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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 hit three-pointers at the start of a run that gave Los Angeles a 14-point lead early in the third quarter and the Lakers stayed well in front the rest of the way. Tony Parker scored 19 points and...

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. Bynum hit 8-of-11 field goal attempts...

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. After owning...

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. The Lakers' trainer popped it back into place and Bryant was able to play the rest of the night. Pau Gasol was 11-of-13 from the field and finished with 22 points and 12 rebounds. Andrew Bynum had 14 points and six rebounds, and Sasha Vujacic scored 14,...

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. Vladimir Radmanovic scored 16 and Sasha Vujacic had 11 for LA. The Blazers, playing for a third consecutive game without Brandon Roy...

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. He went to the foul line late in the game, having hit 24 free throws in a row, needing one more point to reach the milestone. He promptly missed twice, but he eventually got the point he needed point and the Lakers won...

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. Brandan Wright, Marco Belinelli and C.J. Watson scored 14 points each, and Andris Biedrins grabbed 17 rebounds for...

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. Andrew Bynum had 13 points, Lamar Odom scored 12 and Derek Fisher had 11 for the Lakers, who avoided a three-game losing streak. Rudy Gay had 23 points for Memphis, which has lost three in a row. O.J. Mayo had 22 points and six assists, Hakim Warrick scored 14 and Darko Milicic had 11 points with eight...

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. Lamar Odom had 17 points and 12 rebounds, and Andrew Bynum added 13 points and 11 rebounds. The Lakers have lost just once in 15 home games this season. Nate Robinson had a season-high 33 points for the Knicks, who have lost two...

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. Craig Smith had 18 points and eight boards, and Ryan...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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