Wednesday, November 01, 2006

PHX 106, LAL 114

Season opener.  Lights out.  2nd year starting center.  Leading scorer and team leader not available.  Sounds like disaster looming....

Hold on there buddy!  In the famous words of Mr. Lee Corso, not so fast!  After withstanding a 41 point first quarter, Lamar Odom and the Los Angeles Lakers battled   from 19 points down to leading by as many as 15 on their way to a 114 - 106 victory. 

Baby boy Bynum played a helluva game.  Post moves, baby hooks, short jumpers.  The kid looked good.

Lamar Odom took over after a slow first quarter.  Aggressive, no fadeaway layups, knocking down menage a trois, and being the starting point for the offense.

Farmar, outside of a shot clock violation after a timeout, showed remarkable maturity in his first pro game.  Liked his grasp of the offense...

The team as a whole didn't give up.  They could have easily folded with 3 minutes left in the first quarter and the Suns approaching 40 points.  But not at all, nope, they chipped away in the second quarter, took over in the third quarter, and finished them in the fourth.  Next up, Golden State...

Photo By Kevork Djansezian, AP

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