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Playoffs Second Round vs Dallas Mavericks (0-4)

2nd Round: Mavericks 4 - Lakers 0
The Mavericks matched a league playoff mark with 20 3s on their way to a 122-86 victory over the Lakers and a sweep of their second-round series against the most successful coach in NBA history and the two-time defending champions.
ARROWPlayoff Central: 2nd Round

Playoffs First Round vs New Orleans Hornets (4-2)

1st Round: Lakers 4 - Hornets 2
Kobe Bryant scored 22 of his 24 points in the first three quarters, then let his Lakers teammates take over in a dominant 98-80 victory over the New Orleans Hornets that wrapped up the series for Los Angeles in six games.
ARROWPlayoff Central: 1st Round

April 2011 (3-5)

4/13/11: Lakers 116, Kings 108 (57-25)
Sacramento Kings fans made it feel like old times. Then, so did Kobe Bryant. Bryant's tying 3-pointer with 4.8 seconds left in regulation forced overtime, and the Los Angeles Lakers regrouped to hand the Kings a 116-108 loss Wednesday night in what might have been the last game ever in California's capital city. "I told Phil it's fitting it's going to end this way," Bryant said after sharing a laugh with Lakers coach Phil Jackson. When the final buzzer sounded, thousands of fans refused to leave their seats, doing everything they could to protest the franchise's possible move to Anaheim. Some cried, others took pictures. But all cheered in one, booming voice: "Here we stay! Here we stay!"
Lakers Gameday: 4/13/11

4/12/11: Lakers 102, Spurs 93 (56-25)
Kobe Bryant scored 27 points and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped their five-game losing streak at a potentially high cost, losing center Andrew Bynum to a hyperextended right knee in a 102-93 victory over the San Antonio Spurs' role players Tuesday night. The Lakers' hopes for a third straight NBA title might have taken a significant blow when Bynum fell to the court after stepping on DeJuan Blair's foot during the second period. The shot-blocking 7-footer will have an MRI on Wednesday while the Lakers wrap up the regular season at Sacramento. Lamar Odom scored 23 points as the Lakers struggled to hold off the Spurs, who rested stars Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker with the Western Conference's top seed already wrapped up.
Lakers Gameday: 4/12/11

4/10/11: Thunder 120, Lakers 106 (55-25)
In the what-have-you-done-lately world of the NBA, the answer for the Los Angeles Lakers is nothing. They trailed most of the game before rallying briefly in the fourth quarter only to lose their fifth in a row, 120-106 to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night. "The measure of success is what you've just recently accomplished," Lakers coach Phil Jackson said. "Right now, we're back in the middle of the pack." And if they're not careful in their final two games, the two-time defending champions could freefall all the way to the fourth seed in the Western Conference. The Lakers haven't lost this many in a row since 2006-07, when they dropped seven straight in the last season before Gasol joined the team.
Lakers Gameday: 4/10/11

4/08/11: Blazers 93, Lakers 86 (55-24)
LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and 11 rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers prevented the Los Angeles Lakers from locking up the second seed in the Western Conference with a 93-86 victory on Friday night. Gerald Wallace had 19 points and 13 rebounds for the Blazers, who led by as many as 24 points. Kobe Bryant had 24 points in the Lakers' fourth straight loss. Ron Artest hit a pair of 3-pointers that pulled the Lakers to 82-73 late. Aldridge made a jumper but Bryant had a pair of layups that narrowed it to 84-77. Portland answered with Nicolas Batum's 3-pointer and Gerald Wallace's layup that extended the Blazers' lead to 89-77 and all but sealed the win with 1:14 left. A victory by the Lakers combined with a loss by the Mavericks on Friday would have secured Los Angeles the West's No. 2 seed.
Lakers Gameday: 4/08/11

4/06/11: Warriors 95, Lakers 87 (55-23)
That remarkable start after the All-Star break for the Los Angeles Lakers suddenly seems like a distant memory. Monta Ellis scored 26 points, David Lee had 22 points and 17 rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors held on to beat the sluggish Lakers 95-87 on Wednesday night. The Lakers looked awful in defeat for the second straight night against an inferior opponent and third game overall. They lost all chance of catching the Spurs for home-court advantage in the playoffs. Lakers coach Phil Jackson was short on words after the loss but vowed he wouldn't rest his starters over the final four games, even though there's nothing at stake.
Lakers Gameday: 4/06/11

4/05/11: Jazz 86, Lakers 85 (55-22)
When Kobe Bryant meekly fumbled the ball away before the buzzer sounded, even Utah rookie Gordon Hayward seemed a bit stunned to realize he had just won a duel with the Los Angeles Lakers' superstar. He'll gladly take this memory from an otherwise forgettable season for the Jazz. Hayward scored a career-high 22 points and hit the go-ahead free throw with 6 seconds to play, and Utah snapped an eight-game losing streak with an 86-85 victory over the sleepwalking Lakers on Tuesday night. Hayward scored 14 points in the second half, showing a whole lot more poise than his former Butler teammates did in Monday's NCAA title game. His dunk in traffic with 3:25 to play put the Jazz ahead for good.
Lakers Gameday: 4/05/11

4/03/11: Nuggets 95, Lakers 90 (55-21)
Danilo Gallinari scored 22 points, Kenyon Martin scored six of his 18 in the final 3:24, and the Denver Nuggets hung on for their sixth straight win, 95-90 over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday. Kobe Bryant scored 28 points for the Lakers, who snapped a nine-game winning streak to fall 2 1/2 games behind San Antonio in the Western Conference. The NBA-leading Spurs beat Phoenix 114-97 earlier Sunday to end a six-game slide. Los Angeles has six games left to try and overtake the Spurs and earn homecourt advantage throughout the playoffs. The Lakers face the Spurs for the fourth and final time this season on April 12 in their next-to-last regular-season game.
Lakers Gameday: 4/03/11

4/01/11: Lakers 96, Jazz 85 (55-20)
Kobe Bryant scored 21 points, Lamar Odom added 16 and the Los Angeles Lakers erased a 17-point first-half deficit Friday night to beat Utah 96-85 and eliminate the Jazz from the playoff race. Utah becomes the first team in NBA history to start 15-5 and 27-13 and not make the playoffs. The Lakers outscored the Jazz 52-35 in the second half to win their ninth straight game, and pull within 1 1/2 games of first-place San Antonio in the Western Conference. C.J. Miles scored 24 points for Utah, which started its 17th different lineup and had only nine healthy players, including one who just joined the team two days earlier and was playing out of position.
Lakers Gameday: 4/01/11

