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Old 04-27-2012, 03:31 AM   #1
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Kobe Bryant didn't play in the Lakers' regular-season finale Thursday night, a meaningless 113-96 loss to the Sacramento Kings at Power Balance Pavilion. Pau Gasol also didn't play. Neither did Andrew Bynum.

Metta World Peace wasn't allowed to play because of a seven-game suspension.

Matt Barnes couldn't play because of a sprained right ankle.

Bryant needed to score 38 points to win the NBA scoring title, but in the end, he decided it was smarter to rest for the start of the playoffs Sunday than to try to overtake Kevin Durant of Oklahoma City.

"He's been in this league for a long time and he understands the importance of getting some rest and going into the playoffs the right way," Lakers coach Mike Brown said of Bryant. "He was the one who said at first he wanted to sit."

-- LA Daily News
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Smart move. This game truly was meaningless. We're still the 3rd seed. What possible reason should our big three have played tonight?

Congratulations for Durant on his scoring title, a possible MVP, and a great playoff run (Everyone knows they'll go far). This game was a much needed rest.
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Smart move. This game truly was meaningless. We're still the 3rd seed. What possible reason should our big three have played tonight?

Congratulations for Durant on his scoring title, a possible MVP, and a great playoff run (Everyone knows they'll go far). This game was a much needed rest.


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Time to switch gears here. Playoff time. Lets just hope they win.

My neighbor already bet that Denver will beat us in 5-7 games. One of the smartest bets I ever took. lol
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Time to switch gears here. Playoff time. Lets just hope they win.

My neighbor already bet that Denver will beat us in 5-7 games. One of the smartest bets I ever took. lol

You got that one right.

Will be a tough round but we got it. I am confident. Go Lakers!!
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You got that one right.

Will be a tough round but we got it. I am confident. Go Lakers!!

It'll be interesting to see how Devin Ebanks plays Gallinari with his athleticism. He might be the better matchup option anyways over Artest when you consider the type of defense needed. Thats for a whole other thread which will be created now.
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It'll be interesting to see how Devin Ebanks plays Gallinari with his athleticism. He might be the better matchup option anyways over Artest when you consider the type of defense needed. Thats for a whole other thread which will be created now.

I agree!!!
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