Found November 05, 2012 on
Los Angeles Lakers
New York Knicks
Every morning, we will give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day.
1: Lakers roll to first win
If you had the Lakers pegged for 0-82, I am sorry to disappoint. There was plenty of schadenfreude and laughing to go around in the first week of the season as the all-star laden Lakers struggled to make things work. Of course, it takes more than a training camp and a few regular season games to really make a team. The Heat had the same headaches of chemistry and strategy to get through before even making it to the Finals and falling short.
These things take time.
Still, for the Lakers it will be nice to get the pressure off a bit and have the feeling of winning under their belt. And perhaps, in a thorough 108-79 beat down of the Pistons, the Lakers served notice that this team can still be very very good.
Los Angeles spent part of the third quarter up by 30 points and took a commanding 62-34 lead to the locker room. The Lakers had 34 points...
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Kobe Bryant didn't practice Tuesday for the second consecutive day because of a sore ankle and strained right foot, but he expects to be nearly at full strength when the Lakers play Utah on Wednesday.
"Hopefully I'll be about 90 by tomorrow ... put this ankle behind me," Bryant said.
The 34-year-old Bryant has averaged 37 minutes this season while nursing the...
Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard sounded off on the new All-Star Game ballot that eliminates the center designation. This season's change has fans voting for three frontcourt players, instead of two forwards and one center. "I don't like it at all," Howard told reporters. "We work just as hard as anybody else. I don't think it's fair to take...
It's been rocky start to the 2012-13 NBA season for the Los Angeles Lakers. The team has gone 1-3 to kickoff the season and have looked out of sorts early in the season. And though Dwight Howard finally exploded for 28 points and seven rebounds in LA's first win over Detroit, the team still have to develop chemistry on the court and losing former NBA MVP Steve Nash won&...
Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Blake was fined $25,000 for shouting foul language toward a fan, the NBA announced. The verbal altercation happened with 29.2 seconds left in the Lakers' 105-95 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers last Friday at Staples Center. According to ESPNLosAngeles.com, a fan told Blake: "You need to knock down those open shots" and Blake fired...
The NBA is evolving to where the position of center is being phased out. This is not a knock on what big men are doing these days. On the contrary, it is actually a compliment to their hybrid skill sets that now include outside jumpers and more athletic moves to the basket, rather than just backing down a defender to get a short-range shot. However, there are a few post players...
When Steve Nash first went down with injury, it was thought that he would only be out for a weke or so. It turns out that the problem may be a lot worse than initially feared, which could mean a much longer time on the sidelines for the guard.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dwight Howard scored 28 points, Kobe Bryant had 15 points and eight assists, and the Los Angeles Lakers finally got their first victory of the season, 108-79 over the winless Detroit Pistons on Sunday night.
Metta World Peace scored 18 points and Pau Gasol added 14 for the Lakers, who went 0-8 in the preseason and started the regular season 0-3 for just the fourth...
After Kobe Bryant received his fifth ring a few years back, speculation about whether he could pass Michael Jordan on the hardwood and in the history books began to swirl. After all, he is only one ring shy of Michael’s impressive six, and statistically no one has been able to produce the way Bryant has since MJ hung it up. Throw in the killer instinct and that alpha-dog drive...
Have you ever fractured your fibula? I haven’t but I’m guessing if I did, I wouldn’t be planning on playing basketball after only two weeks. I have a feeling I’d need my fibula to, you know, do things like run and jump. Steve Nash has this problem. His owners now have this problem. Steve Blake is no Steve Nash, said Lloyd Benson! Who? Look it up if you don’t know! I’m...
Mike Brown introduced the “Princeton Offense” to the Lakers, and then Rome fell before it even could crown itself an empire.