Found January 09, 2012 on
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LOS ANGELES--The Killer B's led the Lakers to a 90-82 win over the Memphis Grizzlies, their sixth straight victory at Staples Center. But it was the Terrible T'sas in turnoverswhich nearly killed the home team.
Kobe Bryant, Andrew Bynum, Matt Barnes and Steve Blake combined for 69 points on 26-53 shooting. Bryant led in scoring with 26 points and added nine assists. Bynum had 15 and 15 rebounds while Barnes contributed 15 and 10. Blake scored 13 points, hitting half of his 3-point attempts. However, when they weren't making baskets or playing defense, they were giving the short-handed Grizzlies (3-5) every opportunity to steal a win. (Star power forward Zach Randolph is out for about 8 weeks after a serious knee injury).
The "B's" also combined for 18 of the Lakers' season-high 27 turnovers that led to 24 Memphis points. It was a game that should have seen the injured Bryant and Gasol get some rest, yet actually saw them on the floor as the game ended...
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Coming into the 2011-2012 season, all the talk about the Lakers revolved around Kobe Bryant‘s age. The 16-year vet is 33 and he does have a lot of basketball miles on his surgically repaired knees. But after an experimental knee procedure he had in Germany, KB24 has had a little more spring in his step. [...]
Kobe Bryant scored 26 of his 39 points in a dynamic second half, Pau Gasol added 17 points and 11 rebounds, and the weary Los Angeles Lakers gritted out a 97-90 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Friday night.
Matt Barnes had 16 points and six rebounds before fouling out for the Lakers, who won their fifth straight home game while playing their NBA-high ninth game in 13 days...
LOS ANGELES - Kobe Bryant did it again Sunday night, but it wasn't necessarily the biggest victory Bryant watched...
Andrew Bynum is averaging 19.5 points on 57 percent shooting.
Kobe Bryant scored 26 points, Andrew Bynum had 15 points and 15 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Memphis Grizzlies 90-82 on Sunday night for their sixth consecutive home victory.
Kobe Bryant scored 48 points -- his fifth straight game with 25 or more -- and the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Phoenix Suns 99-83 Tuesday night to win their seventh straight at home and third in a row overall.
Kobe Bryant and his Los Angeles Lakers will be at home on Tuesday night for an NBA betting matchup against Steve Nash and the Suns.
The Lakers are 7-3 straight up in the past 10 meetings between the Western clubs, but just 4-6 against the spread in that span. The OVER/UNDER sits at 7-3 in the last 10 games between the teams.
LOS ANGELES "It was ugly," said Lakers' coach Mike Brown after his team's 97-90 win over the Golden State Warriors Friday night at Staples Center. "But we'll take it."
Such are the realities of a team in transition that is now 5-1 at home and 0-3 on the road.
Kobe Bryant was once again remarkable, torching the 2-5 Warriors for 39 points and 7 assists...
'He sure is helping,' L.A. big man says of Ham, whose resume includes a Sports Illustrated cover and a career as an NBA player.The footage is grainy, obviously transferred from videotape to YouTube, but it's still possible to see Darvin Ham flying toward the basket, grabbing a rebound and shattering the backboard with a dunk.