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Gary Kester is a writer for Lakers Nation and standingosports.com. He was born and raised in Idaho and currently lives in Boise. Follow Gary on twitter: @garykester

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Lakers Vs. Thunder Preview: Lakers Begin Five-Game Road Trip

The Los Angeles Lakers won the battle of 17-win teams on Sunday when they defeated the Philadelphia 76ers, 101-87, behind Jeremy Lin's season-high 29 points. Now the team will hit the road for the next five games, with the injury-riddled Oklahoma City Thunder first on the docket. The Thunder have created a little breathing room on the New Orleans Pelicans and Phoenix Suns for the eighth and final playoff se ...

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Lakers Vs. Knicks Preview: Lakers Aim For Second Straight Win

The Los Angeles Lakers put their five-game losing streak to rest when they completed a season sweep of the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday, winning 93-85. A fantastic opportunity to earn a second consecutive victory awaits the Lakers as a familiar face comes to town with his New York Knicks. That face, of course, is former Laker player and current head coach Derek Fisher, who has had a nightmare first season of ...

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Lakers Vs. Grizzlies Preview: Lakers Wrap Up Three-Game Road Trip

The Los Angeles Lakers got on the team plane to head East as winners in three of their last four games. Since their departure from Los Angeles, the team has dropped the first two of a three-game road trip. After losing by a combined seven points against the Charlotte Hornets and Miami Heat, the Lakers now face their toughest test as they conclude the trip against the Memphis Grizzlies, who are coming off a ...

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Lakers Vs. Bucks Preview: Lakers Take On New-Look Bucks

After losing seven consecutive games, the Los Angeles Lakers have won back-to-back contests, defeating the rival Boston Celtics, followed by the Utah Jazz. After a trip to Salt Lake City, the purple and gold return home to take on the sixth-seeded Milwaukee Bucks, who beat the Lakers 113-105 in overtime back on February 4 after some late-game heroics at the end of regulation. Milwaukee is coming off a win a ...

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Lakers Vs. Nets Preview: Lakers Return From All-Star Break

The All-Star festivities are over and the trade deadline has passed. The Los Angeles Lakers roster remains intact as no trades were made by the Thursday afternoon deadline, and now the team will gear up for the remaining 29 games of the season. Up first is the Brooklyn Nets, who made headlines on Thursday by shipping Kevin Garnett back to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Thaddeus Young. Brooklyn i ...

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Lakers Vs. Magic Preview: Lakers Look To Sweep Magic

After sealing a thrilling double overtime victory against the Chicago Bulls, the first half the Grammy road trip has been disappointing for the Lakers, losing to the lowly New York Knicks, followed by the Milwaukee Bucks. They let a win slip through their fingers on Wednesday, but Los Angeles is back at it again tonight in Orlando to take on the Magic, who have lost ten consecutive games. The Lakers beat th ...

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Lakers Vs. Spurs Preview: Lakers Look To End Losing Streak

The Los Angeles Lakers are going through their lowest point of the season after suffering their sixth consecutive loss on Wednesday, followed by the news of Kobe Bryant's torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder. It won't get any easier on Friday as the Lakers travel to San Antonio to take on the Spurs. Los Angeles pulled off the surprising upset the last time these two teams met in Texas, courtesy of some l ...

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Lakers Vs. Jazz Preview: Lakers Look To End Three-Game Skid

The Los Angeles Lakers concluded their four-game home stand with a 109-102 loss last night against the Cleveland Cavaliers as Kobe Bryant poured in 19 points, 17 assists and 6 rebounds. The team now travels to Salt Lake City without Bryant to take on the Utah Jazz on the second night of a back-to-back. Both teams are seeking an end to their respective three-game losing streaks. -- Have You Seen These LIMITE ...

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Lakers Vs. Magic Preview: Lakers Begin Four-Game Home Stand

After giving the Trail Blazers all they could handle in Portland, the Lakers took a giant step back when they returned to Los Angeles to take on the Clippers, losing by 25. A great opportunity to bounce back now presents itself to the purple and gold in the form of a four-game home stand, starting with the 13-25 Orlando Magic, who are coming off 93-90 loss in Denver. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION " ...

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Lakers Vs. Pacers Preview: Lakers Look To Avenge Loss

When the Lakers faced the Pacers in Indianapolis back on December 15, the former found itself down 39 points to the latter in the first half. They were able to make a run in the second half, but could never get close enough to truly threaten the Pacers before the lead was extended back out. Los Angeles came out flat on the second night of a back-to-back in their first meeting, but will be coming off a day o ...

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