L.A. Times: This time, the Lakers played with a purpose against the Clippers on Friday night at Staples Center in their home game.

This time, the Lakers played harder than the Clippers.

The 40-point victory was the largest margin of the season for the Lakers.

With four Lakers starters scoring in double figures and with the return of Pau Gasol, the Lakers took control of this game in the third quarter and got a measure of revenge after the Clippers had beaten them by 11 points last week when the teams last played each other.

Gasol, who had been out for six games with a strained left hamstring, had 20 points and six rebounds in 31 minutes. He was four-for-10 shooting from the field and 12 of 12 from the free-throw line.

Kobe Bryant, who played the last two games with back spasms, had 30 points on 10-for-20 shooting,.

Andrew Bynum had 20 points on eight-for-13 shooting.

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  • gugy

    Let’s go Lakers!

    Let’s stay healthy all the way!

  • Robert

    Just an aside (since we’re on the subject of Clippers), am I the only one who notices that Ralph Lawler (Clippers announcer) looks like the Monopoly guy?
    Here’s Ralph:
    Here’s the Monopoly Guy:
    Ok, maybe it’s just me. (Sorry about that – Ralph, you’re
    a good guy, but LA belongs to the Lakers!). TLN, can we vote on if Ralph looks like the Monopoly guy?
    For the real stuff: it looks like the Lakers are ‘adjusting’ to the teams to which they have lost. Houston, Mavs, the Clips. I think the Lakers are now great because it only takes one game (one loss) to figure out how to beat a team. They don’t need a 7 game series anymore. So watch out Cavs. (we haven’t played Orlando yet, but Orlando hasn’t been playing well lately anyway, so we might do well).
    And welcome back, Pau and the whole ‘players formerly injured’ crew.

  • Jim

    I love it, apply the smackdown and let ‘em know that that last game was a fluke. Kobe, Pau and Drew were a 3 headed monster tonight. Then went down low almost every time down in the first quarter and Bynum delivered big time. They need to continue to do that and take advantage of his offensive skills in the post. Go LAKERS.

    • http://lakersnation.com KOBE THA MVP 10′

      relax, they didn’t have Kaman nor BG

      • pauer

        They havent had Blake Griffin all year, big deal.

      • http://TheLakersNation Marwan..

        What relax? We didnt have Pau last time when they beat us and they couldnt stop bragging about that game, so I say we brag since they did. An eye for an eye.

        • http://lakersnation.com KOBE THA MVP 10′


  • 09champs!

    Man, I had never seen something similar, Kobe was +41! That is crazy. And Sasha had 10 pts in 8 mins. Shannon did a fantastic job. Pau got a lot to the free throw line. Drew has been another player since he heard about the Bosh rumors. Fish had 8 rebs and 6 asts! when have you seen that before? Ron played great all around and Lamar also, with 7 pts in 11 mins, imagine if he would´ve played 30 like he uses, he easily could´ve gotten 18-20 pts. Im so happy to see them finally healthy.

  • muslim mamba

    i’d rather read a postgame report the ppl who run this site must be getting lazy…if i could read this on LA times then i would like to read something different on here….what happened to the best 3 and the std….dont want to be donnie downer but c’mon i come to this site for news and the post game report which i have been disappointed with lately

  • http://am570 Phil Buss

    Now we know who owns the Staples Center, sorry Clippers…now would please move to another planet please…

  • http://TheLakersNation Marwan..

    Just a quick note on the Artest vs Ariza thing. People saying Artest is always hurt, he might be hurt, but people also overlook the fact that Ariza was pretty much hurt as much if not, more than Artest. Ariza had concussions too and he was day-to-day during that time and he had bad backs, similar to what Kobe had, bad feet that cause him to miss the entirety of the playoffs during the 2007-2008 season (only played 2 or so games). Artest’s worse injury so far is the injury, other than that, he is playing through a bad foot and he is producing alot. Surprising. So put that argument aside, both are great players, only one of them WANTS to play in LA for the fun of basketball, NOT FOR MONEY.

