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  • 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'...
  • Lakers embracing magnitude of matchup with Mavericks

     
    The squeaking from the Lakers' shoes remained audible throughout the tail end of a five-on-five scrimmage. It sounded as loud as Derek Fisher's swished jumper that sparked an expletive from an opposing player on the reserves. It sounded as loud as the...
  • Lakers vs. Dallas: Lakers, Mavericks get fiesty as LA rolls to easy win

     
    Lakers 110, Mavericks 82 (final) Make no mistake, the game between the Lakers and Mavericks Thursday night at Staples Center was played with playoff intensity. How else do you explain five players getting ejected from the game, a flagrant foul 2 and...
  • Lakers learned plenty from Tex Winter

     
    Only moments prior to the Lakers' 2001 championship parade, Tex Winter approached Kobe Bryant and a number of his teammates. He made no small talk about the upcoming festivities, gave zero praise for individual performances and offered no...
  • Five story lines to watch in Lakers-Hornets matchup

     
    Before we dive into the story lines, here is the Lakers schedule for their first-round series against New Orleans. Game 1: Sunday at Staples Center/12:30 p.m./ABC Game 2 – Wednesday at Staples Center/7:30 p.m. TNT / FS West Game 3 – Friday...
  • Lakers' last meeting at Arco Arena rekindles memories of contention with the Kings

     
    They're a decade removed from it all, but assistant Lakers coach Brian Shaw and former Kings star Chris Webber still debate. They bring up the contentious history between the Lakers and the Sacramento Kings -- meeting in the first round of the 2000...
  • Lakers Coach Phil Jackson conflicted about team's readiness for the postseason

     
    Sitting down in his captain's chair -- something usually reserved for the sideline -- Lakers Coach Phil Jackson eyed his surroundings in the team's media workroom. Everywhere he looked, there were signs that the playoffs were approaching, with Game 1 of...
  • Caught in the Web: Lakers prepare for Game 3 against New Orleans

     
    --The Times' Mike Bresnahan highlights Pau Gasol's struggles, Kobe Bryant's defense on Chris Paul and Ron Artest's playoff consistency. --The Times' Mark Heisler details Andrew Bynum's progression. --The Times' Broderick Turner talks to Lakers assistant...
  • Caught in the Web: Lakers prepare for Game 4 against New Orleans Hornets

     
    --The Times' Mike Bresnahan highlights the continual uncertainty surrounding Andrew Bynum's health. --The Times' Broderick Turner talks to Lakers assistant coach Jim Cleamons about the keys to Game 4. --The Times' Mark Heisler explains why an NBA...
  • Caught in the Web: Lakers prepare for Game 6 against New Orleans

     
    --The Times' Mark Heisler explains the "Kobe rules." --The Times' Lisa Dillman notes the changed optimism among the Lakers after their Game 5 victory over New Orleans. --The Times' Broderick Turner talks to Lakers assistant Jim Cleamons about the keys...
  • Five things to watch in Game 5 of the Lakers-Hornets series

     
    1. How will the Lakers respond to pressure? As much as I believe the Lakers play roulette in making things more competitive than necessary, the team's 2-2 tie with New Orleans entering Game 5 Tuesday at Staples Center isn't anything out of the norm....