(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) — With the NBA trading deadline one day away, the Los Angeles Lakers showed that with this current roster, they have what it takes to win, even if it takes two overtimes to do it.
On Tuesday night against the Memphis Grizzlies (24-17), Kobe Bryant scored 34 points and Andrew Bynum led the way with a season-high 37 points and 16 rebounds in the Lakers (26-16) 116-111 double overtime win.
“I thought our guys a few times during the course of the ballgame could have folded,” Lakers coach Mike Brown said. “That’s just not in their makeup. …There’s never a panic with this group. The group just stayed the course, stayed the course and stayed the course.”
Pau Gasol, who continues to be involved in trade rumors, added 14 in the Lakers third straight win. Whether he will be in a Lakers uniform come the Thursday 3 PM eastern trade deadline remains to be seen.
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