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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. Pacers Preview: Lakers Look To Extend Winning Streak

History was made last night, as Kobe Bryant surpassed Michael Jordan for third on the NBA's all-time scoring list and helped the Lakers earn their third consecutive victory as they defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves, 100-94. Next up on the docket is the reeling Indiana Pacers, who have lost their last eight games. Their most recent defeat came at the hands of the Portland Trail Blazers, losing 95-85 on Sat ...

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Lakers Vs. Celtics Preview: Rivals Clash In Boston

Lakers. Celtics. Despite just five wins apiece, there is certainly no love lost in the NBA's greatest rivalry. Kobe Bryant and Rajon Rondo may be friends off the court, as witnessed by their breakfast rendezvous, but you can bet it'll be tossed aside and replaced with competitive fire when they take the floor. The Lakers will look to bounce back from a loss to the Wizards, while the Celtics are coming off a ...

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Lakers Vs. Timberwolves Preview: Lakers Look For Fourth Win

On behalf of everyone here at Lakers Nation, we hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, but now it's back to Lakers Basketball. The purple and gold were handed another tough loss against the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, losing 99-93. Next up is the 3-10 Minnesota Timberwolves -- a team that, much like the Lakers, has suffered from a serious case of injury woes. In their last game, Minnesota wa ...

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Lakers Vs. Rockets Preview: Lakers Look To Avenge Loss

Swaggy P is back and he helped provide a scoring boost for the Lakers as they defeated the Hawks last night. It was just the Lakers second win of the season but they will not get to savor it as they have a back-to-back game tonight. Next up is a rematch against the Houston Rockets, who defeated the Lakers 108-90 on opening night. The Rockets were dominated in their last game, suffering a 119-93 defeat to th ...

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Lakers Vs. Pelicans Preview: Lakers Look To Earn First Road Win

After defeating the Charlotte Hornets for their first win of the season, the Los Angeles Lakers hit the road to take on the Memphis Grizzlies. They fought valiantly, but came up just short in their attempt to pull off the upset. Despite suffering such a tough loss, the team must quickly shift their attention to another difficult matchup as they will face the New Orleans Pelicans (3-3) on the second night of ...

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Lakers Vs. Clippers Preview: Lakers Still Seeking First Win

The 2014-15 NBA season could not have started any worse for the Los Angeles Lakers. To tip things off, the team lost to former Laker Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets by a score of 108-90. In the process, the Lakers lost prized rookie Julius Randle for the season after suffering a fractured tibia in the loss. Less than 24 hours later, the team traveled to Phoenix where they were defeated 119-99 by the S ...

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Lakers Vs. Suns Preview: Lakers Look To Build On Win Against Jazz

The 2014 preseason has been an up-and-down one for the Los Angeles Lakers, as they earned a victory against the Nuggets in the opener, followed by three consecutive blowout losses -- two to the Warriors and the final one to the Jazz. However, the purple and gold bounced back on Sunday, overcoming a 16-point halftime deficit to defeat Utah 98-91 in their rematch. Next up on the schedule is last season's bigg ...

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Lakers Vs. Warriors Preview: Lakers Return To Staples Center For Second Preseason Game

The Los Angeles Lakers began their 2014 preseason with a positive note, earning a 98-95 win over the Denver Nuggets on Monday. Their next test will be back at home, against the same team that Kobe Bryant sunk a pair of legendary free throws against after rupturing his Achilles tendon back in April of 2013. The Lakers will look to build on an overall solid performance in their preseason opener. The Golden St ...

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Lakers Thinking Bigger Picture With Off-Season Approach

PAGES: 1 | 2 Heading into the off-season, the Los Angeles Lakers fans had high expectations. The team was under the salary cap going into the free agency period for the first time since 1996 -- the year Jerry West was able to lure Shaquille O'Neal away from the Orlando Magic. Back then, the Lakers had to make a series of moves to clear cap space to even pursue the big man. One of those moves was trading the ...

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Why Losing Carmelo Anthony Sweepstakes Doesn’t Hurt The Lakers

PAGES: 1 | 2 The wait is finally over. Carmelo Anthony has made his decision to return to the New York Knicks on a five-year, $129 million contract. Anthony and LeBron James virtually froze the free agent market by keeping teams in limbo over their decisions regarding where they would play next season. Along with the incumbent Knicks, one team that was held hostage until a decision had been made was the Los ...

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