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Los Angeles Lakers' Bryant gets treatment on his injured ankle

...The Indiana guard purposely stepped underneath Bryant on a jumper and injured Bryant on the landing in Game 2 of the 2000 NBA Finals.When Jones tweeted that Bryant was partly to blame for sticking out his legs on his jumper, Bryant responded with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2013-03-14/los-angeles-lakers-bryant-get
Indiana Pacers down Atlanta Hawks again, take 2-0 lead

...which the Pacers produced their highest postseason point total since a 120-87 rout of the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2000 NBA Finals.In many ways, Wednesday's game looked awfully similar to what happened Sunday.After scoring the first six...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2013-04-24/indiana-pacers-down-atlanta-hawks
Three down, 12 to go for two-time defending champions

...perhaps the most improbable of the run that started with a 116-111 win over Indiana in the clinching Game 6 of the 2000 NBA Finals. It continued with a 15-1 postseason last spring and the 3-0 beginning to these playoffs. And it came after...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/04/30/nba_341395.shtml
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Timberwolves top Lakers in Game 5

...Timberwolves, who prevented the Lakers from winning a potential series-ending game for the first time since Game 5 of the 2000 NBA Finals. Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant had won their last 12 clinchers, but the Timberwolves avoided their first three-game...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/30/nba_417285.shtml
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Kings top Lakers

...the third defeat in 27 playoff games for the two-time champions, who hadn't lost on the road since Game 5 of the 2000 NBA Finals. The best-of-seven series shifts to Los Angeles for Game 3 on Friday night, with Game 4 on Sunday at Staples...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/05/21/nba_346418.shtml
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Lakers steal home court from Kings

...Bryant hit two free throws to bring calm to Arco. Los Angeles hasn't lost a road playoff game since Game 5 of the 2000 NBA Finals - one game before the Lakers won the first of their two straight titles. Chris Webber had 28 points and 14 rebounds...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/05/19/nba_345889.shtml
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Isiah Thomas out as Pacers coach

...walked off the podium at a news conference and shook hands with Thomas - but neither smiled. Bird led the Pacers to the 2000 NBA Finals and the best three-year record in their NBA history during his time as coach. Thomas succeeded him as coach...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/08/28/nba_386604.shtml
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Lakers 86, Spurs 80

...third and fourth games. The win was the 20th in 21 playoff games for the Lakers beginning with the sixth game of the 2000 NBA Finals, and extended their winning streak at Staples Center to 18 games - 15 to finish the regular season and three in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/05/06/nba_343263.shtml
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