March 2011 (12-1)

3/31/11: Lakers 110, Mavericks 82 (54-20)
Kobe Bryant scored 28 points, Andrew Bynum had 18 points and 13 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Dallas Mavericks 110-82 in a testy affair in which five players were ejected Thursday night. In what was a possible preview of a second-round playoff matchup, this one had a postseason flair to it. Early in the fourth quarter, the Lakers' Matt Barnes and Steve Blake and the Mavericks' Jason Terry and Brendan Haywood were thrown out following a shoving match under the basket. Los Angeles' Shannon Brown was later ejected in a separate incident.
Lakers Gameday: 3/31/11

3/27/11: Lakers 102, Hornets 84 (53-20)
Kobe Bryant scored 30 points, Pau Gasol had 23 points and 16 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers inched closer to the top of the overall NBA standings with their 15th win in 16 games since the All-Star break, 102-84 over the New Orleans Hornets on Sunday night. Andrew Bynum added 13 points in the Lakers' seventh straight win. The two-time defending NBA champions jumped to an 18-point lead in the first half and weathered the Hornets' fourth-quarter rally to sweep the four-game season series with a possible first-round playoff opponent. Carl Landry had a season-high 24 points and 10 rebounds, and Chris Paul had 10 points and nine assists in the Hornets' second game without injured scoring leader David West.
Lakers Gameday: 3/27/11

3/25/11: Lakers 112, Clippers 104 (52-20)
Kobe Bryant scored 37 points, Pau Gasol added 26 points and eight rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers never trailed in their 14th victory in 15 games since the All-Star break, 112-104 over the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night. During a game filled with flashy plays and two more jaw-dropping alley-oop dunks by rookie Blake Griffin, the Lakers maintained a steady lead over their cross-hallway rivals for their NBA-leading 10th wire-to-wire win of the season. Ron Artest added 15 points and Andrew Bynum had 11 points and 12 rebounds in his return from a two-game suspension for the Lakers, who have won six straight.
Lakers Gameday: 3/25/11

3/22/11: Lakers 139, Suns 135 (51-20)
Kobe Bryant scored a season-high 42 points, Ron Artest got five of his 18 points in the final 2 minutes of the third overtime, and the Los Angeles Lakers outlasted the Phoenix Suns for a 139-137 victory Tuesday night. Lamar Odom had a season-high 29 points and 16 rebounds in the Lakers' 13th win in 14 games since the All-Star break. Pau Gasol added 24 points, including two tying free throws with 2.5 seconds left in the second overtime of an enormously entertaining rematch of last season's Western Conference finals. Channing Frye scored a career-high 32 points and hit three tying free throws with 1.1 seconds left to force double overtime for Phoenix, and Steve Nash had 19 points and 20 assists in the Suns' fifth loss in seven games.
Lakers Gameday: 3/22/11

3/20/11: Lakers 84, Blazers 80 (50-20)
Kobe Bryant scored 10 of his 22 points in a dynamic fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied from behind in the final three minutes for their 12th win in 13 games, 84-80 over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night. Derek Fisher made back-to-back steals to put the Lakers ahead with 1:56 to play before hitting a clinching jumper with 10 seconds left. Bryant did the rest despite his sprained ankle and sore jaw, highlighted by a picture-perfect fallaway jumper with 32 seconds to play. The Lakers managed a late surge despite playing without starting center Andrew Bynum.
Lakers Gameday: 3/20/11

3/18/11: Lakers 106, Timberwolves 98 (49-20)
Pau Gasol scored 25 points, Kobe Bryant added 18 on his sprained left ankle, and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame Andrew Bynum's fourth-quarter ejection to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves for the 15th straight time, 106-98 on Friday night. Bynum had 10 points and 14 rebounds before getting tossed with 6:16 to play for a flagrant foul against Michael Beasley, who crashed to the floor after Bynum clobbered him on a drive. Despite a rusty return from a three-day break, Los Angeles has won 11 of 12 since All-Star weekend. Wes Johnson scored a career-high 29 points for the Timberwolves, who have lost 14 of 18. Beasley scored 18 points before leaving with apparent hip pain from Bynum's foul.
Lakers Gameday: 3/18/11

3/14/11: Lakers 97, Magic 84 (48-20)
Pau Gasol scored 23 points, Kobe Bryant added 16 while playing on a sprained left ankle, and the Los Angeles Lakers roared away in the second half for their 10th win in 11 games, 97-84 over the Orlando Magic on Monday night. Andrew Bynum had 10 points, a career high-tying 18 rebounds and four blocks as the two-time defending NBA champions opened a seven-game homestand with another impressive effort since the All-Star break. The Lakers (48-20) also drew virtually even with the Dallas Mavericks (47-19) for second place in the Western Conference standings. Dwight Howard had 22 points, 15 rebounds and nine turnovers - four more than the entire Lakers squad - for the Magic, who shot poorly in the second half of this 2009 NBA finals rematch.
Lakers Gameday: 3/14/11

3/12/11: Lakers 96, Mavericks 91 (47-20)
Kobe Bryant overcame a sore ankle to score 16 points, helping the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Dallas Mavericks 96-91 on Saturday night. Bryant shot just 6 of 20, yet scored six points and assisted on the other basket in a 9-0 run late in the second quarter that snapped a tie and put the Lakers ahead to stay in the matchup of Western Conference powers - and a potential playoff preview. After Bryant came down awkwardly on his left ankle late in the third quarter and left the game for a bit, the Lakers immediately scored eight consecutive points to stretch the lead to 10. Phil Jackson got his 600th victory with the Lakers, becoming only the fifth coach in NBA history to reach that mark with one franchise.
Lakers Gameday: 3/12/11

3/10/11: Heat 94, Lakers 88 (46-20)
The first chore for the Miami Heat is done: They're in the playoffs. That's no surprise. Snapping a five-game slide by beating the NBA's hottest team to get there, well, that might not have been what everyone saw coming. Chris Bosh scored 24 points, Dwyane Wade added eight of his 20 in the fourth quarter and the Heat ended their losing streak by beating the two-time defending NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers 94-88 on Thursday night, the earliest Miami has secured a postseason bid in franchise history. LeBron James finished with 19 points, nine assists and eight rebounds for the Heat, and Mike Miller scored 12 for Miami. Kobe Bryant scored 24 points for the Lakers, whose eight-game winning streak was snapped. Pau Gasol added 20 and Andrew Bynum finished with 13 points and 12 rebounds for Los Angeles.
Lakers Gameday: 3/10/11

