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Kobe, Lakers snap Clippers' win streak

Kobe, Lakers snap Clippers' win streak

CNNSI.com yahoo.com ESPN.com Updated Apr 5, 2012
LOS ANGELES (AP) Kobe Bryant willed the Los Angeles Lakers to a crucial victory over the Clippers, who won style points with some flashy plays but couldn't overcome a well-rested Andrew Bynum.
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  • 28 Days Later: Dubs Over Dunks

    28 Days Later: Dubs Over Dunks

    grantland.com Apr 5, 2012
    In the locker room after the Lakers' win over the Clippers last night, Kobe Bryant was asked about an assessment he'd made early in the season about t...
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  • 28 Days Later: The Lakers Playlist

    28 Days Later: The Lakers Playlist

    grantland.com Apr 5, 2012
    With the Lakers, Clippers, and Kings hosting a whopping 28 home games in 28 days from March 11 through April 7 - all happening at Staples Center, whic...
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  • Video - Kobe on Sessions: 'He Can Play' 00:55

    Kobe on Sessions: 'He Can Play'

    Apr 5
    Kobe Bryant and Ramon Sessions discuss Sessions' key plays in the 4th quarter to give the Lakers a 113-108 win over the Clippers Wednesday night.
  • Video - W2W4: Rockets - Lakers 00:34

    W2W4: Rockets - Lakers

    Apr 5
    The Lakers look to improve upon their 23-5 home mark this season when they host the Rockets on Friday night.
  • Video - Lakers vs. Clippers 01:22

    Lakers vs. Clippers

    Apr 5
    Andrew Bynum scores 36 points, Kobe Bryant adds 31 and Lakers outlasted the Clippers widening their Pacific Division…
  • Video - Gasol on Blake Dunk: 'It Happened Quick' 01:52

    Gasol on Blake Dunk: 'It Happened Quick'

    Apr 5
    Pau Gasol answers several questions on Blake Griffin's huge dunk over him during the Lakers' win over the Clippers.

Sports Columnists

  • Sam Amick: Van Gundy bares truth as Howard meddles in managment's decision…

    Apr 5
    Dwight Howard and Stan Van Gundy assumed their respective positions Thursday night, the franchise centerpiece going to work against the New York Knicks and his coach -- scratch that, the coach -- directing Orlando Magic traffic just as he has since 2007…
  • Weekend Dime -- Jeremy Lin and the undrafted

    Apr 5
    We look back at the 57 days of Linsanity.
  • Ian Thomsen: Youth, depth spark Spurs' success

    Apr 5
    BOSTON -- They're not old. They're not dull. They're not done.
  • The murky water of chastising and celebrating NFL violence

    Apr 5
    Fines, suspensions and concussion awareness are fighting an uphill battle against hypocrisy and fan apathy.