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Lakers Cruise To Victory Over Mavericks, Win 109-93

The Los Angeles Lakers (29-18) were able to shake off an embarrassing loss to the Houston Rockets the night before and defeat the Dallas Mavericks (27-21) on the road last night for a 109-93 victory. Behind strong performances from Kobe Bryant (30 points, five rebounds, four assists), Pau Gasol (27 points, nine rebounds), and Ramon Sessions (17 points, nine assists, five rebounds), the Mavericks were unable ...

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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 Glove, Dirk, and Mikan; Top 50 Players in NBA History Part II

40. Jason Kidd Raised in Oakland, California, Kidd played college basketball at the University of California, Berkeley and was drafted second overall by the Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the 1994 NBA Draft. Then, from 1996 to 2001, Kidd played for the Phoenix Suns and later for the New Jersey Nets from 2001 to 2008. In the middle of the 2007–2008 season, Kidd was traded back to Dallas. Along with h ...

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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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Road to the Repeat: Battle with Big D

Coming off a close win over the Clippers and escaping the ring ceremony trap game, the Lakers face the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center tonight.   While the Lakers did not look terribly impressive in their opener, shooting only 41% from the field and winning by only 7, the same could be said for a somewhat revamped Mavs squad.  The Mavericks dropped their opening night contest to Washington 102-91, gettin ...

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One of the Last Kobe Stoppers Decides to Retire

One of the original "Kobe Stoppers" has officially packed it in and admitted defeat to the Mamba this week. Bruce "Im not a dirty player" Bowen officially retired from the NBA on Thursday, leaving a legacy of great defense and lost battles to a certain #24. In all fairness to the Cal State Fullerton alum, there is no doubt that his bouts with some of the NBA's most talented offensive stars will linger on in ...

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