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  • 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...
  • Caught in the Web: Reactions to Lakers' 118-112 loss to Denver Nuggets

     
    Game stories -- The Times' Mike Bresnahan documents the Lakers' defensive struggles in their 118-112 loss Thursday to the Denver Nuggets. -- The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding reports Ron Artest managed to overcome a bruised left shin. -- The...
  • Pau Gasol maintaining positive attitude about heavy playing time

     
    Any time Andrew Bynum rehabilitates his surgically repaired right knee during Lakers practice, it serves as a visual reminder for Pau Gasol as to why Coach Phil Jackson has asked him to assume a heavier workload. Considering Jackson doesn't anticipate...
  • Lakers forward Lamar Odom to get MRI exam on right foot

     
    Lakers forward Lamar Odom is scheduled to get an MRI exam Monday on his right foot after experiencing soreness. Coach Phil Jackson described it as a "bone bruise." "It's aching, especially in the morning," Odom said after the Lakers' 121-116 loss Sunday...
  • Lakers see three-game road trip as a challenge

     
    On paper, this three-game trip the Lakers are about to embark upon looks easy. After all, the three teams they face -- Milwaukee, Detroit and Minnesota -- are a combined 12-19. Only Milwaukee (5-5) has a .500 record. Detroit (4-6) (Central Division) and...
  • Ratliff to have knee surgery

     
    Lakers reserve center Theo Ratliff will undergo arthroscopic surgery Tuesday morning on his left knee, a Lakers spokesman said Monday. Ratliff has been bothered by the knee since the season began. A timetable for his return will not be announced until...
  • Five things to take away from the Lakers' 118-107 win over the Milwaukee Bucks

     
    1. The Lakers' ended their losing streak and avoided more scrutiny. Their 118-107 victory Tuesday over the Milwaukee Bucks needs to be taken with a dose of perspective, considering the Lakers initial eight-game winning streak invited questions about...
  • Lakers vs Milwaukee: Lakers open trip with win over Milwaukee Bucks

     
    Lakers 118, Bucks 107 (final) The start of this three-game trip began just the way the Lakers wanted it, with a victory over the Milwaukee Bucks, a victory that snapped a two-game losing streak. It also was a victory that gave the Lakers a six-game...