It might not have been a marquee win, but it was one to put in the left-hand column, rather than the right-hand column, so I can't imagine people are complaining out in Los Angeles.
The point here is that the Lakers seem to be undefeated without Brown on the sidelines. Coincidence? I think not.
For the time being, Bernie Bickerstaff will be manning the team, but over the course of this homestand, we could see a new face on the sidelines, or perhaps even a new old face if Phil Jackson decides that this is the team he wants to come back and coach.
With Brown out of town and change on the doorstep, let's take a look at what we can expect from the Lakers over the rest of their six-game homestand, which could be a pivotal moment early on in this young season.