2009-10 Lakers Gameday Archive

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NBA Finals vs Boston Celtics (4-3)

Kobe Bryant

NBA Finals: Lakers 4 - Celtics 3
The Lakers overcame a 13-point deficit to become repeating NBA Champions, beating the Celtics 83-79 at STAPLES Center. Kobe Bryant scored 23 points and had 15 boards.
ARROWNBA Finals Central

Playoffs Western Conference Finals vs Phoenix Suns (4-2)

Kobe Bryant

Western Conference Finals: Lakers 4 - Suns 2
Bryant wrapped up a magnificent series with 37 points, Ron Artest added 25 and the Lakers held off the Phoenix Suns 111-103 on Saturday night to win the Western Conference finals 4-2.
ARROWPlayoff Central: Western Conference Finals

Playoffs Second Round vs Utah Jazz (4-0)

Kobe Bryant

2nd Round: Lakers 4 - Jazz 0
With their backs against the wall, the Jazz fought hard to extend their season. But Pau Gasol and the Lakers were too much as they completed the four-game sweep in Utah to return to the Western Conference finals.
ARROWPlayoff Central: 2nd Round


Playoffs First Round vs Oklahoma City Thunder (4-2)

1st Round: Lakers 4 - Thunder 2
The Thunder pulled out all the weapons in their arsenal, but a tip-in by Pau Gasol with .5 seconds left sealed the Lakers' 95-94 victory to advance to the second round. Kobe Bryant scored a game-high 32 points.
ARROWPlayoff Central: 1st Round


April (3-4)

04/14/10: Clippers 107, Lakers 91 (57-25)
Steve Blake scored 23 points as part of his first career triple-double, Chris Kaman added 22 points and the Clippers beat the playoff-bound Lakers 107-91 Wednesday night to win the season series for the first time in 18 years. Lamar Odom scored 21 points, Pau Gasol had 18 points and 17 rebounds, and Shannon Brown added 18 starting in place of Kobe Bryant.
Lakers Gameday: 04/14/10

04/13/10: Lakers 106, Kings 100 (57-24)
Pau Gasol had 28 points and eight rebounds, Shannon Brown scored 24 points and Kobe Bryant rested as the Los Angeles Lakers finished their regular-season home schedule with a 106-100 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night. Sasha Vujacic scored 13 points for the Lakers.
Lakers Gameday: 04/13/10

04/11/10: Blazers 91, Lakers/b> 88 (56-24)
The Portland Trail Blazers improved their chances of avoiding the Los Angeles Lakers in the playoffs with a 91-88 victory over the defending NBA champions Sunday. Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher combined to miss three free throws in the final 6.9 seconds, and Pau Gasol missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer for the top-seeded Lakers, who have lost six of nine.
Lakers Gameday: 04/11/10

04/09/10: Lakers 97, Timberwolves 88 (56-23)
Pau Gasol had 29 points and 15 rebounds, and the Kobe-less Los Angeles Lakers locked up home court throughout the Western Conference playoffs with a 97-88 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. Lamar Odom had 13 points and 12 rebounds for the defending champions, who have the No. 1 seed in the West for the third straight season.
Lakers Gameday: 04/09/10

04/08/10: Nuggets 98, Lakers 96 (55-23)
Carmelo Anthony scored 31 points and had a game-saving block at the buzzer, helping the Denver Nuggets hold on for a 98-96 win over a Los Angeles Lakers team playing without Kobe Bryant on Thursday night. The Lakers were led by Paul Gasol, who finished with 26 points and 13 rebounds.
Lakers Gameday: 04/08/10

04/04/10: Spurs 100, Lakers 81 (55-22)
Manu Ginobili scored 32 points, Tim Duncan added 24 and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Los Angeles Lakers 100-81 Sunday to clinch their 13th consecutive playoff berth. The Lakers got a season-high 32 points from Pau Gasol and 22 from Kobe Bryant, but failed to clinch the No. 1 seed in the West and heard boos from their fans.
Lakers Gameday: 04/04/10

04/02/10: Lakers 106, Jazz 92 (55-21)
Lamar Odom and Kobe Bryant triggered an offensive burst in the fourth quarter to help the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Utah Jazz 106-92 Friday night and avoid a third straight loss. Odom finished with a season-high 26 points and 10 rebounds, and Bryant had 25 points, going 15 of 18 from the free throw line.
Lakers Gameday: 04/02/10

