Tom Thibodeau keeps saying it will take a collective effort to replace Derrick Rose. That's what the Bulls, also playing without Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson, got in their 97-92 victory over the Wizards on Tuesday night at the United Center.
LOS ANGELES-It's official. The Lakers have gone through the looking glass. Good is bad, bad is good, up is down, and down is where folks are finally pulling their gold Lakers car flags, replacing them with something white.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Los Angeles Lakers used to have all sorts of problems on their annual trip here, most notably double-digit losses in back-to-back championship seasons when Pau Gasol and Kobe Bryant were still in their prime and Derek Fisher would have laughed at questions about being a future NBA coach.
Al Jefferson had 21 points and 16 rebounds as the Charlotte Hornets held off the Los Angeles Lakers 104-103 on Tuesday night. Mo Williams posted 20 points and 13 assists, while Gerald Henderson added 21 points and five helpers for the Hornets, who have won two straight on the heels of a 1-6 stretch. Jeremy Lin tallied 23 points, eight assists and six rebounds off the bench and Carlos Boozer provided 15 points and 11 boards for Los Angeles, which has dropped nine of its last 12 contests.