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Grizzlies 102, Lakers 90

(Updated: CHANGES to career high in rebounds for Johnson in Para 3) Grizzlies 102, Lakers 90: Mike Conley had 24 points and eight assists and Marc Gasol added 18 points and 15 rebounds as visiting Memphis defeated Los Angeles to move closer to clinching a playoff spot.

Grizzlies 102, Lakers 90

Grizzlies 102, Lakers 90: Mike Conley had 24 points and eight assists and Marc Gasol added 18 points and 15 rebounds as visiting Memphis defeated Los Angeles to move closer to clinching a playoff spot. Mike Miller scored 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting for the Grizzlies, who have a one-game lead over the Phoenix Suns in the race for the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference. Memphis pulled away with a 17-0 run bridging the third and fourth quarters and can sew up a postseason spot by winning at Phoenix on Monday.

Preview: Mavericks at Lakers

The Dallas Mavericks have inched ahead into the seventh position of the Western Conference race and have a solid chance to stay there when they visit the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday. Dallas made 14 3-pointers while posting a 113-107 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday to move a half-game ahead of the Memphis Grizzlies and Phoenix Suns. Lakers center Pau Gasol (vertigo) will sit out for the fifth time in six games and might be done for the season.

Lillard, Aldridge guide Blazers past Lakers

Lillard, Aldridge guide Blazers past Lakers LOS ANGELES -- Portland's dynamic duo allowed the Trail Blazers to bolt past the Los Angeles Lakers with a strong second half Tuesday night. Point guard Damian Lillard scored 34 points and dished out eight assists, and forward LaMarcus Aldridge added 31 points, 15 rebounds and six assists as the Trail Blazers defeated the Lakers 124-112 at Staples Center.

NBA: Gasol diagnosed with vertigo after dizzy spell

Los Angeles Lakers star center Pau Gasol was diagnosed with vertigo on Monday, a day after leaving an NBA victory over Orlando at halftime due to dizziness and nausea. The 33-year-old Spanish 7-footer (2.13m), the Lakers' top scorer and rebounder, was listed as doubtful by the club for Tuesday's home game against New York but he will be re-examined on Tuesday morning. That encounter will mark the first meeting between the Lakers and New York since former Lakers coach Phil Jackson took over as president of basketball operations for the Knicks earlier this month.

Gasol stays put with Lakers as trade deadline passes

Los Angeles, Feb 21 (EFE).- Spain's Pau Gasol will remain a member of the Los Angeles Lakers through the remainder of the 2013-2014 season after the team did not find a good enough deal for the center before the NBA's trade deadline. But the 33-year-old's remaining time with the rebuilding team, which is far out of playoff contention with a record of 18-36, could still be short-lived because he becomes a free agent on July 1.

Nuggets 137, Lakers 115

Nuggets 137, Lakers 115: Ty Lawson had 20 points and 12 assists and Timofey Mozgov scored 20 points off the bench as visiting Denver knocked off struggling Los Angeles. Nate Robinson scored a team-high 21 points, Kenneth Faried had 17 points and 13 rebounds and Wilson Chandler also scored 17 points for the Nuggets. Randy Foye added 14 points as Denver won its second straight contest following an eight-game skid.

Lakers 96, Grizzlies 92

Lakers 96, Grizzlies 92: Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol scored 21 points apiece as visiting Los Angeles held off Memphis. Gasol added nine rebounds and Bryant went 9-for-18 from the field in matching his season high as the Lakers salvaged a 2-2 road trip. Nick Young added 18 points off the bench and Jodie Meeks scored 13 as Los Angeles improved to 2-4 since Bryant’s return from Achilles surgery.

Preview: Grizzlies at Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakes can’t seem to find any sort of consistency - a trait they share with the disappointing Memphis Grizzlies. Both the Lakers and the Grizzlies will be hoping to avoid a losing streak when they meet in Los Angeles on Friday. The Lakers looked as though they had found a formula with Jordan Hill in the starting lineup alongside Pau Gasol, but the defense let them down in a loss Denver on Wednesday.

Preview: Hawks at Lakers

After opening the season against three of the top teams in the Western Conference, the Los Angeles Lakers will host a team from the East when the Atlanta Hawks visit Sunday. The Lakers have lost two in a row since a season-opening win over the Clippers and are hoping to avoid a repeat of last season’s early struggles, when they lost four of their first five. The Hawks begin a three-game trip on the heels of a 102-95 victory over Toronto in their home opener.
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