3/08/11: Lakers 101, Hawks 87 (46-19)
Larry Drew remembers thinking as a young Lakers assistant coach that Kobe Bryant's talent "was off the charts" when the teen made his NBA debut with Los Angeles in 1996. Fifteen years later, Drew isn't surprised to see Bryant still climbing the charts as the sixth-best scorer in NBA history. Bryant scored 26 points to pass Moses Malone for sixth on the career scoring list and the Lakers beat Drew's Atlanta Hawks 101-87 on Tuesday night for their eighth straight win. "He's very unique," said Drew, in his first season as the Hawks' coach, of the Lakers' star. Bryant, a 13-time All-Star, began the night 12 points from matching Malone's 27,409 points. He passed Malone when he made three free throws with 2:05 remaining in the first half.
Lakers Gameday: 3/08/11

3/06/11: Lakers 99, Spurs 83 (45-19)
Kobe Bryant scored 26 points, Pau Gasol had 21 and the Los Angeles Lakers embarrassed the NBA-best San Antonio Spurs for their seventh consecutive victory, 99-83 on Sunday. What was billed as a potential Western Conference finals preview was a blowout from the start. And the Lakers likely relished this rout after losing twice to the Spurs, including on Antonio McDyess' memorable buzzer tip-in last month. Tony Parker led the Spurs with 14 points. He was their only starter in double figures. The Lakers trail the Spurs by 6 1/2 games in the West, and coach Phil Jackson conceded before tipoff it was unlikely they'd catch up. But they can take satisfaction in emphatically ending San Antonio's franchise-record home win streak at 22 games.
Lakers Gameday: 3/06/11

3/04/11: Lakers 92, Bobcats 84 (44-19)
Kobe Bryant scored 27 points and the Los Angeles Lakers ended the Charlotte Bobcats' inexplicable mastery over them Friday night with a 92-84 victory, their sixth straight win since the All-Star break. Pau Gasol had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Derek Fisher sprained his left elbow as the Lakers grinded out a shockingly rare victory over the NBA's youngest franchise. The two-time defending champions had lost eight of their previous 10 meetings with Charlotte, the only team other than Boston with a winning record against the Lakers (8-6).
Lakers Gameday: 3/04/11

3/01/11: Lakers 90, Timberwolves 79 (43-19)
Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum and the Los Angeles Lakers' towering front line overwhelmed Kevin Love on the boards in a 90-79 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night. Gasol had 17 rebounds and 12 points, Bynum had 14 points and seven boards and the Lakers scored 28 second-chance points to overcome a poor shooting night and win their fifth straight game. Wes Johnson had 20 points and eight rebounds for the Timberwolves, who led for much of the first three quarters before the Lakers asserted themselves. Love had 13 points and 11 rebounds, his 47th straight double-double. The last time he did not have one was against the Lakers on Nov. 19. But he was just 2 for 10 from the floor and barely kept the longest double-double streak since 1980 alive.
Lakers Gameday: 3/01/11

February 2011 (9-4)

2/27/11: Lakers 90, Thunder 87 (42-19)
Pau Gasol had 18 points and 11 rebounds, Kobe Bryant scored 17 points and the Los Angeles Lakers extended their cushion over Oklahoma City in the Western Conference standings by beating the Thunder 90-87 on Sunday. Andrew Bynum added 16 points and 10 rebounds, but the Lakers weren't able to simply overpower a Thunder team that added Kendrick Perkins for interior toughness but won't get him in the lineup for a couple weeks. Lamar Odom missed a pair of free throws with 10.9 seconds left to leave the door open for Oklahoma City, but Kevin Durant and James Harden each missed 3-pointers from the top of the key in the closing moments. Russell Westbrook led Oklahoma City with 22 points and Durant scored 21. The Thunder were held to a season-low 31 second-half points in suffering their first three-game losing streak of the season.
Lakers Gameday: 2/27/11

2/25/11: Lakers 108, Clippers 95 (41-19)
Kobe Bryant scored 18 of his 24 points in the third quarter, Pau Gasol added 22 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers won their third game in four days out of the All-Star break, beating the weary Los Angeles Clippers 108-95 Friday night. Andrew Bynum had 16 points and 11 rebounds in another breezy win for the Lakers, who had lost three straight before co-hosting the All-Star weekend with their cross-hallway rivals. Bryant went to the locker room two minutes before halftime after hurting his right elbow. The All-Star game MVP returned with a monster third quarter, outscoring the Clippers all by himself. Randy Foye scored 24 points while hitting five 3-pointers for the Clippers, who finally finished an 11-game road trip with nine losses.
Lakers Gameday: 2/25/11

2/23/11: Lakers 106, Blazers 101 (40-19)
Kobe Bryant had 37 points and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame a 10-point deficit late in the fourth quarter to beat Portland 106-101 in overtime Wednesday night, snapping the Trail Blazers' season-best, six-game winning streak. LaMarcus Aldridge had 29 points and 14 rebounds for the Blazers, but didn't hit a shot in the fourth quarter and missed two key free throws in the extra period. Lamar Odom and Ron Artest each hit a 3-pointer to help Los Angeles to a 95-92 lead in overtime. Rudy Fernandez responded with a tying 3 and Andre Miller's jumper gave the Blazers the lead, but Pau Gasol hit a turnaround hook shot and added a free throw before Bryant's jumper with 27.9 seconds left gave Los Angeles a 100-97 advantage.
Lakers Gameday: 2/23/11

2/22/11: Lakers 104, Hawks 80 (39-19)
Pau Gasol understands why many people outside the Lakers' locker room panicked when Los Angeles stumbled into the All-Star break with a loss to miserable Cleveland. The big man thinks everybody should just calm down. He hopes the Lakers' sharp return against Atlanta reminds the worriers what the two-time defending champions still can do when they're paying attention. All-Star game MVP Kobe Bryant scored 20 points, Gasol added 14 points and 10 rebounds, and the Lakers easily ended their three-game skid with a 104-80 victory over the struggling Hawks on Tuesday night .
Lakers Gameday: 2/23/11

