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With Kobe Bryant playing at a historic level, the Los Angeles Lakers are closing in on a playoff spot.
The Lakers will try to continue their recent surge on Sunday when they host the Chicago Bulls, who are still waiting on Derrick Rose to make his season debut.
After losing 10 of 12 in January, Los Angeles was a season-worst eight games below .500 and its playoff chances seemed remote. Instead, the Lakers (32-31) have won 15 of 21 since after their 118-116 overtime victory over Toronto on Friday.
Now Los Angeles has an opportunity to move ahead of sinking Utah into the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference with its sixth straight home win.
The Lakers also appear to be catching the banged-up Bulls at an opportune time. Richard Hamilton (back) was not expected to make the trip, while Kirk Hinrich (foot) and Taj Gibson (sprained MCL) will be game-time decisions.
Despite reports that Rose's doctor has cleared him to play, coach Tom Thibodeau said on Friday tha...
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Kobe Bryant rises for a dunk to seal the Lakers’ victory over the Toronto Raptors Friday. (Via)
If you couldn’t tell, Kobe Bryant’s amazing offense is an ongoing trend in Laker games. Friday’s 118-116 overtime victory over the Toronto Raptors on the Lakers’ home court in Staples Center was certainly no exception.
Despite the Raptor’s poor record and the fact that they...
Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose has been cleared by his doctor to return to playing basketball.
Before Chicago fans go nuts over the return of the former NBA MVP, Rose has yet to meet his personal criteria for getting back into the game.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kobe Bryant hit the tying 3-pointer with 5 seconds left in regulation, then dunked for the go-ahead basket with 10 seconds left in overtime, helping the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Toronto Raptors 118-116 on Friday night for their second straight come-from-behind win.
Two nights after rallying from 25 points down to win on the road at New Orleans, the Lakers...
All season long the MVP has appeared to be LeBron James's to lose with Kevin Durant destined to come in second yet again. However, if the Los Angeles Lakers make the post season the award needs to go to Kobe Bryant.
But FatMan, the MVP is a team award so why should the Lakers playoff future matter?
Have you watched these guys play lately? If they make the post season it...
Dear Chicago Bulls:
As a fan of the Chicago Bulls I would like nothing more than to see Derrick Rose come back onto the court this season, but I am terrified of what may happen. Derrick Rose is the key to the present and future of the franchise and the thought of him reinjuring himself is something I don’t think I could handle again. I remember that opening game of the playoffs...
Word out of Chicago today is that Derrick Rose’s doctor has officially cleared him to return to NBA game action. The team has been assured by his doctor that the probability of D Rose re-injuring his surgically repaired knee is no greater than that of a fully healthy player suffering an injury. His doctor told the Bulls organization that from a physical standpoint, “He can play...
Derrick Rose is still not sure he'll play this season, saying that at this point the obstacles are more mental than physical as he tries to return from knee surgery.
The Chicago Bulls' star guard told reporters before practice Tuesday in Los Angeles that he can ''do everything.''
''It's just me having the confidence to do it. I'm just trying...
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According to reports now getting play on ESPN, Chicago Bulls point guard and ex-MVP Derrick Rose has been cleared medically to play, but does not feel ready to go mentally.
It's been 10 months since Rose got hurt in that first-round playoff loss against the Sixers, and the Bulls don't really need him to make the playoffs this year... but they do need him...
Kobe Bryant breaks out the cheetah print Louboutins for his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday (March 7) night. Among topics, Kobe talks about the most recent comeback win over the Hornets and the up and down season for the Lakers, which Kobe and Kimmel joke was done on purpose to fill the need for drama in LA and fulfill an incredible championship run. Luckily, this interview...
We knew the time was getting closer and closer and now it is official that Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose has been cleared to play by doctors. But, there is a catch.