March (9-6)

03/31/10: Hawks 109, Lakers 92 (54-21)
Joe Johnson scored 25 points, Jamal Crawford paced another dominating performance by the Atlanta bench and the Hawks handed Los Angeles its second straight loss. Kobe Bryant scored 28 points but only eight in the second half as Los Angeles lost back-to-back games for just the fourth time this season.
Lakers Gameday: 03/31/10

03/29/10: Hornets 108, Lakers 100 (54-20)
Kobe Bryant had 31 points and Pau Gasol added 26 points and 22 rebounds, but they didn't have much help as the Lakers trailed throughout the final three quarters and fell behind by as much as 17 points in the fourth before losing for the second time in three games.
Lakers Gameday: 03/29/10

03/27/10: Lakers 109, Rockets 101 (54-19)
Pau Gasol scored 30 points and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Houston Rockets 109-101, getting back on track a night after a terrible outing in Oklahoma City. Bryant, who went to the bench with 5 1/2 minutes left, came up one assist shy of a triple-double, finishing with 17 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists.
Lakers Gameday: 03/27/10

03/26/10: Thunder 91, Lakers 75 (53-19)
Kevin Durant scored 26 points, Russell Westbrook added 23 and the Oklahoma City Thunder snapped the Los Angeles Lakers' seven-game winning streak with a resounding 91-75 victory Friday on a turnover-filled night for Kobe Bryant.
Lakers Gameday: 03/26/10

03/24/10: Lakers 99, Spurs 92 (53-18)
Kobe Bryant scored 24 points and the Los Angeles Lakers extended their winning streak to seven games with a 92-83 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night. Lamar Odom added 19 points and Ron Artest had 16. Paul Gasol had 10 points and 12 rebounds.
Lakers Gameday: 03/24/10

03/21/10: Lakers 99, Wizards 92 (52-18)
Kobe Bryant scored 20 of his 24 points on a variety of jump shots during a dynamic second quarter, and the Los Angeles Lakers sent the Washington Wizards to their 11th straight loss, 99-92 Sunday night. Pau Gasol had 28 points and 12 rebounds for the Lakers, who won their sixth straight after a three-game skid.
Lakers Gameday: 03/21/10

03/19/10: Lakers 104, Timberwolves 96 (51-18)
Kobe Bryant had 22 points and a season-high 13 assists, leading the Los Angeles Lakers to a 104-96 victory over Minnesota on Friday night and sending the Timberwolves to their 12h straight loss. Lamar Odom scored 11 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter, and Pau Gasol added 17 points and 14 rebounds.
Lakers Gameday: 03/19/10

03/16/10: Lakers 106, Kings 99 (50-18)
Kobe Bryant scored 30 points, Pau Gasol added 28 points and 11 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers completed a sweep of their Northern California swing with a 106-99 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night. Andrew Bynum added 21 points and 12 rebounds
Lakers Gameday: 03/16/10

03/15/10: Lakers 124, Warriors 121 (49-18)
Kobe Bryant scored 29 points and Pau Gasol added 26 to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to their ninth straight victory over the Golden State Warriors, 124-121 on Monday night. Andrew Bynum added 19 points and 14 rebounds, and Lamar Odom had 17 points and 12 boards.
Lakers Gameday: 03/15/10

03/12/10: Lakers 102, Suns 96 (48-18)
Kobe Bryant had 20 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists - along with seven turnovers - but it was the all-around game of the Los Angeles Lakers that led to an intense 102-96 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night. The Suns rallied from 15 down in the second half and led briefly early in the fourth quarter before the Lakers pulled ahead for good.
Lakers Gameday: 03/12/10

03/09/10: Lakers 109, Raptors 107 (47-18)
Kobe Bryant hit a 17-foot fallaway jumper with 1.9 seconds left, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied in the fourth quarter to snap their three-game losing streak with a 109-107 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night. Andrew Bynum scored 22 points and Pau Gasol had 17 points and nine rebounds.
Lakers Gameday: 03/09/10

03/07/10: Magic 96, Lakers 94 (46-18)
Vince Carter had 25 points, Dwight Howard finished with 15 points and 16 rebounds and the Orlando Magic beat the Lakers 96-94 on Sunday to hand Los Angeles its first three-game losing streak of the Pau Gasol-Kobe Bryant Era. ryant had 34 points and Gasol added 20 points for the Lakers
Lakers Gameday: 03/07/10

