Portland defeats LA Lakers 124-112

Damian Lillard scored 34 points on 5- of-10 shooting from beyond the arc to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 124-112 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

NBA: Oklahoma City 131, LA Lakers 102

Kevin Durant continued his ascent up the ladder in terms of NBA history and the Oklahoma City Thunder walloped the Los Angeles Lakers, 131-102, Thursday night.

NBA: Utah 96, Los Angeles Lakers 79

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Alec Burks scored 24 points off the bench Tuesday to lead the Utah Jazz to a 96-79 win on the road against 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: Minnesota 109, Los Angeles Lakers 99

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Kevin Love scored 31 points and grabbed 17 rebounds Tuesday to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves past the Los Angeles Lakers 109-99.
Steve Nash returning for Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday against Minnesota Timberwolves

Steve Nash returning for Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday against Minnesota Timberwolves

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Steve Nash will return for the Lakers on Tuesday and coach Mike D'Antoni plans to play the veteran for the first five to eight minutes of each half.
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Insurance may help Lakers pay their injured stars

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- An insurance policy could provide the Los Angeles Lakers with financial help if stars Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash miss the rest of the season due to injuries.
Court orders Lakers' Nash, ex-wife to stop Twitter word war

Court orders Lakers' Nash, ex-wife to stop Twitter word war

PHOENIX, July 24 (UPI) -- An Arizona appellate court has ruled Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash and his ex-wife will no longer be allowed to use Twitter to slam each other.
Lakers' Steve Nash in Phoenix for court hearing

Lakers' Steve Nash in Phoenix for court hearing

PHOENIX, May 30 (UPI) -- Steve Nash of the Los Angeles Lakers testified in a Phoenix court in an attempt to keep his ex-wife from moving to Los Angeles with their three children.

NBA: San Antonio 103, Los Angeles Lakers 82

LOS ANGELES, April 28 (UPI) -- Tony Parker put in 23 points Sunday and San Antonio cruised past the injury-depleted Los Angeles Lakers 103-82, completing a first-round playoff sweep.

NBA: San Antonio 91, Los Angeles Lakers 79

SAN ANTONIO, April 21 (UPI) -- Tim Duncan's double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds Sunday sparked the San Antonio Spurs to a playoff-opening 91-79 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers 120, Minnesota 117

MINNEAPOLIS, March 27 (UPI) -- Kobe Bryant scored 31 points Wednesday and it was his defensive play that wrapped up a 120-117 win for the Los Angeles Lakers over Minnesota.

NBA: Phoenix 99, Los Angeles Lakers 76

PHOENIX, March 19 (UPI) -- Luis Scola and Wesley Johnson each netted 14 points Monday and the Phoenix Suns posted a 99-76 win over the shorthanded Los Angeles Lakers.

NBA: LA Lakers 113, Sacramento 102

LOS ANGELES, March 18 (UPI) -- Antawn Jamison and Steve Blake combined for nine 3-pointers Sunday and the injury-riddled Los Angeles Lakers got past Sacramento 113-102.

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers 90, Chicago 81

LOS ANGELES, March 10 (UPI) -- Kobe Bryant's 19 points, nine assists and seven rebounds Sunday helped put the Los Angeles Lakers in playoff contention with a 90-81 win over Chicago.

NBA: LA Lakers 118, Toronto 116 (OT)

LOS ANGELES, March 9 (UPI) -- Kobe Bryant's double-double of 41 points and 12 assists Friday lifted the Los Angeles Lakers past Toronto 118-116 in overtime.

NBA: Oklahoma City 122, LA Lakers 105

OKLAHOMA CITY, March 6 (UPI) -- Russell Westbrook scored 37 points and had 10 rebounds Tuesday in Oklahoma City's 122-105 victory over the visiting Los Angeles Lakers.

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers 103, Dallas 99

DALLAS, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Kobe Bryant netted 14 of his 38 points in the fourth quarter Sunday, propelling the Los Angeles Lakers over Dallas 103-99.

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers 111, Portland 107

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Kobe Bryant scored the last four of his 40 points from the foul line during the final 13 seconds Friday, lifting the Los Angeles Lakers over Portland 111-107.

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NBA: Los Angeles Lakers 100, Charlotte 93

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Kobe Bryant came close to a triple-double Friday in helping rally the Los Angeles Lakers from a 19-point deficit to a 100-93 win over Charlotte.

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers 92, Brooklyn 83

NEW YORK, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Kobe Bryant put in 21 points Tuesday and the Los Angeles Lakers bested Brooklyn 92-83 despite playing without Dwight Howard and Metta World Peace.

NBA: LA Lakers 111, New Orleans 106

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Dwight Howard scored 24 points and Earl Clark added 20 and picked off a dozen rebounds to lead the Los Angeles Lakers past visiting New Orleans 111-106 Tuesday.
NBA: LA Lakers 105, Oklahoma City 96

NBA: LA Lakers 105, Oklahoma City 96

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Kobe Bryant scored 21 points and handed out 14 assists Sunday in the Los Angeles Lakers' 105-96 win over Oklahoma City.

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers 102, Utah 84

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Dwight Howard, showing no signs of his recent shoulder problems, led five Los Angeles players in double figures Friday and lifted the Lakers past Utah 102-84.
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