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Lakers Crushed By Thunder In Game 1

Russell Westbrook had 27 points and nine assists, Kevin Durant added 25 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder blasted the weary Los Angeles Lakers 119-90 on Monday night in the opening game of the Western Conference semifinals.

05/15/2012

Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers gives Metta World Peace #15 a five in the third quarter while taking on the Denver Nuggets in Game Seven of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Metta’s Defense Makes Difference To Lead Lakers Past Nuggets In Game 7

Pau Gasol had 23 points, 17 rebounds and six assists, Metta World Peace scored 15 points in his return from a seven-game suspension, and the Los Angeles Lakers outlasted the Denver Nuggets for a thrilling 96-87 victory in Game 7 on Saturday night to win their first-round series.

05/14/2012

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Nuggets Crush Lakers To Force Game 7

Ty Lawson scored 32 points, fellow spark plug Corey Brewer added 18 and the Denver Nuggets forced a Game 7 in their first-round playoff series with a dominating 113-96 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night.

05/11/2012

Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives on Corey Brewer #13 of the Denver Nuggets during Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Kobe Scores 38 To Lead Lakers Past Nuggets, Go Up 2-0 In Series

Kobe Bryant scored 38 points, Andrew Bynum followed up his playoff-opening triple-double with 27 points and nine rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers weathered Denver’s late rally for a 104-100 victory over the Nuggets on Tuesday night, taking a 2-0 series lead.

05/02/2012

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Lakers’ Jordan Hill Charged With Felony Assault

Los Angeles Lakers forward Jordan Hill has been charged with felony assault resulting from an altercation with his girlfriend, according to the Houston district attorney’s office.

05/01/2012

Ron Artest #15 of the Los Angeles Lakers gets ready to take on the Golden State Warriors on April 6, 2011 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (credit: Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Metta World Peace Makes Elbow Jokes On Twitter

Metta World Peace got busy tweeting to his 324,000+ followers on Friday night: (Most recent on top) “I’m out socially right now..Lots of girls.. Just conversation.. But they scared to sit next to me.The afraid of my elbows.Not a good feeling”

04/29/2012

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NBA Western Conference Playoff Matchups And Predictions

The NBA lockout-shortened regular season has come to a close and the playoff teams have been decided. Let’s take a look at the Eastern Conference matchups to give you insight into who we think will come out on top.

04/27/2012

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade

Heat Confident Road To Title Can Go Through Miami

Good news for the Heat: They’re the only team still unbeaten at home in this year’s playoffs. Better news for the Heat: To win the NBA championship, they only need to stay that way.

CBS Chicago–05/21/2011

Shane Battier

Grizzlies And Thunder Going To Game 7

Just keep counting Zach Randolph and the Memphis Grizzlies out. They revel in that underdog status.

CBS Chicago–05/14/2011

Carlos Boozer

Streaking Bulls Take On Pacers In Chicago

Carlos Boozer’s Bulls debut wasn’t exactly what anyone expected. The Bulls suffered their worst loss of the season and followed it up with an overtime loss in Boston two days later. But since then the Bulls have won five straight games.

12/13/2010

Carlos Boozer

Muller: Boozer Proves His Worth Against The Thunder

The biggest question Bulls fans had about Carlos Boozer, after Chicago acquired the talented power forward via a sign-and-trade deal with the Utah Jazz back in July, was not his ability to perform on the basketball court.

12/07/2010

Derrick Rose

Rose Among The New Era Of Point Guards

Derrick Rose has established himself as one of the premier point guards in the NBA. He’s capable of not only creating opportunities for his teammates, but also creating for himself.

670 The Score–12/07/2010

Carlos Boozer

Schuster: Carlos Boozer Makes Such A Difference

You’re starting to see why the Bulls signed Carlos Boozer and you’re also starting to see how he makes a difference. Boozer posted his first double double in a Bulls uniform as he and his teammates defeated Oklahoma City 99-90.

670 The Score–12/06/2010

Derrick Rose

Durant And Thunder Visit Rose And Bulls

Monday night’s matchup will pit two of the NBA’s top scorers against each other, as the Bulls try to avenge their opening night OT loss to the Thunder.

12/06/2010

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