The Lakers had a good Sunday at Staples Center. They actually played together on offense and defense and defeated the NBA-best Oklahoma City Thunder 105-96. Six Lakers scored in double figures led by Kobe Bryant's 21 points, then came Metta World Peace (15 points), Steve Nash (17), Pau Gasol (16), Antawn Jamison (12) and Earl Clark (11.) They are still 19-25 and after Tuesday they go out on the road for an extended voyage, due to the annual Staples Center shutdown to make away for the Grammys. But the second win in a row is a rare positive sign that this Lakers bunch may not be headed for NBA infamy after all.
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