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Lakers Vs. Rockets Preview: Kobe Bryant, Lakers Host Rockets In Season Opener

Regular season basketball tips off tonight with former Los Angeles Laker Dwight Howard coming to town. Though it has been over a year since Howard spurned the Lakers, the drama has ramped up in recent weeks as ESPN’s Henry Abbott penned a scathing criticism of Kobe Bryant that seemed to justify Howard’s unceremonious departure, among other things. Expect Kobe to have extra motivation throughout the season a ...

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Lakers Vs. Jazz Preview: Lakers Look to Shore Up Defensive Woes In Rematch

The Los Angeles Lakers began this preseason with a bang by notching a win against a quality Nuggets team. Kobe Bryant looked excellent and was able to log 21 minutes without suffering any setbacks. Since then though, they have given up a staggering total of 355 points in three games. It may have been easy for Lakers fans to write off poor defensive showings against an elite offensive team such as the Warrio ...

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Lakers Vs. Nuggets Preview: Kobe Bryant Returns As Lakers Begin Preseason

Following a summer spent wooing numerous free agents to little avail, the Lakers are set to open the season without a superstar teammate to pair with Kobe Bryant. Tonight, however, marks the start of the Lakers’ preseason, as well as Kobe’s return to the court. You can bet Lakers fans from all over will tune in to the early part of the game to get an idea of how well Kobe has recovered from the devastating ...

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Lakers vs. Grizzlies Preview: Lakers Look to Spoil A Playoff Bid

With just three games remaining in what is already the worst season in Lakers history, this awful chapter for the purple and gold is mercifully coming to a close. The Lakers started off the season admirably, but have battled injuries left and right and are crawling towards the finish line with nearly as many injured players as active ones. Sitting at just 1-8 in their past nine games, team morale can really ...

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Lakers vs. Clippers Preview: Lakers Look To Avenge Historic Loss

Exactly one month after their franchise record 48 point loss, the Lakers will have a chance at redemption against the Clippers. Since their surprise win over the Suns last weekend, the Lakers have dropped three straight and allowed over 100 points in each of these contests. In their three most recent wins, they held their opponents to under 100 points, but that will be a tough task against a Clippers team t ...

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Lakers vs. Suns Preview: Lakers Look to Upset Surging Suns

With any chance of salvaging their season long gone, the Lakers (and especially Nick Young) are mostly attempting to play spoiler against a number of Western conference playoff hopefuls. Their remaining slate features matchups against each of the current bottom four Western conference playoff squads along with 9th ranked Dallas. Starting with tonight’s game against the Suns, the Lakers will have a hand in s ...

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Lakers vs. Magic Preview: Lakers Face Struggling Magic

Since the Lakers’ unexpected thrashing of the Thunder at Staples Center, they have suffered four straight losses, all at the hands of playoff-bound teams. While a win would hurt the Lakers’ chances in the draft lottery, team morale has been plummeting quickly, and a rare victory would do a lot of good for the locker room. Tonight’s game is a great opportunity as the Magic are just one of four teams that hav ...

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Lakers Nation 2014 NBA Mock Draft: Week 19

The Lakers went 2-3 in their five games this past week. The lows were low and the highs were high as they suffered a franchise-record 48 point loss to the Clippers, but overcame a Kevin Durant triple-double for a big win against the Thunder. As it stands, the Lakers are projected to select fourth. -- Lakers Nation Store Is Back! Check Out The Latest Gear! -- 1. Milwaukee Bucks (12-50): Jabari Parker (Duke) ...

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Lakers vs. Thunder Game Preview: Lakers Face West’s Best At Home

The Lakers come into tonight's game having given up an incredible 408 points in their last three games. The most embarrassing game in the stretch was the Lakers’ franchise record 48 point home loss to the Clippers. The Lakers have since played one game in Denver, but return home for today’s matchup. Even for a lottery-bound team that may be somewhat desensitized to losses, the team needs to regroup and keep ...

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Lakers Nation 2014 NBA Mock Draft: Week 18

The Lakers have gone 1-2 in the past week, dropping back-to-back contests against the Pacers and Grizzlies and picking up a home win against a Kings team missing its best player. Boston was just as bad this week, leaving the Lakers a half game ahead of them in the standings. Like last week, the Lakers are projected to have the fifth pick in the first round. -- Lakers Nation Store Is Back! Check Out The Late ...

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