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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dwight Howard scored 28 points, Kobe Bryant had 15 points and eight assists, and the Los Angeles Lakers finally got their first victory of the season, 108-79 over the winless Detroit Pistons on Sunday night.
Metta World Peace scored 18 points and Pau Gasol added 14 for the Lakers, who went 0-8 in the preseason and started the regular season 0-3 for just the fourth time in franchise history despite adding Howard and Steve Nash over the summer.
The Lakers' growing worries about their new offense and their roster's durability vanished for a day against the struggling Pistons, who never led.
Jonas Jerebko scored 18 points for Detroit in the second stop on a difficult six-game road trip.
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Dwight Howard scored 28 points, Kobe Bryant had 15 points and eight assists, and the Los Angeles Lakers finally got their first victory of the season, 108-79 over the winless Detroit Pistons on Sunday night.
Metta World Peace scored 18 points and Pau Gasol added 14 for the Lakers, who went 0-8 in the preseason and started the regular season 0-3 for just the fourth time in franchise...
EL SEGUNDO, CA -- A smiling Kobe Bryant stepped outside the Laker locker room in their practice facility, looked at a pair of reporters and said "Alright, let's get this done." As the writers readied their digital audio recorders, others covering the team saw Bryant ready to talk and ran over to join the scrum.
Leaving Dwight Howard sitting on a purple bench with no...
ORLANDO - The Orlando Magic may have lost their superstar, but they have found a balance that has carried them to a surprisingly good start this season. The rebuilding Magic had five players score at least 15 points Sunday night, leading them to an impressive 115-94 victory over the Phoenix Suns. The post-Dwight Howard era has begun with a 2-0 start. J.J. Redick led the charge...
Dwight Howard is gone and two of their starters have already been injured, but the Orlando Magic are off to a perfect start.
They'll try to keep it that way when they hit the road for the first time.
Orlando goes for its first 3-0 start in three years on Tuesday night when the Chicago Bulls try to avoid their first set of back-to-back home losses since that same season.
After Kobe Bryant received his fifth ring a few years back, speculation about whether he could pass Michael Jordan on the hardwood and in the history books began to swirl. After all, he is only one ring shy of Michael’s impressive six, and statistically no one has been able to produce the way Bryant has since MJ hung it up. Throw in the killer instinct and that alpha-dog drive...
Kobe Bryant stuck his injured foot in an ice bucket and tried to relax. His star-studded Los Angeles Lakers are off to their first 0-3 start in 34 years, and even he isn't sure why nothing is working so far.
''It's particularly hard for me, because I'm not the most patient individual in the world,'' Bryant said. ''But you have to be. You have...
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers' fantastic foursome finally had its coming out party. However, it came a few games late, and without a quarter of the star-power. With Steve Nash sidelined due to a non-displaced fracture in his left leg, the other half of the Lakers' offseason haul took over. Center Dwight Howard scored 28 points in Los Angeles' 108-79 win over...
While uncertainty still surrounds the Orlando Magic and Phoenix Suns after major offseason changes, both teams appear to have gained some confidence with wins under their belts.
Orlando's season-opening victory, however, came at a cost.
Hoping to overcome Hedo Turkoglu's absence, the Magic try for a fourth consecutive win over the visiting Suns on Sunday night.
Kobe battles through double-team against Clippers.
The By The Numbers recap for the Lakers 105-95 loss to the Clippers at Staples Center on Friday. The Lakers are now 0-3, and next play home to Detroit on Sunday.
The amount of steals Kobe Bryant has in his Lakers career, after picking one up against the Clippers. He passed Magic Johnson for first all-time in Lakers’ history...
Every morning, we will give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day.
1: Lakers fall again
Is now the time to panic, Lakers? No. It is only three games. Still the feeling that Los Angeles would come together and simply make it work is gone and questions are arising after a month with the offense and working together whether this team can go up against...