2/16/11: Cavaliers 104, Lakers 99 (38-19)
The Lakers hit the All-Star break broken. Looking nothing like two-time defending NBA champions, they dropped their third straight game, a stunning 104-99 loss Wednesday night to the Cleveland Cavaliers - the league's worst team, which avenged a 55-point embarrassment against Los Angeles last month. Ramon Sessions came off the bench and scored a season-high 32 points for the Cavs, who were beaten 112-57 by the Lakers on Jan. 11. That loss was No. 11 in a league-record streak that eventually reached 26 before Cleveland ended it last week with an overtime win against L.A.'s less-heralded squad, the Clippers.
Lakers Gameday: 2/16/11

2/14/11: Bobcats 109, Lakers 89 (38-18)
Gerald Wallace had 20 points and 11 rebounds and the Charlotte Bobcats routed the Los Angeles Lakers 109-89 on Monday night to extend one of the more bizarre one-sided matchups in the NBA. Gerald Henderson added 18 points for the Bobcats, who have won eight of the past 10 meetings with the defending NBA champions. The Lakers have a winning record against every team except the Boston Celtics - and the Bobcats. And this time it wasn't even close. While Kobe Bryant scored 20 points, he missed 11 of his first 16 shots as he played despite an illness that kept him from shootaround.
Lakers Gameday: 2/14/11

2/13/11: Lakers 75, Magic 89 (38-17)
Dwight Howard had 31 points and 13 rebounds as the Orlando Magic earned their first victory over a winning team in more than a month, downing the Los Angeles Lakers 89-75 on Sunday. Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum each had 17 points to lead the Lakers. Lamar Odom added 13 and Pau Gasol 11. Jason Richardson chipped in 12 points for the Magic. Orlando rebounded from a six-point home loss to New Orleans on Friday and a snapped a string of eight straight losses to teams with winning records. Orlando's previous win against a team above .500 was Jan. 8 at Dallas.
Lakers Gameday: 2/13/11

2/11/11: Lakers 113, Knicks 96 (38-16)
Kobe Bryant scored 33 points in another effortless night at Madison Square Garden, and the Los Angeles Lakers cruised to a 113-96 victory over the struggling New York Knicks on Friday night. Bryant scored 19 points in the first quarter, and perhaps only the lopsided score kept him from recording a sixth 40-point game at the arena. He raised his average at MSG to 30.5 points, edging past Carmelo Anthony and into the lead for tops among active players. Bryant also grabbed 10 rebounds. Pau Gasol added 20 points for the Lakers, who beat the Knicks for the eighth straight time overall and fifth in a row at the Garden, where Bryant owns the scoring record of 61 points that might've been in jeopardy if he played more than 29 minutes.
Lakers Gameday: 2/11/11

2/10/11: Lakers 92, Celtics 86 (37-16)
Kobe Bryant scored 20 of his 23 points in the second half, and the Los Angeles Lakers spoiled Ray Allen's record-setting night by beating the Boston Celtics 92-86 in an NBA finals rematch on Thursday night. Allen became the NBA's career leader in 3-pointers in the first quarter, but Bryant later put him on the bench in foul trouble during his big second half that rallied Los Angeles from an early 15-point deficit. Pau Gasol added 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Lakers, who split the regular season series with their biggest rivals and got a sorely needed victory against one of the league's top teams. Andrew Bynum, the subject of trade rumors in the neverending Carmelo Anthony saga, finished with 16 points and nine rebounds.
Lakers Gameday: 2/10/11

2/07/11: Lakers 93, Grizzlies 84 (36-16)
Kobe Bryant scored 19 points and Lamar Odom had 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 93-84 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night. Memphis got within two points in the fourth quarter, but Los Angeles took advantage of five Grizzlies turnovers to go on an 11-0 run and take an 89-76 lead. The Lakers, who tied the season series 2-all, have won three of four overall. The Grizzlies have lost two straight but still have won five of their last seven. Pau Gasol scored 17 points for the Lakers. Sam Young led the Grizzlies with 22 points, matching his career high. Grizzlies forward Rudy Gay was hounded by Ron Artest's tough defense, yet still managed 18 points on 7-of-15 shooting. But Zach Randolph, the Western Conference's player of the month for January, scored only eight points on 2-of-14 shooting.
Lakers Gameday: 2/07/11

2/05/11: Lakers 101, Hornets 95 (35-16)
Pau Gasol had a season-high 34 points to go with 10 rebounds, helping the Los Angeles Lakers beat the New Orleans Hornets 101-95 on Saturday night. Kobe Bryant added 32 points, including a 3-pointer with 3:20 left to give the Lakers the lead for good in what turned out to be a surprisingly frenetic struggle against the undermanned Hornets, who've now dropped all three games against the two-time defending champions this season. Chris Paul had 21 points and 15 assists as the Hornets, without starters Emeka Okafor and Trevor Ariza, clawed back from a deficit as large as 14 to take a couple brief leads in the second half. Paul's driving floater tied it at 92 with 3:43 left, but the Lakers held New Orleans to a 3-pointer by Marco Belinelli after that.
Lakers Gameday: 2/05/11

2/03/11: Spurs 89, Lakers 88 (34-16)
Antonio McDyess tipped in Tim Duncan's missed jump shot right before the buzzer, and the San Antonio Spurs survived the Los Angeles Lakers' late rally for an 89-88 victory Thursday night. Tony Parker scored 17 of his 21 points in the second half, and Richard Jefferson added 18 in a meeting of the Western Conference's top two teams. San Antonio nursed a small lead through most of the second half until Lamar Odom's 3-pointer with 1 minute to play and Pau Gasol's free throws with 22.7 seconds left put the Lakers ahead. Manu Ginobili missed an open 3-pointer and Tony Parker missed a floater in the lane on the Spurs' final possession, but San Antonio twice got the ball back. Duncan's shot after an inbounds play then bounced high off the back rim, but McDyess slipped inside to tip it home an instant before the buzzer sounded.
Lakers Gameday: 2/03/11

2/01/11: Lakers 114, Rockets 106 (34-15)
Kobe Bryant scored 32 points, Pau Gasol hit the go-ahead layup with 1:04 left in overtime, and the Los Angeles Lakers bounced back from consecutive home losses with a 114-106 victory over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night. Gasol had 26 points and 16 rebounds, and Lamar Odom had 20 points and a season-high 20 rebounds in his return to the Lakers' starting lineup. The two-time defending NBA champions finished their first overtime of the season on a 10-2 run, barely holding off injury-depleted Houston after losing to Sacramento and Boston in the previous four days. Luis Scola hit a tying layup with 5.5 seconds left in regulation for the Rockets, who have lost three straight.
Lakers Gameday: 2/01/11

January 2011 (10-5)

