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Competitiveness drove Kobe Bryant to chase Jordan

...doesn't get any higher than that. And after Bryant passed Jordan for third on the NBA's career scoring list in the Los Angeles Lakers' 100-94 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night, he offered a glimpse into the relentless mentality...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-12-15/competitiveness-drove-kobe-br
Golden State wins its 16th game in a row with overtime win

...Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili added 15 points apiece for the Spurs, who bounced back from Friday's loss to the Los Angeles Lakers despite the absence of Tony Parker, who was out with an injured hamstring.BULLS 93, HEAT 75In Miami, Mike Dunleavy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-12-14/golden-state-wins-its-16th-ga
Bulls end Grizzlies' winning streak at six games

...and Charlotte Hornets snapped a four-game losing streak. THUNDER: Kevin Durant was sitting out against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night because of a sprained right ankle suffered Thursday against the Golden State Warriors.Durant will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-12-19/bulls-end-grizzlies-winning-s
Warriors extend winning streak to 15 games

...busy week by moving past another great on the NBA's career scoring list.Bryant needs just nine points in the Los Angeles Lakers' game at Minnesota tonight to surpass Michael Jordan, who is third on the league's career scoring charts with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-12-13/warriors-extend-winning-strea
Lakers fend off Hawks for second victory

ATLANTA - Kobe Bryant scored 28 points and the Los Angeles Lakers won for only the second time this season, beating the Atlanta Hawks 114-109 Tuesday night.Bryant's biggest shot came with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-11-18/lakers-fend-hawks-second-vict
Spurs deny LeBron James again

...2003. He signed a 10-day contract, playing his first game as an out gay man on Feb. 23 on the road against the Los Angeles Lakers to a warm ovation. He stayed the rest of the season.Nets general manager Billy King congratulated Collins on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-11-19/spurs-deny-lebron-james-again
Bench play has been big boost for Memphis Grizzlies

...improved play of the bench comes at a good time.Memphis started a four-game West Coast swing Wed nesday at the Los Angeles Lakers tied with Toronto for the NBA's best record. The Grizzlies also visit Portland, Sacramento and Houston before returning...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-11-26/bench-play-has-been-big-boost
Lakers' Steve Nash is out for the season

Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash has been ruled out for the season because of a back injury, putting the two-time NBA MVP's career in doubt...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-10-23/lakers-steve-nash-out-season
Hawks' forward-center Pero Antic breaks his nose

...Jackson that he wanted and needed help. Anthony spurned the Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers to re-sign with the Knicks to the tune of five years, $124 million.He put his trust in Jackson that the Knicks...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-10-04/hawks-forward-center-pero-ant
Lakers move on without veteran guard Steve Nash

A day after Steve Nash's season - and possibly his career - ended before the regular season opener there wasn't much said at all about the point guard who never played enough to make a difference in Los Angeles.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-10-24/lakers-move-without-veteran-g