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2011 NBA Playoffs

Lakers Vs. Nuggets Playoff Preview: All Eyes On Andrew Bynum

All signs point to a long series, but rest, home court and Andrew Bynum tilt the balance of power ever so slightly in the Lakers' favor.

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Andrew Bynum Suspended Five Games, Fined $25,000 For Foul On J.J. Barea

The Lakers' three-peat dreams, not to mention the coaching career of Phil Jackson, came to an end on Sunday.

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2011 NBA Playoffs: Lakers Fall To Mavericks, 98-92, Down 3-0 In The Series

In NBA playoff history, only 18 teams have lost the first two games at home in a best-of-seven series. Of those 18, only three teams have won their series. The Lakers play Game 3 in Dallas Friday night with their backs firmly against the wall.

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Lakers Close Out Series With Game 6 Road Win Against Hornets, 88-80, Will Face Dallas In Second Round

Kobe Bryant put the finishing touches on the Lakers' first-round playoff series with a 24-point effort, as Los Angeles rolled over the New Orleans Hornets, 98-80, in Game 6.

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2011 NBA Playoffs: Several Intriguing First Round Matchups

There are several intriguing first round NBA playoff matchups, whether it's Dallas vs. Portland or Oklahoma City vs. Denver in the West, or the Celtics and Knicks renewing an old rivalry in the East.

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2011 NBA Playoff Picture: Can The Lakers Catch The Spurs?

The Lakers have been on fire since the All-Star break, and have used their 15-1 run to put themselves in the driver's seat for the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference. But, given the recent struggles of San Antonio, can the Lakers catch the top-seed Spurs?

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2011 NBA Playoff Picture: Lakers, Mavericks Battling For No. 2 Seed In West

The Los Angeles Lakers have parlayed a post All-Star break hot streak into the driver's seat for the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference in the upcoming NBA playoffs.