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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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VIDEO: Jordan Clarkson Hits Game-Winning Layup Against 76ers

With the Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers facing off against each other Monday night, the result had important NBA lottery implications. The two teams entered as the league's third and fourth worst teams. After a back and forth four quarters, the game went into overtime with the score tied at 102. -- Think You Know Everything About Kobe Bryant? Take The Ultimate Kobe Quiz! -- The Lakers seemed to p ...

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Los Angeles Lakers Vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Highlights

The Los Angeles Lakers were back in action Monday night to take on the Philadelphia 76ers. The team is coming off a loss at the hands of the Brooklyn Nets the day before and were without the services of Jeremy Lin and Carlos Boozer. Both players sat out while dealing with upper respiratory infections. Wayne Ellington started in place of Lin in what was a homecoming for the Philadelphia native. Check out the ...

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Jeremy Lin Will Miss Second Game, Ruled Out Against 76ers

Ten games remain for the Los Angeles Lakers this season. Wins have been hard to come by as injuries and health issues hampered the already talent-lacking roster. After falling to the Brooklyn Nets Sunday, the team prepared to take on the Philadelphia 76ers Monday night. -- Think You Know Everything About Kobe Bryant? Take The Ultimate Kobe Quiz! -- Point guard Jeremy Lin sat out Sunday's game with an upper ...

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Mike D’Antoni On Jeremy Lin: ‘One Of Those Special Point Guards’

After beginning the season as the Los Angeles Lakers starting point guard, Jeremy Lin was replaced with Ronnie Price 20 games into the season. Since then, rookie Jordan Clarkson took over the role and has shown promise. Lin was moved back into the starting lineup during the team's recent road trip and has been playing along side Clarkson. -- Think You Know Everything About Kobe Bryant? Take The Ultimate Kob ...

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Steve Nash On Retirement: ‘Decision Was Sort Of Made For Me’

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash had high hopes when he joined the team. That of course wasn't meant to be as Nash announced his retirement over the weekend through a letter on Players Tribune. -- Think You Know Everything About Kobe Bryant? Take The Ultimate Kobe Quiz! -- In a press conference Tuesday, Nash was asked about how his decision to walk away from the game came about. According to the Lo ...

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Lakers News: Jeremy Lin Featured In Team’s New Starting Lineup

The Los Angeles Lakers picked up their 18th win of the season by defeating the Philadelphia 76ers Sunday night. Jeremy Lin led the team and picked up a season-high 29 points while also picking up five assists and five rebounds. Sunday's performance was another in Lin's improved play post All-Star break. After weeks of putting up better numbers and a strong outing against the Sixers, head coach Byron Scott h ...

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Los Angeles Lakers Vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Highlights

The Los Angeles Lakers were back in action Sunday night to take on the Philadelphia 76ers. Despite the two teams only having 17 wins before tip-off, both the Lakers and 76ers came out looking for a win. The Lakers came in having lost their last four despite a career performance from rookie Tarik Black in their last outing. Black had his hands full Sunday with Sixers big man Nerlens Noel. Check out the highl ...

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Los Angeles Lakers Vs. Utah Jazz NBA Highlights

The Los Angeles Lakers were back in action Thursday night to take on the Utah Jazz. After losses to the Atlanta Hawks and Golden State Warriors, the team shifted their focus towards another hot team. Since the All-Star break, the Utah Jazz have been playing well and have won six of their last seven. Despite having back spasms before the game, Jeremy Lin attempted to get on the court Thursday. Check out the ...

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Byron Scott Wants To Keep Jabari Brown ‘For Another 10 Days’

With the Los Angeles Lakers suffering from season-ending injuries to Steve Nash, Julius Randle, Kobe Bryant and Ronnie Price, the team received a hardship exception and used it to add Jabari Brown to their roster. -- Think You Know Everything About Kobe Bryant? Take The Ultimate Kobe Quiz! -- After an impressive stint with the Lakers’ D-League affiliate, the Los Angeles D-Fenders, Brown was signed to a 10-d ...

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Jeremy Lin Says Byron Scott ‘Hasn’t Given Me Feedback’ On Turnovers

During the Los Angeles Lakers' loss to the Golden State Warriors Monday night, Jeremy Lin sat on the bench in the game's closing minutes despite playing well to begin the quarter. Costly turnovers may have led to Lin's removal as he committed two just before head coach Byron Scott went back with Jordan Clarkson. -- Think You Know Everything About Kobe Bryant? Take The Ultimate Kobe Quiz! -- Following Monday ...

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