Kobe Bryant showed some signs of rust in his return from Achilles surgery on Sunday.
Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) -
The Los Angeles Lakers were unable to deliver a win in the return of Kobe Bryant this weekend and will try again Tuesday versus the Phoenix Suns at Staples Center.
Bryant returned from Achilles surgery in Sunday's 106-94 home loss to the Toronto Raptors and showed some signs of rust, making 2-of-9 shots for nine points to go along with eight rebounds, four assists and eight turnovers.
"My rhythm is completely out of sync," Bryant said. "But this is a start, and I guess a start is good."
Rivers excited for Boston return
By Jim Brighters, NBA Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
The Boston Celtics have won 17 NBA Championships in their storied history.
Only six men have coached a Celtics championship team. Names like Red Auerbach, Bill Russell, K.C. Jones and Tommy Heinsohn are in the Hall of Fame and icons in the city of Boston, a city with its fair share of sports legends.
Doc Rivers is one of those six men to guide the Celtics to a title.
That should get him iconic status in Beantown, but there was a little bit of acrimony in this divorce. Rivers didn't want to stick around for G.M. Danny Ainge's rebuilding plan, so the Celtics traded him for a first-round pick to the Los Angeles Clippers this past offseason.