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Pau Gasol #16 of the Los Angeles Lakers is fouled by Serge Ibaka #9 of the Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center on January 27, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

Gasol May Return By Friday

Pau Gasol may return to the Lakers lineup by Friday’s game against the Washington Wizards.


LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 27: Dwight Howard #12 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts while playing the Indiana Pacers at Staples Center on November 27, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lakers Routed 99-76 In Phoenix

Luis Scola scored all 14 of his points, including his second 3-pointer of the season, in the fourth quarter Monday night.


Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers walks off the court after missing a game-tying three-point basket in the final seconds against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on March 13, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Kobe Suffers Severe Ankle Sprain, Out Indefinitely As Lakers Fall 96-92

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.


Metta World Peace #15, Kobe Bryant #24, and Dwight Howard #12 of the Los Angeles Lakers wait to resume play action against the Atlanta Hawks at Staples Center on March 3, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (credit: Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Kobe Leads Lakers Over Hawks 99-98 In Exciting Ending

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.


Kosta Koufos #41 of the Denver Nuggets shoots in the lane against Dwight Howard #12 and Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers on February 25, 2013 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.  (credit: Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lakers Fall Short In 119-108 Loss To Nuggets

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.


Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers addresses the crowd in a ceremony honoring Lakers late owner Dr. Jerry Buss before the game with the Boston Celtics at Staples Center on February 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Cannon, Fans Pay Respects At Laker Game

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.


The Los Angeles Lakers will wear a patch of their owner who passed away on February 18, 2013 of kidney failure. credit: )(Uniwatch/Lakers)

Lakers To Sport Jerry Buss Memorial Patch

A memorial patch will be donned by the Lakers on their jerseys in honor of the team’s longtime owner Jerry Buss, who passed away in Los Angeles on Monday.


Kobe Bryant looks on during a game against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena on February 10, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (credit: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Lakers Fall To Heat 107-97, Finish 4-3 On Trip

LeBron James put 32 points on the board and Dwayne Wade added 30 as the Miami Heat beat the Lakers 107-97 on Sunday for their sixth win in their last seven meetings.


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Dwight Howard Will Avoid Shoulder Surgery For Now, Game-Time Decision Against Minnesota

Tuesday night in Phoenix, the Lakers blew a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter and had their 3-game winning streak snapped by the Suns.


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Blake Griffin And Ron Artest Have Calls Rescinded

The technical fouls against Lakers forward Ron Artest and Clippers forward Blake Griffin have been rescinded by the NBA on Monday, according to league spokesman Tim Frank.


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Internal Struggle Could Be What Breaks Lakers

Kobe Bryant left no doubt about the state of the defending champs after a second straight blowout loss Saturday, a second consecutive Christmas Day no-show that has thrown the Lakers into their annual episode of soul-searching chaos.