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  • Lakers' Tarik Black thanks lucky stars -- and everyone else

    Tarik Black does something few other NBA players do. He thanks people around him. Continually. His coach. Reporters. Probably the cashier at the gas station for giving correct change. It's refreshing in a league where the average salary is nearly $5.5...
  • 'Soft' Lakers get blown out by 'teetering' Clippers

    'Soft' Lakers get blown out by 'teetering' Clippers
    Things are somehow worse than they look for the Lakers, who might be the only NBA franchise to ever have two starters with broken, disfigured noses. Point guard Ronnie Price looked so bad that he appeared to have fought Muhammad Ali in his prime, Lakers...
  • Clippers' win over Lakers includes dunking, dancing

    Clippers' win over Lakers includes dunking, dancing
    Whether Lakers-Clippers qualifies as a worthwhile NBA rivalry remains open for debate. What was not disputable Wednesday night inside Staples Center was which team enjoyed itself more. Clippers owner Steve Ballmer danced and forward Blake Griffin...
  • Third round of All-Star returns has Kobe Bryant fourth overall

    Kobe Bryant is still on track to start at guard in the NBA All-Star Game on Feb. 15. According to the third round of balloting returns released by the NBA on Thursday, Bryant is fourth overall with 862,568 votes behind Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron...
  • Lakers Coach Byron Scott rests Kobe Bryant for Orlando Magic game

    Lakers Coach Byron Scott rests Kobe Bryant for Orlando Magic game
    Lakers Coach Byron Scott kept Kobe Bryant out of the lineup for Friday night's game against the Orlando Magic so that Bryant again could get more rest. Scott said the decision had nothing to do with Bryant shooting two for 12 from the field while...
  • Balanced scoring leads to Lakers' 101-84 win over Orlando

    Balanced scoring leads to Lakers' 101-84 win over Orlando
    Lakers 101, Magic 84 (final) The Lakers won a battle of last-place teams defeating the Orlando Magic on Friday night at Staples Center. The Lakers had six players score in double figures, led by Jeremy Lin with 18 points and recently acquired Tarik...
  • Kobe Bryant takes the night off, but the Lakers still beat Orlando Magic, 101-84

    Byron Scott saw it coming. The Lakers were playing another lowly team, the Orlando Magic, on Friday night. But the Lakers coach emphasized to his players that of the Magic's 13 wins coming into Staples Center, nine were on the road. "We've got to be...
  • Kobe Bryant rests again, Lakers fall to Trail Blazers, 106-94

    Maybe it was the 44 minutes Kobe Bryant played in the Lakers' fifth game of the season, a home loss to Phoenix. Or the 44 minutes he logged a few weeks later against Denver. Nah. Bryant's body isn't functioning enough to be an everyday NBA player...
  • Five takeaways from the Lakers' loss to the Portland Trail Blazers

    The Lakers (12-26) fell to Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers (30-8) on Sunday. Here are five takeaways from their 106-94 loss at Staples Center: 1. Through two games this week against the Lakers, Lillard has averaged 36.5 points, with most...
  • Spoelstra sees continued desperation, to stick with Birdman as starter

    Desperate times, Erik Spoelstra said Monday, call for desperate Miami Heat. But he added they don't necessary call for a lineup change. For now, Spoelstra said after Monday's practice at UCLA, there won't be one. The Heat have won twice in their...
  • Preview: Miami Heat at Los Angeles Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Tuesday

    Preview: Miami Heat at Los Angeles Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Tuesday
    When/Where: 10:30 p.m., Staples Center, Los Angeles. TV: Sun Sports. Radio: 790-AM, 104.3-FM, 106.5-FM, 710-AM (Spanish). Scouting report: The Heat are coming off Sunday's 104-90 victory over the Clippers at Staples Center, when center Hassan...