Latest 2008–09 Los Angeles Lakers season Stories

2009-04-04 00:20:52

Kobe Bryant hit back-to-back 3-pointers in the fourth period Friday that broke open the game and sent the Los Angeles Lakers past Houston 93-81. The Lakers reached 60 wins for the season and moved within a game of Cleveland for the best record in the NBA.

2009-04-01 22:43:14

Kobe Bryant scored 30 points Wednesday and the Los Angeles Lakers pulled away late to defeat Milwaukee 104-98. The Bucks took a one-point lead into the final period, but the Lakers managed to end a rare two-game losing streak and win for the sixth time in eight outings. Bryant hit his first seven shots of the game and wound up making 10-of-19 from the field and all nine of his attempts from the line.

2009-03-31 21:33:42

Gerald Wallace had 21 points and 13 rebounds Tuesday to lead the Charlotte Bobcats to a rare win over the Los Angeles Lakers, 94-84. The expansion Bobcats (34-40) set a franchise record for most wins in a season.

2009-03-27 22:32:07

Pau Gasol made up for Kobe Bryant's off night, scoring 36 points Friday and carrying the Los Angeles Lakers to a 103-95 win over New Jersey. The Lakers clinched the No.

2009-03-26 21:01:23

Kobe Bryant scored 30 points Thursday and started a 20-0 run to end the third period, carrying the Los Angeles Lakers past Detroit 92-77. The Lakers, owners of a 57-14 record, moved within a game of Cleveland for the best mark in the NBA. Los Angeles won its fourth straight and its seventh out of eight.

2009-03-24 22:12:58

Kobe Bryant scored 19 points Tuesday in a balanced Los Angeles Lakers offense that toppled Oklahoma City 107-89. Lamar Odom had 18 points and six rebounds for the Lakers before fouling out.

2009-03-20 00:40:31

Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol both scored 21 points Thursday and the Los Angeles Lakers rode a hot third period to defeat Golden State 114-106. The Lakers bounced back from a last-second, one-point loss to Philadelphia Tuesday and remained a game behind Cleveland for the best record in the NBA. Los Angeles had a one-point lead at halftime, but raced to an 18-point advantage late in the third period. Bryant, however, made only 9-of-25 shots from the field on an otherwise good shooting night for...

2009-03-12 22:22:11

Kobe Bryant scored 23 points Thursday night and hit a key 3-pointer with 1:46 remaining, carrying the Los Angeles Lakers to a 102-95 win over San Antonio. Los Angeles closed out a three-game road swing with its second straight win and clinched the Pacific Division title. San Antonio trailed by as many as 15 points late in the first half, but faced only a 95-93 deficit as the game moved inside the final 2 minutes. That is when Bryant hit his long-range shot that restored a five-point cushion.

2009-03-11 23:03:59

Kobe Bryant scored 37 points Wednesday and was dominant down the stretch in rallying the Los Angeles Lakers past Houston 102-96 Bryant produced 18 points in the fourth quarter and made 12 of the Lakers' last 14.

2009-03-10 00:23:33

Brandon Roy had 27 points, six rebounds and five assists Monday night and the Portland Trail Blazers manhandled the Los Angeles Lakers 111-94. The game was marred, however, by what appeared to be a serious injury to Portland's Rudy Fernandez, who was carried off the court on a stretcher and taken to a hospital after a flagrant foul by Trevor Ariza that resulted in the LA forward's ejected from the contest. Travis Outlaw had 22 points, LaMarcus Aldridge had 16 points and 13 rebounds and Joel...

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