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NBA: LA Lakers 127, New York 96

The Knicks' playoff chances took another hit Tuesday when the lowly Los Angeles Lakers shot the lights out and pummeled New York, 127-96, at Staples Center.

NBA: San Antonio 125, LA Lakers 109

Tony Parker netted 25 points while Kawhi Leonard and Tim Duncan each posted double-doubles to lead the San Antonio Spurs past the Los Angeles Lakers, 125-109, on Wednesday.

NBA: San Antonio 119, LA Lakers 85

The San Antonio Spurs sailed to their ninth straight win with a 119-85 decision over the listless Los Angeles Lakers.
National Basketball Association Game Capsules

National Basketball Association Game Capsules

Andrew Bynum had a successful Pacers debut and helped Indiana snap a season-long four-game slide with a 94-83 victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday. Bynum, signed by Indiana as a free agent on Feb. 1, totaled eight points and 10 rebounds in just under 16 minutes off the bench. David West checked in with 24 points while Paul George and George Hill netted 12 apiece for the Pacers, who bounced back after losing their previous three contests by an average of nearly 20 points per game. Jared Sullinger and Kris Humphries paced Boston with 17 and 15 points, respectively, but the Celtics folded late in dropping their fifth straight road test.
Meeks, Lakers hold off Thunder

Meeks, Lakers hold off Thunder

Jodie Meeks pumped some life back into the Lakers, scoring a career-high 42 points in Los Angeles' 114-110 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday.

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers 126, Sacramento 122

LOS ANGELES, March 1 (UPI) -- Jordan Farmar went 8-of-10 from 3-point range Friday and the Los Angeles Lakers drained a club-record 19 triples in besting Sacramento 126-122.

NBA: Brooklyn 108, Los Angeles Lakers 102

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Deron Williams scored 30 points Sunday and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Los Angeles Lakers 108-102 in the first NBA game to feature an openly gay player.

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers 101, Boston 92

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Newcomers MarShon Brooks and Kent Bazemore provided the firepower for the Los Angeles Lakers in their 101-92 in over the Boston Celtics Friday.
NBA trade deadline: Who went where?

NBA trade deadline: Who went where?

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The NBA trade deadline came and went and Evan Turner, Spencer Hawes and Danny Granger were the biggest names to get moved.
Evan Bleier
Report: Boston Celtics want two first-round picks for Rajon Rondo

Report: Boston Celtics want two first-round picks for Rajon Rondo

BOSTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Boston Celtics would allegedly be willing to trade point guard Rajon Rondo for two unprotedcted first-round picks at NBA trade deadline.
Evan Bleier

NBA: Chicago 92, Los Angeles Lakers 86

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Joakim Noah's 20 points and 13 rebounds Sunday helped the Chicago Bulls wrap up six-game road trip with a 92-86 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers 112, Philadelphia 98

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Steve Nash netted 19 points and distributed five assists Friday, igniting the short-handed Los Angeles Lakers over Philadelphia 112-98.

NBA: Charlotte 110, Los Angeles Lakers 100

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Al Jefferson equaled his career high with 40 points Friday and grabbed 18 rebounds as well in sending Charlotte to a 110-100 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

NBA: Indiana 104, Los Angeles Lakers 92

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- David West scored 19 points and Lance Stephenson had 15 points and 14 rebounds Tuesday in Indiana's 104-92 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

NBA: New York 110, Los Angeles Lakers 103

NEW YORK, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Carmelo Anthony, fresh off a 62-point performance in his previous game, netted 35 Sunday to ignite the New York Knicks over the Los Angeles Lakers 110-103.
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Los Angeles Lakers' Lamar Odom stumbles over Houston Rockets' Shane Battier as Lakers' Paul Gasol (16) and Rockets' Yao Ming chase the loose ball during Game 2 of their Western Conference semifinals at Staples Center in Los Angeles on May 6, 2009. The Lakers defeated the Rockets 111-98 to tie the best-of-seven series 1-1. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Pau Gasol Sáez (Catalan pronunciation: ) (born July 6, 1980) is a Spanish professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was born to Marisa Sáez and Agustí Gasol, and he spent his childhood in Spain. Gasol was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2001 NBA Draft, but his rights were traded to the Memphis Grizzlies, with whom he won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. He currently holds the Memphis Grizzlies franchise records for career games played, minutes played, field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, offensive, defensive, and total rebounds, blocked shots, turnovers, and points. After seven seasons with the team, Gasol was traded to the Lakers on February 1, 2008. His younger brother, Marc Gasol is also a professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA.

Pau Gasol was born in Barcelona. He began playing basketball with his school team called Alvirne, and he eventually signed with Cornellà. When he was sixteen, he began playing for Barcelona's junior team. He also won both the 1998 Albert Schweitzer Tournament and the 1998 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship. After moving to the senior team of Barcelona, Gasol played just 25 total minutes in the Spanish ACB League 1998–99 season, and averaged 13.7 minutes per game in the ACB the next year. However, in his final season in the ACB, Gasol averaged 12.4 points and 5.8 rebounds in 24.7 minutes per game. Barcelona was victorious in the Spanish National Cup championship game in 2001, and Gasol was named Most Valuable Player. After entering the NBA Draft, Gasol was selected third overall in the first round in the 2001 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks, who traded his draft rights to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for Shareef Abdur-Rahim.

In Gasol's first season with the Grizzlies, he won the Rookie of the Year Award, and was named to the All-Rookie first team. He averaged 17.6 points and 8.9 rebounds per game, and was also the only team member to play in all 82 games that season. Gasol led the team in scoring (19.0 points per game) in his second year with the team, and for the second year in a row, played in all 82 games. Gasol missed the first game of his career, during his third year, with a foot injury on April 5, 2004, which snapped his string of 240 consecutive games played. He grabbed the 1,500th rebound of his career on November 12, 2003, against the Orlando Magic and scored his 3,000th career point on October 31, 2003, against the Boston Celtics. Despite having 22 points in Game 4 against the San Antonio Spurs, the highest by a Memphis players in the playoffs, his team was eliminated in the first round, not winning a single game against San Antonio. This was both the Grizzlies and Gasol's first trip to the NBA Playoffs. He scored 31 points and blocked four shots on January 11, 2005, against the Indiana Pacers to earn 5,000 points and 500 blocks in his career, becoming the 10th fastest player to reach 5,000 points/500 blocks since 1973–74. He also helped his team make it to the playoffs for the second time in his career, but they were eliminated in the first round and did not win a single game against the Phoenix Suns.

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