Kobe Bryant scored 28 points and the Los Angeles Lakers won for only the second time this season, beating the Atlanta Hawks 114-109 Tuesday night.
Stephen Curry had 30 points and 15 assists, Marreese Speights added 24 points, and the Golden State Warriors cruised past the Los Angeles Lakers 136-115 Sunday night despite 44 points by Kobe Bryant.
Kobe Bryant, who missed shoot around Sunday morning, will start for the Los Angeles Lakers who face Stephen Curry and Golden State Warriors tonight at Staples Center.
The morning after the game, the team announced Bryant was indeed sick with the flu. Bryant also sat out practice and even missed his charity event at Exposition Park.
Tim Duncan had 13 points and 11 rebounds, Cory Joseph scored seven of his 13 points in the fourth quarter and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Los Angeles Lakers 93-80 Friday night for their third straight victory in California.
Anthony Davis had 25 points, 12 rebounds and six blocked shots, and the New Orleans Pelicans pulled away from the reeling Los Angeles Lakers for a 109-102 victory Wednesday night.
Mike Conley scored 23 points and the Memphis Grizzlies finally got a strong effort from their struggling bench to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 107-102 on Tuesday night.
Kobe Bryant and Jeremy Lin each scored 21 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied to beat the Charlotte Hornets 107-92 Sunday night for their first victory of the season after five straight losses.
Klay Thompson scored a career-high 41 points in his first game since signing a contract extension, teaming with backcourt star Stephen Curry to lead the Golden State Warriors past the winless Los Angeles Lakers 127-104 on Saturday night.
Blake Griffin scored 39 points and went 11 for 12 from the free throw line, powering the Los Angeles Clippers to a gritty 118-111 victory over the winless Lakers in the first meeting of the season between the Staples Center co-tenants.
There is more fallout news from the incident between Kobe Bryant and Dwight Hoard on Tuesday night in the Lakers’ home opener.
Isaiah Thomas scored 23 points in his Phoenix debut, Marcus Morris matched his career high with five 3-pointers and the Suns dominated their season opener against the Los Angeles Lakers 119-99 on Wednesday night despite Kobe Bryant’s 31 points.
The purple-and-gold are back, but is Kobe Bryant?
When the Lakers traded four draft picks to sign Steve Nash, his new teammates couldn’t wait to talk about what might happen when Nash began distributing the ball to the likes of Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol.
Earlier in the week, ESPN the Magazine ran an article which blamed the Lakers’ recent struggle on Kobe Bryant, saying the Purple and Gold aren’t able to attract free agents.