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By LDN staff

[DEC. 1, 2004]  Lincoln's Brian Cook had the greatest game of his professional career last night as he led his LA Lakers to a stunning 95-90 road win over the Milwaukee Bucks. Cook buried 10 of 14 shots, including an uncanny 5-of-6 from downtown 3-point range in scoring a career-high 25 points to lead all scorers in the game. His 3-pointer with 1:35 left in the battle put the game away for the Lakers.

After the game Cook humbly referred to his team game concept by saying: "It's coming along. I'm a shooter. I always have been. I always think the next one's going in. I've been shooting the ball all season long, but I'm a team guy. I don't care about scoring. I just want to help the team win, play defense and those things."

But perhaps more telling than Cook's own words were those of his celebrity teammate Kobe Bryant, who said: "He (Cook) could shoot last year too. He just didn't have the range. He's worked hard and he's come out firing. He's a tremendous shooter."

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The comments from Milwaukee's coach Terry Porter didn't hurt Cook's cause either.  Porter said: "The biggest difference was Brian Cook just shot the ball really well tonight. He got into a groove early on tonight and then we started rotating to him, had to go to a zone, had to go kind of small. He was really the biggest difference."

We here at the LDN have been trying to say all these things for the last six to eight years... Maybe now someone will start to notice!

Cook and the Lakers visit the Chicago Bulls tonight in the Windy City. Glad he's flowing the good karma around the state of Illinois...

[LDN staff]

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