2008-09 Lakers Gameday Archive

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2009 NBA Finals vs Orlando Magic (4-1)

Kobe Bryant

NBA Finals: Lakers 4 - Magic 1
The Lakers used a huge 16-0 run in the second quarter to take control of Game 5 and never looked back from there, beating the Orlando Magic 99-86 to capture the franchise's 15th NBA Championship.
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Western Conference Finals vs Denver Nuggets (4-2)

Kobe Bryant

Conference Finals: Lakers 4 - Nuggets 2
Denver stole Game 2 in LA, but the Lakers battled back and defeated the Nuggets in 6 games to advance to the NBA Finals.
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Playoffs Second Round vs Houston Rockets (4-3)

Kobe Bryant

2nd Round: Lakers 4 - Rockets 3
The Lakers dropped game three of their first round series with the Utah Jazz, but won the other four games and advanced to round two.
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Playoffs First Round vs Utah Jazz (4-1)

Lakers Bench

1st Round: Lakers 4 - Jazz 1
The Lakers dropped game three of their first round series with the Utah Jazz, but won the other four games and advanced to round two.
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April 2009 (7-1)

04/14/09: Lakers 125, Jazz 112 (65-17)
Andrew Bynum scored 22 points in his best effort since returning from injury and the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Utah Jazz 125-112 Tuesday night to close the regular season with their sixth consecutive home victory.
Lakers Gameday: 04/14/09

04/12/09: Lakers 92, Grizzlies 75 (64-17)
Andrew Bynum scored 18 points in his third game back from a knee injury and the Los Angeles Lakers rolled to a 92-75 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday night. Kobe Bryant took just nine shots, made seven, and finished with 16 points, seven rebounds and four assists
Lakers Gameday: 04/12/09

04/10/09: Blazers 106, Lakers 98 (63-17)
Kobe Bryant scored 32 points for the Lakers, but missed a key 3-pointer, had a crucial turnover and was off on a jumper in the final minute. It was Portland's eighth straight victory over the Lakers at the Rose Garden.
Lakers Gameday: 04/10/09

04/09/09: Lakers 116, Nuggets 102 (63-16)
Kobe Bryant scored 33 points, Pau Gasol added 27 points and 19 rebounds and the Los Angeles Lakers welcomed back center Andrew Bynum in a 116-102 win over the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night.
Lakers Gameday: 04/09/09

04/07/09: Lakers 122, Kings 104 (62-16)
Pau Gasol scored 26 points, Kobe Bryant added 22 and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame a sluggish start to beat the Sacramento Kings 122-104 Tuesday night and move within a half-game of Cleveland for the best record in the NBA.
Lakers Gameday: 04/07/09

04/05/09: Lakers 88, Clippers 85 (61-16)
Lamar Odom had 18 points and 10 rebounds, Kobe Bryant added 18 points and the Los Angeles Lakers edged the Clippers 88-85 Sunday night to remain a game behind Cleveland for the NBA's best record.
Lakers Gameday: 04/05/09

04/03/09: Lakers 93, Rockets 81 (60-16)
Pau Gasol had 23 points and 10 rebounds, Kobe Bryant added 20 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers picked up their 60th victory by beating the Houston Rockets 93-81 on Friday night.
Lakers Gameday: 04/03/09

04/01/09: Lakers 104, Bucks 98 (59-16)
Kobe Bryant rebounded from a rough shooting night to hit his first seven from the field and Pau Gasol scored eight of his 15 points in the fourth quarter, lifting the Los Angeles Lakers to a 104-98 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday.
Lakers Gameday: 04/01/09
March 2009 (10-5)

03/31/09: Bobcats 94, Lakers 84 (58-16)
Gerald Wallace had 21 points and 13 rebounds, and the Charlotte Bobcats continued their surprising mastery of the Los Angeles Lakers in a 94-84 victory on Tuesday night.
Lakers Gameday: 03/31/09

03/29/09: Hawks 86, Lakers 76 (58-15)
Mike Bibby scored 21 points - including an improbable 3 off the top of the backboard - and the Atlanta Hawks took advantage of a tough game for Bryant, beating the Lakers 86-76.
Lakers Gameday: 03/29/09

03/27/09: Lakers 103, Nets 95 (58-14)
Pau Gasol had a season-high 36 points and 11 rebounds and the Los Angeles Lakers clinched the top playoff seed in the Western Conference with a 103-95 victory over the New Jersey Nets on Friday night.
Lakers Gameday: 03/27/09

