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Los Angeles Lakers
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers discovered on opening night that four superstars do not a team make. The Dallas Mavericks, meanwhile, discovered life without their one star isn't quite so glum. With Dirk Nowitzki out after knee surgery, Dallas marched into Staples Center and spoiled the Lakers debuts of Dwight Howard and Steve Nash, taking a 99-91 win Tuesday. It was no Dirk, no matter for the Mavericks, who offered a united front in dismissing Los Angeles. Dallas had six players score in double figures, led by Darren Collison, who had 17 points. Brandan Wright had 14 points for Dallas, hitting all five of his shots from the floor, and three more Mavericks contributed at least seven points in the balanced effort. After falling behind 29-25 through one quarter, Dallas outscored Los Angeles in each of the remaining three quarters. "If you execute in this league and you have talent, you have a chance to win," Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. "Tha...
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Woohoo, how’s that a start for a season! To win against a so called heavily favored team without your true superstar on your team. The Dallas Mavericks were able to again prove to everyone that they can win without having a superstar on the court like they did in 2011 when they won the NBA Championship; and then they only had 1 true superstar, Dirk Nowitzki. Dirk was not only not...
Dwight Howard's 33 points and 14 rebounds were not enough for the Los Angeles Lakers in a 116-106 loss to the inspired Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.
Nicolas Batum had 26 points and the Blazers led by as many as 19 in handing the Lakers their second straight loss to open the season. Damian Lillard, the sixth overall pick in the June draft, had 22 points and 11 assists...
For the uninitiated among us, lets set the record straight: New Orlando Magic general manager Rob Hennigans most critical misstep this summer was not merely the act of trading franchise center Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers.
After all, it was plain to see that the Howard-Magic relationship had fallen into such a state of disrepair, the cloud hanging over the team growing...
Dwight Howard is fouled as he goes up for a dunk.
The Lakers got huge games from both Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant, but turnovers and bad defense did them in again, as they dropped to 0-2 on the young season, with a 116-106 loss in Portland.
For the second straight night, the Lakers floundered and flailed, and were again unable to mount any real consistent play in dropping yet...
Last year when Dwight Howard went down with a back injury, Glen Davis really stepped up in his absence. Davis’ numbers went up and he averaged 19 points a game in the Magic’s first round playoff loss to the Indiana Pacers. With Howard shipped off to L.A., Davis is hoping his streak of solid play will continue, and he’ll become the go to guy in Orlando. Never short on confidence...
The Dallas Mavericks will kick off the NBA season tonight in Los Angeles. They will face a Lakers team that will likely be without their star, and the Mavericks will be without their star. Kobe Bryant is not expected to play tonight, and we know Dirk Nowitzki is not expected to play. In anticipation of the NBA season's start, here are your Dallas Mavericks' injury...
MINNEAPOLIS In June, a fake Twitter account pretending to be a credible NBA beat writer tweeted that a deal sending Dwight Howard to the Lakers was done. The Internet exploded for a quick second before everyone took a closer look and realized they'd been royally duped. It was a lesson in caution and a weird example of the efficacy (or inefficacy, depending on how you look at...
Chris Paul and Dwight Howard have discussed playing together since 2009.
I had to consult with Crossover's second in command, Phillip Rossman-Reich, for the video for Orlando Magic day. Apparently, former Magic guard Darrel Armstrong is adored in Magic nation. Yeah, who knew?
But as Phil told me the reasons why Darrel is so loved is because of his heart and hustle. Something the 2012-13 Magic squad is going to need considering the team is left in...
The Black Mamba told Beto Duran that he’ll just have to wait and see how his foot feels after shootaround. But that there’s an 85% chance he’ll be on the floor.
My money says there’s a 1000% Kobe will be playing tonight, he has to show Dwight Howard how it’s down in LA.
Before the Mavs-at-Lakers season-opening tipoff Tuesday, Dallas GM Donnie Nelson told me the goal 'is to protect the hill until our Big German cannon is back in our arsenal.' And then the Mavs won, 99-91, and Dirk Nowitzki tweeted from back home in Dallas: '1-and-0. As expected. On to the next one.'
And for one night, at least, the hill is protected. The hill is...
Now that the drama of trading for Dwight Howard is over, the Nets can focus on trying to become a legit contender in the East. They traded for Joe Johnson to pair with Deron Williams which instantly gives them one of the top 5 back courts in the NBA.
If Brook Lopez can stay healthy and build off of his 19 points and 4 rebounds average for his career he could give the Nets a valid...
EL SEGUNDO, CA -- What would a Laker season be without some Kobe Bryant drama at some point?
This year it came a bit earlier than the team and its fans expected.
Content with his newly rebuilt team of Dwight Howard, Steve Nash and Antawn Jamison, Bryant seemed very happy throughout the preseason, averaging 20.4 points, 4.8 rebound and 3.4 assists in just 28 minutes per game. While...