Found April 17, 2012 on
Golden State Warriors
San Antonio Spurs
Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles Clippers
Oklahoma City Thunder
The San Antonio Spurs (43-16) are sitting atop the Western Conference momentarily, as the Spurs demolished the Golden State Warriors on Monday, while getting some help from the Los Angeles Clippers who defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder as well on Monday.
The Spurs have won three games in a row, but tonight they face the Los Angeles Lakers, who were the last team the Spurs lost to in dominating fashion at home.
The Lakers are once again without superstar Kobe Bryant, but the team has been improving with a four game win streak and going 8-2 in their last 10 games. Andrew Bynum, Pau Gasol, Ramon Sessions, and Metta World Peace have all stepped up their game, as they’re attacking teams from all sorts of areas on the floor.
Before previewing this game, it’s important to note that this could be a major guessing game in anticipation as to which players Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich will play against the Lakers.
There are two theories; 1) Coach Popovich could play what should be a fu...
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The Lakers star attended the Kings-Canucks game with his wife and daughters, increasing speculation that the couple could possibly reconcile.
Kobe Bryant missed his fifth consecutive game Sunday but hinted about his return from a sore left shin, telling ABC sideline reporter Heather Cox he would "definitely" play before the end of the regular season.
Bryant spoke briefly to Cox at the Lakers' game against the Dallas Mavericks about his shin, saying he would be back "well before playoffs."
OAKLAND—The Lakers collected an ugly 99-97 road victory against the Warriors last night, committing a record setting 92 turnovers, a majority of which came when Lakers players passed the ball out of bounds to Kobe Bryant, who, despite being on the bench with a shin injury, called for the ball on nearly every Lakers possession.
“You have to crack a few eggs if you want...
As he ran up and down the court, Andrew Bynum took deep breaths.
It had little to do with the normal fatigue that surrounds a typical basketball game. It had everything to do with fighting an upper respiratory infection he suffered the night before the Lakers' 112-108 overtime victory Sunday over the Dallas Mavericks.
"It was just hard to breathe," said Bynum, who...
After they were seen in public together with their children at an L.A. Kings game earlier this week, speculation was stronger than ever that a reconciliation between Kobe and Vanessa Bryant may be in the works. Combine that appearance with the kiss they shared back in February after a Lakers game and it certainly appeared as though the two were well on their way to working out their...
LOS ANGELES If there's anyone alive who still believes that the Lakers are a better team with Kobe Bryant sitting on the bench in a 5,000 suit rather than hoisting jumpers in shorts and a tank top...well...the late Betty Ford's people are holding a suite in Rancho Mirage with your name on it and a 28-day stay included.
It has been the latest rage among some fans and local...
Kobe Bryant, who missed his seventh straight game Wednesday with a shin injury, is eyeing a Friday return for the Los Angeles Lakers after completing running and jumping exercises without pain.
"I'll probably be on the floor next game," Bryant told ESPN during the broadcast of the Lakers' 99-87 win against the Golden State Warriors.
If he again feels no discomfort...
Kobe Bryant did some shooting Monday at the teams training facility in El Segundo but is not expected to play Tuesday at Staples Center against San Antonio, according to an NBA official who was not authorized to speak publicly.
It would be the sixth game Bryant has missed because of a sore left shin. The Lakers are 4-1 in his absence.
They beat the Spurs last week, 98-84, in San...
Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol suffered a hyperextended left knee in Sunday's loss to the New Orleans Hornets.Gasol was hurt when he banged knees with Xavier Henry in the fourth quarter. He is scheduled to undergo an MRI exam.The 7-foot-1 center entered Sunday's game averaging 15.0 points and 9.5 rebounds, which are both career highs.
Andrew Bynum had 31 points and nine rebounds, Pau Gasol recorded a triple-double and the Los Angeles Lakers rebounded from their worst loss of the season by beating the undermanned Golden State Warriors 99-87 Wednesday night.
Gasol finished with 22 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists to help the Lakers build a 17-point lead by the second quarter and cruise to an easy win - even with...
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Kobe Bryant and head coach Mike Brown of the Los Angeles Lakers stand on the court during the game against the New Orleans Hornets at New Orleans…Lakers are looking pretty good without Kobe in the lineup? LA and Chicago are kinda in the same boat.-TO
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Can the Los Angeles Lakers win without their superstar shooting guard Kobe Bryant in the lineup? Well Bryant has only been out five games while resting his bruised shin but the Lakers are 4-1 in his absence.
Everybody has pitched in to help keep the Lakers in the win column but if there is one lesson that L.A.’s big men will learn from Bryant’s absence is that things are so...
Kobe Bryant has missed five straight games with a bruised left shin.
Marc Gasol has no ligament or structural damage.
The LA Lakers have persevered all season and are looking like a potential 3 seed in the west, which for them may be perfect. Kobe Bryant has played an outrageous amount of minutes for a guy with his kind of mileage (He just had knee surgery in Germany to extend his career). At the start of the season the
Kobe talking to reporters about how he will be back
Lakers had a million question...