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A temporary restraining order, blocking Kobe Bryant’s mother from auctioning some of the Laker star’s memorabilia, has been kept in place by a federal judge.
Dwight Howard’s unrestricted free agency, coach Mike D’Antoni’s job status, Pau Gasol’s tenuous future, Metta World Peace’s amnesty possibilities and the injury comebacks of Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash are only the biggest issues facing the Lakers as they decide whether to try this grand experiment again.
Tony Parker scored 23 points, and the San Antonio Spurs completed their first-round sweep of the injury-plagued Los Angeles Lakers with a 103-82 victory in Game 4 on Sunday night.
Rutgers is set to introduce Los Angeles Lakers assistant Eddie Jordan as the new coach of the Scarlet Knights’ scandal-marred basketball program.
Al Jefferson had 22 points and eight rebounds to help Utah keep its playoff hopes alive with a 96-80 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.
Kobe Bryant scored a season-high 47 points and the Los Angeles Lakers pulled closer to a playoff berth with a 113-106 victory over the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.
Kobe fueled a desperate rally with 23 of his 30 points in the last 12 minutes, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the New Orleans Hornets 104-96 on Tuesday night to keep their playoff hopes alive.
The first of six regional meetings will be held Wednesday night downtown to educate Los Angeles residents about a $3 billion bond effort to repair potholes on the city’s damaged streets.
James Harden had 29 points and the Rockets improved their positioning in the Western Conference playoff race with a 100-93 win over the Utah Jazz.
Pau Gasol may return to the Lakers lineup by Friday’s game against the Washington Wizards.
Luis Scola scored all 14 of his points, including his second 3-pointer of the season, in the fourth quarter Monday night.
Devin Harris scored 17 points, Ivan Johnson hit a key basket and the shorthanded Atlanta Hawks shook off a 20-point third quarter by Kobe Bryant, snapping a three-game losing streak with a 96-92 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night.
Kobe Bryant scored 11 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter and hit the go-ahead layup with 9 seconds left, leading the Los Angeles Lakers back to .500 for the first time in more than two months with a 99-98 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night.
Wilson Chandler scored 23 points in place of an injured Danilo Gallinari, and Ty Lawson added 22 in the Denver Nuggets’ 119-108 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night.
For Dr. Jerry Buss, it was hard to beat watching his Lakers take on the Celtics. Wednesday night at the Staples Center, he would have been proud and honored, not only by the 113-99 victory the Lakers earned over the Celtics, but by the touching tribute given back by the city, and the people who loved him.
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