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Steve Nash will miss a sixth consecutive game because of hip and hamstring soreness, Lakers coach Mike DAntoni said Friday morning after the teams shoot-around.
Hes getting closer, obviously, DAntoni said. Theres not many games left. Hopefully for Sunday, but we dont know yet.
The Lakers have two games remaining after Friday night's meeting with Golden State at Staples Center. LA plays San Antonio on Sunday and Houston on Wednesday, also at home.
The Lakers (42-37) hold a one-game lead over Utah (41-38) in the race for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Jazz will play Minnesota twice and Memphis once before the end of the regular season.
DAntoni said Kobe Bryant was holding up well after playing all 48 minutes and scoring 47 points Wednesday during the Lakers 113-106 victory over Portland.
He said hes fine, DAntoni said. He feels good and ready to go.
-- Ben Bolch
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The Los Angeles Lakers are fighting for their post-season lives.
To take a one-game lead for the 8th and final seed in the Western Conference bracket, the Lakers had to get past the Portland Trailblazers.
Watch Bryant dominate to get it done. The Lakers won 113-106.
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Kobe Bryant made an ordinary move to the basket, putting his head down and pushing off his back foot. Only this time, it ended with Bryant wincing and crumpling to the ground.
The diagnosis: A torn Achilles tendon.
The result: The Lakers playoff hopes possibly crumpling right along with their star.
Bryant will have an MRI on Saturday to confirm the bad news already reported by...
A 17-year veteran, Steve Nash has dealt with a broken leg, hip and hamstring issues this season.
LOS ANGELES – Kobe Bryant pushed his fraying body and his Los Angeles Lakers teammates relentlessly through the second half of a vital game until he felt a searing pain in his left heel.
Bryant’s Achilles’ tendon apparently is torn. His season likely is over.
And though the Lakers held on to beat Golden State, Bryant thinks they’ll have to continue their playoff chase without...
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Tweet The Los Angeles Lakers are a game up on the Utah Jazz for the eighth, and final, playoff spot in the NBA’s Western Conference thanks to a 118-116 victory over the Golden State Warriors Friday night. While the win keeps the Lakers in a postseason spot for another another day it’s one that [...]
I've been there, there is no quick recovery.
Lakers' Kobe Bryant underwent an MRI on his leg today to determine if he had ruptured his Achilles tendon following a leg injury Friday night against the Golden State Warriors. Arash Markazi of ESPN LA confirmed via Twitter that Bryant has indeed ruptured his Achilles tendon which will end his season and will take 6-9 months for recovery. Lakers trainer Gary Vitti confirms its...
With the focus on projecting the impact of 35 year-old Kobe Bryant’s ruptured left Achilles on the Lakers’ playoff prospects and his future in the sport, there hasn’t been much said about the implications of Bryant having played hurt. It is as though one injury had no bearing on the other. That is not likely the case.
Kobe sustained what was reportedly a “severe” left ankle...