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2009-03-04 00:30:09

Kobe Bryant needed just three quarters to score 31 points Tuesday and lift the Los Angeles Lakers to a 99-89 win over the Memphis Grizzlies. Pau Gasol, Derek Fisher and Sasha Vujacic also hit double figures for the Lakers, who snapped a two-game losing streak. Lamar Odom had 13 rebounds, eight assists and six blocked shots but hit just 1-of-8 field goal attempts. Marc Gasol, Pau's younger brother, and O.J. Mayo led Memphis with 17 points each. Gasol also had 14 rebounds as the Grizzlies lost...

2009-02-27 23:03:05

Chris Andersen scored the first four of Denver's eight straight points to open the fourth quarter Friday and the Nuggets stunned the Los Angeles Lakers 90-79. Los Angeles made only 30 percent of its shots and was held to what was easily its lowest point total of the season. The Lakers had won six in a row and 13 of their previous 14 games. Both Chauncey Billups and J.R. Smith had 22 points for the Nuggets, who won their second straight and stayed 2 ½ games in front of...

2009-02-22 21:34:43

Kobe Bryant hit 28 points including three late free throws Sunday, leading the Los Angeles Lakers over the Minnesota Timberwolves 111-108. The Lakers have won four straight games and 11 of their last 12. Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom each totaled 25 points for the Lakers, who held off the Timberwolves in the closing seconds with a layup by Odom and Bryant's free throws. Ryan Gomes and Sebastian Telfair each scored 20 points and Craig Smith had 19 for Minnesota, which has lost seven straight games...

2009-02-19 00:41:28

Kobe Bryant scored 30 points Wednesday and the Los Angeles Lakers closed the game with a rush to defeat Golden State 129-121. The Warriors moved into a 111-111 tie when Stephen Jackson hit a jump shot with 3:37 to play. Los Angeles then went on an 11-1 tear, finished off by a Bryant fadeaway jumper with 1:12 to play. Los Angeles, losers of only 10 games all season, improved its record against Western Conference opponents to 27-4. Pau Gasol added 24 points and Lamar Odom had 22. Los Angeles...

2009-02-11 00:54:02

Kobe Bryant scored 34 points Tuesday in the LA Lakers' 105-98 win over Oklahoma City, becoming the youngest player in NBA history to reach 23,000 career points. Bryant, who also had seven rebounds, reached 23,000 points with 5:13 left in the second quarter. Bryant, 30, is five days young than Wilt Chamberlain was when he reached the milestone. Bryant joined the NBA right out of high school, while Chamberlain played four years of college ball first. The Lakers, who also got 22 points and 14...

2009-02-08 18:07:42

Lamar Odom scored 28 points and an ailing Kobe Bryant had 19 for the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday in a 101-91 win at Cleveland. Odom tallied 15 of his points in the third quarter and finished the contest with 17 rebounds. Bryant suffered from what appeared to be flu-like symptoms and received medical assistance at halftime. Pau Gasol added 18 points along with 12 rebounds and six assists. Derek Fisher had 13 points for the Lakers, who concluded a perfect six-game road trip that included an...

2009-02-02 22:13:50

Kobe Bryant set an opponent's scoring record at Madison Square Garden Monday with 61 points in the LA Lakers' 126-117 win over New York. Bryant surpassed the 55 points set by Michael Jordan on March 28, 1995. Bryant finished 19-of-31 from the field and 20-for-20 from the foul line. Earlier Monday, it was announced that Lakers center Andrew Bynum will miss between 8-to-12 weeks with a torn knee ligament. Pau Gasol added 31 points and 14 rebounds for his 15th double-double of the season for...

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2009-02-02 15:48:15

Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum will be out of action eight to 12 weeks because of a knee injury, the team said Monday. Bynum sustained a torn medial collateral ligament in his right knee in a collision with teammate Kobe Bryant during Saturday's 115-98 win over Memphis. The injury will not require surgery, but Bynum will miss at least 27 of the Lakers' final 36 regular season games, the Los Angeles Times said Monday. Bynum will rest his knee for a week to 10 days and then begin a...

2009-01-31 22:20:52

Kobe Bryant had 25 points and Pau Gasol 24 Saturday to pace the Los Angeles Lakers' 115-98 win over the Memphis Grizzlies. Derek Fisher added 14 points and Lamar Odom 13 for the Lakers, who have won six of their last seven games. Lakers center Andrew Bynum suffered a knee injury in the first quarter and had to be helped off the court. He had had five consecutive double-doubles, but had only seven points four minutes of action before leaving the game. Rudy Gay had 23 points for the Grizzlies,...

2009-01-26 18:22:01

Cleveland's LeBron James and the LA Lakers' Andrew Bynum were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week. James led the Cavaliers to a 3-1 record during a weeklong West Coast swing. He averaged 30.5 points, 9.8 rebounds, 8.8 assists and 2.3 steals in the four games. He posted his twelfth double-double of the season with a 33-point, 14-rebound effort Jan. 24 in a win against Utah. Bynum averaged 23.5 points, 11.5 rebounds and 2.25 blocks per game while leading the Lakers to a...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.