03/05/10: Bobcats 98, Lakers 83 (46-17)
Stephen Jackson scored 21 points, Gerald Wallace added 17 points and 10 rebounds, and the Charlotte Bobcats handed the weary Los Angeles Lakers their second straight loss, 98-83 on Friday night. Kobe Bryant had 26 points on 9-of-21 shooting for the Lakers, who shot 36 percent, committed 20 turnovers and lost to Charlotte for the seventh time in nine meetings.
Lakers Gameday: 03/05/10

03/04/10: Heat 114, Lakers 111 (46-16)
Dwyane Wade had 27 points and 14 assists, Quentin Richardson scored a season-high 25 and the Miami Heat found a way to overcome a huge effort by Kobe Bryant to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 114-111 in overtime Thursday night.
Lakers Gameday: 03/04/10

03/02/10: Lakers 122, Pacers 99 (46-15)
Kobe Bryant scored 24 points, hitting 14 of 15 free throws, and the Los Angeles Lakers pulled away with a dominating third-quarter run for a 122-99 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night. Andrew Bynum added 16 points and Pau Gasol had 14 points and 16 rebounds.
Lakers Gameday: 03/02/10

February (8-4)

02/28/10: Lakers 99, Nuggets 90 (45-15)
Lamar Odom scored nine of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, Pau Gasol had 15 points and 14 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame an 11-point third-quarter deficit to beat the Denver Nuggets 95-89 on Sunday.
Lakers Gameday: 02/28/10

02/26/10: Lakers 99, 76ers 90 (44-15)
Pau Gasol had 23 points and 11 assists, Kobe Bryant added 19 points and eight assists, and the Los Angeles Lakers held the Philadelphia 76ers to one field goal over the final 3:40 of a 99-90 victory Friday night. Lakers center Andrew Bynum finished with 20 points and 13 rebounds.
Lakers Gameday: 02/26/10

02/24/10: Mavericks 101, Lakers 96 (43-15)
Dirk Nowitzki scored 31 points, Jason Terry added 30 and the short-handed Dallas Mavericks won their fifth straight game, beating the Los Angeles Lakers 101-96 on Wednesday night. Kobe Bryant scored 20 points and moved into 13th place on the career scoring list. Bryant, who passed Reggie Miller, has 25,298 points.
Lakers Gameday: 02/24/10

02/23/10: Lakers 99, Grizzlies 98 (43-14)
Kobe Bryant returned to lineup after missing five games with an ankle injury and hit a 3-pointer with 4.3 seconds left to lift the Los Angeles Lakers to 99-98 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies Tuesday night. Bryant led the Lakers with 32 points, including his team's final nine points. His 3-pointer with 54 seconds left tied the game.
Lakers Gameday: 02/23/10

02/18/10: Celtics 87, Lakers 86 (42-14)
Ray Allen scored 12 of his 24 points in the third quarter and made 10 of his first 11 shots, leading the Boston Celtics to a 87-86 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night. It was the defending NBA champions' first loss in five games since Kobe Bryant went down with a sprained left ankle.
Lakers Gameday: 02/18/10

02/16/10: Lakers 104, Warriors 94 (42-13)
Shannon Brown set career highs with 27 points and 10 rebounds while starting in place of the injured Kobe Bryant, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Golden State Warriors 104-94 on Tuesday night. Andrew Bynum added 21 points and seven rebounds in his return to the lineup after missing two games because of a bruised right hip that still gives him discomfort.
Lakers Gameday: 02/16/10

02/10/10: Lakers 96, Jazz 81 (41-13)
Pau Gasol had 22 points and 19 rebounds and the Lakers won their third straight without Kobe Bryant, beating Utah and ending the Jazz's nine-game winning streak. Bryant rested his sore left ankle and the Lakers fared just fine without their superstar, getting 25 points and 11 rebounds from Lamar Odom and 18 points from Jordan Farmar.
Lakers Gameday: 02/10/10

02/08/10: Lakers 101, Spurs 89 (40-13)
Pau Gasol had 21 points and 19 rebounds to lead five players in double figures, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the San Antonio Spurs 101-89 Monday night without injured Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum. Bryant missed his second consecutive game with a sore left ankle, while Bynum sat out with a bruised right hip.
Lakers Gameday: 02/08/10

