Lamar Odom Hoping for Another ‘Lucky’ Game

by May 19, 2010
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Odom’s 19 point/19 board performance in the series opener against Phoenix was due to luck, so sayeth Amar’e Stoudemire (who only pulled down 3 boards, incidentally). Odom didn’t seem upset by the comment, but Alvin Gentry was less than impressed by his forward’s claim. The LA Times reports: “Lamar Odom had a ‘lucky game,’ according to Phoenix Suns forward Amare Stoudemire a day after Odom had 19 points and 19 rebounds in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. ‘I’m not giving him no hype,’ Stoudemire testily told reporters before the Suns practiced on Tuesday. ‘He had a lucky game.’ Odom’s reaction? Typically nonchalant. ‘Hopefully I can have another lucky one,’ he said Tuesday after Lakers practice. Said Lakers Coach Phil Jackson: ‘You make your own luck.”‘