What we learned from the Lakers' 96-76 victory over Blazers at the Staples Center on opening night.
After the game, Oden used a pair of crutches to limp out of the locker room and into a cart that drove him to the team bus. "I wanted to play in the second half, I got taped up, but it just wasn't happening," he said. "It sucks, but I have to keep on working. Hopefully this is just a little setback, but I have no idea when I'm going to be back."
Meanwhile, a video making the rounds on the Web that shows Bynum flipping dollar bills into the crowd while celebrating his 21st birthday at a Hollywood club last weekend became a topic of conversation Tuesday. Lakers coach
They certainly weren't going to surprise the Lakers, who have had their problems with the Blazers in recent years. While the season opener wasn't close, most of the Portland players chalked it up to a learning experience and the beginning of a long season.
"We have another 81 games to go, plus the playoffs. I believe we'll be there, we have hard workers here and this was a good [butt-kicking] for us," Frye said. "We're not going anywhere. We'll be back."
"This is a matchup that could go on for a long period of time," he said. "I think the league is going to look at marketing this with Bynum against Greg,