2006-2007 RESULTS: April


April

Lakers at Kings04/18/07 - Lakers Clinch Seventh Seed in West, Down Kings - (42-40)
The Los Angeles Lakers know that playing the Phoenix Suns might not be any easier than a matchup with the Dallas Mavericks. That doesn't mean they weren't looking for a rematch. Kobe Bryant gave them what they wanted, scoring 34 points and keying a big third-quarter run that helped the Lakers sew up the seventh seed in the Western Conference playoffs with a 117-104 victory over the Sacramento Kings..... full story
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Lakers vs. Sonics04/15/07 - Kobe’s 50 Lift Lakers Past Sonics, Into Playoffs - (41-40)
Kobe Bryant had the touch, so he kept taking shots. Bryant finished with 50 points on 18-of-25 shooting Sunday night to carry the Lakers to a 109-98 victory over Seattle that clinched a playoff spot for Los Angeles. "We feel much better. We needed this type of win," Bryant said after the Lakers won for just the third time in 11 games. Bryant said that when the playoffs begin..... full story
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Lakers at Suns04/13/07 - Suns Top Lakers for 60th Win - (40-40)
The Phoenix Suns' 60th victory of the season was almost as ugly as Kobe Bryant's shooting night. Steve Nash had 26 points and 14 assists, and the sputtering Suns sent a weary Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers to their sixth loss in seven games, 93-85 on Friday night. Bryant, who played all 48 minutes in Thursday night's loss to the Los Angeles Clippers..... full story
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Lakers vs. Clippers04/13/07 - Late Rally by Clippers Overshadows Bryant’s 50 - (40-39)
After scoring a career-high 39 points in the Los Angeles Clippers' most important game of the season, Corey Maggette said he was just grateful to be on the winning side. And upset about missing seven free throws. Maggette scored 10 points and Sam Cassell added eight during a 26-8 run to finish the game, giving the Clippers a 118-110 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night..... full story
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Lakers at Nuggets04/09/07 - Nuggets Pull Past Lakers, Extend Lead in West - (40-38)
Allen Iverson knew there'd be days like this. The Nuggets are just 27-27 since his trade from Philadelphia, but that doesn't begin to tell the whole story, which includes an array of games without suspended superstar Carmelo Anthony and sharpshooter J.R. Smith and a whole mess of injuries that prevented any sort of cohesion until the last couple of weeks. Now, the Nuggets are meshing just in time.... full story
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Lakers at Suns04/08/07 - Nash Helps Suns Surge Past Lakers - (40-37)
Raja Bell has been playing long enough to know how rapidly things can change for an outside shooter. That being said, he's never had back-to-back games like his last two. Less than 48 hours after missing all 10 of his 3-point shots in a victory over the Hornets, Bell was a perfect 6-of-6 from beyond the arc and scored 22 points Sunday in a 115-107 triumph over the Los Angeles Lakers.... full story
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Lakers at Sonics04/06/07 - Bryant Scores 46 as Lakers Edge SuperSonics - (40-36)
Kobe Bryant hitting big shots and nearly finding the 50-point mark wasn't surprising. The shock on Friday night was who helped Bryant, as the Los Angeles Lakers rallied for a crucial victory in their playoff push. Bryant got his points, finishing with 46, but the critical element was bench contributions from Ronny Turiaf, Jordan Farmar and Brian Cook in the Lakers' 112-109 win over the Seattle SuperSonics.... full story
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Lakers at Clippers04/04/07 - Clippers Hold Off Lakers’ Late Rally - (39-36)
All year long, the Los Angeles Clippers have been hearing they're one of the NBA's biggest disappointments. Not anymore. Corey Maggette scored 22 points, four teammates reached double figures, and the Clippers beat the Los Angeles Lakers 90-82 Wednesday night for their seventh win in eight games. The loss was the fourth in five games for the Lakers (39-36), whose lead..... full story
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Lakers vs. Nuggets04/03/07 - Camby Pushes Nuggets Past Lakers - (39-35)
The Denver Nuggets won one for coach George Karl. The victory served as a consolation prize of sorts for assistant Adrian Dantley. Carmelo Anthony scored 31 points, Marcus Camby had 21 points, 20 rebounds and six blocked shots, and the Nuggets beat Los Angeles 111-105 Tuesday night to move within 1+ games of the sixth-place Lakers in the Western Conference. The Lakers (39-35) lost..... full story
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Lakers vs. Kings04/01/07 - Lakers Cruise to Victory Over Kings - (39-34)
No scoring binge this time for Kobe Bryant, who was perfectly content with lobbing to his teammates under the basket or driving and kicking the ball out to the open man. Bryant had a season-high 13 assists to go with his 19 points Sunday night in the Los Angeles Lakers' 126-103 victory over the Sacramento Kings. "I like seeing my teammates being in a rhythm. I like seeing their confidence.".... full story
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