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  • Lakers refuse to engage in trash talk about Mavericks

     
    In what appeared to be a copy of part of the Dallas Mavericks' scouting report, Lakers Coach Phil Jackson held a thick packet as he approached the media. He didn't divulge anything regarding the Lakers' preparation for Game 1 Monday at Staples Center in...
  • Caught in the Web: Lakers prepare for Dallas Mavericks

     
    -- The Times' Mike Bresnahan notes how the Lakers and Mavericks don't have much of a playoff history. Bresnahan also reports that the Lakers have given Assistant Coach Brian Shaw permission to interview with the Houston Rockets for their vacant head...
  • Five things to watch in Lakers-Mavericks series

     
    1. Be ready for the war of words: It's the calm before the storm with the Lakers enjoying a day off Friday while they travel from New Orleans back to Los Angeles. But once preparation begins Saturday for the Lakers-Mavericks Western Conference...
  • 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...
  • Question of the day: What is the most likely upset in the first round of the NBA playoffs? [Updated]

     
    Writers from around Tribune Co. weigh in on the topic. Check back throughout the day for more responses, and feel free to leave a comment of your own. Ira Winderman, South Florida Sun-Sentinel The Mavericks were a Kobe Bryant fourth-quarter......
  • How Tony Parker's injury could affect the Lakers

     
    Pinpoint any portion of the Lakers' schedule and the main storyline will stay the same. It's why Lakers Coach Phil Jackson kept two-a-day sessions during training camp to a minimum. It's why he found time during the season to limit practice time and...
  • Sizing up whether Lakers change their approach trailing San Antonio in the Western Conference Standings

     
    If there are any two teams that understand the need to hold a big-picture perspective on the regular season, the Lakers and the Spurs are those teams. They've shared a rich history this past decade that's proved unmatched. The Lakers won five NBA titles,...
  • Lakers' 109-100 loss to Mavericks demonstrates inconsistency in carrying momentum

     
    In almost a single-file motion, Kobe Bryant, Lamar Odom, Steve Blake, Pau Gasol and Shannon Brown trudged their way toward the locker room in American Airlines Arena with different expressions on their faces. The Lakers were just minutes removed from a...
  • Lakers vs Dallas: Lakers fall to Mavericks

     
    Mavericks 109, Lakers 100 (final) It was the beginning of a two-game trip, a trip in which the Lakers were facing a Dallas Mavericks team that had lost six consecutive games and still was trying to re-insert Dirk Nowitzki back into the lineup. Before...
  • 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...