03/26/09: Lakers 92, Pistons 77 (57-14)
Bryant scored 30 points and helped the Los Angeles Lakers beat Detroit 92-77 Thursday night, snapping a nine-game losing streak on the Pistons' home court.
Lakers Gameday: 03/26/09

03/24/09: Lakers 117, Thunder 109 (56-14)
Kobe Bryant scored 19 points before taking the fourth quarter off, and the Los Angeles Lakers cruised to a 107-89 win against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night.
Lakers Gameday: 03/24/09

03/21/09: Lakers 117, Bulls 109 (55-14)
Kobe Bryant scored 28 points, Pau Gasol added 23 and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied to a 117-109 victory Saturday over the Chicago Bulls in the first of a season-high, seven-game trip.
Lakers Gameday: 03/21/09

03/19/09: Lakers 114, Warriors 106 (54-14)
Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol each scored 21 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers held off the Golden State Warriors 114-106 on Thursday night before heading on the road for two weeks.
Lakers Gameday: 03/19/09

03/17/09: Sixers 94, Lakers 93 (53-14)
Andre Iguodala scored 25 points, including a buzzer-beating 3-pointer, and the Philadelphia 76ers overcame a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit to stun the Los Angeles Lakers 94-93 on Tuesday night.
Lakers Gameday: 03/17/09

03/15/09: Lakers 107, Mavericks 100 (53-13)
Kobe Bryant scored 28 points, Trevor Ariza had a career-high 26, and the Los Angeles Lakers squandered a big lead before taking control late in a 107-100 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday.
Lakers Gameday: 03/15/09

03/12/09: Lakers 102, Spurs 95 (52-13)
The Los Angeles Lakers are the West's first team in the playoffs. Kobe Bryant made sure of it. Bryant scored the last of his 23 points on a 3-pointer with 1:46 left, and the Lakers secured a postseason spot with a 100-95 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night.
Lakers Gameday: 03/12/09

03/11/09: Lakers 102, Rockets 96 (51-13)
Kobe Bryant scored 18 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter, winning a contentious duel with Ron Artest, and the Los Angeles Lakers ended Houston's 12-game, home-court winning streak with a 102-96 win over the Rockets on Wednesday night.
Lakers Gameday: 03/11/09

03/09/09: Blazers 111, Lakers 94 (50-13)
Brandon Roy scored 27 points and the Trail Blazers defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 111-94 on Monday night in a game marred by Portland's Rudy Fernandez being carried off the court on a stretcher after a hard foul.
Lakers Gameday: 03/09/09

03/06/09: Lakers 110, Timberwolves 90 (50-12)
Kobe Bryant scored 23 points, Pau Gasol added 21 and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 110-90 Friday night, becoming the first NBA team to reach 50 victories.
Lakers Gameday: 03/06/09

03/03/09: Lakers 99, Grizzlies 89 (49-12)
Kobe Bryant scored 31 points and the Los Angeles Lakers ended their two-game skid with a front-running 99-89 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday night.
Lakers Gameday: 03/03/09

03/01/09: Suns 118, Lakers 111 (48-12)
Shaquille O'Neal scored 33 and the Phoenix Suns overcame a 49-point performance by Kobe Bryant to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 118-111 on Sunday.
Lakers Gameday: 03/01/09

February 2009 (11-2)

02/27/09: Nuggets 90, Lakers 79 (48-11)
J.R. Smith scored 22 points and the Denver Nuggets beat Kobe Bryant and cold-shooting Los Angeles 90-79 on Friday night to end a nine-game losing streak against the Lakers.
Lakers Gameday: 02/27/09

02/26/09: Lakers 132, Suns 106 (48-10)
Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal got together for the first time since sharing MVP honors at the All-Star game. It was no contest, especially without Steve Nash.
Lakers Gameday: 02/26/09

02/24/09: Lakers 107, Thunder 93 (47-10)
Kobe Bryant scored 10 of his 36 points in a 3-minute span of the fourth quarter to thwart an Oklahoma City rally and lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 107-93 victory on Tuesday night.
Lakers Gameday: 02/24/09

02/22/09: Lakers 111, Timberwolves 108 (46-10)
Kobe Bryant scored 28 points to move past Elgin Baylor into 20th place on the NBA's career scoring list and the Los Angeles Lakers outlasted the Minnesota Timberwolves for a 111-108 victory Sunday night.
Lakers Gameday: 02/22/09

