Five takeaways from Lakers' victory over San Antonio

Five takeaways from the Lakers' 112-110 overtime victory in San Antonio

The Lakers lost a nine-point lead with 1:59 left in the fourth quarter but beat the defending champions in overtime. In San Antonio. Here are five takeaways from their 112-110 victory over the Spurs.

1) Nick Young gave himself a new nickname, reaffirmed that nobody in the world could guard him and yelled out special thank-yous to each teammate in the locker room. All during a five-minute postgame interview. It’s Young’s world and we’re all living in it. Oh, yeah, he scored 29 points and hit the go-ahead, 30-foot three-pointer with 7.4 seconds left in overtime.

2) Kobe Bryant acknowledged what his coach said: He was exhausted. He had 22 points on 22 shots and nine assists but with three bad turnovers late in regulation. How did he feel after it all? “Thirty-six,” he said.

3) Wesley Johnson continued his peek-a-boo act with consistency, stringing together 13 points and making all three of his three-point shots. He was back to Wild Wes instead of Willowy Wes. 

4) The Lakers’ reserves outscored the starters, 61-51. Jeremy Lin and Carlos Boozer each had 14 points, nice complements to Young’s production.

5) Bryant was initially on pace to pass Michael Jordan for third on the all-time scoring list. He had nine points in the first quarter but slowed from there. He needs nine more Sunday in Minnesota to top Jordan.

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