Posted April 19, 2012 on
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Los Angeles Lakers
Golden State Warriors
Andrew Bynum had 31 points and nine rebounds, Pau Gasol recorded a triple-double and the Los Angeles Lakers rebounded from their worst loss of the season by beating the undermanned Golden State Warriors 99-87 Wednesday night.
Gasol finished with 22 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists to help the Lakers build a 17-point lead by the second quarter and cruise to an easy win - even with Kobe Bryant missing his seventh straight game with a bruised left shin - a night after a 112-91 home loss to San Antonio.
Klay Thompson scored 17 points and Dorell Wright had 12 points and seven rebounds for a Warriors team wrapping up the end of another sorry season. Golden State has lost 18 of its past 22 games.
Los Angeles still had several lapses and often looked lethargic playing the second night in a row.
But Bynum and Gasol dominated whenever the twin 7-footers wanted against Golden State's fraud of a frontline, tipping balls around the rim - it seemed they were playing volleyball against e...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Lakers appear patient about Kobe Bryant's recovery from a sore left shin so that he's healthy for the playoffs. Meanwhile, it has prompted Coach Mike Brown to start Devin Ebanks, who has spent most of the season out of the rotation, at shooting guard.
"Hopefully when Kobe comes back," Ebanks said, "Coach will still have me in the rotation to play."...
SAN ANTONIO Kobe Bryant was in a playful mood Wednesday night, telling reporters he didn't miss them at all during his seven-game injury absence.
He also didn't hesitate when asked whether he could play all 48 minutes Friday against San Antonio.
"If I have to," he said.
Yep. He's back.
It will have been two weeks since Bryant was sidelined because of a...
LOS ANGELES If there's anyone alive who still believes that the Lakers are a better team with Kobe Bryant sitting on the bench in a 5,000 suit rather than hoisting jumpers in shorts and a tank top...well...the late Betty Ford's people are holding a suite in Rancho Mirage with your name on it and a 28-day stay included.
It has been the latest rage among some fans and local...
HEY MAN NICE SHOT
Here's a funny video of Spurs' guard Tony Parker doing a sweet crossover on Lakers' Ramon Sessions for a layup but look at the Lakers' bench as Jordan Hill is seen clapping after Parker makes the shot.Is that awkward or what? It's alright if you are a Lakers' fan and can appreciate the talents of an opposing team but for a teammate of Sessions to applaud after...
It’s looking like Kobe Bryant will return to the court on April 20th when the Lakers and the Spurs face off in what could be a preview of a late rounds playoff match-up.
This shin injury has been something of a beast for Bryant yet the Lakers have rolled on without him winning five out of the seven games that they have gone to battle without him.
In many eyes Bryant should wait...
Kobe Bryant, who missed his seventh straight game Wednesday with a shin injury, is eyeing a Friday return for the Los Angeles Lakers after completing running and jumping exercises without pain.
"I'll probably be on the floor next game," Bryant told ESPN during the broadcast of the Lakers' 99-87 win against the Golden State Warriors.
If he again feels no discomfort...
We've seen it countless times. After a huge dunk or a jaw-dropping crossover by a player, his teammates go wild on the sidelines.San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker had one such crossover on Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Lakers, and while I'm sure his teammates enjoyed it, someone on the Lakers bench admired it as well.After Parker crossed up Lakers guard Ramon Sessions...
The San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker has one of his best games of the season in a victory over the Los Angeles Lakers last night.Parker was so good that he even had Lakers players clapping for him. Check out the Lakers Jordan Hill who decided to clap after Parker crossed over Roman Sessions for a lay-up:(Courtesy of D Wizzle's World)
It's a ludicrous question that's posed every year when Kobe Bryant sits out for a few games: Are the Lakers actually better without Kobe?
It always sounds crazy, and it is crazy in the sense that it's not true. But there's a reason the question is always raised.
The Lakers tend to play more loose and free when Kobe isn't on the floor. There's 20-30...
Dunk of the Night: Duncan over McRoberts
The San Antonio Spurs handed the Los Angeles Lakers their worst loss of the season earlier this week, but that came with Kobe Bryant sidelined.
The Spurs likely won't get such a break this time with the Lakers star set to return from injury.
The Western Conference-leading Spurs will be trying to extend their winning streak to six Friday night, but Bryant is expected to play...
The Portland Trailblazers have essentially fired everybody over last twelve months. Their General Manager was pink-slipped last May, their Coach was axed in March, and they even cut the last player they picked number one overall this season too. All this in addition to Brandon Roy being forced to retire, Raymond Felton playing horribly, and Marcus Camby being dealt along with Gerald...
Steve Nash on FOX Sports Daybreak
The San Antonio Spurs (43-16) are sitting atop the Western Conference momentarily, as the Spurs demolished the Golden State Warriors on Monday, while getting some help from the Los Angeles Clippers who defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder as well on Monday.
The Spurs have won three games in a row, but tonight they face the Los Angeles Lakers, who were the last team the Spurs lost...