02/06/10: Lakers 99, Blazers 82 (39-13)
Lamar Odom replaced an injured Kobe Bryant and matched his career high with 22 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers broke their nine-game losing streak at the Rose Garden with a 99-82 victory Saturday night over the Portland Trail Blazers.
Lakers Gameday: 02/06/10

02/05/10: Nuggets 126, Lakers 113 (38-13)
Chauncey Billups tied his career-high with 37 points, including nine 3-pointers, and the Denver Nuggets defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 126-113 Friday night, ending the Lakers' eight-game home winning streak. Kobe Bryant scored 33 points.
Lakers Gameday: 02/05/10

02/03/10: Lakers 99, Bobcats 97 (38-12)
Andrew Bynum had 17 points and 14 rebounds, Lamar Odom scored 19 points and Phil Jackson became the winningest coach in Lakers history in Los Angeles' 99-97 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night. Pau Gasol and Ron Artest scored 14 points apiece for the Lakers.
Lakers Gameday: 02/03/10

02/01/10: Grizzlies 95, Lakers 93 (37-12)
Kobe Bryant scored 44 points, passing Jerry West as the Los Angeles Lakers' career scorer, but it wasn't enough as the Memphis Grizzlies got 22 points and 17 rebounds from Zach Randolph to defeat the Lakers 95-93 on Monday night.
Lakers Gameday: 02/01/10

January 2010 (12-5)

01/31/10: Lakers 90, Celtics 89 (37-11)
Kobe Bryant sank a go-ahead fallaway jumper with 7.3 seconds left to give the Los Angeles Lakers a 90-89 victory over Boston on Sunday and send the struggling Celtics to their sixth loss in eight games. Bryant finished with 19, and Andrew Bynum had 19 points and 11 rebounds.
Lakers Gameday: 01/31/10

01/29/10: Lakers 99, 76ers 91 (36-11)
A.I. vs. Kobe delivered the throwback duel fans paid to see. Just like in the 2001 NBA finals, Bryant's Lakers came out on top. Bryant roused the 20,000 fans who came to jeer him as much as they did to root on the 76ers, scoring 24 points to lead Los Angeles to a 99-91 win over Philadelphia on Friday night.
Lakers Gameday: 01/29/10

01/27/10: Lakers 118, Pacers 96 (35-11)
Kobe Bryant scored 29 points and Andrew Bynum added a season-high 27 to help the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Indiana Pacers 118-96 on Wednesday night. Bryant also had nine rebounds and seven assists, and Bynum had 12 rebounds.
Lakers Gameday: 01/27/10

01/26/10: Lakers 115, Wizards 103 (34-11)
The Los Angeles Lakers broke out of their road funk by showing the distracted Washington Wizards what hustling, focused, never-let-up basketball is all about, shooting 59 percent and forcing six turnovers during a crucial second-quarter run in a 115-103 win Tuesday night.
Lakers Gameday: 01/26/10

01/24/10: Raptors 106, Lakers 105 (33-11)
Hedo Turkoglu made two free throws with 1.2 seconds left as the Toronto Raptors beat the Los Angeles Lakers 106-105 on Sunday night. Kobe Bryant missed a last-second jump shot and fell one assist shy of his first triple-double of the season, scoring 27 points and grabbing 16 rebounds.
Lakers Gameday: 01/24/10

01/22/10: Lakers 115, Knicks 105 (33-10)
Bryant scored 13 of his 27 points in the final period of his return to his favorite road arena, helping the Lakers pull away to beat the New York Knicks 115-105. Pau Gasol added 20 points, half in the final period, and Andrew Bynum finished with 19 for the Lakers.
Lakers Gameday: 01/22/10

01/21/10: Cavaliers 93, Lakers 87 (32-10)
Cleveland showed its Christmas Day win over the Los Angeles Lakers was no gift as LeBron James scored 37 points, including 12 straight down the stretch, and the Cavs, playing their first game without injured Mo Williams, beat Kobe Bryant and the NBA champions 93-87 on Thursday night.
Lakers Gameday: 01/21/10

01/18/10: Lakers 100, Magic 95 (32-9)
Shannon Brown scored a career-high 22 points, Pau Gasol had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers scored the first 15 points of the fourth quarter Monday night for a 98-92 victory over the Orlando Magic in the first rematch of last season's NBA finals.
Lakers Gameday: 01/18/10

