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Brendan Haywood

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  • Five things to watch in Lakers-Mavericks matchup

     
    1. Expect a playoff atmosphere Thursday night. For once, the Lakers are touting this as a big game. The Lakers (53-20) have only a half-game edge over Dallas for second place in the Western Conference and whichever team wins would also win the regular-...
  • Poll Question: Would the Lakers be better off as the No. 2 seed?

     
    It might sound like a stupid question, knowing the Lakers have been fighting for Western Conference supremacy as soon as they saw San Antonio reeling. It's also not in the Lakers makeup to want to lose games, especially during April when the playoffs near...
  • Caught in the Web: Previewing the Lakers-Mavericks game

     
    What a way for the Lakers to end their trip: a stop in Big D with big implications. Will the Lakers bounce back from a tough 94-88 loss at Miami? Can they close on the Mavericks, currently second in the Western Conference but only 1 1/2 games ahead of the...
  • ASK IRA: Why tease with a mid-level if you can’t use it?

     
    Q: OK, you're freaking me out with this punitive tax talk. What's the point of having a mid-level exception in the new CBA if it's this difficult to use? — Evan. A: It's there for the teams caught between the cap ($58 million) and luxury tax ($70...
  • A look at the Lakers' poor perimeter defense in 109-100 loss to Dallas Mavericks

     
    4:55 - 4:43, second quarter After posting up on Lakers forward Lamar Odom on the near side and noticing all of his teammates collapsing in the lane, Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki kicks the ball out to guard Jason Kidd at the top of the key. Kobe Bryant,...
  • Things to watch in Lakers-Mavericks matchup

     
    1. Have the Lakers caught the Mavericks at the right time? This was supposed to be a portion of the schedule that would give a better indication of the team's current standing. But it could be a game where the Lakers catch better fortune than they...
  • Highlighting Mark Cuban's memorable exchanges involving the Lakers

     
    Should he run into Mavericks owner Mark Cuban at American Airlines Arena Wednesday night, Lakers Coach Phil Jackson faces a number of options. Will he scold Cuban for describing him two weeks ago as Jeanie Buss' boy toy? Or will Jackson thank him for...
  • Dwight Howard still leads Eastern Conference in all-star voting

     
    Yes, mathematically, Dwight Howard is the most popular player in the Eastern Conference. Howard has more all-star votes than any player in the East, racking up 1,537,619 votes after the fourth return of all-star voting. Howard, who trails only the Lakers'...
  • NBA All-Star returns show Kobe Bryant with a firm lead; Pau Gasol & Lamar Odom competing for forward spot; Andrew Bynum uncertain about All-Star chances

     
    If the latest NBA All-Star returns mean anything, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant will return to the starting lineup after missing last year's game because of a sprained left ankle, Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom will be fighting for a reserve spot and Andrew Bynum'...
  • Dwight Howard leads Eastern Conference in all-star voting

     
    After the first returns of this year's all-star balloting, no player in the Eastern Conference has received more votes than Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard. Howard ranks second overall in voting with 611,561 votes, behind only the Lakers' Kobe Bryant,...
  • Mavericks owner Mark Cuban proclaims Dallas has enough size and depth to beat the Lakers

     
    A slate of games in mid-January already seemed to be interesting, with the Lakers playing three games against Oklahoma City, Dallas and Denver in highly contested post-season preview match-ups. Well, the ante went up just a bit. Speaking with reporters,...