Found January 16, 2013 on
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Earl Clark's hot streak ended Tuesday night.
The Lakers forward finished a comfortable LA win over Milwaukee with six points, eight rebounds, four assists and a block in 24 minutes. It's a low-level line and quiet compared to his previous outings.
Coming into the night, Clark was averaging 10.4 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists, .2 steals and 1.4 blocks with two three-pointers made in his last five games. He double-doubled in two of those games, also playing more than 30 minutes in two of those games.
It'll be interesting to see how Clark fits in when Pau Gasol (concussion) returns. The Lakers host the Miami Heat Thursday on TNT.
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The Los Angeles Lakers got a much-needed win on Sunday against the Cleveland Cavaliers. They ended a six-game losing streak and held a team to less than 100 points for the first time in 2013.
Anyone want to guess who logged the most minutes in that game? It was not Kobe Bryant or Dwight Howard or even Metta World Peace. It was fourth-year small forward Earl Clark.
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Pau Gasol expects to return from a concussion on Thursday night when the Los Angeles Lakers host the Miami Heat.
Gasol has missed five games since Denver's JaVale McGee accidentally elbowed him in the face. The 7-foot Spaniard is optimistic he's ready to play again after going through a short workout with his teammates Wednesday at the Lakers' training complex.
The D-Fenders have reacquired forward Zach Andrews.
Dwight Howard had 31 points and 16 rebounds, Kobe Bryant also scored 31 points and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 104-88 Tuesday night for their second straight win after a six-game skid.
Metta World Peace added 12 points as the Lakers prepared for Thursday's visit from the NBA champion Miami Heat with an impressive effort against the Bucks, who lost for the...
Los Angeles Lakers forward went through 3-on-3 drills on Wednesday, and there's a chance he will be cleared to play Thursday against the Miami Heat, Gasol, who has not played since January 6 because of a concussion, still must be cleared by doctors to play in a game, but, according to the team, he said, "I'm optimistic." Gasol and the coaching staff have talked...
On Tuesday, Howard declared which NBA player should join the MMA (Mixed Martial Arts).
“There’s one guy in the NBA right now who could be probably the best MMA fighter in the world….[Nikola] Pekovic from Minnesota,” Howard said. “I swear. I swear he looks like he could be a great MMA fighter.”
“Based on his body, I’m telling. He could go to MMA and be the champion...
After being sidelined for more than a week with a concussion, Pau Gasol will return to the lineup tonight as the Los Angeles Lakers take on the Miami Heat. The return couldn't have come at a better time as the Lakers will need all the help they can get. Gasol's concussion marks the third time the forward has missed significant time this season. Gasol expects doctors...
The Lakers currently rank sixth in points per possession, but just 21st on defense.