02/20/09: Lakers 115, Hornets 111 (45-10)
Kobe Bryant scored 11 of his 39 points in overtime and the Los Angeles Lakers beat New Orleans 115-111 on Friday night, snapping the Hornets' NBA-record streak of 13 consecutive overtime victories.
Lakers Gameday: 02/20/09

02/18/09: Lakers 129, Warriors 121 (44-10)
Kobe Bryant scored 30 points, Pau Gasol added 24 points and 13 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers roared from behind in the final 5 minutes for their 13th victory in 15 games, 129-121 over the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night.
Lakers Gameday: 02/18/09

02/17/09: Lakers 96, Hawks 83 (43-10)
Pau Gasol had 12 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists and the Los Angeles Lakers emerged from the All-Star break with a 96-83 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night. Lamar Odom had 15 points and 20 rebounds.
Lakers Gameday: 02/17/09

02/11/09: Jazz 113, Lakers 109 (42-10)
Deron Williams had 31 points and 11 assists and the Utah Jazz snapped the Los Angeles Lakers' seven-game winning streak with a 113-109 victory Wednesday night. Kobe Bryant scored 37 points and Lamar Odom had 19 points and 19 rebounds.
Lakers Gameday: 02/11/09

02/10/09: Lakers 105, Thunder 98 (42-9)
Kobe Bryant showed no lingering effects from the flu, scoring 34 points and becoming the youngest player in NBA history to reach 23,000 in the Los Angeles Lakers' 105-98 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night.
Lakers Gameday: 02/10/09

02/08/09: Lakers 101, Cavaliers 91 (41-9)
Lamar Odom scored a season-high 28 points, Kobe Bryant added 19 and the streak-breaking Los Angeles Lakers handed Cleveland its first loss at home this season, 101-91 on Sunday. Kobe Bryant added 19 points, three rebounds and two assists.
Lakers Gameday: 02/08/09

02/05/09: Lakers 110, Celtics 109 (40-9)
Lamar Odom made a pair of free throws with 16 seconds left in overtime to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 110-109 victory over Boston on Thursday night and snap the Celtics' 12-game winning streak.
Lakers Gameday: 02/05/09

02/04/09: Lakers 115, Raptors 107 (39-9)
Kobe Bryant scored 36 points, Pau Gasol added 31 and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Toronto Raptors 115-107 on Wednesday night for their fourth straight victory and eighth in nine games.
Lakers Gameday: 02/04/09

02/02/09: Lakers 126, Knicks 117 (38-9)
Kobe Bryant broke the current Madison Square Garden record with 61 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers looked plenty potent without Andrew Bynum in a 126-117 victory over the New York Knicks on Monday night.
Lakers Gameday: 02/02/09

January 2009 (11-4)

01/31/09: Lakers 115, Grizzlies 98 (37-9)
Kobe Bryant scored 25 points, Pau Gasol had 24 points and eight rebounds and the Los Angeles Lakers beat Memphis 115-98 on Saturday night, extending the Grizzlies' losing streak to 12 games.
Lakers Gameday: 01/31/09

01/30/09: Lakers 132, Timberwolves 119 (36-9)
Andrew Bynum bulled his way inside to 27 points and 15 rebounds, a perfect complement to Kobe Bryant, who scored 30 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers started a six-game road trip with a 132-119 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.
Lakers Gameday: 01/30/09

01/27/09: Bobcats 117, Lakers 110 (35-9)
Boris Diaw had 23 points, nine rebounds and nine assists, reserve Shannon Brown scored five of his 14 points in the second overtime, and the Charlotte Bobcats continued their surprising recent domination of the Los Angeles Lakers by beating them 117-110 on Tuesday night.
Lakers Gameday: 01/27/09

01/25/09: Lakers 99, Spurs 85 (35-8)
Kobe Bryant scored 22 points before sitting out the fourth quarter, Pau Gasol added 16 points, five rebounds and four assists, and the Los Angeles Lakers routed the San Antonio Spurs 99-85 Sunday.
Lakers Gameday: 01/25/09

01/22/09: Lakers 117, Wizards 97 (34-8)
Andrew Bynum had 23 points and 14 rebounds, Pau Gasol added 18 points and the Los Angeles Lakers cruised to a 117-97 victory over the Washington Wizards on Thursday night.
Lakers Gameday: 01/22/09

