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Elizabeth Benson

Elizabeth is a graduate from Arizona State University and has her master's from Duquesne University. She is currently an associate editor at Lakers Nation. To read more of Elizabeth's articles click here. You can also follow Elizabeth on Twitter @Gobibs

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Metta World Peace: An Instrumental Piece for the Lakers

Metta World Peace is having his best season as a Laker, plain and simple. After two seasons of not playing near expectations and only showing brief glimpses of true skill, World Peace spent the off-season getting into shape, losing weight and improving his shooting form. He entered training camp appearing 10 years younger, healthy and with a new, dedicated focus and attitude. Thus far in the season, World P ...

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Lakers vs. Nuggets Pre-Game Report: Lakers Look To Extend Streak

The Lakers go on a one-game road trip tonight after their exhilarating victory against the New York Knicks on Christmas Day. The Lakers are currently on a five game winning streak and a victory tonight would bump them over the .500 mark. The Lakers have played with a refreshed and refocused attitude and mindset since the return of Steve Nash. The game tonight will be the end of their back-to-back, which is ...

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Lakers Win Over Warriors Finally Showed Team’s Will to Win

Christmas came a little early for Laker fans as Steve Nash made his long-awaited return to the starting lineup against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night. Since Halloween night, the Lakers and the fanbase have been searching to find some sort of identity and some sort of an answer to win games, and had been consistently coming up short. While the Lakers certainly had their struggles during Nash's a ...

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Jodie Meeks’ Thriving Performance Leads to Probable Starting Spot

The Lakers have won their past three consecutive games, but overall those victories haven't exactly been pretty ones. However, they are wins nonetheless, and the Lakers need to pile up as many wins as they can to dig themselves out of the hole they built in the Western Conference standings. Mike D'Antoni's system is not running on all cylinders yet, to say the least. The absence of Steve Nash, who is the co ...

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Lakers vs. Bobcats Pre-Game Report: LA Looks For Third Straight Win

The Lakers return to Staples Center tonight after their four-game road trip, where they dropped two but finished strong with wins in Washington and Philadelphia. The last two victories have of course been important to the Lakers' record, but have had more value in building confidence around the team. With the news that Pau Gasol and Steve Nash's return is approaching, the Lakers may have made that crucial t ...

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For Success Lakers Need a Consistently Assertive Antawn Jamison

I believe there is a mass consensus around Lakers Nation that the Lakers perform better when the offense is more balanced. That itself is a pretty obvious theory for any team, but one that has more credence with the Lakers than most of the other NBA teams. Far too often, the ball ends up in Kobe Bryant's hands. Whether you believe it is because he takes too many shots or his teammates pass up shots and leav ...

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Lakers Performance at Madison Square Garden Could Be Turning Point

As the Lakers enter into tonight's game at Madison Square Garden in New York, they are facing major questions. The questions, ranging from what's wrong with the team to was Mike D'Antoni the right hire, have boosted the pressure to find solutions right now. It's hard to argue against the urgency to improve now as their standing in the West cannot go too low before a comeback is too late. Additionally, perfo ...

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Lakers vs. Knicks Pre-Game Report: Lakers Face the Hot Knicks in the Big Apple

The Lakers continue their four game road trip tonight as they face the New York Knicks in Madison Square Garden. The Lakers are searching for any answer to their current struggles, as they consistently under-perform and fail to play to their strengths. The Lakers continued to be embarrassed from losses, as they did Tuesday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Tonight will be a difficult challenge for the ...

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Why Steve Nash Is So Important to Building Lakers’ Progress

The roller coaster of a season thus far is still in full throttle as the Lakers still look to find their way. The fans are still left to question which team will show up for a game. What are considered "for sure" wins are proving to be a challenge for the current roster to handle. However, this doesn't mean there hasn't been any glimmers of hope from the team this year. Additionally, their current struggles ...

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Lakers vs. Thunder Pre-Game Report: Lakers Face Defending Western Conference Champs

The Lakers end their three-game road trip tonight as they face the team that knocked them out of the second round of last year's playoffs, the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Lakers are coming off a big win against the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday, where Kobe Bryant made history by becoming just the fifth and youngest player in NBA history to reach 30,000 points. Metta World Peace also made history that nigh ...

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