a convincing win over one of the best teams in the league. "We finally beat a team worth (something)" Bryant said. And with the season nearing the halfway point, that's saying something. With 38 games remaining and the Lakers in 10th place in the Western Conference, there is still enough time to climb into the top eight and make the playoffs. "We just have to keep believing in each o...
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