The Lakers tried, but not hard enough, as the Spurs prove they've still got championship mettle.
Not even Steve Nash's return could secure a win. Spurs win and take an early series lead.
With their post-season fate on the line, the Lakers rallied together to push the Houston Rockets to the eighth seed so they could take over the seventh.
In their first game since Kobe Bryant's season-ending injury, the Lakers showed they are still a team to be reckoned with. Behind the dominant play of Dwight Howard and Steve Blake, the team continued their fight for a place in the post-season.
The Lakers defeated a very hot Warriors theme, but in the end, they came away with the victory, behind excellent contributions to our big three.
The Lakers save their best for the final back-to-back of the season and win at the Rose Garden, a place where they were 4-17 coming into tonight's game. Kobe Bryant was spectacular, Pau Gasol looked like his old, efficient self, and Dwight Howard continues his dominant play.
The Lakers keep their playoff dreams alive with a win over the New Orleans Hornets.
Pau, Kobe have big games and Lakers play hard-nosed defense down the stretch to defeat a tough Memphis Grizzlies team.
Kobe gets a triple-double, three players earn double-doubles and the Lakers dominate a bearded Mavericks team.
Kobe Bryant passes Wilt Chamberlain on the All-Time Scoring list and the Lakers win a nailbiter in Sacramento. Don't count this team out just yet.
Old habits die hard, and the Lakers' tendency to get complacent after reaching a double-digit lead will continue to cost them if they don't
The Lakers' winning streak over the Minnesota Timberwolves lives on.
Despite the late push in Oakland, the Lakers weren't able to stop the red hot Warriors.
In an all-too-familiar scene, the Lakers build a large lead and once again fail to maintain it.