Postgame

With yet another disappointing road loss, this time to the shorthanded Chicago Bulls, the Lakers are running out of excuses.

THe Lakers tried tonight, but the Miami Heat's defense was just too much to overcome.

The Lakers got their second win in a row this year, with Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard leading the way.

The Lakers go wire-to-wire with the Cleveland Cavaliers and come out on top for the first time in the new year.

The Lakers continue on their dark path as Kevin Durant and the OKC Thunder get an easy victory at Staples.

The shorthanded Lakers showed they are still a force to be reckoned with, but fell short to the Spurs 108-105. Jordan Grant has the story from San Antonio.

Defense continues to haunt the Lakers as they create the second 4-game losing streak of the season.

The Lakers start strong, but fail to sustain their efforts throughout. 2013 remains a winless year thusfar.

Not even 38 points from Kobe Bryant or a double-double from both Dwight Howard and Steve Nash could help the Lakers fend off the Chris Paul-led Clippers.

The Lakers' defense continues to elude them and the Philadelphia 76ers took advantage.

Dwight Howard led the way on defense and Steve Nash guided the offense - it was a wire to wire victory for the Lakers to end the year.

The Lakers 5-game winning streak comes to an end as they fall to the Denver Nuggets, 126-114. Not even Kobe Bryant's 40 points could keep secure a victory.

What a difference a Nash makes. The Lakers get their fifth win in a row against the hot New York Knicks.

The Lakers win their fourth game in a row, coming back from a 14-point fourth quarter deficit in Steve Nash's return. Kobe Bryant continues his scoring run with 34 points.

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