Big time ups
Kobe Bryant explains his ally-oop to Shaq.

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Fourth quarter cowards
Scottie Pippen is disappointed with the Blazers' fourth quarter.

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Conference finals
Kobe Bryant scored 25 points Sunday.
Lakers pull it out; Pacers up next
They were down by 15 points. In the second half. With a fresh memory of two straight losses. But the Lakers didn't panic Sunday, and the result was a torrid fourth-quarter comeback that defeated Portland 89-84 in a dramatic Game 7 of the Western Conference finals. Next up? The Pacers in the Finals.
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    Sat., May 20
    Lakers 109, Blazers 94

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    Mon., May 22
    Blazers 106, Lakers 77

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    Fri., May 26
    Lakers 93, Blazers 91

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    Sun., May 28
    Lakers 103, Blazers 91

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    Tue., May 30
    Blazers 96, Lakers 88

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    Fri., June 2
    Blazers 103, Lakers 93

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    Sun., June 4
    Lakers 89, Blazers 84

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    Lakers miss opportunity to reach NBA Finals, for now
    Ron Harper suggested the Blazers should be given the credit. Shaquille O'Neal said the Lakers strayed from their strength.
    Pippen fined $10,000 for forearm to Salley's head
    Scottie Pippen of the Portland Trail Blazers was fined $10,000 Tuesday for hitting John Salley of the Los Angeles Lakers in the back of the head with a forearm.
    Lawrence: Lakers growing up quickly
    A few wins in Portland has proven that L.A. is maturing pretty fast, notes's Mitch Lawrence.
    Pippen is a gem for Blazers in Game 5
    Scottie Pippen, darting for loose balls and leading an aggressive charge to the basket, scored 22 points in a 96-88 Portland Trail Blazers victory over the Los Angeles Lakers that staved off elimination from the Western Conference finals on Tuesday night.
    Lakers' misery is three-fold
    The Los Angeles Lakers kept tossing up 3-pointers in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals Tuesday. And they kept missing them, too.
    Burning questions for West: Is this for the title?
    Our experts weigh in with the answer to a burning question about the Western Conference finals.
    Blazers out of answers as Lakers go for clincher
    Portland coach Mike Dunleavy has tried just about everything to beat the Los Angeles Lakers. Now he wants the referees to help.
    Blazers on verge of another conference finals collapse
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