Found April 02, 2012 on Fox Sports West:
It hasn't been the easiest season for Troy Murphy. He has slipped in and out of the rotation, averaging 3.3 points and 3.4 rebounds, though he might be the Lakers' starting center Tuesday against New Jersey. There are early indications Andrew Bynum won't be out long with a moderately sprained left ankle, but Murphy started at center when the Lakers took the court for the second half of their 120-112 victory Sunday against Golden State. "Hopefully he gets back soon, but I'm just ready to play whenever I have to," said Murphy, who had eight points and 11 rebounds in 27 minutes. "It's difficult going in and playing three or four minutes at a time like I've been doing the last few weeks. Any time you can get in there and get up and down the court more often, you feel comfortable." Murphy, 31, was a top-notch rebounder and smooth shooter until his production dropped dramatically last season. He hurt his back two weeks before the 2010-11 se...

Andrew Bynum doesn’t care about Mike Brown’s huddles

Andrew Bynum with his poor attitude has reportedly been a thorn in the Lakers’ side recently, as evidenced by his infamous three-point attempt and subsequent benching, which Bynum publicly derided, last week. Since then, Bynum’s relationship with coach Mike Brown has been under the microscope. So how have things been between the two? Not good, if you want to read between the...

Kupchak backs Bynum despite transgressions

The Lakers continue to include center Andrew Bynum in their future plans despite acknowledging displeasure with some of his recent on-court transgressions. "Sometimes with young players I get disappointed and sometimes I'm pleasantly surprised," Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said Tuesday in an interview with The Times. "Andrew continues to have a mix of...

Bryant admits fatigue in Lakers' 88-85 win over Hornets

The clock ticked down, the Lakers trailed and you-know-who had the ball. Kobe Bryant dribbled to the far perimeter. He squared up. His shot dropped through the basket. And the 18,997 fans at Staples Center cheered ecstatically for Bryant nailing the eventual game-winner in the Lakers' 88-85 victory Saturday over the New Orleans Hornets. We've seen this play out before...

Kobe's clutch three-pointer buries Nets

After countless game-winning shots and plays, it’s amazing that some people still believe Lakers guard Kobe Bryant isn’t ‘clutch’. Well, with the Lakers clinging to a one point lead late Tuesday night and two seconds on the shot clock against the Nets, Kobe gave the doubters a little more evidence: ‘Nuff said. The Lakers went [...]

Andrew Bynum fined by Lakers, reportedly missed meeting with Mitch Kupchak

The Lakers are sending Andrew Bynum a financial message that his bad behavior needs to change. The team reportedly fined their star center for “numerous infractions,” including blowing off a meeting with GM Mitch Kupchak. Bynum sprained his ankle Sunday and will miss Tuesday’s game against the Nets. The injury could be considered some form of karma for Bynum, who confirmed...

Bynum sits out, Lakers won't confirm fine

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Andrew Bynum is sitting out of the Los Angeles Lakers' game against the New Jersey Nets to rest his sprained left ankle. Lakers coach Mike Brown had little else to say about his All-Star center Tuesday night. He refused to confirm ESPN's report Bynum was fined by the team for an accumulation of behavioral transgressions. Brown says he has no problems...

Bynum remains game-time decision vs. Nets

After suffering what the Lakers termed a "moderate sprain" in his left ankle, Andrew Bynum remains a game-time decision for Tuesday's matchup against the New Jersey Nets. He missed morning shootaround to receive anti-inflammatory treatment to minimize the swelling on his ankle, said Lakers spokesman John Black. Coach Mike Brown will turn to the Lakers' training...

Bynum injury not too serious, relief in Lakerland

Andrew Bynum injured his ankle on Sunday in Golden State after trying to block David Lee's shot. It looked pretty bad at first, and the Los Angeles Lakers faithful let out a collective gasp upon the thought of Bynum being out for the season in response, but it turns out he won't be. The X-rays were negative, The Los Angeles Times reported, as they went on to offer the following...

Lakers’ Kobe Bryant Hits Game-Clinching 3; Points Lazer Gun ‘Pew-Pew’

Kobe Bryant hit a game-clinching three pointer with 6.8 seconds left in the game to seal a 91-87 Lakers’ victory over the New Jersey Nets on Tuesday night. Kobe received an inbounds pass and pulled the trigger from well behind the 3-point line. The ball bounced and rattled around the rim for a while before...Read the Rest...

Kobe nets 40 as Lakers maintain mastery of Warriors

Kobe Bryant scored 23 of his 40 points in the second half as the host Los Angeles Lakers recorded a 120-112 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Sunday. Pau Gasol had 18 of his 26 points in the second half and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Lakers fended off repeated rallies to beat the Warriors for the ninth consecutive time at Staples Center. Point guard Ramon Sessions had...

Kobe Misses First 15 Shots

Kobe Bryant missed his first 15 shots from the field and finished the game 3-for-21 from the field in the Lakers' 88-85 win over the Hornets.
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