• Preview: Lakers vs. Hawks

    Summary of 7 articles · Updated Mar 14, 2013
    This is the last meeting with the Hawks in the regular season with the Lakers looking to sweep the season series for the 3rd consecutive years. The Lakers are in Atlanta tonight to take on the Hawks a team that has only won once in 7 tries in the month of March and is trying desperately to avoid slipping out of the playoff picture at the 7th spot. The loss of Lou Williams to a torn ACL and Joe Johnson to a trade with Brooklyn are now coming back to haunt the Hawks. Still, they are still dangerous enough for the Lakers, especially if they come out with a mindset to make the purple and gold pay for beating them at Staples Center 2 Sundays ago. But the entire Lakerdom is still seething about a dangerous play that occurred with 5 seconds left in the 4th quarter as Kobe Bryant, being defended by Dahntay Jones, drove to the right baseline and took a fadeaway shot to try to tie the game at 94.
    • Lakers Lose to Hawks But Kobe's Injury Could Be Tougher Loss

      The Lakers suffered just their 3rd loss since the All-Star break on Wednesday against the injury-riddled Atlanta Hawks, 92-96. But the entire Lakerdom is still seething about a dangerous play that occurred with 5 seconds left in the 4th quarter as Kobe …
    • Hawks' Jones claims he didn't try to hurt Kobe

      Atlanta Hawks swingman Dahntay Jones outspokenly defended himself against criticism from Kobe Bryant, claiming that he did not intentionally attempt to injure the Los Angeles Lakers superstar in the final seconds of Wednesday night's game.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Kobe Bryant out indefinitely after suffering severe left ankle sprain in Lakers loss to Hawks (VIDEO)

      The Los Angeles Lakers dropped a close one to the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night, but might have lost much more than one game - All-Star shooting guard Kobe Bryant suffered what the team called a severe left ankle sprain late in the fourth quarter and
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Kobe Bryant says the Lakers will be ‘a huge problem’ in the playoffs

      After months of disappointment, the Los Angeles Lakers are now officially one of the top eight teams in the Western Conference standings. Although they hold just a half-game lead over the Utah Jazz for the final playoff spot, there's a growing sense tha…
      Source: yahoo.com
  • Sprains sideline Hawks starters Smith, Teague

    The Atlanta Hawks are missing two starters for their game against the surging Los Angeles Lakers.
    Sources: ESPN.com nba.com

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