houstownedL.A. Times: Maybe the Lakers were still weary from a seven-game, 13-day journey. Maybe they were still tired from a grueling season that appeared to take its toll during the just-completed trip in which they went 5-2.

Still, the Lakers had to press on against a bruising Houston Rockets team to reach their goal of winning 60 games. And that they did, blowing by the Rockets, 93-81, Friday night at Staples Center.

In the process, the Lakers improved to 60-16.

But more importantly, by winning their second consecutive game, the Lakers have almost chased down Cleveland, pulling to within one game of the Cavaliers (61-15) for the best record in the NBA.

The Lakers were three games behind the Cavaliers after losing to the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday night.

“I thought for a return game off a road trip it was OK,” Coach Phil Jackson said. “We shot the ball poorly [39.5%] tonight. We’ll have to do a better job.”

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  • Paul Garnett

    First again Fakers! I want to bang Benga. I just want sum congo c0ck! Boston is best… we win again. Time for another parade like this one…

  • paulpierce_best

    first of all paul pierce is better fisher than kobe bryant. second if boston loose this year i will suck some FAKERS d1ck! third i want another parade also. here some good memories…

  • RAY ALLEN IS A BEASTT

    I AM BEST 3 PUNT CHOOTER IN PLANET! BETTER THAN VUJABRICK. WE GONNA GET NOTHER C0CK RING THIS YEAR. BOSTON IS BEST!!! I SO HAPPY WHEN WE SIGN KG & ALLEN I CUM IN PANTS. EVERYONE CALL ME BANDWAGON FAN BUT I DON’T CARE. HERE SOME HIGHLIGHTS OF CHAMPANCHIP VIDEO. SO IN YO FACE SUCKAS!

  • Joseph

    I have better video for Fakers! Boston all the way. Boston blog suck so I over here. Besides, I huge Rafner fan. I don’t like Fakers, but he my favorite… mmmmm yummmy! I want him to play with my stick figure.

  • http://www.keyshop.org Makaveli3

    All the same person, how great. Get a life.

  • PhilsArmy.

    wow,what a low life.Fag

  • farmabrick

    Typical Celtic loser. The thing I like best about the Celtics is the fact that they mispronounce their own team name. The “C” is supposed to be a “K” sound, not an “S” sound. But what else would you expect from a bunch of Chowds?

  • purp and gold

    come on dont hate!! its obvious that the guys dat psoted earlier are celtics hater!! so there welcome here!! lol!

  • Lakers 24 7

    Asked Friday what he did to rile up Bryant in their previous meeting, Artest smiled.

    “I called him the worst player in the world,” he said. “I told him he was the worst player I’ve ever seen in my life.

    “ … Some people won’t talk to the guy who actually might kill them. I like to talk to the guy who likes to kill me.”

  • Lakerfanl

    No matter what happens, this regular season was a successful season.

  • imfasterthanur

    [Comment ID #66846 Will Be Quoted Here]

    I give Artest props though, although he ended up getting burnt by Bryant (like most people would), at least he had the balls to challenge Kobe.