Who would have thought we would be Division Champions? I don’t see too many hands up. Great accomplishment considering our expectations before the season, now our eyes are set on the Conference crown.
Yahoo! Sports: The Los Angeles Lakers are Pacific Division champions for the first time in four years and have a shot at the Western Conference title after winning their most important game of the season.
But they had to survive a tremendous scare, blowing all but one point of a 30-point lead.
Kobe Bryant, making a push for his first MVP award, had 29 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists, and the Lakers held off the New Orleans Hornets 107-104 Friday night to move within a half-game of the conference-leading Hornets.
Pau Gasol added 25 points, Derek Fisher scored 15, and Lamar Odom had 13 points and 16 rebounds for the Lakers (55-25), who never trailed but weren’t assured of victory until the final minute