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The Los Angeles Lakers have won quite a few games in their history, but perhaps none quite as crazy as their 119-108 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday.
The injury-plagued Lakers started the game with eight active players but didn't let that slow them down as they sprinted out to a 70-49 lead on the woeful Cavs.
But the Lakers couldn't stay healthy. They lost Nick Young and Jordan Farmar to injuries in the middle of the game, leaving them with just six healthy players. Then Chris Kaman fouled out, leaving Los Angeles at the five-player limit. Then Robert Sacre fouled out...and the Lakers were down to four.
Per the rules, Los Angeles was forced to continue playing Sacre and were assessed a technical foul. The Cavaliers mounted a comeback, but the Lakers' skeleton crew held them off for the win.
Kobe Bryant himself took to Twitter to celebrate.
"White Mamba" is his nickname for Steve Blake, who notched his second career triple-double: 11 points, 15 assists, 10 rebounds.
This may be a lost season for the Lakers, but each player can hold his head high after a win like this.