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Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Lakers: Postgame Grades and Analysis for L.A.
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In the final game of the Bernie Bickerstaff era, the Los Angeles Lakers took on their bitter rival Phoenix Suns. Behind 31 points from Kobe Bryant and 22 from Metta World Peace, the Lakers did what they always do.

Defend their home court against their fiercest rival with a convincing 114-102 victory.

Earlier in the day, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had his Staples Center statue revealed. In honor of Abdul-Jabbar, the Lakers did their best "Showtime" impersonation by pouring on the points and controlling the glass.

Coach Bickerstaff now leaves the Lakers with the highest win percentage in franchise history. The pressure is on, D'Antoni.

So how'd tonight's win go down?

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