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Deep Three Fishin’: Lakers top Dallas on Fisher’s Three

Staples Center had a familiar aura Monday night. Tons of celebrities were present, Lamar Odom checked in off the bench to a standing ovation by the Lakers' sold out arena, and Derek Fisher hit yet another dagger three point shot to hoist the Los Angeles Lakers (10-5) over the defending champion Dallas Mavericks (8-6). The only differences were the absence of Phil Jackson sitting on his throne, a fluid offen ...

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Derek Fisher: Numbers Mean Nothing

It hasn't been a pretty season for Derek Fisher. Though his assists have been up, his scoring had dipped to a paltry 4.3 ppg coming into Monday night, his lowest average since his rookie season. Likewise, his shooting has been, how shall I put it, horrific. Besides being 4-20 from the three-point line Fisher was shooting a career low .338 from the field before the Lakers' matchup with the Mavs. And let's no ...

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Pre-Game Report: Lamar Odom Returns as Lakers Host Mavericks

Dallas Mavericks (8-5) at Los Angeles Lakers (9-5) 7:30 PM PST, January 16, 2012 Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA TV: TNT Radio: 710 ESPN Mavericks Projected Starting Line-up: PG: Jason Kidd SG: Delonte West SF: Shawn Marion PF: Dirk Nowitzki C: Brendan Haywood Key Reserves: PF Lamar Odom, SG Jason Terry, SG Vince Carter Fresh off a loss to the Clippers, the Lakers host the defending champions. Kobe has scor ...

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The NBA Finals: Where Amazing Happened

As a Lakers fan, at the beginning of each NBA season there are two things I hope for. Lakers win a championship. And if the Lakers don’t win, then I hope for LeBron James to be denied a championship yet again. Call me a homer, but when the former was no longer possible, I prayed that at least the latter would manifest. I decided to take a sabbatical from the NBA after the Lakers were swept by the Mavericks. ...

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Lakers Head into Game 3 with Their Backs Against the Wall

Mavs Projected Starting Line-up: PG: Jason Kidd SG: DeShawn Stevenson SF: Shawn Marion PF: Dirk Nowitski C: Tyson Chandler Key Reserves: G Jason Terry, G J.J. Barea, C Brendan Haywood, F Peja Stojakovic The Lakers have found themselves down two games with the next two on the road. To make matters worse, Ron Artest is suspended for this game due to an inexplicable flagrant foul at the end of Game 2. I’m not ...

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Changes the Lakers Need to Make to Win Game 2

Game 1 in the second round of the Western Conference playoffs for the Los Angeles Lakers was a heartbreaking loss.  The Lakers started off strong, especially in the paint, eventually building a 16 point lead.  Then came the collapse in the second half, allowing the Mavericks to dwindle down the Lakers' lead, and eventually gaining the necessary lead to steal Game 1.  Some in the basketball community are alr ...

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