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Los Angeles Lakers
LOS ANGELES -- With 22.4 seconds remaining and Philadelphia holding a four-point lead over his hometown team, 76ers guard Jrue Holiday was forced into a tough decision. Hold the ball, play for the foul and give his reeling team a chance to beat the Los Angeles Lakers at the free-throw line. The safe play. Or take advantage of a parting sea of defenders and lift his team to the win with one defining moment. That takes a little guts. Perhaps not such a tough call after all. Holiday took off, split a sagging Los Angeles defense and soared, throwing down a hard dunk to put the 76ers up by six and ice the game. It was quite the capper for the UCLA product, who stunned his hometown crowd with 26 points and 10 assists to lead the 76ers to a 103-99 win over the Lakers on Tuesday night at Staples Center. "I was hyped, bro," Holiday said, flashing a wide smile. "I thought right there it was pretty much over. I was up in there. Usually with that much time on the cloc...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Los Angeles Lakers may have started slow at just 15-15 for the season, but one player says this is the best he's played in a long time.
This is probably the best I've played in a while," Kobe Bryant told ESPN after Monday's practice. "I've had years the last few years where I've felt pretty good but we kept my minutes down so the numbers didn...
Los Angeles Lakers icon Kobe Bryant has never held his tongue for anybody. His recent comments prove that this will not change soon for any reason.
Bryant told ESPN that the Lakers are losing their bite because they are old.
These sentiments feel especially true when it comes to losses around the holidays.
After the Lakers dropped game the day after Christmas to the Nuggets, Bryant...
Lakers guard Steve Nash said Holiday’s play gave the Sixers a big lift.
“Obviously they’re a different team with him. We beat them at their place by 20 without him,” Nash said (the margin was actually 13 points in the December meeting, 111-98). “I think he gives them obviously a very talented players but he also makes guys around him better. He makes it more difficult...
The Los Angeles Lakers continue to struggle this season. They lost at home to the Philadelphia 76ers 103-99 on Tuesday night to fall to 15-16 on the season. Asked after the defeat to explain the team’s lack of energy, Kobe Bryant blamed the squad’s collective age.
“Because we’re old as …,” Bryant said via the Los Angeles Times. “What do you want? We just have to figure...
Photo courtesy of Harry How, Getty ImagesMost teams in the NBA are fighting to keep their positions in the conference a favorable one, looking ahead come playoff time. The Lakers, meanwhile, are fighting to maintain a .500 record and, as of today, are failing miserably…still.Two weeks ago, these two teams met in Philly and the Lakers won fairly easily, leading by as much as 18...
“It’s confounding,” Nash said. “It’s frustrating. We’re in a tough position. We really have a lot of ground to make up. We’re not finding a lot of answers right now, and we’re struggling a little bit.”
Nash has played in just seven games all season. The lack of cohesion is natural, given the lack of reps…
“We need common experiences. So far we just look like...
It's becoming quite clear which player propels the Philadelphia 76ers, while the Phoenix Suns' offense, though balanced, is without a go-to scorer.
The visiting 76ers look to carry the momentum from a big road win into Wednesday night's matchup with a Suns team trying to snap a six-game losing streak.
Philadelphia (15-17) had lost eight of nine on the road prior to...
Kobe Bryant is self-admittedly having one of his best seasons in a while — he’s leading the NBA in scoring at the ripe old age of 34 — but his 15-16 Los Angeles Lakers are having one of their worst. After a 103-99 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night, a game in which twin towers Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard shot a combined 3-19 from the field, Kobe met with reporters...
Was Kobe talking about the Lakers or Celtics?
After the Lakers 103-99 home loss to the Sixers last night, Kobe Bryant had this to say about his team's performance:
We're old as $h!t. What do you want? We just got to figure out how to play when we don't have that energy. We got to change things up a little bit defensively. We got to figure out what we want to do offensively...