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Los Angeles Lakers
HOUSTON The issues continue to roll off the Lakers' collective backs like water through the rocks of a tranquil stream. This group seems impervious to concerns even when they are pressing and legitimate.
The shorthanded Rockets, absent their starting backcourt of Kyle Lowry and Kevin Martin, shredded the Lakers' defense in the fourth quarter on Tuesday night at Toyota Center with reserve guards Goran Dragic and Courtney Lee inflicting significant damage. And while Lakers coach Mike Brown wailed afterwards, equally aghast and puzzled by the repetitiveness of their deficiencies, the Lakers seemed far from fretful.
Down by double digits midway through the fourth quarter, the Rockets roared back and snatched a 107-104 victory that exposed the Lakers' most recent set of ever-evolving ills. The problem du jour: their defense.
"I'm concerned but I'm confident that we'll get it fixed," Lakers guard Kobe Bryant said. "We've responded to challeng...
BEST OF MAXIM
HOUSTON There is no if.
This was Yao Ming at his philosophical finest; part Yoda, part Neo. In his first appearance at Toyota Center since his fragile feet forced his premature retirement last summer, Yao was bombarded was questions from media seeking to unearth any residual bitterness in his disposition.
The statement was profound the first time Yao uttered it in response, yet...
KEPT IN THE FOLD
The Los Angeles Lakers have elected to exercise the option on Andrew Bynum's contract for the 2012-13 season, meaning the center will earn $16.4 million next season.
HOUSTON, March 20 – Let’s not even lie. Our thoughts fast forwarded IMMDEIATLY to this game when Derek Fisher was traded from the Lakers to the Rockets last week.
After Fisher’s no-show and eventual buy-out, it was not to be. But there was plenty of napalm to go around towards the end of this one.
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HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Rockets have waived point guard Derek Fisher, less than a week after acquiring him in a trade with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Houston picked up a 2012 first-round pick from the Lakers and sent Jordan Hill to L.A. in the deal. Jamie Wior, Fisher's representative, said in an e-mail that Fisher and the Rockets have negotiated a buyout of his contract, due...
Fans Are a Part of the Action and Really HelpAfter the Rockets comeback win over the Lakers at Toyota Center Tuesday night the players were quick to point out the atmosphere and fan support really helped them in grabbing the win. We have heard that before, but Goran Dragic emphasized the help the fans gave the team when interviewed by Bart Enis on Fox Sports Houston after the game...
Derek Fisher is likely to sign with Oklahoma City once he clears waivers on Wednesday evening.
The Heat and Thunder are the early candidates to sign Derek Fisher once he clears waivers.
DALLAS (AP) -- Kobe Bryant scored 30 points, Pau Gasol added 27 points and nine rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers stopped the Dallas Mavericks' four-game winning streak with a 109-93 victory on Wednesday night.
Ramon Sessions contributed 17 points and nine assists in his fourth game for the Lakers since he was acquired in a trade with Cleveland on March 15.
Andrew Bynum's ejection in the third quarter at Houston led to the Lakers giving up a 12-point fourth quarter lead.
If my prediction holds up, and of course I believe in myself, the Western Conference finals will feature the Lakers going up against the OKC Thunder. And, if that happens, the thought that Derek Fisher could be signing there is HUGE!! It’s being reported that the veteran guard was spotted at Will Rogers World Airport – That’s [...]
Drew Gooden and Andrew Bynum have been named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week for games played between March 12nd and March 18th.