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  • Five things to take away from Lakers' 114-106 victory over Phoenix Suns

     
    1.Kobe Bryant continues to make progress on his right knee. - This isn't because Bryant scored a team-leading 25 points on a nine of 19 clip in the Lakers' 114-106 victory Friday over the Phoenix Suns. It's because his minutes (34) and involvement in...
  • Five things to watch in Lakers-Suns matchup

     
    1.What kind of minutes will Kobe Bryant provide? -- Though Lakers Coach Phil Jackson maintained he would limit Bryant's minutes at the beginning of the regular season, he said he'd remain flexible about Bryant's playing time, based on his comfort level...
  • Five things to take away from Lakers' 107-83 victory over Golden State Warriors

     
    1. Kobe Bryant's claim that he's 100% isn't accurate, but he's on the right track: He drove through the lane with ease. He posted up with enough timing and rhythm to nail his jumpers. And he mucked it up inside to help clean up the glass. Yup, the Lakers'...
  • Caught in the Web: Reactions to Lakers' 107-83 victory over Golden State Warriors

     
    Game stories --The Times' Mike Bresnahan notices the Staples Center crowd and the Lakers themselves performing the wave during L.A.'s 107-83 victory Sunday over the Golden State Warriors. --The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding credits the Lakers for...
  • Lakers-Grizzlies chat

     
    Below is the audio portion of Phil Jackson's pre-game interview. Phil Jackson on Memphis Grizzlies Among the highlights: Jackson on whether Rudy Gay benefitted from playing for Team USA in the 2010 FIBA World Championships: "You take them the amount of...
  • Five things to take away from Lakers' 124-105 victory over Memphis Grizzlies

     
    1. Pau Gasol wins the match-up with his brother, Marc: The two remain close, but there are plenty of signs that indicate how competitive the match-up has become. Leading into the Lakers' 124-105 victory Tuesday over the Memphis Grizzlies, it was Coach...
  • Five things to take away from Lakers' 112-100 victory over Sacramento Kings

     
    1. Kobe Bryant has an historic night.It's fitting that in the Lakers' 112-100 victory Wednesday over the Sacramento Kings, Bryant surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's franchise record for career minutes (37,492) the same night he recorded his 17th career...
  • Five things to take away from Lakers' 108-103 victory over Toronto Raptors

     
    1. The Lakers survived the test, but they should save that for playoff opponents. Lakers Coach Phil Jackson entered the press conference room following the Lakers' 108-103 victory Friday over the Toronto Raptors ready to address a litany of issues that...
  • Lakers point to defense as the biggest area to correct

     
    The Lakers don't want to dampen the enthusiasm surrounding their 5-0 record, but they can't help themselves. Lakers Coach Phil Jackson quickly veered from praising the Lakers' attitude and consistent ball movement into criticizing the defense. Lakers...
  • Phil Jackson plans to give Derrick Caracter an increased role

     
    The first sign that forward Derrick Caracter will assume a bigger role with the Lakers: Instead of Coach Phil Jackson ignoring the rookie, he's now zinging him. "The rookie is still learning how to get around the court and where to go," Jackson said....
  • Phil Jackson impressed with Steve Blake's three-point shooting

     
    In what often becomes a signature play between Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol, the two ran a high screen and roll only to see Toronto's defenders lock down on both of him. No worries. After Bryant drove into the lane, he fired a pass to the far corner where...
  • Five things to take away from Lakers' 121-96 victory over Portland Trail Blazers

     
    1. Pau Gasol nets fourth career triple double Perhaps for dramatic effect, the shot took a while before it eventually dropped into the basket. Gasol had just thrown a bounce pass to Ron Artest in the lane and it initially appeared the shot would fall...