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  • 5 things to take away from Lakers' 98-95 pre-season victory over Sacramento Kings

     
    1. Kobe Bryant doesn't shoot well, but still shows improvement: This will forever be the most important thing to monitor until the pre-season games end. And what did we learn? Well, Bryant's seven-point performance on two in 10 shooting in 19 minutes...
  • 5 things to take away from Lakers' 102-95 victory over Denver Nuggets

     
    1. Kobe Bryant looks a lot better: It's not just because Bryant's shooting clip against Denver was much better. In 24 minutes, he scored 18 points on five-of-13 shooting (38%) and went eight of 11 from the free-throw line after going four of 28 (14.3%) in...
  • Lakers forward Pau Gasol gradually phasing back into form

     
    Lakers Coach Phil Jackson has prodded Pau Gasol all preseason, saying just last week that he's "been on vacation" ever since the Lakers began training camp nearly a month ago. He's repeatedly pushed Gasol into preparing for what may become an inevitable...
  • Luke Walton's return to practice should help newcomers' grasp of triangle offense

     
    Heading into his first practice since straining his right hamstring two weeks ago, Lakers forward Luke Walton on Monday took an evenhanded approach. He participated in a full practice, and plans to increase the intensity in each ensuing day. Both Lakers...
  • Measuring the Lakers' Twitter value

     
    Every time Ron Artest tweets a random thought, Lamar Odom tweets a love note to Khloe Kardashian or Devin Ebanks tweets a nugget about getting acquainted with Los Angeles, their TweetValue goes ka-ching. TweetValue is a website that claims to determine...
  • Lakers guard Shannon Brown determined to find an opportunity

     
    The Lakers were running the fast break Sunday against the Utah Jazz, and it appeared two scenarios could play out. Shannon Brown could cap the play with another highlight-reel dunk. Or it could end with an ill-advised shot, poor pass or costly turnover....
  • 4 Ways for the Lakers to make up for a limited Kobe Bryant

     
    Phil Jackson's revelation after practice Wednesday that he's planning to limit Kobe Bryant's minutes at the beginning of the regular season serves two purposes. Obviously it reveals Bryant still hasn't fully recovered from his surgically repaired right...
  • Assigning 'Jersey Shore' nicknames to the Lakers

     
    The "Jersey Shore" season finale airs Thursday night, but I'm not watching it. I already have a built-in excuse not to, given that the Lakers play Golden State in a 7 p.m. exhibition game in San Diego. But I'd also like to abstain from watching MTV's...
  • Ron Artest has kept a consistent shooting stroke during the preseason

     
    Numerous hand gestures to Matt Barnes and Theo Ratliff helped direct them to the right places within the triangle offense. But this guidance during the Lakers' 82-74 preseason loss Tuesday to the Utah Jazz didn't come from Phil Jackson, Kobe Bryant, Derek...
  • Five things to take away from Lakers' 105-102 overtime victory over Golden State Warriors

     
    1. Who knows when Kobe Bryant will be 100%, but he's clearly getting better: The Lakers have spent much of this preseason where they went 4-4 monitoring Bryant's minutes, aware that they don't want to force the issue regarding his surgically repaired...
  • Lakers beat Warriors, 105-102, in overtime

     
    The Lakers defeated the Golden State Warriors, 105-102, in overtime Friday night in Ontario at Citizens Business Bank Arena in the final exhibition game for both teams. Kobe Bryant, who didn't play in Thursday night's game against the Warriors in San...