Derek Fisher takes it slow and steady

L.A. Times: His knees were wrapped in ice and his feet were in a bucket of ice. Towels were draped around his shoulders and waist.

Derek Fisher sat in a chair after the Lakers’ big win over the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday night, taking preventive measures for his body, resting after a hard night’s work.

Fisher scored a season-high 20 points against the Hornets, and in many ways, he was soaking in his and the team’s performance.

He had two steals, one that helped seal the game.

Fisher was seven for 11 from the field, his best shooting percentage of the young season. He was four for six from three-point range, also his best outing of the season.

“My shot finally went in,” Fisher said. “I’ve gotten some good looks at other times in some other games. I got some good looks, [but] the ball just hasn’t gone in so far early.”

It was the 49th 20-plus point game of Fisher’s 13-season NBA career.

He’s 34 now and has a lot of miles on his body.

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    “I understand that we all want to do well,” Fisher said. “We all want to contribute. But in order to be successful, we’re going to have to give of ourselves a lot this year.”
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