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Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives on Corey Brewer #13 of the Denver Nuggets during Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Kobe Scores 38 To Lead Lakers Past Nuggets, Go Up 2-0 In Series

Kobe Bryant scored 38 points, Andrew Bynum followed up his playoff-opening triple-double with 27 points and nine rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers weathered Denver’s late rally for a 104-100 victory over the Nuggets on Tuesday night, taking a 2-0 series lead.

05/02/2012

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Lakers’ Jordan Hill Charged With Felony Assault

Los Angeles Lakers forward Jordan Hill has been charged with felony assault resulting from an altercation with his girlfriend, according to the Houston district attorney’s office.

05/01/2012

Ron Artest #15 of the Los Angeles Lakers gets ready to take on the Golden State Warriors on April 6, 2011 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (credit: Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Metta World Peace Makes Elbow Jokes On Twitter

Metta World Peace got busy tweeting to his 324,000+ followers on Friday night: (Most recent on top) “I’m out socially right now..Lots of girls.. Just conversation.. But they scared to sit next to me.The afraid of my elbows.Not a good feeling”

04/29/2012

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NBA Western Conference Playoff Matchups And Predictions

The NBA lockout-shortened regular season has come to a close and the playoff teams have been decided. Let’s take a look at the Eastern Conference matchups to give you insight into who we think will come out on top.

04/27/2012

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Sweet 17: Wolves Have Already Matched Last Season

After two miserable seasons and four bad ones before that, the Minnesota Timberwolves had nowhere to go except up.

02/23/2012

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Rubio Named West Conf. Rookie Of The Month

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio was named the NBA Western Conference rookie of the month for January.

02/01/2012

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Lynx Rookie Maya Moore Named WNBA All-Star

Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore was voted a starter for the Western Conference All-Star team on Thursday night. She is the first rookie to be so honored since 2002.

07/14/2011

Matt Cullen #7 of the Minnesota Wild skates against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre on Sept. 26, 2010 in Montreal, Canada. (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Cullen, Nystrom Score, Wild Beats Anaheim 5-1

Matt Cullen scored a short-handed goal, Eric Nystrom scored his first career power-play goal and the Minnesota Wild beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-1 Friday night.

02/18/2011

Kevin Love #42 of the Minnesota Timberwolves posts up against David Lee #10 of the Golden State Warriorson Dec. 14, 2010 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. (credit: Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Kevin Love Added To West All-Star Roster As Replacement

Kevin Love will be going to the NBA All-Star game.

02/04/2011

Kevin Love #42 of the Minnesota Timberwolves takes a brief rest in a game against the Golden State Warriors on Dec. 14, 2010 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. (credit: Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Kevin Love Left Off Western Conference All-Stars

Kevin Love’s cologne wasn’t enough to sway the Western Conference coaches.

02/03/2011

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