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Lakers hold on for second straight preseason win

Oct 13, 2006 - 5:26 AM ANAHEIM, California (Ticker) -- The Los Angeles Lakers almost let one slip away.

Brian Cook scored 16 points off the bench and Ronny Turiaf added 15 as the Lakers held on for a 104-101 preseason victory over the Seattle SuperSonics.

Cook made 7-of-10 shots, including two 3-pointers, and Turiaf netted 6-of-8 attempts for Los Angeles, which improved to 2-0 in exhibition play.

Lakers first-round pick Jordan Farmar converted a steal into a breakaway jam for a 100-95 lead with 2:06 left. Turiaf made a layup over a minute later to push the margin to seven.

But the Sonics put together a 6-0 burst, capped by a pair of free throws by Damien Wilkins with nine seconds to go, to close within 102-101. Turiaf sank two foul shots on the other end before Desmon Farmer misfired desperation attempt as time expired.

Kwame Brown had 11 points and Farmar added 10 and five assists for Los Angeles, which made 7-of-14 shots from the arc.

Nick Collison scored 14 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and Rashard Lewis and Ray Allen both added 15 for the SuperSonics, who went 1-of-12 from 3-point range. Seattle's first-round selection in June, Mouhamed Sene had two points, two blocks and four fouls in eight minutes.

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