1/30/11: Celtics 109, Lakers 96 (33-15)
Paul Pierce scored 32 points, Kevin Garnett had 18 points and 13 rebounds with a large bandage over a cut on his head, and the Boston Celtics won their NBA finals rematch with the Lakers on Sunday, overcoming Kobe Bryant's 41 points in a 109-96 victory. Ray Allen scored 21 points for the Celtics in the longtime rivals' first meeting since Los Angeles rallied from a late 13-point deficit for an 83-79 win in Game 7 last June, ending an exhausting series in dramatic fashion. Bryant scored his 27,000th career point but couldn't spark his Lakers teammates, who followed up their Christmas home loss to Miami with another flop against the best of the East.
Lakers Gameday: 1/30/11

1/28/11: Kings 100, Lakers 95 (33-14)
DeMarcus Cousins had 27 points and 10 rebounds, Omri Casspi added 20 points and the Sacramento Kings snapped an eight-game losing streak to the Los Angeles Lakers with a stunning 100-95 victory over the two-time defending champions on Friday night. Kobe Bryant passed Hakeem Olajuwon for eighth place on the NBA's career scoring list while scoring 21 of his 38 points in the first quarter, but the Lakers apparently got caught looking ahead to Sunday's NBA finals rematch with Boston. Samuel Dalembert scored 18 points as the Kings (11-33) jumped to a 20-point lead in the third quarter against the Lakers' disinterested defense.
Lakers Gameday: 1/28/11

1/25/11: Lakers 120, Jazz 91 (33-13)
Kobe Bryant scored 21 points in three quarters and the Los Angeles Lakers led all the way in defeating Utah 120-91 Tuesday night, handing the Jazz their season-worst fifth straight loss. Pau Gasol added 20 points, Andrew Bynum had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and Lamar Odom scored 17 off the bench for the Lakers, who won their seventh in a row at home. Deron Williams scored 17 points and C.J. Miles added 14 for Utah, which has lost its last nine against the Lakers at Staples Center. The Jazz went 0-5 on their road trip, including losses to four teams from the East.
Lakers Gameday: 1/25/11

1/21/11: Lakers 107, Nuggets 97 (32-13)
Kobe Bryant blasted the Denver crowd by day and quieted it at night. After criticizing Denver fans for booing Carmelo Anthony, Bryant gave the Pepsi Center crowd little to cheer about as he led the Los Angeles Lakers past the Nuggets, 107-97 on Friday night. Bryant scored 14 of his 18 points in the decisive third quarter and was one of five Lakers to score at least 17. Ron Artest scored a season-best 19 as did Pau Gasol. Lamar Odom had 18 and Andrew Bynum 17. After frittering away double-digit leads in their last three games, the Lakers never let up after grabbing a 10-point advantage in the third quarter.
Lakers Gameday: 1/21/11

1/19/11: Mavericks 109, Lakers 100 (31-13)
Jason Kidd broke out of an awful shooting slump to score a season-high 21 points, and Jason Terry and Shawn Marion provided solid scoring as reserves, helping the Dallas Mavericks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 109-100 on Wednesday night and end an ugly six-game losing streak. Kidd made 8 of 12 shots after going 1 of 14 over his previous two games. Terry and Marion scored 22 each. The club made a similar turnaround, going from five straight losses by at least 10 points each - their worst such stretch since their woeful days in the mid-1990s - to a convincing win over the two-time defending champions.
Lakers Gameday: 1/19/11

1/17/11: Lakers 101, Thunder 94 (31-12)
Pau Gasol scored 21 points, Kobe Bryant had 21 and also missed three last-minute free throws, and the Los Angeles Lakers held off the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-94 Monday night for their eighth win in nine games. Lamar Odom had 16 points and Derek Fisher scored a season-high 15 for the Lakers in the clubs' first meeting since the Los Angeles sent home the eighth-seeded Thunder from the first round of last season's playoffs in a highly competitive six-game series. Russell Westbrook had 32 points and 12 assists, and he led a late run aided by those three straight misses by Bryant.
Lakers Gameday: 1/17/11

1/16/11: Lakers 92, Clippers 99 (30-12)
Eric Gordon scored 30 points, Blake Griffin had 18 points and 15 rebounds after a foul-plagued start, and the Los Angeles Clippers snapped the Los Angeles Lakers' seven-game winning streak with a 99-92 victory Sunday. Four players were ejected from this crosstown rivalry game after a scuffle under the basket with 5.7 seconds to play. After Lamar Odom grabbed Griffin's jersey while fighting for a rebound, Baron Davis intervened and shoved Odom firmly in the chest, leading to more shoves. Odom, Griffin, Davis and Ron Artest all were ejected after the officials conferenced, a decision that visibly baffled Griffin and Artest.
Lakers Gameday: 1/16/11

1/14/11: Lakers 100, Nets 88 (30-11)
Kobe Bryant scored 27 points, Pau Gasol had 20 points and nine rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers hung on for their seventh straight victory, 100-88 Friday night over the New Jersey Nets. Lamar Odom had 14 points and 11 rebounds as the Lakers extended the NBA's longest active winning streak despite never shaking the struggling Nets, who got 35 points from Brook Lopez in their ninth loss in 10 games. Sasha Vujacic scored 17 points and Jordan Farmar had 12 in both reserve guards' return to Staples Center with New Jersey after winning two titles with the Lakers.
Lakers Gameday: 1/14/11

1/12/11: Lakers 115, Warriors 110 (29-11)
Bryant scored 17 of his 39 points in the final 5:49 and the sluggish Los Angeles Lakers rallied late to beat the Golden State Warriors 115-110 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight victory. Bryant also assisted on Ron Artest's crucial 3-pointer with 1:55 to play. Lamar Odom did his part to fuel the comeback, too, scoring 10 straight points during a key fourth-quarter stretch on the way to 20 points and nine rebounds.
Lakers Gameday: 1/12/11

1/11/11: Lakers 112, Cavaliers 57 (28-11)
The Los Angeles Lakers professed no empathy for the hapless Cleveland Cavaliers, only a grim, workmanlike attitude in dispatching the business at hand. The Lakers humiliated the Cavs while sending them to their 11th straight loss, rolling to a 112-57 victory on Tuesday night in their best defensive performance of the shot clock era. It was the Lakers' third-largest margin of victory since moving to Los Angeles, with the two biggest coming in 1972 and 1966.
Lakers Gameday: 1/11/11

