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Los Angeles Lakers Preseason Opener Preview
October 5th, 2013 at 2:29 PM
The Los Angeles Lakers will begin their 2013 preseason playing against the Golden State Warriors tonight at 7:00 PM PDT. ***PHOTO1*** While the preseason isn't nearly as exciting and competitive as the regular season, it will still give the Lakers and their fan base a taste of what will come this season. With...

The Banged-up Los Angeles Lakers Look to Get First Win of the Series Tonight at Staples Center
April 26th, 2013 at 1:54 PM
***PHOTO1***The Los Angeles Lakers have had some bad luck this season. Dealing with injuries has been an issue all year and the playoffs have been no different. Starting PG Steve Nash has been battling a right hip/hamstring injury for the better part of the past month and the pain is so...

4 Problems the Los Angeles Lakers Must Improve on to Steal Game 2 in San Antonio; Lakers PF Jordan Hill Cleared to Play
April 24th, 2013 at 2:01 PM
***PHOTO1***The Los Angeles Lakers got some good news this morning when they learned that PF Jordan Hill has been cleared to play in tonight’s game against San Antonio. It is unclear if Mike D’Antoni will play Hill, who had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left hip in...

Los Angeles Lakers Playoff Hopes on the Line Against Houston Rockets at Staples Center
April 17th, 2013 at 2:25 PM
***PHOTO1***It’s been 21 years since the last time the Los Angeles Lakers clinched a playoff spot on the final day of the season. Tonight, the Lakers will be looking to do the same when they take on the Houston Rockets at Staples Center. If the Lakers get the victory tonight, they...

Los Angeles Lakers Look to Extend Win-Streak to Three Games, Face Golden State Warriors at Staples Center Without Steve Nash
April 12th, 2013 at 1:01 PM
***PHOTO1***The Los Angeles Lakers (42-37) have won five of their last six games and are riding a two-game winning streak into a three-game homestand to end the season. The Lakers will see the Golden State Warriors for the fourth and final time tonight at Staples Center. Los Angeles leads the season...

Los Angeles Lakers Begin Back-to-Back with Game Against New Orleans Hornets Tonight; Metta World Peace not in Starting Lineup but Will Play
April 9th, 2013 at 2:43 PM
***PHOTO1***The Los Angeles Lakers (40-37) are fighting for their playoff lives from here on out. Considering that they are a half game back with only five games left, along with the tough schedule the Lakers have to finish the season, the Lakers are on the outside looking in. The Lakers received...

Los Angeles Lakers Face Big Test at Staples Against Memphis Grizzlies Tonight
April 5th, 2013 at 12:17 PM
***VIDEO1*** The Los Angeles Lakers have gotten some help in the race for the final playoff spot in the West since they last played. The Lakers are now a half game ahead of Utah and three games ahead of Dallas for the eighth spot. However, Los Angeles (39-36) is now tasked with...

Los Angeles Lakers Host Mavericks in “Vital” Western Conference Matchup; Shaquille O’Neal to Have Jersey Retired at Halftime
April 2nd, 2013 at 1:50 PM
***PHOTO1***The Los Angeles Lakers will be a man down in tonight’s game against the visiting Dallas Mavericks. Steve Nash, who did not practice yesterday, will sit out Tuesday and is questionable for Friday’s game at Staples Center due to a strained right hamstring. Steve Blake will start in place of...

Los Angeles Lakers Face “Must Win” in Sacramento Tonight
March 30th, 2013 at 3:42 PM
***PHOTO1***The Los Angeles Lakers are in free fall and the teams behind them in the chase for the final playoff spot are hot on their heels. A week ago the Lakers were a game and a half ahead of the Utah Jazz for the eighth spot in the West, but...

Los Angeles Lakers in Minnesota to Take on the Timberwolves Without Metta World Peace
March 27th, 2013 at 3:01 PM
***PHOTO1***The Los Angeles Lakers (36-35) will play tonight’s game at Target Center without the services of Metta World Peace. World Peace was diagnosed with a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee, sidelining him for a minimum of six weeks. Jodie Meeks will slide into the starting lineup in place of MWP....

