| Jan 26, 2012
| 11:53 PM
Just three days earlier, the Orlando Magic suffered a humiliating defeat to the Boston Celtics. The Magic scored only 56 points, played with almost no energy and folded under pressure.
This was worse.
The Magic led by 27 points late in the second...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 9:37 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Orlando Magic General Manager Otis Smith indicated Monday that he has no plans to make a major move to alter his team's roster in the near future.
"If a string of losses causes you to change your plans, then I'm in the wrong job,"...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 9:50 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — The Orlando Magic entered Saturday night with so much against them: a bizarre travel itinerary, the absence of two key players and diminished confidence after a recent stretch of poor play.
They overcame all of those hurdles, plus...
| Feb 5, 2012
| 2:22 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — Stan Van Gundy has done a better job of controlling his emotions during games so far this season.
His players aren't following his lead.
After starting the season with relative calmness, the Orlando Magic are not keeping their...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 9:18 PM
This loss hurt.
Defensive adjustments were not made. Defensive rebounds were missed. And Chris Paul was, well, Chris Paul.
The Orlando Magic can point to all of those as reasons why they fell 107-102 in overtime to the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 1:46 PM
The Lakers will be even more shorthanded for Sunday's playoff game against San Antonio than they have been, though that doesn't seem possible.
Metta World Peace will miss Game 4 at Staples Center, along with Steve Nash, Steve Blake, Jodie Meeks and Kobe...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 1:15 PM
Earl Clark was in line for a substantial pay raise after breaking free of an otherwise mundane four-year career.
Then came March and April.
The Lakers forward lost his spot in the starting lineup when Pau Gasol returned from a foot injury; Clark...
| May 1, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Now that the season has ended for the Lakers, there's time to reflect on the past and look ahead to the future.
Most of the material over the coming months here on the Lakers Now blog will focus on what the Lakers can do in preparation for next season....
| Jan 22, 2013
| 4:09 PM
How about a new coach?
The best Pau Gasol trade? Mike D'Antoni for any coach with enough common sense to find a way to make it work. Once again, D'Antoni being so wedded to a system has compromised his ability to maximize his...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 3:12 PM
The Lakers had a one-point lead with two minutes left in a game against New Orleans on Tuesday.
With the outcome on the line, Kobe Bryant, one of the game's best closers, passed the ball to Earl Clark, a player many fans hadn't heard of until recently....
| May 3, 2012
Let's face it: If the Magic don't win Game 4 Saturday against the Pacers, they will be down 3-1 and looking at vacation brochures. Coach Stan Gundy has to pull out all the stops, and he mentioned making changes that could help start the Magic fast in...