1/9/11: Lakers 109, Knicks 87 (27-11)
Kobe Bryant scored 27 points, Andrew Bynum added 18 points and seven rebounds before getting ejected in the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Lakers mixed it up with the New York Knicks in their fourth straight victory, 109-87 Sunday night. Pau Gasol had 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Lakers, who thoroughly dominated undersized New York in the paint and on defense during their seventh straight win over the Knicks.
Lakers Gameday: 1/9/11

1/7/11: Lakers 101, Hornets 97 (26-11)
Kobe Bryant had 25 points while moving into ninth place on the NBA's career scoring list, and Pau Gasol had 21 points and 13 rebounds in the Los Angeles Lakers' third straight victory, 101-97 over the New Orleans Hornets on Friday night. Lamar Odom had 17 points and 13 rebounds, and Andrew Bynum added 17 points for the two-time defending champions, who have rebounded from a prolonged holiday skid and stories of minor team discord with five wins in six days, including three in the past four days.
Lakers Gameday: 1/7/11

1/5/11: Lakers 99, Suns 95 (25-11)
Kobe Bryant scored 24 points and four other Los Angeles players reached double figures as the Lakers held off the Phoenix Suns 99-95 on Wednesday night. Jared Dudley led the Suns with 21 points, including three of their 11 3-pointers, but the much bigger Lakers dominated the boards 47-31, including 14-5 on the offensive end. Andrew Bynum scored 14 for Los Angeles, Shannon Brown had 13, Lamar Odom 12 and Ron Artest 11, including a wide-open 3 with 1:30 to play after Phoenix had cut the lead to one.
Lakers Gameday: 1/5/11

1/4/11: Lakers 108, Pistons 83 (24-11)
Pau Gasol scored 21 points and the Los Angeles Lakers finally found a sub.-500 team they could beat easily, winning 108-83 against the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night. Kobe Bryant added 17 points, moving him past Dominique Wilkins into 10th on the NBA's career scoring list with 26,671. Andrew Bynum finished with 13 points after scoring eight of the Lakers' first 14 points of the game. Lamar Odom had 16.
Lakers Gameday: 1/4/11

1/2/11: Grizzlies 104, Lakers 85 (23-11)
Rudy Gay scored 27 points, Zach Randolph added 21 points and eight rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies roared away in the second half for a 104-85 victory over the lifeless Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night. O.J. Mayo scored 15 points for the Grizzlies, who bounced back from two losses to wrap up their three-game road trip with a stunningly easy blowout of the two-time defending champions. The Grizzlies made a 19-4 run in the third quarter to take a 17-point lead, and Los Angeles never threatened to get back in it despite a 21-point second half by Kobe Bryant.
Lakers Gameday: 1/2/11

December 2010 (10-5)

12/31/10: Lakers 102, 76ers 98 (23-10)
Kobe Bryant scored 33 points and hit a tiebreaking jumper with 1:15 to play, and the Los Angeles Lakers bounced back from consecutive home losses with a 102-98 victory over the pesky Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night. Pau Gasol had 20 points and eight rebounds for the Lakers, and Lamar Odom scored 18 points off the bench as the defending champions barely hung on to win the NBA's final game of 2010. Los Angeles never trailed for the sixth time this season, but also couldn't shake the young Sixers until Philadelphia missed five shots in the final minute.
Lakers Gameday: 12/31/10

12/29/10: Lakers 103, Hornets 88 (22-10)
Lamar Odom responded to his first time out of the starting lineup this season by scoring 24 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers convincingly ended a three-game losing streak with a 103-88 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday night. Kobe Bryant added 20 points, while Andrew Bynum, who started for Odum, scored 18 points. Pau Gasol added 11 points and 12 rebounds as the Lakers snapped out a funk in which they had lost by 15 or more points in their previous three games.
Lakers Gameday: 12/29/10

12/28/10: Spurs 97, Lakers 82 (21-10)
Tony Parker scored 23 points and the San Antonio Spurs, backing up their NBA-best record against the defending champions, beat Kobe Bryant and the reeling Los Angeles Lakers 97-82 on Tuesday night. DeJuan Blair had 17 points and 15 rebounds, leading an unlikely Spurs cast that handed the Lakers their third straight loss while Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili muddled through a dreadful game.
Lakers Gameday: 12/28/10

12/25/10: Heat 96, Lakers 80 (21-9)
The Los Angeles Lakers finally got their first look at the revamped Miami Heat, and the champs might be a little bit disturbed by what they saw. LeBron James had 27 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists while hitting a season-high five 3-pointers, and the Heat thrived on the holiday stage in a 96-80 victory over Kobe Bryant and the Lakers on Saturday. Chris Bosh had 24 points and 13 rebounds, Dwyane Wade added 18 points on a sore knee and the Heat won for the 14th time in 15 games while flustering the two-time defending champions into a terrible offensive performance.
Lakers Gameday: 12/25/10

12/21/10: Bucks 98, Lakers 79 (21-8)
Earl Boykins scored a season-high 22 points, John Salmons added 20 and the short-handed Milwaukee Bucks stunned the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night, snapping the two-time defending champions' five-game winning streak with a 98-79 victory. Kobe Bryant scored 21 points and Pau Gasol added 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Lakers, who belly-flopped in their final tuneup before a Christmas visit from the Miami Heat. Ersan Ilyasova had 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Bucks, who had lost three straight and were down to nine healthy players against the Lakers, who had beaten them six straight times.
Lakers Gameday: 12/21/10

12/19/10: Lakers 120, Raptors 110 (21-7)
Kobe Bryant scored 20 points, Pau Gasol had 19 and the Los Angeles Lakers won their fifth straight game Sunday, beating the Toronto Raptors 120-110. Andrew Bynum had 16 points and Shannon Brown 14 for the Lakers, who finished a seven-game road trip at 6-1 and have won eight of nine overall. Matt Barnes had 12 and Lamar Odom 11 for the Lakers, who have won seven of eight against the Raptors. Los Angeles is 11-5 away from home, the most road wins in the NBA.
Lakers Gameday: 12/19/10

12/17/10: Lakers 93, 76ers 81 (20-7)
Lamar Odom scored 28 points, Pau Gasol had 19 points and 13 rebounds and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Philadelphia 76ers 93-81 on Friday night. Matt Barnes had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Lakers, who rallied and broke the game open in the fourth quarter to win their fourth straight game. The Lakers trailed by four when Barnes and Odom sparked them during a 27-8 run.
Lakers Gameday: 12/17/10

