No Dwight Howard? No Metta World Peace? No problem for the shorthanded Los Angeles Lakers, who capitalized ten unanswered points in the closing minutes of Tuesday night's contest against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center. L.A. held Brooklyn to under 35% shooting to take a 92-83 win over the Nets.
Not even 30 points and 11 rebounds from All-Star center Brook Lopez were enough to will his Nets squad to victory. Lopez showed some leadership after the game: "I just feel those 2 1/2 minutes are about as bad as I played on both ends of the floor all season."
Enjoy the slideshow above recapping the matchup.