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  • Lakers list Derrick Caracter as day-to-day with left ankle sprain

     
    The Lakers have listed backup center Derrick Caracter as day-to-day after spraining his left ankle in the team's 87-86 victory Thursday over the Clippers. "It's cool," Caracter said in a brief interview before walking out of the locker room. He collided...
  • Five things to take away from Lakers' 87-86 victory over Clippers

     
    1. Derek Fisher's preparation for his game-winning shot in the Lakers' 87-86 victory Wednesday over the Clippers paid off. As the Lakers huddled together on the sideline with 3.1 seconds remaining, Fisher planned out what he would do should he receive the...
  • Lakers vs. Bulls: Five things to watch

     
    1. Dealing with Derrick Rose Easier said than done. Rose has reached elite point-guard status in the league, now averaging 25 points and eight assists a game. The saying goes you don't stop great players, you only hope to contain them. The question is how...
  • Caught in the Web: Reactions to the Lakers' 88-84 loss to the Bulls

     
    Game stories The Times' Mike Bresnahan on the Lakers' loss in Chicago to start six games away from Staples Center. The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding on how the Lakers faded without Andrew Bynum and Theo Ratliff playing in Chicago. The Associated...
  • Phil Jackson not losing any sleep over Lakers' shooting woes

     
    The Lakers used to walk out of their locker room and casually wander into 110 points a night, no problem. But the last few weeks? Big problem. They’ve failed to break 100 in seven of their last nine games, the exceptions coming against Sacramento and...
  • Joe Smith shows eagerness fitting in with the Lakers

     
    Sitting near his locker, Joe Smith received a call from his agent that left him giddy on the inside but stoic on the outside. He had just been informed that the Lakers were acquiring him in a three-team trade that sent guard Sasha Vujacic from the...
  • Tweetable items from Phil Jackson's pre-game press conference

     
    Highlights from Phil Jackson's pre-game press conference Phil Jackson oN Milwaukee Bucks Jackson expects Milwaukee's offense to consist of pick-and-rolls, pushing in transition and involving center Andrew Bogut to stave off Brandon Jennings' absence...
  • Things to watch in Lakers-Bucks matchup

     
    1. Will the Lakers have the proper focus against Milwaukee? There are several reasons to think the Lakers' (21-7) meeting with the Bucks (10-16) at Staples Center on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. could have the makings of a trap game. The Lakers are coming off a...
  • Sizing up the Lakers' 5-1 trip

     
    The Lakers (21-7) compiled the wins. Forget for a second what five wins against sub-.500 opponents really does from a development standpoint. The Lakers at least received the tangible results needed to stay within striking distance of San Antonio (24-3)...
  • Lakers satisfied with Thursday's practice as it gears up for Miami

     
    Normally the Lakers practice no longer than an 75 minutes, knowing that rest for a veteran laden bodes more importance than ironing out chemistry. Still, the Lakers had the day off Wednesday following an embarrassing loss Tuesday to Milwaukee and...
  • Top 5 memorable Laker stories of 2010

     
    1. Lakers win 2010 NBA championship. Well, duh. The Lakers' 16th NBA championship is the reason the organization, team and fans had an enjoyable offseason. And it made the Lakers the yardstick against which everyone else in the league has measured their...
  • Derrick Caracter wants to sharpen preparation

     
    Immediate thoughts of regret swirled in Derrick Caracter's head once Lakers Coach Phil Jackson asked him to check into the lineup. Caracter wasn't exactly expecting this to happen in Nov. 17 game against Detroit where he'd check in for Pau Gasol with...