01/15/10: Lakers 126, Clippers 86 (31-9)
Kobe Bryant scored 30 points, Pau Gasol returned from a six-game injury absence with 20 points and six rebounds, and the Lakers re-established their dominance in Los Angeles with a 126-86 victory over the Clippers on Friday night. Andrew Bynum had 20 points and seven rebounds
Lakers Gameday: 01/15/10

01/13/10: Lakers 100, Mavericks 95 (30-9)
Kobe Bryant went from having a slow night because of a sore back to nailing the game-winning jumper with 28 seconds left, lifting the Los Angeles Lakers to a 100-95 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night in a matchup of the top two teams in the Western Conference.
Lakers Gameday: 01/13/10

01/12/10: Spurs 105, Lakers 85 (29-9)
Tim Duncan had 25 points and 13 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs showed they can still hang with their Western Conference rivals in a 105-85 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night. Kobe Bryant had another off game, scoring 16 points. He again wore a thick splint over his broken right index finger.
Lakers Gameday: 01/12/10

01/10/10: Lakers 95, Bucks 77 (29-8)
Andrew Bynum had 17 points and a career-high 18 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers led all the way in beating the Milwaukee Bucks 95-77 Sunday night to avoid their first three-game losing streak in nearly two years. Shannon Brown added 19 points, Jordan Farmar scored of his 15 of his 17 in the second half.
Lakers Gameday: 01/10/10

01/08/10: Blazers 107, Lakers 98 (28-8)
Brandon Roy scored 32 points and the Portland Trail Blazers won their ninth straight at home against the Los Angeles Lakers with a 107-98 victory on Friday night. The Blazers own the NBA's longest home winning streak against the defending NBA champions.
Lakers Gameday: 01/08/10

01/06/10: Clippers 102, Lakers 91 (28-7)
Baron Davis scored 25 points and the resurgent Clippers rallied to hold off the Lakers 102-91, snapping a nine-game losing streak in the so-called battle of Los Angeles. Chris Kaman added 21 points and 14 rebounds for the Clippers, who beat the defending NBA champions for the first time since April 12, 2007.
Lakers Gameday: 01/06/10

01/05/10: Lakers 88, Rockets 79 (28-6)
Andrew Bynum scored 11 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter when the Los Angeles Lakers rallied to beat the Houston Rockets 88-79 on Tuesday night for their fourth consecutive victory. Lamar Odom came up one assist shy of a triple-double, with 17 points and 19 rebounds.
Lakers Gameday: 01/05/10

01/03/10: Lakers 131, Mavericks 96 (27-6)
Jordan Farmar led seven players in double figures with 24 points and the Los Angeles Lakers trounced the Western Conference's second-best team in a 131-96 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday night.
Lakers Gameday: 01/03/10

01/01/10: Lakers 109, Kings 108 (26-6)
Kobe Bryant hit yet another buzzer-beating 3-pointer and finished with 39 points as the Los Angeles Lakers overcame a 20-point deficit to beat the Sacramento Kings 109-108 on Friday night.
Lakers Gameday: 01/01/10

December 2009 (12-3)

12/29/09: Lakers 124, Warriors 118 (25-6)
Kobe Bryant had a season-high 44 points and 11 assists while making all 16 of his free throws, and the Lakers survived Golden State's 55-percent shooting for a 124-118 victory over the Warriors on Tuesday night.
Lakers Gameday: 12/29/09


12/28/09: Suns 118, Lakers 103 (24-6)
The Phoenix Suns sent the Los Angeles Lakers to their second loss in three games with a surprising 118-103 rout on Monday night. Kobe Bryant scored 34 for the Lakers but sat out the final 7:50 when the game was deemed out of reach by coach Phil Jackson.
Lakers Gameday: 12/28/09


12/26/09: Lakers 112, Kings 103 (24-5)
Kobe Bryant scored 38 points and the Los Angeles Lakers bounced back from a humbling Christmas Day loss to Cleveland by beating the Sacramento Kings 112-103 on Saturday night in double overtime.
Lakers Gameday: 12/26/09


12/25/09: Cavs 102, Lakers 87 (23-5)
In a physical holiday matchup of the NBA's two biggest names Kobe Bryant had 35 points and nine rebounds on Friday but the Lakers lost to the Cavs 102-87 at STAPLES Center. Mo Williams scored 28 points and LeBron James added 26 points.
Lakers Gameday: 12/25/09


