Russell Westbrook scored 36 points, Kevin Durant added 21 and the West-leading Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 102-93 Thursday night for their fifth consecutive victory in the matchup of division leaders.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are the team to beat in the Western Conference, but Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers are showing they may have another run in them – provided they stay focused.
The Lakers just aren’t who they used to be. After consecutive titles followed by a dispiriting sweep in last year’s Finals, the Lakers have moved on dramatically as an organization.
Kevin Durant had 32 points and nine rebounds, Russell Westbrook added 19 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder shut down Blake Griffin and beat the Los Angeles Clippers 114-91 on Wednesday night.
Former Los Angeles Laker Derek Fisher is set to finalize a new deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to reports.
Derek Fisher has reached a buyout agreement with the Houston Rockets and is expected to become a free agent once he clears waivers, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
According to NBA.com, the Houston Rockets plan to buy out the contract of Derek Fisher, making him a free agent. Fisher was traded by the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday for Houston’s Jordan Hill.
The Los Angeles Lakers have shipped out veteran point guard Derek Fisher to the Houston Rockets along with first-round pick–via Dallas for power forward Jordan Hill.
In a separate deal, the Lakers have acquired point guard Ramon Sessions and Christian Eyenga of the Cleveland Cavaliers for Luke Walton, Jason Kapono and 2012 first-round draft pick(lottery protected).
The Lakers’ loss to the lowly Wizards isn’t causing panic. But it’s definitely got the Nation of Lakerland in an uproar, inside and out. The Lakers’ inability to win on the road where they are now 6-14 on the season is a huge black mark on their championship-caliber record.
Derek Fisher’s 3-pointer with just over three seconds left lifted the Los Angeles Lakers to a 73-70 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night at the Staples Center.
Derek Fisher works his way around the perimeter, hoisting jumpers in a solitary shooting drill at the Los Angeles Lakers’ quiet training complex.
Two of the Southland’s most popular NBA players are taking their game to the Beltway — for one night at least.
NBA owners and players are meeting again Thursday, hoping to reach a deal to end the lockout and very aware of the consequences if they fail.
NBA players made it clear Tuesday: No deal. No fear of Commissioner David Stern’s ultimatum, either.
Derek Fisher denied a rift in union leadership in a letter to NBA players Monday, telling them there have been “no side agreements, no side negotiations or anything close” with league officials.