2006-07 RESULTS: October/November


October/November

Lakers vs. Jazz11/30/06 - Kobe Erupts for 52, Lakers Roll Over Jazz - (10-5)
Looking completely recovered from offseason knee surgery, Kobe Bryant scored a season-high 52 points in the Los Angeles Lakers' 132-102 rout of the Utah Jazz on Thursday night. He made all nine shots from the floor and was 10-for-10 at the foul line in his highest-scoring game since an 81-point outburst against Toronto on Jan. 22 last season. He had 30 points in the... full story
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Lakers vs. Bucks11/28/06 - Redd’s 45 Lift Bucks Over Lakers - (9-5)
Kobe Bryant scored 27 points for the Lakers, while Lamar Odom had 21 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists. The loss was only their third in the last 22 meetings with Milwaukee - and just the fourth at home to the Bucks in 24 attempts since the start of the 1982-83 season. ``We just didn't do a good job of executing,'' Bryant said after the Lakers set a franchise record with 37 3-point attempts... full story
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Lakers vs. Nets11/26/06 - Big Third Quarter Propels Lakers Past Nets - (9-4)
The stars led the way. It was the other guys who made the difference. Lamar Odom scored 21 points, Kobe Bryant added 19 points and a season-high 10 assists, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the New Jersey Nets 99-93 on Sunday night. But the two combined to make 14 shots in 40 attempts. Their teammates were 23-of-42. "That's a team victory,'' said Odom... full story
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Lakers at Jazz11/24/06 - Jazz Rally Again, Beat Lakers - (8-4)
After some of the comebacks the Utah Jazz have had this season, seven points was nothing. The Jazz rallied again, outscoring the Los Angeles Lakers by 12 in the final quarter and winning 114-108 Friday night to improve to an NBA-best 12-1. Utah held Kobe Bryant to just two points in the final quarter and outrebounded the Lakers 16-4 in the fourth while winning its eighth straight... full story
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Lakers vs. Clippers11/21/06 - Kobe Nets 40 as Lakers Top Clippers - (8-3)
The Lakers were better than the Clippers in their first meeting of the season. Thanks to Kobe Bryant. Bryant scored 40 points, 10 in the final 5:38, to lead the Lakers to a 105-101 victory on Tuesday night. ``As players, it's just another game. But when the whole city gets involved with this atmosphere, we can't help but respond,'' Bryant said, alluding to the sellout crowd of 18,997 for what was a Lakers'... full story
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Lakers vs. Bulls11/19/06 - Lakers Top Bulls - (7-3)
Lakers coach Phil Jackson usually delegates the responsibility of watching tape of his team's next opponent to his assistants. This time, with the Chicago Bulls coming to town, he did it himself. Call it a pang of nostalgia. Jackson, who coached the Bulls to six NBA titles and the Lakers to three, improved his record 9-4 against Chicago as Lamar Odom's 23 points and 10 rebounds carried Los Angeles.... full story
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Lakers vs. Raptors11/17/06 - Kobe Leads Lakers Over Raptors - (6-3)
Kobe Bryant had 31 points and 11 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers held on to beat the last-place Toronto Raptors 107-100 Friday night, when Bryant went over the 17,000-point mark.
Bryant torched the Raptors for 81 points - second-most in NBA history - last January. This time, he had help. Luke Walton added 12 points, Smush Parker had 11 and Lamar Odom 10 in... full story
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Lakers vs. Grizzlies11/12/06 - Bryant, Lakers top Grizzlies - (5-3)
Kobe Bryant bringing the ball upcourt and Lamar Odom working inside and outside proved an unbeatable combination for the Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant scored 21 points and Odom had 20 points and 16 rebounds in a 91-81 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday night in Phil Jackson's 500th game as Lakers' coach. ``That's what we need, that 1-2 punch,'' Bryant said. ``We'll continue to provide that.''... full story
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Lakers vs. Pistons11/10/06 - Pistons take it to the Lakers - (4-3)
Everything went right for the Detroit Pistons, while nothing much did for the Los Angeles Lakers. Tayshaun Prince tied his career high with 31 points, Chauncey Billups added 21 and the Pistons' zone stymied the Lakers in a 97-83 victory Friday night. "We got out and got some easy baskets early," Prince said. "I was just in a good rhythm all night.'' Kobe Bryant led the Lakers with 19 points... full story
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Lakers at Trailblazers11/08/06 - Blazers down Lakers at Rose Garden - (4-2)
In the offseason, Zach Randolph stepped up his conditioning program and even dropped some weight. Randolph's renewed dedication was apparent Wednesday night, when he had 36 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 101-90 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night. ``Randolph had a monster" Kobe Bryant said. ``He commanded the paint area, drew fouls and got... full story
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Lakers vs. Timberwolves11/07/06 - Lakers 95,Timberwolves 88 - (4-1)
Not bad for a 19-year-old center pressed into a starting role with the Los Angeles Lakers. Andrew Bynum had 20 points, 14 rebounds and some key plays down the stretch Tuesday night in Los Angeles' 95-88 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. ``I had to pinch myself, but it was definitely really cool out there to get a home win in front of our fans and have them cheering for you,'' Bynum said... full story
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Lakers at Sonics11/05/06 - Hot Shooting, Strong Defense Lead Sonics - (3-1)
Phil Jackson wondered just what Seattle coach Bob Hill did to motivate his SuperSonics. ``I don't know what went through their psyche. Maybe Bob Hill jumped up and down on a chair and did something foolish in his locker room that got them inspired,'' Jackson said. Nope, the possibility of falling to 0-3 got Seattle inspired enough. Ray Allen scored 32 points, and the Sonics picked up their first victory... full story
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Lakers vs. Sonics11/03/06 - Kobe Returns; Lakers Move to 3-0 - (3-0)
The Los Angeles Lakers were able to win without Kobe. Now they've won with him. Kobe Bryant made his season debut with 23 points, Lamar Odom scored 28 and Los Angeles remained unbeaten with a 118-112 victory over the Seattle SuperSonics on Friday night. The Lakers won their opening two games while Bryant worked his way back from the arthroscopic surgery he had on his right knee during... full story
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Lakers at Warriors11/01/06 - Bench Carries Lakers to Second Straight Win - (2-0)
Ronny Turiaf had just buttoned his shirt after the best game of his NBA career when his cell phone rang. Kobe Bryant couldn't travel to the Los Angeles Lakers' latest victory, but the injured star clearly didn't miss a minute of Turiaf's breakout performance. "I told you! I told you!'' Turiaf said into the phone, breaking into a wide grin. "You're crazy. Thanks for the advice.'' Whatever Bryant has told his teammates... full story
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Lakers vs. Suns10/31/06 - Odom, Lakers Top Suns With Impressive Comeback - (1-0)
Kobe Bryant sat out, so Lamar Odom stepped up against the Phoenix Suns in a playoff rematch. Odom scored 34 points, and Andrew Bynum added 18 in his first career start, as the Los Angeles Lakers erased a 19-point first-quarter deficit to post a 114-106 victory over the Suns in the season opener for both teams... full story
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