You can't call Doug McDermott shy.
The NBA season is a long one. Teams go on peaks, streaks, slides and valleys. Players slump, get hot, get hurt, bounce back.
LOS ANGELES (AP) Dwight Howard scored 24 points, Kobe Bryant had 14 points and 11 assists in another pass-first performance, and the Los Angeles Lakers hung on to beat the New Orleans Hornets 111
LOS ANGELES (AP) Jeff Carter scored Los Angeles' first power-play goal of the season and added the only score in the shootout, leading the Kings to a 3-2 comeback victory over the Vancouver Canuc