Lakers handle Thunder

The Lakers put a merciful end to training camp and exhibition play with a 105-94 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder at the new arena in Ontario. Andrew Bynum showed what he can do when the opposition has no one big enough or strong enough to keep him out of the paint. Bynum had 23 points on 10-for-15 shooting and eight rebounds in 29 minutes.
Scary numbers.
Here are a few other random thoughts:
–Jordan Farmar continued his fine play with 14 points on 7-for-9 shooting. He’s playing with a newfound confidence that bodes well for him and the Bench Mob.
–Kobe Bryant played only the game’s first 7:55 and reported no troubles with his hyperextended right knee. He was hurt in Tuesday’s win over the Charlotte Bobcats in San Diego and could not play in Thursday’s victory over the Bobcats in Anaheim.
After the game, Bryant said:
“I felt great. That’s what I wanted to see, how it felt. It felt fine. It was important to get off it, ice it down. … Just making sure the rhythm was good and the knee was good. … It felt good. It felt fine. I just wanted to test it out, making sure it was OK.”
–Trevor Ariza continued to make his case for extended minutes, scoring 10 points and taking eight rebounds.

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