New Orleans Hornets
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.
Dwight Howard scored 24 points, Kobe Bryant had 14 points and 11 assists in another pass-first performance, and the Los Angeles Lakers hung on to beat the New Orleans Hornets 111-106 Tuesday night for their first three-game winning streak in five weeks.
NBA Commissioner David Stern and Jim Rome got into a heated exchange on the conspiracy of fixing the lottery that granted the first pick to the NBA-owned New Orleans Hornets.
Chris Paul had 33 points and 13 assists, Randy Foye hit three of his six 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied for a 107-98 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Sunday night to move within a half-game of the Lakers for the Pacific Division lead and the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference.
Hornets forward Jason Smith has been suspended two games without pay for his hard foul that sent Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin crashing hard to the court during a fast break.
Former New Orleans Hornets player Chris Paul will reportedly join the Clippers.
On Monday, Los Angeles Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said the Lakers were still involved in trade talks, maybe he was talking about Chris Paul.
If you think Los Angeles doesn’t want football team, think again. Los Angeles televison market peaked at the end of the game at a rating of 15.1, an approximate 850,000 house holds.
Kobe Bryant scored 22 of his 24 points in the first three quarters, then let his Lakers teammates take over in a dominant 98-80 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Thursday night that clinched the series for Los Angeles in six games.
Kobe Bryant was supposed to be injured. He rolled his left ankle late in a Game 4 loss to the Hornets, and although he came back and played, it seemed serious afterward. Bryant skipped the customary trip to the podium for the postgame press conference, and instead did his interviews from the training table to save the steps.
Kobe Bryant scored 19 points and threw down two stirring dunks on a sprained left ankle, and the Los Angeles Lakers pushed the New Orleans Hornets to the brink of first-round playoff elimination with a 106-90 victory in Game 5 on Tuesday night, taking a 3-2 series lead.
The Los Angeles Lakers want Kobe Bryant to get a MRI on his injured left ankle, but the superstar is refusing and he says he will play in game 5 on Tuesday night according to multiple reports.
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.
Chris Paul had 27 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds, and the New Orleans Hornets held on for a 93-88 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night to even their first-round playoff series at 2-2.