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  • Lakers vs New York: Lakers roll over Knicks for easy win

     
    Lakers 113, Knicks 96 (final) After beating the Boston Celtics on Thursday night, there was some concern that the Lakers might have a letdown. Well, that wasn't the case -- at all. The Lakers have won four games in a row to start this seven-game, 13-day...
  • The ultimate NBA career stat: Money

     
    There were two smart stories in The Times on Tuesday about NBA players and money: Mike Bresnahan’s piece on NBA Players' Assn. president Derek Fisher, and Jerry Crowe’s profile of former Trojans star Harold Miner. Because of a possible lockout...
  • Lakers Q&A: Joe Smith maintains positive attitude in limited role, indulges passion for rap music and collecting hats

     
    This is the fifth post in an occasional series of Q&As with a member of the Lakers organization. Below is a recent conversation with Lakers backup forward Joe Smith, whom the Lakers acquired Dec. 15, 2010 from New Jersey for Sasha Vujacic and a 2011...
  • Portland's second-chance points provide plenty of examples of why the Lakers didn't properly adjust without Andrew Bynum

     
    Leaving Andrew Bynum with the task of tightening up the Lakers' defensive rotations and securing rebounds has left the young center empowered. No longer did he feel his value through the prism of points, field-goal attempts and minutes. No longer did he...
  • Lakers treat 102-84 victory over New Orleans Hornets with businesslike attitude

     
    After placing his shoes by his locker, Lakers guard Derek Fisher walked past the television and shot a glance at the screen. The Memphis Grizzlies were seconds away from securing an upset victory Sunday over the San Antonio Spurs, the team with the NBA'...
  • Derrick Caracter sent by Lakers to D-League team in Bakersfield

     
    In an effort to get their rookie power forward some playing time, the Lakers assigned Derrick Caracter to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League on Tuesday. Caracter, a second-round pick (58th overall) out of the University of Texas El Paso,...
  • Lakers Chat: Lakers vs. Mavericks

     
    Tweetable items from Lakers Coach Phil Jackson On Dirk Nowitzki: "He can shoot his shot out of a wheelchair. That guy is going to play forever. He's such a great shooter, but he definitely runs with a limited gate. He's got to work at that run. You can...
  • Lakers recall Derrick Caracter from Bakersfield Jam

     
    The Lakers recalled backup forward Derrick Caracter from the Bakersfield Jam on Tuesday. The Lakers currently face injury issues in their frontcourt. Forward Pau Gasol suffered a bone bruise in his right knee and is listed as day-to-day. Lakers...
  • Lakers send Derrick Caracter to the Bakersfield Jam, again

     
    That was quick. Some may not have noticed it, but rookie backup center Derrick Caracter was on the team's active roster for its 86-85 loss Tuesday to the Utah Jazz as an insurance policy surrounding Pau Gasol's bone bruise in his right knee. But with...
  • Four ways to make up for a possibly limited Pau Gasol against Utah

     
    When Lakers forward Pau Gasol fell to the ground after Nuggets center Nene delivered a hard foul, thoughts immediately swirled in his mind. "It was a scary moment for me, but I was able to get up," Gasol said. "As I was walking, the pain was decreasing so...
  • Gasol, Bynum will play Tuesday night against Utah

     
    The starting seven-footers for the Lakers, limping two days ago after a 95-90 loss to Denver, are healthy enough to play tonight against Utah. A day ago, Gasol wasn't as certain as Bynum to play, but that changed overnight. "He came in this morning and,...