NBA: Lakers-Clippers game postponed after Kobe Bryant’s death rescheduled

Published February 22, 2020, 12:00 AM

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By Agence France-Presse

The January 28 NBA game between the Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers that was postponed in the wake of Kobe Bryant’s death has been rescheduled.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 31: The Los Angeles Lakers honor Kobe and Gianna Bryant before the game against the Portland Trail Blazers on January 31, 2020 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images/AFP
The Los Angeles Lakers honor Kobe and Gianna Bryant before the game against the Portland Trail Blazers on January 31, 2020 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Andrew D. Bernstein / NBAE via Getty Images / AFP)

The Western Conference rivals will make up the game on April 9. The date means the Lakers will play on three straight nights.

Three other games were rescheduled to make the adjustment, the NBA said. The Chicago Bulls at Clippers game originally set for April 8 will be played on April 6.

The Golden State Warriors at Lakers game scheduled for April 9 will be played on April 7 and the Bulls at Lakers game scheduled for April 7 will be played on April 8.

Bryant, who won five NBA titles in a 20-year career with the Lakers, died tragically in a helicopter crash in the hills west of Los Angeles on January 26. His 13-year-old daughter Gianna was also among the nine who perished in the accident.

The Lakers are leading the Western Conference with a 41-12 record, four games ahead of the second-place Denver Nuggets and five games ahead of the Clippers.

 
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