Los Angeles Lakers Travel North to Visit the Golden State Warriors
March 25th, 2013 at 2:29 PM
***PHOTO1***The Los Angeles Lakers are on a two game skid heading into tonight’s 7:30PM PT matchup with the Golden State Warriors. Not only have the last two games been ugly losses but they came at the hands of two of the worst teams in the NBA, Washington and Phoenix. Friday’s loss...

The Big 4 Reunite as the Los Angeles Lakers Face the Washington Wizards at Staples Center
March 22nd, 2013 at 11:48 AM
***PHOTO1***The Los Angeles Lakers have had three full days to digest Monday night’s humiliating 99-76 loss to the Phoenix Suns. Now the Lakers are fully rested and for only the third time this season the “Big 4” of Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Steve Nash, and Dwight Howard will play together. Pau...

Los Angeles Lakers Play Second of Back-to-Back in Phoenix; Kobe Bryant Will Miss Second Straight Game
March 18th, 2013 at 2:38 PM
***PHOTO1***The Los Angeles Lakers will try to build on their two-game winning streak against the Phoenix Suns tonight. The Lakers will be without Kobe Bryant for the second straight game, due to a sprained ankle. Los Angeles is fresh off their 113-102 win over Sacramento last night and can take the...

Los Angeles Lakers Try to Make It Five Straight Wins, Face Atlanta Hawks on the Road
March 13th, 2013 at 8:54 AM
***PHOTO1***The Los Angeles Lakers are on a roll but tonight they face a tough road test in Atlanta, a place they have not played at in over two years. The Lakers are now on a four-game winning streak as a result of their 106-97 win over Orlando last night. Going into...

Los Angeles Lakers Beat Orlando Magic 106-97 in Dwight Howard’s Homecoming to Orlando
March 12th, 2013 at 7:08 PM
***VIDEO1*** The Los Angeles Lakers played team basketball Tuesday night to beat the Orlando Magic 106-97. In his return to his former home Dwight Howard dominated the game with 39 points, 16 rebounds, and 3 blocks. The Lakers are now in sole possession of the eight spot, a half game up...

Dwight Howard and Los Angeles Lakers Visit Amway Arena to Take on the Orlando Magic
March 12th, 2013 at 12:24 PM
***PHOTO1***Dwight Howard spent the first seven years of his NBA career in Orlando. He’s set to make his first return to his former home, Amway Arena, tonight against his former team, the Magic. It’s a big media story and it will be an emotional game for Howard but the story...

Los Angeles Lakers Look to Push Record Over .500 for First Time Since November Against Toronto Raptors Tonight
March 8th, 2013 at 1:18 PM
***PHOTO1***The Los Angeles Lakers (31-31) are back at Staples Center after an emotional come-from-behind win in New Orleans on Wednesday. They will take-on the Toronto Raptors for the second time this season, with the Lakers dropping the first meeting 108-103 on January 20. The Lakers are at .500 on the season...

Los Angeles Lakers Look to Even Season Series with Thunder in Oklahoma City Tonight
March 5th, 2013 at 1:45 PM
***PHOTO1***The Los Angeles Lakers are fully invested in the push to the playoffs. They currently stand two games out of the eight spot, which is now occupied by the Jazz who was leap-frogged by Houston following Utah’s overtime loss to Milwaukee last night. The Lakers (30-30) might as well be...

Los Angeles Lakers Host Minnesota Timberwolves Tonight: Game Preview
February 28th, 2013 at 1:39 PM
***PHOTO1***The Los Angeles Lakers were brought back down to Earth with a thrashing in Denver on Monday. The loss ended a three-game winning streak and dropped Los Angeles to two games below .500. Tonight, the Lakers try to move within two games of the eight spot in the West with...

Los Angeles Lakers Look to Get Back to .500 with Win in Denver Tonight
February 25th, 2013 at 3:03 PM
  ***PHOTO1***The Los Angeles Lakers and the Denver Nuggets wrap up their season series tonight at Pepsi Center. Denver leads the series 3-1, with the Nuggets taking the most recent matchup, 112-105 back on January 6. Tonight’s Western Conference contest is big for the other team not known as the Clippers...