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No one's rushing to anoint the Los Angeles Clippers, who at 22-6 own the NBA's best record. They're not exactly impressed with themselves, either - despite a franchise-record 14-game winning streak.
''It is still early in the season and we have a lot to prove to the rest of the league,'' Matt Barnes said after he helped the Clippers' reserves outscore their starters in a 112-100 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night.
No less an authority than Kobe Bryant is complimentary.
''They're playing extremely well,'' Bryant said after leading the Lakers to their fifth straight win, 100-94 over the New York Knicks in the first game of a Christmas doubleheader at Staples Center. ''They're coming at you in waves and waves.''
The Clippers have taken advantage of a soft stretch in their schedule to win a franchise-record 14 in a row, although they have earlier wins over some of the league's elite teams such ...
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LOS ANGELES -- Oscar Robertson, move over. Christmas has a new king. Kobe Bryant scored 34 points to become the NBA's career Christmas Day scoring leader, and he lifted the Los Angeles Lakers to their fifth straight win, a 100-94 victory over the New York Knicks at Staples Center. Los Angeles trailed 80-79 with nine minutes to play before Bryant sparked an 8-0 run, scoring...
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LOS ANGELES -- Kobe Bryant scored 34 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers earned a 100-94 win over the New York Knicks on Tuesday at Staples Center. The Lakers (14-14) won their fifth consecutive game to move back to .500 for the first time since Nov. 30. With a win against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, Los Angeles would be above .500 for just the second time this season. Bryant...
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has overtaken LeBron James as the NBA All-Star top vote getter.
The second ballot returns were released on Thursday.
Kobe has 977,444 votes, while James is second with 970,314, followed by Kevin Durant at 924,898, and Carmelo Anthony with 891,759.
The 62nd NBA All-Star Game will be played at the Toyota Center in Houston, Tex. on Sunday...
Matt Barnes tied his season high with 21 points off the bench,
Chris Paul had 11 assists and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated
Boston 106-77 on Thursday night, becoming the first team to win 15
consecutive games since the Celtics four years ago.
Kobe Bryant engineered a second-half comeback, helping the Los Angeles beat the New York Knicks 100-94 on Tuesday and extend the Lakers' winning streak to five games while lifting them to .500.
Bryant scored 34 points in his NBA-record 15th Christmas Day game and Metta World Peace added 20 points and seven rebounds while defending Carmelo Anthony, whose 34 points led the Knicks...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kobe Bryant engineered a second-half comeback, helping the Los Angeles beat the New York Knicks 100-94 on Tuesday and extend the Lakers' winning streak to five games while lifting them to .500.
Bryant scored 34 points in his NBA-record 15th Christmas Day game and Metta World Peace added 20 points and seven rebounds while defending Carmelo Anthony, whose 34...
Kobe Bryant has overtaken LeBron James as the top vote-getter for the 2013 NBA All-Star Game. The league issued the second set of balloting returns on Thursday, with Bryant pulling ahead of James by 7,130 votes.
The starters in the Western Conference project to be Kevin Durant (970,314), Dwight Howard (616,150), Chris Paul (542,565), Blake Griffin (489,795) and Bryant (977,444)...
It may have taken longer than expected, but the Los Angeles Lakers are finally starting to look like a force to be reckoned with.
The Lakers try to extend their winning streak to six for the first time in two seasons Wednesday night against the Denver Nuggets, who've proven nearly unbeatable on their home court.
Los Angeles (14-14) appears to have found it its stride after...
The ability of Steve Nash to help run the offense may extend Kobe Bryant's career.