Found December 03, 2012 on
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Every morning, we will give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day.
1: Magic had something to prove
Jameer Nelson was maybe the only guy willing to admit what Sunday's 113-103 win against Dwight Howard the Lakers actually meant. While Jacque Vaughn called it just another game and Glen Davis siad he was not worried about what Dwight Howard was thinking.
To Nelson though it was important. To Magic fans it was important. Fans of small market franchises thoroughly enjoyed watching this scrappy Orlando team pull out the win.
Nelson was honest. he said the win was important to him. Not only was it important to him, it was important to the teammates that remained from the Dwight-mare last year. And it was important to the fans and the organization. He knew that entering the game. That is why 15 minutes before tip off, Nelson went from a scratch thanks to tendonitis in his left Achilles to starting.
And then Nelson took over in a 40-point...
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Jameer Nelson, who’s a game-time decision (tendinitis) vs. the Lakers, was asked at this morning’s shootaround what it will be like to see former teammate Dwight Howard play for the Los Angeles Lakers tonight. Playing alongside each other for eight seasons, Howard and Nelson were once close, and while the Magic point guard had nothing negative to say about Howard, he implied...
Dwight Howard says he's happy with the Lakers. Very.
But he won't commit to staying with them past this season.
"We're not going to talk about it," he said Saturday. "We're not getting into that."
He's sticking with the recent trend established by LeBron James, Chris Bosh and, this season, Chris Paul. Howard is another All-Star in the last...
Dwight Howard continues to struggle at the free throw line, but he and Mike D'Antoni believe it is a non-issue.
‘I don’t care if your d*ck is 3x bigger than mine, Dwight Howard. I can hit 70% of my free throws.’ @MedicatedMinute and other Lakers fans are not happy with how their season is unfolding. At 8-10 and 12th in the West, all of the Lakers fans who were guaranteeing championships back in August are suddenly quiet.
The Lakers lost last night 107-105 to the Houston Rockets...
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The Lakers star apparently is extremely frustrated with his teammate, saying the following to reporters about Gasol: "Put your big boy pants on."
The Magic defeated the Lakers by a final score of 113-103 in Dwight Howard's first game against his former team.
Dwight Howard said he's happy with the Los Angeles Lakers but wont commit to staying with the organization past this season. "We're not going to talk about it," Howard said Saturday to the Los Angeles Times. "We're not getting into that." Click Link To Read More! "This is a place that I've always prayed that I could be a part of something...
There was something different about the night of Sunday, December 2, 2012. Something that is a rarity in modern day professional athletics. Sometimes there are not rational explanations for why unexpected events occur. The numbers do not always tell the entire story and you do not play a basketball game on paper. The only numbers that really mattered on this night were 113 and...
Sunday is going to be a weird day for Magic fans.
In one sense it will be extremely cathartic -- the object of hatred for much of the past nine months will be front and center on the TV screen. Venom can be unleashed on Twitter and schadenfreude (taking pleasure in other people's pain) can be expressed in a very real manner. Let's not even go into the feelings should...
A let down would have been understandable for the Magic as they traveled upstate from an emotional victory over the Lakers on Sunday night. Even Orlando fans might have excused it thanks to the gravity of what defeating Dwight Howard meant to a lot of fans.
Jacque Vaughn though called it a "typical win."
Again, it certainly was not that. But maybe it is becoming...
HOUSTON -- In complete control for the majority of Tuesday's game, the Los Angeles Lakers collapsed down the stretch and watched the Houston Rockets swipe an improbable 107-105 victory at Toyota Center on Tuesday night. It was not the way the Lakers hoped to open a three-game road trip. The Rockets (9-8) trailed by as many as 17 points and didn't take their first lead...
The Los Angeles Lakers badly need a victory Wednesday night considering the location of the final stop of this week's road trip.
The Lakers will try to avoid their second three-game skid and could again be without Pau Gasol as they take on the New Orleans Hornets.
Los Angeles (8-10) led by as many as 17 points and was still up 13 in the fourth quarter before falling 107-105...