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Lakers Rout Warriors Behind Gasol, Bynum, and Peace

The Los Angeles Lakers (40-23) managed to shake off a 21-point drubbing by the San Antonio Spurs the previous night and bounce back for a 99-87 victory over the Golden State Warriors (22-39) last night. Don't let the final score fool you, the Lakers absolutely dominated. Andrew Bynum barely misssed, Pau Gasol messed around and got a triple-double, and Metta World Peace wreaked havoc on the Warriors. The Lak ...

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Lakers Escape Golden State With 104-101 Victory

Despite head coach Mike Brown's decision to bench center Andrew Bynum for much of the second half, the Los Angeles Lakers (31-19) defeated the Golden State Warriors (20-28) last night, 104-101. After the first quarter, the Lakers took a 25-16 lead on strong performances from Kobe Bryant (eight points, three assists), Andrew Bynum (eight points), and Pau Gasol (eight rebounds). In the second, neither team pl ...

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Matt Barnes’ Performance is a Key for the Lakers

When Matt Barnes was signed by the Los Angeles Lakers prior to the 2010-11 season, it was seen as a smart move by the organization. Barnes would bring his defensive mentality and hustle to the bench and would act as a sufficient reliever for Metta World Peace. However, injuries would sideline this potential in 2011, leaving fans and Barnes himself with disappointment. During this past off-season and the ext ...

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Lakers Can Hope for an Improved Matt Barnes

With the hiring of new head coach Mike Brown, the Lakers community knows that defense is going to be the mentality for the team next season.  After all, the prevalent need for defense is one of the key reasons why Brown was hired as Phil Jackson's successor.  The Lakers have made many moves during the past couple of years to bring defensive minded players to the squad, including acquiring Ron Artest and the ...

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Gearing up for the Playoffs: Lakers Injury Update

Andrew Bynum - (bone bruise in right knee) is expected to be ready for the playoffs. That is great news for the team. If you need to be reminded how important Bynum is to the team: With Bynum the Lakers are championship contenders, without him they’re not. Matt Barnes - (sore right knee) had an MRI exam on Wednesday that showed no new damage to his surgically repaired knee. He is expected to be ready for Su ...

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Previewing the Second Half of the Season for the Purple and Gold

As we enter the second half of the 2010-2011 NBA season not many Laker fans expected the back to back defending champions to be in third place in the Western Conference and losing numerous games to sub-par competition. Is it time to hit the panic button? Should we revamp a roster that was considered at the beginning of the season as the best Laker team ever assembled? How can we explain a record of 1-6 agai ...

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