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Lakers’ Xavier Henry’s half court buzzer beater (VIDEO)

Oct 6, 2013, 10:59 AM EDT

Kobe Bryant is in Germany (he was going to get around to telling Mike D’Antoni he was going but it slipped his mind). Pau Gasol and Steve Nash were watching in suits. So the Lakers had to turn to some of the guys fighting to make the team/get minutes to step up against Golden State in a preseason game Saturday night.

They got Xavier Henry, who dropped 29 points on the night. Henry is battling Nick Young and Wes Johnson to try to get minutes on the wing (particularly once Kobe returns and really soaks up minutes in that space). This helped Henry, but he’s going to need to be a lot more consistent with these kinds of efforts to win everyone over — he’s a career 29 percent shooter from three and 62 percent overall (in this game he was 9-of-15 from the field and 2-of-4 from three).

Still, nice buzzer beater. The Lakers won 104-95 and got 17 from Young. Golden State was led by Klay Thompson‘s 26 but the better news was that Andrew Bogut looked good and moved pretty well.

  1. clevelandschronic2 - Oct 6, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    Lakers still swallow. Bunch of Overhyped scrubs

    • money2long - Oct 6, 2013 at 12:28 PM

      oo, lemme guess. were you one of the people hoping the lakers lost their first game of the new season ? did their win squash any witty joke you had stashed up ? so you settled for … swallow ? it’s preseason. save your venom for the regular season at least.

  2. money2long - Oct 6, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    klay will be a fine pro. don’t yall think …

  3. clevelandschronic2 - Oct 6, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    Lol they won a preseason game. I applaud their will to fight to win in preseason. But guess what when the season starts the lakers will swallow . With or without the ballhog kobe. Like i said bunch of overhyped scrubs

    • stadix093 - Oct 6, 2013 at 2:38 PM

      They won’t be great, but if you are a cleveland fan you shouldn’t be talking too much either.

    • lhollis74 - Oct 7, 2013 at 12:20 AM

      Dude, if losing is synonymous with swallowing, how much have you done over past few decades? The browns, Indians, cavs (no title), your stomach should be hurting,lol!

      • 00maltliquor - Oct 7, 2013 at 11:13 AM

        LOL! Mo’ fiyah! *in Jamaican accent*

  4. asimonetti88 - Oct 6, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    If Henry can consistently hit threes like he did last night it would really help space out the floor and help out with running Antoni’s offense.

    • adamsjohn714 - Oct 7, 2013 at 2:00 PM

      If I had wheels, I’d be a wagon.

  5. abchome - Oct 6, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    X-men all have supernatural power.

  6. 5xchamp24 - Oct 6, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    Somebody tell me why on Gods green earth would a Clevland Cavalier fan have the audacity to say anything negative about the Lakers.

    • clevelandschronic2 - Oct 6, 2013 at 9:32 PM

      Yea cause a fan of any nba team shouldnt talk about another team. But yet you talk about the cavs. Great logic !! Do you actually believe the lakers have more talent than the cavs right now ?!? Anyone that does knows nothing about basketball. Lakers are old and overhyped/overrated with no cap space. So to answer your question thats why a cavs fan has the audacity to talk about your sorry lakers. Enjoy every win this season cause there wont be many!

      • asimonetti88 - Oct 6, 2013 at 10:47 PM

        “Lakers are old and overhyped/overrated with no cap space”

        The Lakers will have plenty of cap space this upcoming offseason.

  7. clevelandschronic2 - Oct 6, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    Heres 2 more facts for you laker fans- 2nd best team in the staples center and 3rd best in cali behind LAC and the warriors. Let that sink in

    • lhollis74 - Oct 7, 2013 at 12:25 AM

      Yeah, but you live in Ohio,lol!!!!! Just slightly better that Idaho I’d presume!

  8. lhollis74 - Oct 7, 2013 at 12:16 AM

    Hey Cleveland, did you guys make playoffs last year? Year before that? What about the previous year? Is it safe to say your entire city has been a clinic in loserism for multiple decades? I guess if you think the lakers will suck, you would be able to recognize perennial failure. Jeez, laker fans should just laugh at you, not at what you say, but your entire existence,lol!

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