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By LDN staff
[DEC. 1, 2004]
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
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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...