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Russell Valenzuela graduated from UC Irvine and writes for Lakers Nation. As a Laker fan since childhood, he follows and tracks statistics for a variety of sports.

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Los Angeles Lakers Vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Highlights

After a successful three-game road trip with wins over the Atlanta Hawks and Houston Rockets, the Los Angeles Lakers returned home to face the Denver Nuggets. Both teams have played well recently as the Lakers started Jeremy Lin, Kobe Bryant, Wesley Johnson, Ed Davis and Jordan Hill. Check out the highlights below: First Quarter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDLvlPhQpfI Nice pass from Kobe to Jordan Hill ...

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Kobe Bryant’s Goal For Nick Young: ‘Sixth Man Of The Year’

Coming fresh off a win Tuesday night in Nick Young's season debut, the Los Angeles Lakers collected their first win against a Western Conference team and third overall by defeating the Houston Rockets, 98-92. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Try Me" T-Shirts? -- Young continued to provide solid offense for the Lakers by scoring 18 points in his 28 minutes of play. Despite only shooting 2-for-8 beyond ...

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Los Angeles Lakers Vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Highlights

After falling 102-107 Tuesday, there was no time to rest for the Los Angeles Lakers who were back in action Wednesday night to take on the New Orleans Pelicans. The defensive frontcourt duo of Anthony Davis and Omer Asik posed a threat to the Lakers who were still seeking their second win of the season. Byron Scott sent out his usual starting lineup of Jeremy Lin, Kobe Bryant, Wesley Johnson, Carlos Boozer ...

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Jordan Hill On Lakers Offense: ‘Everybody Gets To Touch The Ball’

Despite a strong effort from the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night, the team lost their third consecutive game and fell 118-111 to the Los Angeles Clippers. The loss dropped the Lakers to 0-3 to begin the season. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- Jordan Hill led the Lakers in scoring Friday night with 23 points. In addition to getting the tough baskets at the rim like ...

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Kobe Bryant Highlights: Scores 31 In Losing Effort Vs. Phoenix

After learning that rookie Julius Randle is expected to miss the entire 2014-15 season, the Los Angeles Lakers were forced to move on quickly as the team took on the Phoenix Suns Wednesday night. With the shortened roster, Kobe Bryant carried the Lakers, but couldn't bring them to a win. The Lakers fell 119-99 to begin the 2014-15 season at 0-2. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T- ...

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Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Reacts To Dwight Howard Altercation

The Los Angeles Lakers began their 2014-15 season with a devastating 108-90 loss to the Houston Rockets that saw Julius Randle go down with a fractured tibia. Coming into the game, many focused on Kobe Bryant taking on Dwight Howard's Rockets for the first time. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- During the fourth quarter of Tuesday's game, everything was clearly in Hou ...

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Lakers Preseason: Lin, Randle, Davis Shine, But Team Loses At Buzzer

Following an impressive defensive performance to take down the Portland Trail Blazers Wednesday, the Los Angeles Lakers were in Las Vegas for their final preseason game Friday night. Opposing them were the Sacramento Kings who were also playing in their last tune up. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- Jordan Hill and Carlos Boozer were held out of the starting lineup as ...

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Kobe On Wes Johnson’s Missed Free Throws: ‘Good For Him’

During Tuesday night's game, Kobe Bryant hit three clutch shots and gave the Lakers a late lead. The shots added to Bryant's long resume of game-winning performances, but a pair of missed free throws by Wesley Johnson allowed the Suns to send the game into overtime where the Lakers fell, 114-108. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- Despite the missed opportunity, Bryant ...

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VIDEO: Kobe Bryant Hits Three Clutch Shots In Final Minutes

The Los Angeles Lakers fought their way back again in a preseason game Tuesday night and found themselves in a close match with the Phoenix Suns. With the score close in the final minutes, Kobe Bryant took control just as he has done in the past. The first basket came with just over two minutes left in the game and tied it at 88 apiece. Bryant took the ball at the elbow and drove towards the baseline to hit ...

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Los Angeles Lakers Vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Highlights

The Los Angeles Lakers were back in action Tuesday night for a preseason bout with the Phoenix Suns. The team is coming off a win Sunday night from which they came back from 22 down to take down the Utah Jazz 98-91. Jeremy Lin made his return Tuesday, but was held out of the starting lineup as Byron Scott elected to go with Ronnie Price, Kobe Bryant, Wesley Johnson, Carlos Boozer and Jordan Hill. Check out ...

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