Thursday, June 11, 2009

Lovin Lamar Odom NOT

Lamar Odom's offense in the fourth quarter was a huge reason the Los Angeles Lakers escaped in overtime of the NBA Finals' Game 2.

Odom also was the reason they didn't put the game away a lot sooner.

The Lakers survived what has become the Orlando Magic's typical bounce-back game, winning 101-96 Sunday night to take a 2-0 series lead. You just knew the Magic weren't going to lie down after getting thrashed 100-75 in Game 1.

It was Odom who hit the game-clinching free throws with 22.1 seconds in the extra session to cap a 19-point performance.

Thanks, L.O. Now, apologize for making your team have to scrap for five extra minutes to avoid going to Orlando with the series tied at 1-1.

Oh sure, the stats look nice: 8-of-9 shooting, eight rebounds and three crucial blocks. He also scored L.A.'s first four baskets of the fourth quarter.

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