After a franchise-best 10 straight wins, the Los Angeles Clippers are nearing the top of a majority of NBA Power Rankings, while the middling Lakers are struggling to stay afloat.
After finishing with a game-high 30 points in the Los Angeles Lakers' 102-96 win over the Washington Wizards on Friday night, Kobe Bryant became the third player in NBA history to score 30-or-more points after turning 34 years old.
Kobe Bryant was the leading scorer in the box score for the fifth straight game Sunday as the Lakers cruised to a 111-98 victory in Philadelphia.
Los Angeles Lakers power forward Pau Gasol will not play against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night, according to a report. The showdown with the Knicks will be the sixth consecutive contest he has missed with tendonitis.
Pau Gasol is still the odd man out in Los Angeles, but there's good reason the Lakers are being patient with the big man.
It's a nice thought -- the Lakers underperforming while looking like one of the worst teams in the Pacific Division only to have the cavalry come in the form of two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash and save them. But here's why you shouldn't bet on it.