Once again it required extra basketball -- not exactly ideal against a 10-win team -- but the Lakers overcame a slow first half to grind out an important win over New Orleans Wednesday night. Once again, Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum led the way, but Metta World Peace came up with a few big plays late as well.
We discuss their work, the incredible endurance of Bryant over the last two nights, the determination shown by the Lakers this week, and of course the trade deadline. What would it mean to add Michael Beasley? Who else might be coming, and who is on his way out?
Plus, vintage 7-Up commercials.