The Lakers look to turn things around with their new look roster, after a 1-4 start and the firing of Mike Brown on November 9, 2012. The Laker’s looked lost on offense and defense, while trying to adjust to the Princeton offense and new team mates Dwight Howard, Antawn Jamison, and the now injured Steve Nash. The Lakers responded with a dominating 101-77 victory over their California state rivals the Golden State Warriors. Kobe scored a team high 27 points to continue his trend of domination on the basketball court, despite his team’s 1-4 record and playing on a bruised foot. Paul Gasol added a double double with 14 points and 16 rebounds. Jordan Hill also added 14 points off the bench. The Lakers also gained momentum with a victory over the Sacramento Kings 103-90 lead by Dwight Howard’s 23 points and 18 rebounds. The Lakers are moving forward with newly hired coach Mike D’Antoni and hoping that his system will be effective enough to get the team back to playing LA Lakers basketball.