Latest 2008–09 Los Angeles Lakers season Stories
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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