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Los Angeles Lakers
LOS ANGELES If anyone had doubts about the Lakers ability to play dominant, winning basketball in the NBA Playoffs without the suspended Metta Word Peace and with seldom-used players getting more minutes, the question was answered emphatically Sunday afternoon at STAPLES Center.
Yes they do.
Devin Ebanks, starting in World Peace's place and came up with 12 points and 5 rebounds on 5 of 6 shooting, joined by the latest Laker phenomJordan Hillwho had another double-double with ten points and ten rebounds. Steve Blake went 3-for-5 from behind the three point arc in the first half, ending up with 10 points and four assists, and Matt Barnes ignored a badly-sprained ankle to grab six rebounds and contribute four steals as third-seeded Los Angeles never trailed in beating the Denver Nuggets 103-88.
The Lakers take a 1-0 lead into Game Two, Tuesday night.
The Big Three of Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum predictably led the decimation of the sixth-seeded Nuggets.
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You know when Metta World Peace doesn’t have to pass the ball to Kobe Bryant? When he’s serving a seven-game suspension for cracking an opponent in the head with an elbow. Otherwise, the funny little clip you see above that I Am a GM shared with us is pretty accurate. And why shouldn’t it be? World Peace certainly isn’t a scorer, and the Lakers have done pretty well in the...
Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant was caught cursing after missing a first quarter free throw during Sunday's NBA playoff game against the Denver Nuggets.
(Warning: NSFW language - not for the kids).
It happened with 1.3 seconds left in the quarter after Kobe made his first free throw. Kobe immediately knew that his second free throw was off and was caught saying...
Los Angeles Times interviewed some of the Laker players before the start of the playoffs….check out video the below to see Kobe Bryant’s response to naming the best “Kobe Stopper” he ever played against.
The men's and women's Olympic basketball tournament team draw was held Monday as teams were divided into two groups of six teams each.
During the perliminary round teams will play the five other members of their group. The top four teams of each group will move onto the Quarter-Finals in a classic knock-out tournament.
The tournaments will be held July 28 to August...
Ron Artest makes fun of his role in the Lakers' offense with this funny video of how he and his teammates always pass it to Kobe Bryant on offense. What is Metta World Peace doing with this Asian family by the way?
Nuggets vs. Lakers
Mike Brown and the Los Angeles Lakers got off to a rough start but the Lakers got back on tract thanks to Kobe Bryant. Bryant averaged 27.9 points per game this season while averaging 38.5 minutes per game. If the game is on the line there is nobody else I would taking the last shot than Bryant. The loss of World Peace will be a big blow for the...
Metta World Peace has a way of drawing attention to himself, but his absence in the Lakers' playoff opener Sunday drew attention to his replacements.
Remaining Lakers small forwards Devin Ebanks and Matt Barnes were left to shoulder the load in Game 1 against the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center. Ebanks sure was up to the task.
He was the Lakers' leading scorer in the first...
The days off down the stretch of the regular season apparently did Los Angeles Lakers All-Star guard Kobe Bryant a world of good as he scored 31 points on Sunday leading the Lakers past the Denver Nuggets by a score of 103-88 in the opening game of their first round playoff series. The Lakers sent a message to the rest of the Association in this contest; that they expect to be...
After a lockout-shortened season, playoff basketball is finally here as sixteen NBA teams compete for the Larry O’Brien trophy. Most NBA fans already know that stars like Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant,...
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The Denver Nuggets are facing the Lakers in the postseason for the third time in five years, so coach George Karl already knows plenty about what doesn't work against Kobe Bryant and his 7-foot teammates.
Karl sees a chance for the Nuggets to get it right this time in a major playoff upset, but only if they run the Lakers off the court.
The third-seeded Lakers open their quest...
Kobe Bryant scored 31 points, Andrew Bynum posted the Lakers' first playoff triple-double in 21 years with an NBA postseason record-tying 10 blocked shots, and Los Angeles thoroughly controlled the tempo in a playoff-opening 103-88 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday.
Bynum, the Lakers' All-Star center coming off his best regular season, also had 10 points and 13 rebounds...
With all the .com websites from China charging a fraction of what your Modells and Dick's sporting good stores are charging, I did not know that people actually still bought jerseys from stores anymore. Personally I do not think anything beats the early 90's Champion jerseys that used to sell for $35 brand new. Chicago Bulls guard and last seasons NBA MVP Derek Rose...
Kobe Bryant may be the man with five championship rings, but Andrew Bynum was the guy making history Sunday afternoon. On the second day of the NBA playoffs, Bynum put up the first triple-double for the Lakers in 21 years as Los Angeles ripped past the Denver Nuggets in the first game of their opening-round series. The Spurs, no stranger to the playoffs themselves, also put up a...