    • http://TheLakersNation Marwan..

      “Artest’s worse injury so far is the injury”

      Sorry it was meant to say “Artest’s worse injury so far is the concussion”

      I should really learn to proof read what I type.

  • http://TheLakersNation Marwan..

    It is going to be fun watching Lebron charging down the lane and posterizing Shaq because he won’t be able to get out of the way fast enough

  • http://57.amklac robert eats matard

    finally,we agree that LEBRONZE will destroy anything in his way,way too powerful…kobe only when the cameras are on him…..martards right..

    • http://TheLakersNation Marwan..

      Thats nice :)
      Thanks for the compliment

  • LakersMike31

    Kobe and Pau take the strangest in-game pics together…lol…has anyone else ever noticed that? Look at this pic again and tell me it ain’t funny. I remember seeing one, I think it was last season, where Kobe and Gasol were in a full-on embrace, and Kobe’s head was on Pau’s shoulder, and Pau’s hand was on the back of Kobe’s head, and Kobe was looking directly at the camera. lol…I know it don’t mean anything, but I always seem to laugh at their pics. Good times.

  • http://TheLakersNation LeSeek Fame

    LeSeek Fame cheated on his wife with Beyonce.

    LeSeek Fame told his momma “sit yo ass down” when she was the one nursin his ass til he got to where he is, arrogant son of a bitch

    LeSeek Fame will go down as the queen with no ring

    LeSeek Fame is the king of the crabs, preaching the crab dribble to the crabs of the sea and the crabs of his bush

    LeSeek Fame has a bronze medal without Kobe

    LeSeek Fame suddenly acts like a hero, good guy, a great teammate when the camera is on him but when its off him, he is a dick who doesnt give shit back to the fans

    LeSeek Fame was tricked by Kevin Durant to turn around to the fans so they can take a picture of him when LeSeek Fame didnt want a picture. 1) Thats strange since he is in love with the camera, 2) The dick doesnt want to give the fans one picture, the ones that are paying to see his ass on the court and if it wasnt for the douches of Ohio, he wouldnt be where he is today.

    LeSeek Fame is an overrated, overhyped, crab dribbling, walking out without shaking hands, New York loving pussy.

    LeSeek Fame acted tough after hitting a 3 pointer at Utah after a clear travel but of course, he is LeSeek Fame, doesnt get called for that shit. Acted tough after 3s and then didnt want to put the game away by shooting the FTs. Pussy just inbounded the ball and couldnt do it twice so he had to call timeout. What a pussy, he knew the 3s were flukes and didnt want to shoot the FTs cause he knows he isnt a clutch shooter like Kobe

    LeSeek Fame knows the camera is on him at all times so he puckers up his lips when he shoots to say “This is for you camera, my favorite object in the world, I love it more than I do dick… I mean pussy… no wait, I was right the first time, more than dick!

    LeSeek Fame hosts a bullshit bike through Akron that is 10 minutes away from his house, just to get publicity and to get paid for shit.

    LeSeek Fame changes his number from 23 to 6, not because he is Jordan’s bitch… that is one reason, but because when you win an MVP, that number you wear is mandatorily retired, so he changes to 6 so they retire both numbers.

    LeSeek Fame dances during blowouts, walks out when eliminated from Playoffs.

    LeSeek Fame promises the championship to the Cavs fans since he came to the NBA, and same result every time, choke and elimination, walks out without shaking hands.

    LeSeek Fame wore a T-shirt saying “NBA MVP” before he won the award. Cocky son of a bitch knew the NBA was rigging that shit for him he knew they ride him and the award was assured for him.

    LeSeek Fame goes to Kobe for help on how to work with Snaq. Kobe being the wise guy he is, denied his ass.

    LeSeek Fame trying to be the tough guy he is, tried to fight with Derek Fisher after Derek fouled Mo hard, and LeSeek tried to act tough to Derek. Hahaha, nigga, didnt you see what Derek did to Scola?

