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Kobe Bryant Leaves Arena On Crutches, Expected To Get MRI

Kobe Bryant had 17 points for the Lakers, but did not score in the first half and finished 5 of 18 shooting.

He also came up lame late in the fourth quarter, favoring his left ankle after a collision with Willie Green.



Bynum’s Knee Was Topic Of Discussion At Lakers Practice

Andrew Bynum’s knee was the topic of discussion at Saturday practice as the Lakers prepare for game 4 Sunday on KCAL 9 in New Orelans. Bynum went down hard in the 3rd quarter holding his surgically repaired knee. He Scored 14 points and 11 rebounds in game 3.


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Lakers’ Lockdown Defense Helps Even Series 1-1

Andrew Bynum had 17 points and 11 rebounds, Lamar Odom scored 16 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers survived poor games from their two biggest stars to even their first-round playoff series with an 87-78 victory over the New Orleans Hornets in Game 2 on Wednesday night.


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Lakers Look To Even Series With Hornets

Chris Paul is a problem for just about any opponent’s defense. As the New Orleans point guard proved in the Hornets’ playoff opener, he’s a particular conundrum for the Los Angeles Lakers.


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Lakers-Hornets Series Preview

The difference between the two teams in this series is simple. The Los Angeles Lakers think they have it bad. The New Orleans Hornets actually do have it bad.


Ariza #1 of the New Orleans Hornets shoots against Matt Barnes #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 7, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lakers’ 1st Rd. Playoff Schedule Against Hornets

Game 1 – Sun April 17 New Orleans at L.A. Lakers 12:30PM ABC
Game 2 – Wed April 20 New Orleans at L.A. Lakers 7:30PM 10:30PM TNT


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Gasol’s 34 Points Help Lakers Beat Hornets 101-95

Pau Gasol had a season-high 34 points to go with 10 rebounds, helping the Los Angeles Lakers beat the New Orleans Hornets 101-95 on Saturday night.

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