01/21/09: Lakers 108, Clippers 97 (33-8)
Andrew Bynum scored a career-high 42 points, Kobe Bryant had his second triple-double in three games and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Clippers 108-97 Wednesday night.
Lakers Gameday: 01/21/09

01/19/09: Lakers 105, Cavaliers 88 (32-8)
Kobe Bryant and LeBron James tussled to a virtual standoff Monday night. But Bryant's supporting cast was far more effective, and that was the difference as the Los Angeles Lakers beat Cleveland 105-88 to snap a five-game losing streak to the Cavaliers.
Lakers Gameday: 01/19/09

01/16/09: Magic 109, Lakers 103 (31-8)
Jameer Nelson scored 15 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter, Dwight Howard had 25 points and 20 rebounds and the Orlando Magic beat the Los Angeles Lakers 109-103 Friday night.
Lakers Gameday: 01/16/09

01/14/09: Spurs 112, Lakers 111 (31-7)
Roger Mason hit a jumper with 10 seconds left and made a free throw after being fouled by Derek Fisher, and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Los Angeles Lakers 112-111 on Wednesday night in the first meeting between the teams since the Western Conference finals.
Lakers Gameday: 01/14/09

01/13/09: Lakers 105, Rockets 100 (31-6)
Kobe Bryant sank a 3-pointer with 27 seconds left and scored 33 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the undermanned Houston Rockets 105-100 on Tuesday night. Bryant had 13 points in the fourth quarter, finally getting the better of Houston's Von Wafer, who scored a career-high 23 points in place of the injured Tracy McGrady.
Lakers Gameday: 01/13/09

01/11/09: Lakers 108, Heat 105 (30-6)
Andrew Bynum scored a season-high 24 points, including a go-ahead follow shot with 18.5 seconds remaining, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Miami Heat 108-105 Sunday night to become the first Western Conference team to reach 30 victories.
Lakers Gameday: 01/11/09

01/09/09: Lakers 121, Pacers 119 (29-6)
Kobe Bryant made a tiebreaking jumper with 3 seconds left and scored the Lakers' last 11 points, giving Los Angeles a 121-119 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night. Bryant finished with 36 points and 13 assists.
Lakers Gameday: 01/09/09

01/07/09: Lakers 114, Warriors 106 (28-6)
Pau Gasol had 33 points and a career-high 18 rebounds, Kobe Bryant added 21 points and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied from a fourth-quarter deficit for their seventh victory in eight games, 114-106 over Golden State on Wednesday night.
Lakers Gameday: 01/07/09

01/06/09: Hornets 116, Lakers 105 (27-6)
David West scored 15 of his 40 points in the fourth quarter, Chris Paul added 32 points and 15 assists, and the New Orleans Hornets beat Los Angeles 116-105 on Tuesday night to snap the Lakers' 15-game home winning streak.
Lakers Gameday: 01/06/09

01/04/09: Lakers 100, Blazers 87 (27-5)
Kobe Bryant scored 26 points, Pau Gasol added 19 and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Portland Trail Blazers 100-86 Sunday night for their sixth consecutive victory and 15th straight at home.
Lakers Gameday: 01/04/09

01/02/09: Lakers 113, Jazz 100 (26-5)
Kobe Bryant scored 40 points and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Utah Jazz 113-100 Friday night for their fifth straight win and 17th in 18 home games. Pau Gasol added 21 points, giving him 10,001 for his career, and had 11 rebounds for the Lakers, who were coming off a four-day break.
Lakers Gameday: 01/02/09

December 2008 (11-4)

12/28/08: Lakers 130, Warriors 113 (25-5)
Kobe Bryant scored 31 points, Derek Fisher added 19 and the Los Angeles Lakers rolled to a 130-113 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night.
Lakers Gameday: 12/28/08

12/25/08: Lakers 92, Celtics 83 (24-5)
Kobe Bryant had 27 points, nine rebounds and five assists, Pau Gasol scored seven of his 20 points in the final three minutes, and the Lakers beat Boston 92-83 Thursday to snap the Celtics' franchise-record 19-game winning streak.
Lakers Gameday: 12/25/08

12/23/08: Lakers 100, Hornets 87 (23-5)
Kobe Bryant scored 26 points, Pau Gasol added 20, and Los Angeles beat the New Orleans Hornets 100-87 on Tuesday night in a performance that was more dominant than the final score indicated.
Lakers Gameday: 12/23/08

