Found March 30, 2012 on
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]Los Angeles Lakers and the OKC Thunder are dueling to what could be a Western Conference Finals preview, and Kobe and the rest of the purple and gold squad are playing with their hearts out on the hardwood. So, it’s no surprise when Thunder’s Sefolosha, there were some exchanging of words: You will see Kobe Bryant [...]
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Kobe Bryant hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 20 seconds left, after starting the game with 15 straight misses, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied to beat the last-place New Orleans Hornets 88-85 on Saturday.
It was just the third field goal of the game for Bryant, who finished with 11 points on 3 of 21 shooting as the Lakers ended a two-game skid at home. Pau Gasol had 21 points and...
LOS ANGELES So, with the Lakers trailing the New Orleans Hornets 67-61 going into the fourth quarter, and Kobe Bryant 0 for 15 from the field and scoreless for the game, what was going through the mind of the game's greatest active player?
A"I'd better hit a few shots or we're going to lose to a really bad basketball team."
B"I need to forget about shooting...
Kobe Bryant is back to being the closer.
Two days after getting benched late in a home loss to Memphis, Bryant made a pair of jumpers in the final 64 seconds, finishing with 30 points to lead the Los Angeles Lakers past the short-handed Golden State Warriors, 104-101 on Tuesday night.
Bryant missed his first two shots in the final period before twice rising over a pair of defenders...
Mike Brown is the easy scapegoat. He's replacing Phil Jackson, the greatest manager of athletic egos in the history of sports. Brown is a defensive-minded coach operating in Showtime Los Angeles.
Whatever is wrong with the Lakers -- and there was plenty wrong the final three quarters Thursday night inside the Staples Center against the Oklahoma City Thunder -- must be traced...
Two days after getting benched late in a home loss to Memphis, Kobe Bryant made a pair of jumpers in the final 64 seconds, finishing with 30 points to lead the Los Angeles Lakers past the short-handed Golden State Warriors, 104-101 on Tuesday night.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are the team to beat in the Western Conference, but Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers are showing they may have another run in them - provided they stay focused.
The Thunder visit the Lakers on Thursday night in Derek Fisher's return to Staples Center.
Oklahoma City (38-12) continues to hold onto first place in the West, although San Antonio has...
After squeaking past one lesser opponent, the Los Angeles Lakers want to avoid overlooking another one.
The Lakers have won 14 of their last 15 meetings with the Golden State Warriors heading into Sunday night's matchup at Staples Center.
Los Angeles (32-20) won 88-85 at home Saturday over Western Conference-worst New Orleans, blowing an early 14-point lead and eventually needing...