Thursday, December 9, 2010



Dec 8, 2010; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Derek Fisher (2) makes the game-winning shot at the buzzer as Los Angeles Clippers guard Erid Bledsoe (12) and center DeAndre Jordan (9) defend at the Staples Center. The Lakers defeated the Clippers 87-86. Photo via Newscom

Check the 'Lakers Latest' post below. What where we just saying about Derek Fisher? Well he's gone and put up a big, clutch play yet again. The Fish that saved L.A. has saved the day yet again. Derek beat the buzzer yet again but this time flipped the script by passing up a perimeter shot and flicking up a layup instead. "I assumed most guys would play me to stop and shoot, so I just wanted to try and leave a little hesitation in it," the faking Fisher told press. It worked just as well as the Lake Show overcame the Clippers 87-86 after spending most of the game behind the Clips. The game was still in the Clippers fingertip reach as Clipper centre DeAndre Jordan had a fingertip on Fisher's shot almost blocking it. "Had his fingernails been longer, he probably would have got to it," Derek said of DeAndre. In this battle of Los Angeles at the Staples Centre the Clips had the home team rights at the shared stadium and the court. They almost had the game as well behind Eric Gordon scored 24 points, Blake Griffin had 16 points and 11 rebounds. Still this was always a close clash Kobe had 24 Shannon Brown 16 and Pau had two 10's in points and rebounds. The Lakers were the visitors in their own house but they still made it their home ending their road losing streak after their travel weary trip last week. The court may have said the Clippers but if you look up at the banners in the rafters, you know it's the Lakers house.

Dec 8, 2010; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum (17) works out with a knee brace before the game against the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center. Photo via Newscom

(With some extra news coming out from the game time to add a 'PRESS PASSES' extra)

PRESS PASSES: Extra news coming from the Lakers/Cippers Los Angeles derby. Impressive rookie big Derrick Caracter has really been stepping it up but he took too many steps last night as he injured his ankle. Now with Derrick joining veteran Ratliff on the injury list and with Gasol still banged up it's time for the Lakers to introduce another post presence. Well a 10 day contract or free agent signing could be useful but may not be needed as Andrew Bynum may return earlier than expected on this road trip. Bynum stated there was "No more pressure." for him to come back after Caracter's injury but still the player expects to take centre stage in Washington on Tuesday.TIM DAVID HARVEY.

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