12/22/08: Lakers 105, Grizzlies 96 (22-5)
Kobe Bryant scored 36 points and keyed a late rally to help the Los Angeles Lakers snap a two-game losing streak with a 105-96 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night.The Lakers trailed by 93-88 with 3:08 left, but closed the game on a 17-3 run, including 10 points from Bryant to overtake the Grizzlies down the stretch.
Lakers Gameday: 12/22/08

12/20/08: Magic 106, Lakers 103 (21-5)
Jameer Nelson had 27 points, and Orlando overcame Kobe Bryant's season-high 41 points in the Magic's 106-103 victory over the Western Conference-leading Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday night.
Lakers Gameday: 12/20/08

12/19/08: Heat 89, Lakers 87 (21-4)
Kobe Bryant scored 28 points for the Lakers (21-4), including a spinning jumper from the left side of the lane that drew his team within 88-86 with 41.7 seconds left. Wade scored 35 points, including a desperation 3-pointer to close the third quarter, and the Heat held the Lakers to their lowest scoring total this season.
Lakers Gameday: 12/19/08

12/16/08: Lakers 116, Knicks 114 (21-3)
Kobe Bryant scored nine of his 28 points in the last 7 1/2 minutes, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied from a 15-point halftime deficit to beat the New York Knicks 116-114 Wednesday night.
Lakers Gameday: 12/16/08

12/14/08: Lakers 98, Timberwolves 86 (20-3)
Kobe Bryant had 26 points and five assists, and the Los Angeles Lakers pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the struggling Minnesota Timberwolves 98-86 on Sunday night. Pau Gasol had 18 points, 11 rebounds and six assists, Andrew Bynum added 14 points and nine rebounds, and Trevor Ariza scored 14 points for the Lakers.
Lakers Gameday: 12/14/08

12/12/08: Lakers 112, Kings 103 (19-3)
Kobe Bryant scored 32 points, Pau Gasol had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers avenged a loss earlier in the week with a 112-103 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Friday night.
Lakers Gameday: 12/12/08

12/10/08: Lakers 115, Suns 110 (18-3)
Pau Gasol scored 28 points, Kobe Bryant had seven of his 18 points in the last 6 1/2 minutes, and the Los Angeles Lakers struggled to a 115-110 victory over the short-handed Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night.
Lakers Gameday: 12/10/08

12/09/08: Kings 113, Lakers 101 (17-3)
Bryant scored 28 points and Pau Gasol had 25 points and 12 rebounds for the Lakers, who had won three straight while opening the season 17-2, matching the best start in franchise history. The Sacramento Kings snapped an eight-game losing streak with a surprising 113-101 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.
Lakers Gameday: 12/09/08

12/07/08: Lakers 105, Bucks 92 (17-2)
Kobe Bryant had 20 points and a season-high eight assists, Derek Fisher added 19 points and the Los Angeles Lakers beat Milwaukee 105-92 on Sunday, improving their record to 17-2 and equaling the best 19-game start in the franchise's 61-year history.
Lakers Gameday: 12/07/08

12/05/08: Lakers 106, Wizards 104 (16-2)
Bryant banked in a running 12-foot jumper over Caron Butler with 25 seconds left Friday night, then went 1-for-2 on foul shots 10 seconds later, but the best-in-the-West Lakers eked out a 106-104 victory over the worst-in-the-East Washington Wizards.
Lakers Gameday: 12/05/08

12/03/08: Lakers 114, Sixers 102 (15-2)
Kobe Bryant tormented his hometown team again, scoring 32 points to help the Los Angeles Lakers rebound from a last-second loss with a 114-102 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.
Lakers Gameday: 12/03/08

12/02/08: Pacers 118, Lakers 117 (14-2)
Danny Granger scored 32 points and led Indiana back from a 15-point fourth-quarter deficit, and Troy Murphy's buzzer-beating tip-in completed an improbable 118-117 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.
Lakers Gameday: 12/02/08

November 2008 (12-1)

11/30/08: Lakers 112, Raptors 99 (14-1)
Pau Gasol had 24 points and nine rebounds, Kobe Bryant had 23 points and seven assists before sitting out the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Toronto Raptors 112-99 on Sunday night to improve their league-best record to 14-1.
Lakers Gameday: 11/30/08

