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The Los Angeles Lakers will be without Kobe Bryant for the second game in a row when they face the Phoenix Suns on Monday night.
Bryant missed a game for the first time this season when he sat out the Lakers' victory over Sacramento on Sunday night because of a sprained left ankle.
He was injured last week in the waning seconds of a loss to Atlanta. Bryant, the fifth-leading scorer in NBA history, played the first quarter in Indiana on Friday night, but sat out the final three quarters of Los Angeles' victory.
The Lakers entered Monday's play with a one-game lead over Utah for the eighth and final playoff spot in the West.
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The Internet continues to be an incredible little tool for blasts from the past, and this morning it didn’t disappoint. Check out the below video which is over 13 minutes of a majority of the Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan one-on-one moments during NBA games. The two had four years of overlap in the NBA.
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Kobe Bryant has now missed back-to-back game, a rare occurrence for the superstar. His severely sprained ankle kept him out of the Lakers' matchup with the Suns last night. It was the second of two games in a row for the Lakers, and as they have done all season, they dropped the second game.The Lakers lost to the Suns, a team that is 22 games under .500, 99-76 yesterday...
Coach Mike D'Antoni said he expects Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol to play Friday as the Lakers host the Washington Wizards.
Bryant sprained his ankle in the closing seconds of a loss to Atlanta on March 13. After pushing through the first quarter against the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, Bryant hasn't been able to play.
Wednesday marks six weeks and two days since Pau Gasol...
Mike D'Antoni believes the Lakers shouldn't have to be reliant on Kobe Bryant to play one-on-one basketball when he returns,
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Kobe Bryant is doubtful for tonight’s game against the Phoenix Suns. After sustaining his ankle injury in the last seconds of the Atlanta Hawks game he played for only a quarter of the win against the Indiana Pacers and did not dress Sunday in the win versus the Sacramento Kings. Via Twitter, Kobe announced he has the #flu alongside his ankle injury...
Kobe Bryant never even emerged from the Los Angeles Lakers' locker room, slowed by his sprained ankle and leveled by an apparent case of the flu.
The Lakers didn't seem to miss him much while they rolled to another win in what's turning into an awfully interesting second half of the season.
Antawn Jamison scored 27 points, Metta World Peace added 22, and the Lakers...
Good news, Lakers fans...
According to ESPN LA's Dave McMenamin's Twitter handle, Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni "expects" to see both Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol back in action Friday when the team hosts the Washington Wizards.
D'Antoni says he "expects" both Kobe and Pau in the lineup Friday vs. Washington
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten...
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This week brought the Lakers triumphs against the Bulls, Magic, and Pacers and a loss to the Hawks. Not to mention a sprained ankle to our fearless leader. Here’s what Twitter had to say about all that and more in our favorite Tweets of the Week.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Antawn Jamison scored 27 points, Metta World Peace added 22, and the Los Angeles Lakers won without Kobe Bryant, beating the Sacramento Kings 113-102 Sunday night for their sixth victory in seven games.
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The Lakers have yet to win the second game of a back-to-back this season. Earlier in the year, the reasons for this failure were quite simple in that, the Lakers didn’t need back-to-back games to lose. They could have 2-3 days off in between and still couldn’t figure out how to win. The solutions back then were to get injured...
Luis Scola scored all 14 of his points, including his second
3-pointer of the season, in the fourth quarter Monday night and the
Phoenix Suns pulled away for a 99-76 rout of the Los Angeles
Lakers, who were without Kobe Bryant for the second straight