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LOS ANGELES -- Kobe Bryant took over more than one time in hopes of advancing the Lakers to the NBA playoffs' second round. But the Denver Nuggets held off Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers 102-99 in a Game 5 thriller at Staples Center on Tuesday night. Bryant scored 43 points, with 14 coming in a frenetic fourth quarter that saw the Lakers trailing by 15 points midway through. Bryant took over the game late in the third quarter in a way he failed to do in Games 3 and 4 in Denver, where he scored 22 points each time, with 30 percent shooting in Game 3 and 40 percent in Game 4. On Tuesday, he powered the Lakers to a surge that cut Denver's lead to 68-65, but then the Nuggets kicked it up a notch again behind backup guard Andre Miller. Miller finished with 24 points and eight assists, and another Nuggets reserve, JaVale McGee, provided some inside power, with 21 points, 14 rebounds and two blocks. Bryant hit four 3-pointers in the final quarter, but he missed a tying...
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Kobe Bryant gutted out a 31-point performance in a 113-96 Game 6 loss to the Nuggets on Thursday despite playing while ill. Kobe had a stomach issue that forced him to take two bags of IV fluids before the game and two more at halftime. He played well enough for the Lakers, but his teammates were lacking. He pointed that out after the game.
Asked whether he felt his teammates had...
The Los Angeles Lakers say Kobe Bryant will play Thursday night against the Denver Nuggets despite a stomach ailment that caused him to miss his team's morning shootaround.
Coach Mike Brown said Bryant was holding down liquids and had no restriction on his minutes.
Bryant has played through several injuries this season, missing minimal time with a concussion, ankle and wrist...
The Los Angeles Lakers say Kobe Bryant has a stomach ailment and will be a game-time decision for Thursday night's Game 6 against the Denver Nuggets.
Bryant missed the team's shootaround at the Pepsi Center on Thursday morning.
Coach Mike Brown said he expects his All-Star guard to be in the lineup when the Lakers try to wrap up the best-of-seven series Thursday night....
Here is the video of the flagrant foul by Kobe Bryant on Kenneth Faried in Game 6 in Denver on Thursday night. Faried looked really dazed and confused after the big blow by Bryant but he got back up and hit his two foul shots.
As you watch J.A. Adande relay this story of Kobe Bryant and Bill Plaschke, dropping a dozen assholes along the way, the remember one thing: This is ESPN.
Every time you check twitter or...
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News came out yesterday afternoon about Kobe Bryant’s stomach ailments. Despite being listed as “Questionable”, anyone with half a brain new he’d play & most, including myself, thought he’d come out firing. Well, Kobe, as always, did his part registering 31 points despite being visibly ill, fatigued & nowhere near 100%. And yet again, the [...]
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To chuck, or not to chuck, that is the question. At least that is the ongoing debate among the pro- and con-Kobe Bryant groups (especially in the comments section of our All-NBA Teams article). The argument (at least for the anti-Kobe people) is that the Lakers would be a more successful team if Kobe shared the rock more often, especially with Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol, two...
Much was made of Andrew Bynum’s comment about close out games being “easy”. Especially after he & most of the Lakers failed to show up for the game 5 loss at home. The Lakers will look to close out the Nuggets again in Denver, but Kobe Bryant is now reportedly questionable. Bryant is reportedly suffering [...]
A face only a mother could love. The Los Angels Lakers failed to wrap up their first round series with the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night. The Nuggets forced a Game 6 back in Denver on Thursday night with a 102-99 victory. Despite 43 points from Kobe Bryant, it was too much JaVale McGee and Andre Miller. McGee had his best game of the series with 21 points and 14 rebounds...
Andre Miller scored 24 points, including two free throws with 12.8 seconds left, and the Denver Nuggets survived Kobe Bryant's late scoring barrage in a 43-point performance, avoiding playoff elimination with a 102-99 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 5 on Tuesday night.
JaVale McGee had 21 points and 14 rebounds for the sixth-seeded Nuggets, who trimmed the Lakers...
The Denver Nuggets thought they had game five of their match-up against the Los Angeles Lakers in the books when veteran guard Andre Miller hit a mid-range jumper giving the visitors an 82-67 advantage with 9:02 left in the fourth quarter Tuesday night at the Staples Center. Lakers All-Star guard Kobe Bryant, was not going to let his opponents off the hook that easily however...
Champ Bailey congratulates Kobe Bryant after the L.A. Lakers beat the Denver Nuggets in Game Four of the 2012 NBA Playoffs. Your wittiest, most cleverest captions in the comments…
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