11/28/08: Lakers 114, Mavericks 107 (13-1)
Kobe Bryant scored a season-high 35 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers used a 17-0 run in the second half Friday night to beat the Dallas Mavericks 114-107 and win their sixth straight, improving the NBA's best record to 13-1.
Lakers Gameday: 11/28/08

11/25/08: Lakers 120, Nets 93 (12-1)
Pau Gasol had 26 points and eight rebounds before sitting out the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame a poor shooting performance by Kobe Bryant to rout the New Jersey Nets 120-93 on Tuesday night and improve the NBA's best record to 12-1.
Lakers Gameday: 11/25/08

11/23/08: Lakers 118, Kings 108 (11-1)
Kobe Bryant scored 24 points, Andrew Bynum had 15 points and 10 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers improved the NBA's best record to 11-1 with a 118-108 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night.
Lakers Gameday: 11/23/08

11/21/08: Lakers 104, Nuggets 90 (10-1)
Kobe Bryant scored 11 of his 29 points in the third quarter before sitting out the fourth, Andrew Bynum had 13 points and 13 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Denver Nuggets 104-90 on Friday night.
Lakers Gameday: 11/21/08

11/20/08: Lakers 105, Suns 92 (9-1)
Kobe Bryant scored 24 points and Vladimir Radmanovic made all five of his 3-pointers to lead the Los Angeles Lakers past the Phoenix Suns, 105-92 on Thursday night. Six players reached double figures as Los Angeles improved its record to a league-best 9-1
Lakers Gameday: 11/20/08

11/18/08: Lakers 116, Bulls 109 (8-1)
Pau Gasol scored 24 of his season-high 34 points in the first half, and the Lakers rebounded from their first setback of the season with a 116-109 victory over the Bulls on Tuesday night. His previous season high was 22 points.
Lakers Gameday: 11/18/08

11/14/08: Pistons 106, Lakers 95 (7-1)
Rasheed Wallace had 25 points and 13 rebounds, Allen Iverson added 25 points and the Detroit Pistons handed the Los Angeles Lakers their first loss of the season, 106-95 Friday night. Kobe Bryant scored 29 points for the Lakers, but went 12-of-30 from the floor.
Lakers Gameday: 11/14/08

11/12/08: Lakers 93, Hornets 86 (7-0)
Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher each scored 20 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers improved to 7-0 with a 93-86 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday night.
Lakers Gameday: 11/12/08

11/11/08: Lakers 106, Mavericks 99 (6-0)
Trevor Ariza turned an offensive rebound into an emphatic, go-ahead dunk early in the fourth quarter and Kobe Bryant quickly stretched the lead, sending the Los Angeles Lakers to a 106-99 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night.
Lakers Gameday: 11/11/08

11/09/08: Lakers 111, Rockets 82 (5-0)
Kobe Bryant scored 23 points, Pau Gasol added 20 points and 15 rebounds, and the unbeaten Los Angeles Lakers routed the Houston Rockets 111-82 on Sunday night.
Lakers Gameday: 11/09/08

11/05/08: Lakers 106, Clippers 88 (4-0)
Kobe Bryant scored 27 points, and the unbeaten Los Angeles Lakers used a 22-0 run in the fourth quarter to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 106-88 Wednesday night, giving them six straight wins over their crosstown rivals.
Lakers Gameday: 11/05/08

11/01/08: Lakers 104, Nuggets 94 (3-0)
Kobe Bryant scored 33 points and the Los Angeles Lakers nearly became the first team in three years to hold Carmelo Anthony to single digits in a 104-97 win over the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night.
Lakers Gameday: 11/01/08

October 2008 (2-0)

10/29/08: Lakers 117, Clippers 79 (2-0)
Kobe Bryant had 16 points and eight rebounds, Andrew Bynum added 12 points and nine rebounds, and the Lakers spoiled the Clippers season opener with a 117-79 rout Wednesday night.The Lakers began their season with a similar blowout a night earlier, breezing to a 96-76 win at home against Portland on Tuesday.
Lakers Gameday: 10/30/08

10/30/08: Lakers 96, Blazers 76 (1-0)
Kobe Bryant had 23 points, 11 rebounds and five assists Tuesday night to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 96-76 season-opening victory over the Portland Trail Blazers and spoiling Greg Oden's debut, which was cut short by another injury.
Lakers Gameday: 10/30/08