12/15/10: Lakers 109, Pacers 94 (19-7)
Kobe Bryant scored 25 of his 31 points in the second half to help the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Indiana Pacers 109-94 on Wednesday night. Pau Gasol scored 28 points and Lamar Odom had 13 points and 17 rebounds for the Lakers, who never trailed. The Lakers shot 51 percent against the Pacers, who entered with the NBA's No. 2 field-goal percentage defense. Los Angeles outrebounded Indiana 51-29 to win for the sixth time in seven games.
Lakers Gameday: 12/15/10

12/14/10: Lakers 103, Wizards 89 (18-7)
Kobe Bryant took over the game by scoring 16 of his 24 points in the third quarter, and Andrew Bynum added seven points in his season debut Tuesday night as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the undermanned Washington Wizards 103-89. Bryant scored 12 straight Lakers points during a 17-2 third-quarter run that put the game away. The Lakers won for the fifth time in six games, including three of the first four on their seven-game East Coast road trip.
Lakers Gameday: 12/14/10

12/12/10: Lakers 99, Nets 92 (17-7)
Kobe Bryant scored 25 of his 32 points in the second half and had two big assists in a late eight-point run that led the Los Angeles Lakers to a 99-92 victory over the New Jersey Nets on Sunday. Lamar Odom had five of his 22 points in the late spurt and Pau Gasol had the other three in capping a 15-point, 11-rebound effort that led the Lakers to their sixth straight win over New Jersey.
Lakers Gameday: 12/12/10

12/10/10: Bulls 88, Lakers 84 (16-7)
Derrick Rose had 29 points and nine assists, and the Chicago Bulls held off a late rally by the Los Angeles Lakers for an 88-84 win Friday night to match a season best with their fourth straight victory. The Bulls hit eight 3-pointers, three by Rose, who made the shot a key part of his game during the offseason. Reserve swingman Kyle Korver connected on a trio of 3s and scored 13 points for Chicago, which held a 26-13 edge in bench points.
Lakers Gameday: 12/10/10

12/08/10: Lakers 87, Clippers 86 (16-6)
Derek Fisher hit a layup at the buzzer to give the Los Angeles Lakers an 87-86 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night after the two-time defending NBA champions trailed for most of the second half. Kobe Bryant scored 24 points, Shannon Brown added 16 and Pau Gasol had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Lakers, who ended a three-game road losing streak as the visiting team in their own building.
Lakers Gameday: 12/08/10

12/07/10: Lakers 115, Wizards 108 (15-6)
Kobe Bryant scored 32 points, Lamar Odom added 24 points and seven rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers held on to beat the Washington Wizards for the eighth straight time, 115-108 Tuesday night. Pau Gasol had 21 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists for the Lakers in their final home game before a seven-game, two-week trip that includes a rematch with Washington on Dec. 14. Los Angeles struggled to put away the lively Wizards, but never trailed for the fourth time this season.
Lakers Gameday: 12/07/10

12/03/10: Lakers 113, Kings 80 (14-6)
Kobe Bryant scored 22 points, Pau Gasol added 16 despite a strained left hamstring, and the Los Angeles Lakers easily snapped a four-game losing streak with a 113-80 victory over the struggling Sacramento Kings on Friday night. Lamar Odom had 16 points and seven rebounds as the two-time defending champions capitalized on nearly optimal conditions for ending their longest skid since April 2007.
Lakers Gameday: 12/03/10

12/01/10: Rockets 109, Lakers 99 (13-6)
Kevin Martin scored 22 points and Shane Battier added 11 of his 17 in the final three minutes to lift theHouston Rockets to a 109-99 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night. The loss is the fourth in a row for the Lakers, who were led by Kobe Bryant's 27 points. The Lakers led by three before Battier made consecutive 3-pointers to put Houston on top 100-97 with about 2 1/2 minutes remaining.
Lakers Gameday: 12/01/10

November 2010 (10-5)

11/30/10: Grizzlies 98, Lakers 96 (13-5)
Mike Conley scored 10 of his season-high 28 points in the fourth quarter, and the Memphis Grizzliesbeat the Los Angeles Lakers 98-96 on Tuesday night, sending the defending champs to their third straight loss. It's just the second three-game skid for the Lakers since they traded with Memphis for Pau Gasol to team him up withKobe Bryant and first since March. The Grizzlies now have won four straight at home and four of five overall.
Lakers Gameday: 11/30/10

11/28/10: Pacers 95, Lakers 92 (13-4)
Roy Hibbert had 24 points and 12 rebounds, and Kobe Bryant scored 41 points but missed two tying 3-point attempts in the final seconds of the Indiana Pacers' first victory over the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center, 95-92 Sunday night. Danny Granger added 18 points for the Pacers, who followed up their surprising road win over Miami six days ago with an even more stunning victory. Indiana had lost 11 straight to the Lakers on the road since Feb. 14, 1999, shortly before Staples Center opened.
Lakers Gameday: 11/28/10

11/26/10: Jazz 102, Lakers 96 (13-3)
Deron Williams scored 29 points and Andrei Kirilenko grabbed two key rebounds late as the Utah Jazz rallied from a 19-point first-half deficit for a 102-96 win over a Los Angeles Lakers team that swept them out of the playoffs last season. Williams tied the score at 96 with 1:16 remaining on a 3-pointer, then stole the ball and passed to Raja Bell for what proved to be the game-winner.
Lakers Gameday: 11/26/10

11/23/10: Lakers 98, Bulls 91 (13-2)
Shannon Brown matched his season high with 21 points, hitting five 3-pointers against his hometown team, and Kobe Bryant added 20 points in the Los Angeles Lakers' fifth straight victory, 98-91 over the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night. Lamar Odom had 21 points and eight rebounds, but the two-time defending NBA champions trailed early in the fourth quarter before making a decisive 17-2 run when Derrick Rose finally slowed down.
Lakers Gameday: 11/23/10

11/21/10: Lakers 117, Warriors 89 (12-2)
Pau Gasol scored 28 points without missing a shot, Kobe Bryant added 20 points and the Los Angeles Lakers took a 30-point lead in the first half of their fourth straight victory, 117-89 over the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night. Gasol was 10 of 10 from the field and made all eight of his free throws. Lamar Odom had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Lakers, who beat their upstate rivals for the 11th straight time, including twice at Staples Center in three weeks. Los Angeles' 12th win in 14 games to open the season was a laugher by halftime, when the Lakers had hit nearly 66 percent of their shots.
Lakers Gameday: 11/21/10