12/22/09: Lakers 111, Thunder 108 (23-4)
Kobe Bryant scored 40 points for the sixth time this season, and the NBA-leading Los Angeles Lakers shook off a rough first half before hanging on for their 16th victory in 17 games, 111-108 over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night.
Lakers Gameday: 12/22/09


12/20/09: Lakers 93, Pistons 81 (22-4)
Kobe Bryant scored 28 points and helped the Los Angeles Lakers build a big lead in a 93-81 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night. Los Angeles closed a trip with a four-game winning streak and an NBA-best 22-4 record.
Lakers Gameday: 12/20/09


12/19/09: Lakers 103, Nets 83 (21-4)
Kobe Bryant had 29 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 103-84 victory over the New Jersey Nets on Saturday night in a matchup of the NBA's best and worst teams. Pau Gasol had 14 points and 14 rebounds for the Lakers, who improved to 21-4.
Lakers Gameday: 12/19/09

12/16/09: Lakers 107, Bucks 106 (20-4)
Kobe Bryant hit a 15-footer as time expired and scored the game's final seven points over the last 1:18 of overtime to lift the Los Angeles Lakers to a 107-106 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.
Lakers Gameday: 12/16/09

12/15/09: Lakers 96, Bulls 87 (19-4)
Kobe Bryant scored a season-high 42 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers won for the 12th time in 13 games, beating the fading Chicago Bulls 96-87 on Tuesday.
Lakers Gameday: 12/15/09

12/12/09: Jazz 102, Lakers 94 (18-4)
Deron Williams scored eight straight points to start the fourth quarter and finished with 21 points and 11 assists to help the Utah Jazz end the Lakers' 11-game winning streak by beating Los Angeles 102-94 Saturday night.
Lakers Gameday: 12/12/09

12/11/09: Lakers 104, Timberwolves 92 (18-3)
Kobe Bryant scored 20 points while playing with a small break in his finger, and the Los Angeles Lakers wrapped up the generous portion of their schedule with their 11th straight victory, 104-92 over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.
Lakers Gameday: 12/11/09

12/09/09: Lakers 101, Jazz 77 (17-3)
The Lakers outscored the Jazz 28-6 in the fourth quarter of a 101-77 home win Wednesday night. Kobe Bryant led Los Angeles with 27 points as the Lakers extended their winning streak to 10 games.
Lakers Gameday: 12/09/09

12/06/09: Lakers 108, Suns 88 (16-3)
Kobe Bryant scored 26 points, Ron Artest added 15 points and five steals, and the Los Angeles Lakers raced away from the Phoenix Suns in the second half of their ninth straight victory, 108-88 Sunday night.
Lakers Gameday: 12/06/09

12/04/09: Lakers 108, Heat 107 (15-3)
Kobe Bryant banked in a 3-pointer over Dwyane Wade's defense at the buzzer, ending the superstars' sensational duel and sending the Los Angeles Lakers to their eighth straight victory, 108-107 over the Miami Heat on Friday night.
Lakers Gameday: 12/04/09

12/01/09: Lakers 110, Hornets 99 (14-3)
Andrew Bynum scored 21 points, Kobe Bryant added 18 on a light night of work and the Lakers beat the New Orleans Hornets 110-99 for their seventh straight victory. Ron Artest scored 16 points as the Lakers remained undefeated in six games since the return of Pau Gasol.
Lakers Gameday: 12/01/09

November 2009 (12-2)

11/29/09: Lakers 106, Nets 87 (13-3)
Kobe Bryant scored 30 points in the Los Angeles Lakers' 106-87 victory. Pau Gasol had 20 points and nine rebounds for the Lakers, who cruised to their 12th win in 14 games. Jordan Farmar added 15 points as the Lakers made 13 of their 25 3-point attempts.
Lakers Gameday: 11/29/09

11/28/09: Lakers 130, Warriors 97 (12-3)
Pau Gasol scored 22 points to lead seven players in double figures and also had 12 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers won their fifth straight game with a 130-97 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night.
Lakers Gameday: 11/28/09

11/24/09: Lakers 100, Knicks 90 (11-3)
Kobe Bryant scored 34 points, Pau Gasol added 11 points and 16 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers exploited a major size advantage in their fourth straight victory, 100-90 over the New York Knicks on Tuesday night.
Lakers Gameday: 11/24/09

