Phil Jackson did not coach the Lakers today and was recovering from an emergency angioplasty he had yesterday. Lakers fans breathe a collective sigh of relief, since it appears that Phil Jackson dodged a potential heart attack by having the procedure.

Kobe Bryant about to posterize Tim Duncan
The Lakers were notably inspired by the absence of their leader and played solidly to tie the series with the Spurs 2-2. This now becomes a best-of-three series with Tim Duncan and his squad. The Lakers seemed flat for the first half of this game, but came back from a 16-point deficit in the second quarter to win by four points. Fourth quarter heroics from both Kobe and Shaq were the reason for todays win. If the Lakers win the next game in San Antonio, they may have enough momentum to close it out at the Staples Center in game six. Good luck Lakers!

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  1. I am not really a Lakers fan but I have always liked Phil Jackson. I wish him well and success to the Lakers.

    #1 by mentiso — May 11, 2003 @ 11:49 am

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