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Lakers’ bench explodes in fourth quarter (VIDEO)

Oct 30, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

Nobody saw this coming.

The Lakers second string — Jordan Farmar, Xavier Henry, Wesley Johnson, Jodie Meeks and Jordan Hill — put up 41 points on 65.2 percent shooting, with an off-the-charts offensive rating of 154.6 points per 100 possessions in the fourth quarter. They scored the Lakers’ final 46 points, taking a close opening night game and blowing it wide open.

Winning that way may not be sustainable, but Lakers fans — not to mention players — sure savored it Tuesday night after a summer of hearing how much better the Clippers were than them.

  1. ambitoos - Oct 30, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    Surprise, surprise. Who knew the Lakers have a bench. Wake up Clippers, the season has started.

  2. dezglobal - Oct 30, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Dont get too excited LA Laker fans lol

  3. asimonetti88 - Oct 30, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Lakers taking care of business! Let’s get at it tonight, the Warriors are a tough team too!

  4. papichulo55 - Oct 30, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Rivers is Tanking. By Christmas, he will be on the bench in Brooklyn, with JKidd in a uni, getting us that Ring!

    • fanofevilempire - Oct 30, 2013 at 1:48 PM

      you smoking dat good sheet huh.

  5. rodge1 - Oct 30, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    This Laker team is going to be better than everyone expected, right up until Kobe comes back and disrupts everything… Kobe is probably upset they won without him, and I’m not even joking.

    • asimonetti88 - Oct 30, 2013 at 11:17 AM

      Man you haters are something else. Always gotta be hating!

      • spthegr8 - Oct 30, 2013 at 2:00 PM

        ^^^^^ It’s what they do and this one in particular. He has some SICK obsession with Kobe. The only time he comments on a Laker thread is to bash Kobe. You know they say ” don’t feed the “troll” and eventually he will go away”, Unfortunately for the Laker fans on this board, this “troll” just WON’T GO AWAY!!!! ^^^^^^

    • fanofevilempire - Oct 30, 2013 at 1:50 PM

      I think they say Lakers are 5-0 in openers when Mamba doesn’t lace them up.
      But they will need # 24 to win some games.

  6. losanginsight - Oct 30, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    Yes, most educated basketball fans did see this coming. A back court of Cp3and journeyman JJ is not going to scare many teams. The Lakers got very young and very athletic this off season ( like everyone said the needed to do). The clippers got Doc who managed to only scrap out 1 ring in Boston. You can’t paint a donkey and try to PSS it off as a zebra.
    16 Rings for a reason.

  7. cpcheung - Oct 30, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    Who said that Coach Mike D’Antoni is no good?

    • dannymac17 - Oct 30, 2013 at 1:28 PM

      everyone with a brain.

    • fanofevilempire - Oct 30, 2013 at 1:50 PM

      they got rid of the problem, Howard.

  8. cpcheung - Oct 30, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    Who said that Coach Mike D’Antoni is no good? I always think that Lakers have made the right decision to hire Mike D’Antoni as the coach to make another miracle in Los Angeles after the Lisanity in New York.

  9. thedano - Oct 30, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    This is the type of team I’d hire a Mike D’Antoni to coach. He’s always had some success having obsure guys rise up and be relevant. Young, running, bombing type offense. Where he struggles is leading a team of leaders. He could lead a team like this to the 7th or 8th seed, but that’s his coaching ceiling IMO. If the Lakers plan on loading up with multiple stars, and Kobe…..then Mike D wouldn’t be the right choice. But for a run and gun team under the radar, he’s a good fit. As a Laker fan, it was a lot more fun to watch then the painful games a year ago. A year ago they would have been down 20 in the first half to the Clips last night.

  10. chargerdillon - Oct 30, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    AHAHAHAHAHAHA I can’t stop laughing. Oh god how sad it is to be a Clippers fan.

    This should have been a give me but the Lakers shot out of their minds.

    Don’t let this 1 game fool you, the Lakers nor anybody in history will ever put up consistent numbers like the Lakers did last night.

    Lakers made a run, and kept it going, and totally frustrated the Clippers right out of the game. It’s still a fluke but OH IT’S SO NICE. Thank you Lakers you gave me more energy on the court in 1 game than all of last season.

  11. lakerade - Oct 30, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    Lakers! Fun start to the season, this whole no expectations thing is kind of refreshing! And against the “contender” arena-mates no less. Pipe down Doc, culture doesn’t change from talking, still got to actually play the games. Maybe it’ll be better for them once they hang their selfie banners up.

  12. kobeisking - Oct 30, 2013 at 4:23 PM

    5 time Champion of the World…

  13. ji8888 - Oct 30, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    “THE 2014 CHAMPION CLIPPERS!”

    -stupid things Charles Barkley says.

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