The Los Angeles Lakers made one hell of an effort to pull off probably their greatest comeback against the Sacramento Kings since Game 4 of the 2002 Western Conference Finals. If you don’t remember that game, let me just sum it up in four syllables: Robert Horry.
Much like the first meeting this season, the Lakers found themselves trailing by a massive margin. The only difference this time was the amount of resolve they showed, as they overcame a 27-point deficit to momentarily take the lead before squandering it away in the final minute.
Leading the charge was D’Angelo Russell, who was obviously feeling better after missing Tuesday’s game because of an illness. The rookie point guard tallied a career-high 27 points on 11-of-16 shooting, along with four assists. Kobe Bryant also returned, pouring in 28 points on 10-of-18 shooting.
Despite the losing effort, the game was filled with fun for Lakers fans in the fourth quarter, showing a lot of promise from the young guys. And despite the front office believing otherwise, that is the most important thing this season.
Gary is joined by Jacob and Kyle to discuss tonight’s exciting finish, Mitch Kupchak’s recent comments, and more.