Latest 2008–09 Los Angeles Lakers season Stories

2009-01-25 17:49:38

Kobe Bryant's 22 points topped the Los Angeles Lakers' balanced scoring Sunday in a 99-85 victory over the San Antonio Spurs. Trevor Ariza had 17 points, Paul Gasol 16, Andrew Bynum 15 and Jordan Farmar 14 for the Lakers, who held the Spurs to 37.5 percent field goal shooting. Bryant and Derek Fisher

2009-01-23 00:04:25

Andrew Bynum had a second straight big game Thursday and the Los Angeles Lakers produced a 41-point second period en route to a 117-97 win over Washington. Washington was coming off its third road victory of the year, but could not compete with the Lakers -- who rolled despite limited input from superstar Kobe Bryant. Bynum scored a career-high 42 points Wednesday against the Los Angeles Clippers and delivered 23 points in 28 minutes against the Wizards.

2009-01-22 00:14:26

Andrew Bynum poured in a season-high 42 points Wednesday and the Los Angeles Lakers used a strong third period to down the Los Angeles Clippers 108-97. Bynum stepped up on what was an off night for Kobe Bryant, who suffered a dislocated ring finger on his shooting hand in the Lakers' win over Cleveland Monday. Bryant played Wednesday, but made only 5-of-15 shots from the field and scored 18 points. Bynum was 17-of-24 and helped the Lakers blow the game open in the third quarter.

2009-01-20 00:32:55

Kobe Bryant had 20 points, 12 assists and six rebounds Monday night, but also suffered a dislocated finger in the Los Angeles Lakers' 105-88 win over Cleveland. Bryant dislocated the ring finger on his right hand during the first quarter.

2009-01-04 23:48:49

Kobe Bryant led all scorers with 26 points and the Los Angeles Lakers held Portland to 36 second-half points Sunday in a 100-86 win over the Trail Blazers. The Lakers outscored Portland 30-16 in the third quarter, and went on to win their sixth straight game and improve their NBA-best record to 27-5. Pau Gasol shot 7-of-9 from the field to finish with 19 points.

2009-01-03 00:18:13

Kobe Bryant reached 40 points for the first time this season Friday night, leading the Los Angeles Lakers to a 113-100 decision over Utah. Los Angeles, playing for the first time since Sunday, won its fifth straight. Pau Gasol added 21 points to reach 10,000 for his career.

2008-12-28 23:47:17

Kobe Bryant led all scorers with 31 points Sunday night and the Los Angeles Lakers outgunned Golden State 130-113 for their fourth straight win. The Lakers shot 51.6 percent from the field, with Derek Fisher scoring 19 points, Sasha Vujacic getting 17, and Andrew Bynum getting 13 points to go with 10 rebounds. Jamal Crawford led the Warriors with 22 points and five assists.

2008-12-22 22:54:15

Kobe Bryant scored 36 points Monday to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 105-96 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. Pau Gasol added 15 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the Lakers.

2008-12-17 01:12:58

The LA Lakers rallied with 28 points from Kobe Bryant and then sweated out the final seconds at the foul line Tuesday for a 116-114 win over the N.Y. Knicks. Bryant also had seven rebounds and six assists as the Lakers won for the seventh time in eight games.

2008-12-15 00:14:42

Kobe Bryant led all scorers with 26 points Sunday night when the Los Angeles Lakers beat Minnesota 98-86 and improved to 20-3, tops in the NBA West. Pau Gasol finished with 18 points, 11 rebounds and six assists, Andrew Bynum had 14 points and nine rebounds, and Trevor Ariza scored 14 for the Lakers, who won their third straight and their sixth out of seven. Al Jefferson scored 20 points and pulled down 13 rebounds for the Timberwolves.

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