    LeSeek Fame being the “good friend” with Kobe goes to the NBA to try and suspend Kobe for pushing Mo cause being the pussy he is, LeSeek Fame wants every chance for Kobe to miss a game.

    LeSeek Fame being the pussy he is, knew he would lose in the dunk contest cause DeMar DeRozan, Shannon and Nate would dunk over his ass. Pussy says he will be in it before Shannon did, but dropped out when Shannon said he would participate, what a coincidence.

    LeSeek Fame took on college players in a pick up game, in an effort to make himself look better, but when he got dunked on the pussy confiscated the videos but claims that “Nike has a strict policy of having pickup games recorded” Really? Blame it on the N…N…N…Nike-e-e-e-Why didnt Kobe’s video toying around with the little kid get confiscated? I believe Kobe’s camp is Nike too.

    LeSeek Fame/ LeSmoke Weed smoked weed in high school which was 7 years ago and no one gave a shit. Ron Ron drinks Henesey 11 years ago and people are on it like the media is on LeSeek Fame.

    LeSeek Fame says he is playing basketball for the love of the game not for the money. Uhh… LeSeek Fame, you forgot to mention the real goal, in it for the fucken media on you and riding your dick… uhhh I mean pounding your pussy, I forgot you have no dick since the media sucked it so hard, its sucked out like a lollipop.

    LeSeek Fame always passes an open layup just for the sake of getting an assist. He can score when ever he want because he has the referees blowing the whistle as soon as he gets the ball.

    LeSeek Fame is baby fed the NBA games and awards from the referees and David Stern, “Open wide LeSeek”, “No, I dont like it!”, “But LeSeek, it will make the media favorite and will ensure your spot on the greatest players in the league”, “Oh you never said it would do that, it tastes good, keep it coming”

    LeSeek Fame films his son make one shot out of a million, gee LeSeek why not show the video of when you walked into the gym and film all the shots, and why the fuck you half naked for, you trying to act tough? What a shame LeSeek. Why arent you at the gym with your son every day LeSeek? How come you were there “coincidently” when the camera was there?

    LeSeek Fame has a code blue. A camera is sighted working in Ohio, get in the car and drive there acting like you been there for hours and you didnt notice the camera, trying to pretend that you ignoring it when you actually want it more.

    LeSeek Fame and David Stern are married. But LeSeek is leading a million other lives behind David’s back. Guess with who? With the cameras.

    LeSeek Fame named his son LeSeek Jr. so that whatever fame and fortune (HIGHLY DOUBT) he has alone, they refer to LeSeek Sr. for that.

    LeSeek Fame in a huddle, camera right behind him… turns around and SURPRISE! Wait, no its not a surprise, he turns around and smiles to the camera. Fucken attention seeking whore.

    LeSeek Fame has less rings than DJ Mbenga does and DJ Mbenga is a better defensive player than LeSeek’s overrated game. DJ blocks more shots than LeSeek does and although DJ gets dunked on more, he doesnt confiscate the video. The refs cant let LeSeek get dunked on so they blow a charge when he is dunked on.

    LeSeek Fame says that Collins’ foul on him was “borderline dirty”, the pussy cant take a hit. Please, LeSeek that borderline is what separates you and New York next season.

    LeSeek Fame cant win a ring by himself so the team, at LeSeek’s orders trade away half the team to being in a 38 year old who is way past his prime, Snaq. Snaq says “Imma get a ring for the king” Please Snaq, you gonna get some chick wings for the queen.

    • 242LakerFan

      I think someone needs a hug, or maybe a Paxil.

      • bc18

        lmao at 242LakerFan’s comment. SO TRUE! wow LeSeek Fame, you are really obsessed at trying to make Lebron look bad. I know were all Lakers fans here, but come on, gotta show Lebron some respect. He’s a great player. Lakers fans know talent.

    • Green Flannel

      haha i just gotta say WoW, funny stuff don’t agree don’t disagree but i don’t ride “leseek fame’s” dick so i wouldn’t know. even though you hate him you still ride his dick and watch every thing he does and criticize him for doing it.

  • kobe_mvp