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Toney Douglas had a season-high 22 points and Greg Smith added a career-best 21 to help the Houston Rockets overcome a tough outing by James Harden and rally for a 107-105 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.
The Lakers had a 13-point lead with less than 10 minutes to go. But Houston used two big runs, including a 9-2 spurt capped by a 3-pointer from Douglas to take its first lead of the game - 100-99 - with about 2 1/2 minutes left.
Dwight Howard made three free throws after that, but a bucket by Smith and four free throws by Houston put the Rockets back on top 106-102. Kobe Bryant hit a 3-pointer with 13.3 seconds left to cut the lead to one.
Bryant fouled Douglas and he made one of two free throws with 8.8 seconds left. The Lakers had a last chance, but Bryant missed a 3-point attempt before Metta World Peace missed a layup to give Houston the win.
Harden finished with 15 points, but entered the fourth quarter with just eight points after shooting 2 of 18 through...
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Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant scored the 30,000th point of his NBA career during the second quarter of Wednesday night's game against the New Orleans Hornets.
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HOUSTON -- In complete control for the majority of their opener of a three-game road trip, the Lakers collapsed down the stretch and watched the Houston Rockets swipe an improbable 107-105 victory at Toyota Center on Tuesday night. The Rockets (9-8) trailed by as many as 17 and didn't take their first lead until Toney Douglas drilled a corner 3-pointer with 2:30 remaining....
According to Dave McMenamin of ESPNLosAngeles.com, Los Angeles Lakers’ guard Steve Blake will be out 6-8 weeks to repair a torn abdominal muscle. Blake has averaged 5.1 points, 3.4 assists and 2.4 rebounds per game this season. The loss will have an impact on a struggling Lakers team as a whole, but superstar Kobe Bryant [...]
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Kobe Bryant becomes fifth NBA player to score 30,000 points
Kobe Bryant hit a milestone today that put him in a unique “fraternity.” He scored his 30,000th career point in the NBA and became the fifth player to do so behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Michael Jordan, and Wilt Chamberlain.
Bryant surpassed Shaquille O’Neal on the list Wednesday when the...
The Los Angeles Lakers may have won last night versus the Hornets but it was their play, or lack there of, against the Rockets which may have brought this season's best put-down of the Lakers' poor start.
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At 34, Kobe Bryant became the youngest player in NBA history to reach 30,000 career points Wednesday night against the Hornets. Kobe is in good company, joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387), Wilt Chamberlain (31,419 points) Karl Malone (36,928) and Michael Jordan (32,292) as the only five players in NBA history to reach the 30,000 mark. His 30,000th career point was a right...
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