Bucks 98, Lakers 79

Yes, that really was the final score of tonight’s game between the Lakers and the Milwaukee Bucks at Staples Center. Kobe Bryant scored 21 points and then got ejected for beefing about an offensive foul with the game all but over. His day didn’t start out too hot either. According to Lakers coach Phil Jackson, Bryant was involved in a car crash on the way to the morning shootaround and arrived about 30 minutes late. All in all, it wasn’t much of a tuneup for the Lakers’ Christmas Day showdown against the Miami Heat.