As expected, the NBA took another look at the confrontation between Derek Fisher and the Clippers’ Chris Kaman in the closing seconds of the Lakers’ victory Friday and upgraded Fisher’s foul to a flagrant foul 2. Kaman set a tough pick on Fisher on the perimeter and Fisher shoved Kaman. Fisher got a technical foul and Kaman got two and was ejected.
Also, Kobe Bryant was named the Western Conference player of the week after averaging 36.3 points in victories over the Phoenix Suns, the Clippers and the New Orleans Hornets. He had a season-best 42 points in a triple-overtime win over the Suns last Tuesday. He also had 12 rebounds and nine assists in 48 minutes against the Suns.
Today was a day off for the Lakers, who go back to work Tuesday.