Mayberry was philosophical:
Hopefully their anger lasts through Saturday and they do prove me wrong. If so, Byron Scott needs to give me a cut of his paycheck this week.
Cut that man a check. The Bees stayed close to the Lakers throughout the first three quarters last night and then pulled away in the fourth to score a 105-89 win. Chris Paul led all scorers (yes, even Kobe) with 26; Rasual Butler and Jannero Pargo came up with timely treys and scored 22 and 21 respectively. CP3 and Desmond Mason put together double-doubles, and Tyson Chandler, as usual, led all rebounders with 12.
It is a measure of the sheer awesomeness of Kobe that in a game where he estimated he was maybe 50 percent at best he’d sprained his ankle Monday against Indiana, but thought he was ready to play he still pulled down 24. And Bryant had kind words for Paul: “I love his game.”
Busy weekend coming: at Seattle on Friday, then Golden State on Saturday. Let’s hope the Bees are still pissed at Darnell.
Update, 9:35 am: Hmmm. The Oklahoman story on the game was written by … John Rohde?