The defending NBA champions dropped their ninth straight in Portland, losing 107-98 to the Trail Blazers on Friday night. Credit: Associated Press
Clippers rallied to hold off the Lakers 102-91 Wednesday night, snapping a nine-game losing streak in the so-called battle of Los Angeles. Credit: Beth Harris
Two nights after their highest-scoring game of season, a 131-96 win over Dallas, the Lakers avenged one of their three home losses with their fewest points in a win this season. Credit / ESPN & Arch91
The Mavericks couldn't do anything right. The Lakers could do no wrong, beating the Mavericks 131 - 96. Credit / ESPN & Arch91
Kobe Bryant hit yet another buzzer-beating 3-pointer and finished with 39 points as the Los Angeles Lakers overcame a 20-point deficit to beat the Sacramento Kings 109-108 on Friday night. Credit AP & NBA.com.
Kobe Bryant made 16 free throws without a miss despite a broken finger on his shooting hand. Credit Los Angeles (AP) / Greg Beacham.