Now with basketball back in action, Laker Nation has decided to continue to take you back through Laker history to recap important games, record-breaking performances and memorable news from the past 64 years of the franchise.
DECEMBER 4, 2009
MIAMI HEAT 107 – LA LAKERS 108
KOBE HITS THREE-POINTER AT THE BUZZER AS LAKERS OUTLAST HEAT
Let’s set the scene: Lakers down by two, Lamar Odom has been ejected from the game, and 3.2 seconds remain on the clock – Tell me you don’t know who the ball is going to. While Heat guard Dwyane Wade would finish just two rebounds and one assist shy of a triple-double, Kobe Bryant’s 33 points and one-legged three pointer off the backboard at the end of regulation would give the Lakers the 108-107 victory, their eighth straight taking them to a 15-3 record.
Quote of the Night: “It was the luckiest shot I’ve ever taken, by far. It felt good, [but] I just couldn’t believe this ball might go in on this shot.” – Laker guard Kobe Bryant on his three-point shot at the end of regulation. - From the Associated Press, Dec. 4, 2009.