New Orleans Hornets
Chris Paul insisted he could not remember exactly how or when he wound up with a left thumb injury that forced him to practice with a black wrap on his left hand on Saturday.
Kobe Bryant scored 30 points, Pau Gasol snapped out of his playoff funk with 17 points and 10 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers took control of their first-round playoff series with a 100-86 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Friday night.
If Pau Gasol can’t get comfortable in a city once ruled by his native Spain, the Los Angeles Lakers could be in for a long series.
Nearly seven months and 83 games after the Los Angeles Lakers returned from their second straight championship run, they’re still searching for the mental motivation to chase that third straight title.
New Orleans center Aaron Gray isn’t sure whether he’ll be able to play in the Hornets’ next postseason game on his sprained right ankle.
Chris Paul had 33 points, 14 assists and seven rebounds, and the New Orleans Hornets pulled away down the stretch, stunning the two-time defending NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers with a 109-100 victory in their playoff opener Sunday.
Hornets coach Monty Williams says now is no time for the Hornets to start celebrating, no matter how unexpected their newly clinched playoff berth may be.
Kobe Bryant scored 30 points, Pau Gasol had 23 points and 16 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers inched closer to the top of the overall NBA standings with their 15th win in 16 games since the All-Star break, 102-84 over the New Orleans Hornets on Sunday night.
The hottest team in the NBA, the Los Angeles Lakers host the New Orleans Hornets at Staples Center.
Kobe Bryant had 25 points while moving into ninth place on the NBA’s career scoring list, and Pau Gasol had 21 points and 13 rebounds in the Los Angeles Lakers’ third straight victory, 101-97 over the New Orleans Hornets on Friday night.
When the Los Angeles Lakers visited the New Orleans Hornets last week, everything seemed to be going wrong.
Lamar Odom responded to his first time out of the starting lineup this season by scoring 24 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers convincingly ended a three-game losing streak with a 103-88 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday night.
Lakers coach Phil Jackson says he’s “not happy” about the NBA’s ownership of the Hornets and is pessimisticabout the club’s future in New Orleans.
The Los Angeles Lakers are looking at possibly matching their longest losing streak of the season, and Kobe Bryant is seething. This time, however, he’s not angry with his teammates.