Jamal Crawford scored 25 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers held off the Portland Trail Blazers for a 103-90 victory Thursday night.
For Kobe, there's only one logical choice to take over in Lakerland: Phil Jackson.
Mike D'Antoni would be a bold and smart hire for the 1-4 Lakers after their surprising dismissal of coach Mike Brown on Friday.
After two failed coaching hires, the pressure is on Jim Buss to make the right choice.
A poor homestand could put Mike Brown's job in jeopardy, sources said.