There were so many unforgettable events in the short-lived but surprisingly stormy
Robert Horry nailing that three-point shot over
And who could forget
Friday night presented something entirely different from all that early-millennium fun. The team with the Western Conference's worst record (Lakers) beat the team with the West's second-worst record (Sacramento), 126-122.
Where have you gone, Peja Stojokavic?
Someone had to win this thing, even if neither team didn't really mind losing because the draft lottery was right around the corner, 81 days and counting.
But the Lakers emerged with the victory Friday at
It was actually an entertaining game, though you'd see better defense in an All-Star game.
The Lakers made a sublime 19 of 27 from three-point range (70.4%), led by
"That's pretty crazy," Farmar said of the team's shooting. "That's a good feeling. Throughout all the adversity, all the injuries, all the new guys coming in and out, we're trying to find something to finish the season strong."
It also brought up a good point involving Farmar, who gave up millions annually playing in Turkey to sign a one-year deal with the Lakers for $1.1 million.
Marshall was scoreless a third consecutive game, missing the only two shots he took, though he did hand out 10 assists.
Farmar had 30 points and added seven assists in 29 minutes. Looks like his hamstring issues have finally ended after costing him a total of 29 games.
Of any point guard controversy, Lakers Coach
The Lakers' next game is Monday in Portland, which features All-Star point guard
Elsewhere, MarShon Brooks outplayed Kent Bazemore for the first time since they arrived from
Brooks had 23 points while Bazemore had a relatively quiet 12. Brooks shot well, like almost all of his teammates, making nine of 13 shots, including a hang-in-the-air reverse layup to give the Lakers a 124-118 lead with 2:19 left.
Not to be omitted,
The Lakers finally won, improving to 7-26 since a few days before Christmas.