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Russell Valenzuela

Russell Valenzuela graduated from UC Irvine and writes for Lakers Nation. As a Laker fan since childhood, he follows and tracks statistics for a variety of sports.

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Game Recap: Losing Streak Reaches Eight After Falling To Rockets

The Los Angeles Lakers returned home Sunday night to take on the Houston Rockets for the third and final time this season. After losing seven straight, the Lakers were in need of a win and hoped to deliver one in Staples Center. The two teams split their previous two matchups with the road team taking the victory each time. As was the case in their second game, Rockets center Dwight Howard sat out the game ...

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Game Recap: Lakers Make Lineup Change, Get Routed By Spurs

The Los Angeles Lakers were back in action Friday night to take on the San Antonio Spurs. Coming into the game, the Lakers looked to end a losing streak which grew to six after losing Wednesday night to the New Orleans Pelicans. Friday's matchup marked the third and final time the two teams met for the season. In their last game, the Lakers shocked the defending champions and came away with an overtime win. ...

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Los Angeles Lakers Vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Highlights

The Los Angeles Lakers continued their road trip Tuesday by facing the New Orleans Pelicans. Kobe Bryant returned to the lineup after missing the last two games. Also coming back was Ronnie Price who started at point guard for the Lakers. Check out the highlights below: First Quarter http://youtu.be/1JOZKPCu-3M Kobe performed some shake and bake moves on Dante Cunningham and then drained a pull up J— ...

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Lakers News: Byron Scott Considering Another Lineup Change

After the Los Angeles Lakers began the season going 5-15, head coach Byron Scott took Jeremy Lin and Carlos Boozer out of the starting lineup and inserted Ronnie Price and Ed Davis instead. One of the main reasons for the change Scott mentioned was for an improved defensive effort from the first unit. Since making the adjustment, the Lakers have been marginally better in terms of wins, picking up seven in 2 ...

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Los Angeles Lakers Vs. Utah Jazz NBA Highlights

The Los Angeles Lakers had no time to rest after losing to the Cleveland Cavaliers Thursday night as they traveled to Salt Lake City to face the Utah Jazz Friday. Kobe Bryant rested the second game of the back to back while Ronnie Price sat out because of an elbow injury. Jeremy Lin started for the Lakers. Check out the highlights below: First Quarter http://youtu.be/LBdomvAWSj8 http://youtu.be/m0NP04Xoljg ...

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Los Angeles Lakers Vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Highlights

The Los Angeles Lakers were back in action Thursday night to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers. With Kobe Bryant starting for the Lakers and LeBron James making his return to the Cavaliers Tuesday night, the two superstars faced each other for the 20th time. Check out the highlights below: First Quarter http://youtu.be/VlIBXE5ce78 http://youtu.be/-_ATEbLAXgg http://youtu.be/wEfrUKfjVSo Wesley Johnson knocks d ...

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Los Angeles Lakers Vs. Orlando Magic NBA Highlights

The Los Angeles Lakers were back in action Friday night to take on the Orlando Magic. After playing 28 minutes in Wednesday's loss, Kobe Bryant was ruled out against the Magic just before tip-off as the Lakers continued to be shorthanded. Coming into the game, the Lakers held a record of 11-25. Check out the highlights below: First Quarter http://youtu.be/tOygv8Qns8o http://youtu.be/tKJYIs9dRro http://youtu ...

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Byron Scott: Lakers ‘Were Soft’ In Blowout Loss To Clippers

Coming into Wednesday's game, there was reason to believe the Los Angeles Lakers have been improving and playing better after having their last three games go down to the final seconds. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Bleed Purple and Gold" T-Shirts? -- Unfortunately for the Lakers, they were blown out by the Los Angeles Clippers losing by a score of 114-89. Lakers head coach Byron Scott described h ...

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Game Recap: Lakers Blown Out By Crosstown Foes, Lose By 25

The Los Angeles Lakers returned from their close loss Tuesday to take on their crosstown foes, the Los Angeles Clippers. It was the first meeting between the two teams since their Halloween matchup where the Lakers fell just short. Despite picking up two losses in their last three games, the Lakers have been playing better recently. In each game, the result came down to the closing seconds. Kobe Bryant sat ...

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Game Recap: Shorthanded Lakers Lose Late Lead, Fall To Trail Blazers

After coming from behind to defeat the Indiana Pacers Sunday night, the Los Angeles Lakers had little to rest for their Monday showdown with the Portland Trail Blazers. The hero of Sunday's game, Kobe Bryant, stayed in Los Angeles to rest as the team traveled to Portland. Also missing the trip was Wesley Johnson who suffered a hip injury during Sunday's game. Ronnie Price, Wayne Ellington, Ryan Kelly, Ed Da ...

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