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Lakers can't hold on to late lead, losing 89-87 to Pacers

latimes.com — The Lakers lost their second-straight game, falling on Monday to the Pacers in Indiana, 89-87. After the Pacers pulled ahead by as many as 17 points in the third quarter, the Lakers battled back with a 12-0 run to close within five, heading into the final period. Kobe Bryant, in his final career...
Feb 08, 2016

Lakers can't hold on to late lead, losing 89-87 to Pacers latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

Preview: Lakers hope to continue improved play in Indiana vs. Pacers

latimes.com — Last week, the Lakers (11-42) won two straight before falling in a close game against the Spurs (43-8) in San Antonio. On Monday, the Lakers look to avoid another losing streak, visiting the Indiana Pacers (27-24). The Lakers should have Kobe Bryant (shoulder) available for his final career appearance...
Feb 08, 2016

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Feb 08, 2016

Preview: Lakers hope to continue improved play in Indiana vs. Pacers - though I have Indy latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

Lakers: Predictions for Week 16

latimes.com — The Lakers won two of three games through Week 15, finally reaching double-digits in the win column at 11-42. They'll play just two games in Week 16, visiting the Indiana Pacers (27-24) and Cleveland Cavaliers (36-14). Monday at Indiana Pacers Retiring veteran guard Kobe Bryant will make his final...

Lakers Week 15 in review: Kobe Bryant returns to form

latimes.com — The Lakers entered Week 15 with 10 straight losses, in danger of setting a franchise record with an 11th. Coach Byron Scott said the team acts like they're " strangers " on the court, and that he won't ease up on the Lakers' youngsters. On Tuesday, the team rallied behind 38 points from Kobe Bryant,...

NBA trending: Earl Watson takes over Phoenix Suns

latimes.com — News and notes from around the NBA: TRENDING ... Earl Watson takes over Phoenix Suns A slow start and a season-ending knee injury to guard Eric Bledsoe contributed to the firing of Jeff Hornacek as coach of the Phoenix Suns. Former UCLA guard Earl Watson replaced Hornacek on an interim basis.
Feb 07, 2016

Lottery bowl: Nets/76ers still play twice, Suns play Lakers/Wolves twice each, Wolves/Nets still play latimes.com/sports/nba/la-…

Preview: Kobe Bryant's final appearance in San Antonio vs. Spurs

latimes.com — The Lakers (11-41) have struggled for most of the season, but have been perfect through the early days of February with two straight wins. On Saturday, they'll visit the San Antonio Spurs (41-8), who have won all of their 27 homes games this season. Kobe Bryant is expected to make his final career...
Feb 06, 2016

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Feb 06, 2016

Preview: Kobe Bryant's final appearance in San Antonio vs. Spurs - I have Spurs even on b2b short-handed latimes.com/la-sp-ln-previ…

Lakers hold off Pelicans for second consecutive victory

latimes.com — The Lakers won their second conseuctive game, defeating the Pelicans, 99-96, in New Orleans on Thursday night. Kobe Bryant led the Lakers with 27 points and 12 rebounds, making three three-point shots in the fourth quarter to help the Lakers hold off a desperate New Orleans squad. Anthony Davis...
Feb 05, 2016

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Jordan Clarkson to participate in All-Star skills challenge

latimes.com — Jordan Clarkson will represent the Lakers in the NBA's All-Star skills challenge in Toronto. The Lakers' second-year guard will be joined by DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings), Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans), Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors), Karl-Anthony Towns (Minnesota Timberwolves), Isaiah Thomas (Boston Celtics), C.J.
Feb 04, 2016

Jordan Clarkson to participate in All-Star skills challenge latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

Preview: Lakers at New Orleans Pelicans

latimes.com — The Lakers (10-41) ended a 10-game losing streak with a win over the Minnesota Timberwolves (15-36) on Tuesday. On Thursday, the Lakers have a chance to build a winning streak, visiting the New Orleans Pelicans (18-30). The Pelicans played Wednesday, falling in San Antonio to the Spurs (41-8).
Feb 04, 2016

Preview: Lakers at New Orleans Pelicans - Lakers have a shot with NO on b2b - but I still go Pelicans latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

Five takeaways from Lakers' 119-115 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves

latimes.com — The Lakers (10-41) ended their 10-game losing streak, beating the Minnesota Timberwolves (14-36). Here are five takeaways from the 119-115 win at Staples Center. 1. The Lakers seemed to have the game in hand, but the Timberwolves rallied and took a late lead. Kobe Bryant responded with a pair of...
Feb 03, 2016

RT @latimessports: Five takeaways from Lakers' 119-115 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves lat.ms/1TD7UeZ

Feb 03, 2016

Five takeaways from Lakers' 119-115 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

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Feb 09, 2016

I had Reggie Jackson and Kemba Walker as other East snubs ....

Feb 09, 2016

I had Pau Gasol as my top snub in the East (Lillard by far the top overall snub) - Pau replacing injured Butler in ASG

Feb 09, 2016

Looks like no Anthony Brown vs. Cavs - sprained ankle - Lakers have him listed as doubtful

Feb 09, 2016

RT @ESPNSteinLine: The Kings scrapped plans to fire George Karl after lengthy meeting Tuesday in Philly between Karl and GM Vlade Divac, sources told ESPN

Feb 09, 2016

RT @ESPNSteinLine: ESPN sources say that the Sacramento Kings, in a dramatic about-face, have decided to keep George Karl in place as coach .

Feb 09, 2016

RT @YSportsRadio: Time for some @NBA, @EricPincus joins @TravisRodgers to give us the latest on the #DerekFisher -less @nyknicks and all things #NBA.

Feb 09, 2016

The @DFenders fell to Idaho Stamped 129-116 - Vander Blue scored 37; Tibor Pleiss (Utah Jazz) scored 14 with 18 boards - Robert Upshaw 14p

Feb 08, 2016

RT @latimessports: Kobe Bryant's latest farewell stop brings fond memories lat.ms/1moDEqQ


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