CBS2: Vladimir Radmanovic scored 14 points and the rest of the Los Angeles Lakers’ bench also made a sizable contribution in a 113-93 rout of the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday night.
Kobe Bryant had six points and four assists in 21 minutes and did not play in the fourth quarter after the Lakers built a 23-point lead. Luke Walton had 10 assists.
Derek Fisher was back in a Lakers uniform in front of the home crowd at Staples Center for the first time since Game 2 of the 2004 NBA finals, when Los Angeles beat Detroit 99-91 for its only victory of the series.
The 12-year veteran, who spent his first eight NBA seasons with the Lakers and helped them win three championships, received a warm reception from the fans during the introductions and scored 13 of the Lakers’ first 22 points to help them take a 12-point lead. He played only 9 minutes and sat out the final three quarters.
Gerald Wallace scored 28 points for Charlotte and Jason Richardson added 18.
Wallace picked up his fifth foul with 7:09 left in the third quarter with his team down 74-57, and the Lakers cruised the rest of the way. Their bench held a 73-40 scoring advantage over Charlotte’s reserves at the end.