11/19/10: Lakers 112, Timberwolves 95 (11-2)
Kobe Bryant scored 33 points without playing in the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Lakers took advantage of Richard Hamilton's early ejection in a 103-90 win over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night. Bryant scored 24 in the first half, helping the Lakers open a 14-point halftime lead, and the struggling Pistons allowed the first seven points of the third quarter to fall behind 66-45. Pau Gasol added 25 points and 12 rebounds for Los Angeles.
Lakers Gameday: 11/19/10

11/17/10: Lakers 103, Pistons 90 (10-2)
Kobe Bryant scored 33 points without playing in the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Lakers took advantage of Richard Hamilton's early ejection in a 103-90 win over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night. Bryant scored 24 in the first half, helping the Lakers open a 14-point halftime lead, and the struggling Pistons allowed the first seven points of the third quarter to fall behind 66-45. Pau Gasol added 25 points and 12 rebounds for Los Angeles.
Lakers Gameday: 11/17/10

11/16/10: Lakers 118, Bucks 107 (9-2)
After an 8-0 start, the Los Angeles Lakers have lost two straight and are seeking a spark as they try to get back on track. The NBA's highest-scoring team will look to do so when it takes on the league's top defensive club Tuesday night. The Lakers begin a three-game Midwest road trip against the Milwaukee Bucks, who are allowing a league-low 89.4 points per game. Los Angeles scored more than 100 points for the ninth time in 10 games Sunday, but fell 121-116 to Phoenix. The Lakers gave up 22 3-pointers - the second-highest total in NBA history.
Lakers Gameday: 11/16/10

11/14/10: Suns 118, Lakers 112 (8-2)
Jason Richardson scored 34 points and the Phoenix Suns hit the second-most 3-pointers in NBA history to hold off the Los Angeles Lakers 121-116 on Sunday night. The two-time defending league champions lost their second in a row and first at home this season. Steve Nash added 21 points and 13 assists, Channing Frye had 20 points, and Hedo Turkoglu had 17 points for the Suns, who beat the Lakers at Staples Center for the first time since Jan. 17, 2008.
Lakers Gameday: 11/14/10

11/11/10: Nuggets 118, Lakers 112 (8-1)
Carmelo Anthony had 32 points and 13 rebounds to rally the Denver Nuggets past Los Angeles 118-112 on Thursday night, handing the Lakers their first loss of the season. Kobe Bryant scored a season-high 34 points and Pau Gasol had 17 points and 20 rebounds for the Lakers, who were trying to win their first nine games for the first time since the 1997-98 season. Bryant came in needing 17 points to reach 26,000 for his career. He hit the milestone with a 13-foot jumper 49 seconds into the third quarter.
Lakers Gameday: 11/11/10

11/09/10: Lakers 99, Timberwolves 94 (8-0)
Kobe Bryant scored 33 points, Pau Gasol added 18 points and 10 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers improved to 8-0 for just the third time in franchise history with a 99-94 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night. Lamar Odom overcame foul trouble and scored two important late baskets to finish with 15 points for the Lakers, who matched the 1987-88 team for the second-best start in club history. Only the 1997-98 Lakers were better, starting 11-0.
Lakers Gameday: 11/09/10

11/07/10: Lakers 108, Blazers 103 (7-0)
Pau Gasol had 20 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists while completing his fourth career triple-double by the third quarter, and the Los Angeles Lakers easily improved to 7-0 for the fifth time in franchise history with a 121-96 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night. Lamar Odom had 21 points and 12 rebounds, Kobe Bryant scored 12 points and Ron Artest played stringent defense on Portland star Brandon Roy during a smooth night of work for the Lakers.
Lakers Gameday: 11/07/10

11/05/10: Lakers 108, Raptors 103 (6-0)
Pau Gasol scored 30 points, Kobe Bryant added 23 points and six assists, and the Los Angeles Lakers narrowly remained unbeaten with a 108-103 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Friday night. Steve Blake scored 14 points for the Lakers, who improved to 6-0 despite struggling mightily to put away the Raptors, who lost their third straight on a four-game road trip.
Lakers Gameday: 11/05/10

11/03/10: Lakers 112, Kings 100 (5-0)
Kobe Bryant had 30 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds to help the Los Angeles Lakers win their fifth straight game to open the season, 112-100 over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night. Pau Gasol added 22 points and 11 rebounds, and Lamar Odom scored 18 for the Lakers, who have won seven straight against their Northern California rivals. Bryant had his 17th career triple-double and first since Jan. 21, 2009, against the Clippers. He had only two triple-doubles the past five seasons.
Lakers Gameday: 11/03/10

11/02/10: Lakers 124, Grizzlies 105 (4-0)
Kobe Bryant scored all of his 23 points in the first half, Pau Gasol had 21 points and 13 rebounds against his 7-foot-1 kid brother, and the Los Angeles Lakers routed the Memphis Grizzlies124-105 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight win to open the season. Lamar Odom had 17 points and eight rebounds for unbeaten Los Angeles, while Bryant fell one minute short of matching Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become the Lakers' franchise leader in minutes played because he sat out the fourth quarter.
Lakers Gameday: 11/02/10


October 2010 (3-0)


10/31/10: Lakers 107, Warriors 83 (3-0)
Pau Gasol had 26 points and 12 rebounds, Kobe Bryant added 20 points and the Los Angeles Lakers kept up their unbeaten start to the season with a 107-83 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night. Lamar Odom had 16 points and 14 rebounds for the Lakers, who easily improved to 3-0 with their 10th consecutive win over their upstate rivals.
Lakers Gameday: 10/31/10

10/29/10: Lakers 114, Suns 106 (2-0)
Lamar Odom had 18 points and 17 rebounds and the Los Angeles Lakers beat Phoenix 114-106 on Friday night in the Suns' home opener and a rematch of last season's Western Conference finalists.Kobe Bryant scored 25 points and Pau Gasol had 21 in the Lakers' eighth victory over Phoenix in their last 10 meetings.
Lakers Gameday: 10/29/10


10/26/10: Lakers 112, Rockets 110 (1-0)
Kobe Bryant scored 27 points, newcomer Steve Blake hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 18.8 seconds left, and the Los Angeles Lakers opened defense of their back-to-back NBA titles with a 112-110 victory over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night. Pau Gasol had 29 points and 11 rebounds for the Lakers, who hung the golden banner celebrating their 16th NBA championship and handed out their impossibly gaudy rings in a heartfelt pregame ceremony.
Lakers Gameday: 10/26/10