11/22/09: Lakers 101, Thunder 85 (10-3)
Kobe Bryant scored 26 points, including an astonishing basket from behind the backboard, and the Los Angeles Lakers cruised to a 101-85 rout of the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night. Bryant also had seven assists and six rebounds.
Lakers Gameday: 11/22/09

11/19/09: Lakers 108, Bulls 93 (9-3)
Pau Gasol had 24 points and 13 rebounds in his season debut, and Kobe Bryant scored 21 points while passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the Lakers' career scoring chart in Los Angeles' 108-93 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night.
Lakers Gameday: 11/19/09

11/17/09: Lakers 106, Pistons 93 (8-3)
Kobe Bryant scored 40 points for the 100th time in his career, and the Los Angeles Lakers avoided a rare three-game losing streak with a 106-93 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night.
Lakers Gameday: 11/17/09

11/15/09: Rockets 101, Lakers 91 (7-3)
The Lakers dropped a 101-91 decision to the Houston Rockets despite a strong double-double by Andrew Bynum (21 points, 11 rebounds). Ron Artest added 22 points. Aaron Brooks scored a career-high 33 points, including five 3-pointers.
Lakers Gameday: 11/15/09

11/13/09: Nuggets 105, Lakers 79 (7-2)
Andrew Bynum (19 points, 15 rebounds) notched a double-double but the Lakers couldn't hang with the Nuggets in Denver, losing 105-79. Kobe Bryant added 19 points. The Lakers' six-game winning streak was snapped.
Lakers Gameday: 11/13/09

11/12/09: Lakers 121, Suns 102 (7-1)
Bryant scored 29 points, Andrew Bynum had 26 points and 15 rebounds in his return from injury, and Los Angeles put the brakes on the Suns' fast start with a 121-102 victory Thursday night. Lakers won their sixth straight and improved to 7-1 by handing the Suns their second loss.
Lakers Gameday: 11/12/09

11/08/09: Lakers 104, Hornets 98 (6-1)
Kobe Bryant scored 28 points, Shannon Brown added 15 and the Lakers thrived again, beating the Hornets 104-88. DJ Mbenga had 10 points and 12 rebounds and the Lakers won their fifth straight game and their second in a row without Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol.
Lakers Gameday: 11/08/09

11/06/09: Lakers 111, Grizzlies 98 (5-1)
Kobe Bryant, the league's leading scorer not only helped hand a 114-98 working over to the Grizzlies on Friday, but he also accomplished another milestone. Bryant, 31, became the youngest player in NBA history to eclipse the 24,000-point mark.
Lakers Gameday: 11/06/09

11/04/09: Lakers 103, Rockets 102 (4-1)
The Lakers had to go overtime for the second consecutive night, but got 41 points from Bryant and key plays from Andrew Bynum to escape with a 103-102 victory over the Rockets and finish with a perfect 2-0 record on their first road trip of the season.
Lakers Gameday: 11/04/09

11/03/09: Lakers 101, Thunder 98 (3-1)
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant led his team with a game-high 31 points. Bynum had a double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds. The Lakers shot 52.1percent but turned the ball over 26 times in their overtime victory over the Thunder.
Lakers Gameday: 11/03/09

11/01/09: Lakers 118, Hawks 110 (2-1)
For about five minutes, the defending champs appeared untouchable. After a seesaw battle much of the game, the Lakers had a masterful stretch in the third quarter, scoring 18 unanswered points and clamping down on the Hawks defensively on their way to winning 118-110 on Sunday at Staples Center.
Lakers Gameday: 11/01/09

October 2009 (1-1)

10/30/09: Mavericks 94, Lakers 80 (1-1)
Dirk Nowitzki scored 21 points and the Dallas Mavericks were 25 of 32 from the free throw line in routing the Los Angeles Lakers 94-80 Friday night for their first win of the season. Nowitzki made 10 of 11 from the line and grabbed 10 rebounds.
Lakers Gameday: 10/30/09

10/27/09: Lakers 99, Clippers 92 (1-0)
New rings. New banner. Similar result. The defending champion Lakers began their title defense Tuesday on the winning side, dropping the in-house rival Clippers 99-92 in the season opener in front of a soldout crowd at Staples Center.
Lakers Gameday: 10/27/09