November 19, 2012
When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 5-5; Nets 6-2. Record vs. Nets (2011-12): 1-0. Update: Brooklyn is off to a surprising 6-2 start, including five consecutive victories. Nets point guard Deron Williams is averaging 18 points and eight assists. Center Brook Lopez is averaging 17.8 points after missing almost all of last season. The Lakers have won eight consecutive games against the Nets, their last loss coming in November 2007.
November 19, 2012 |
The Lakers have climbed to eighth place in the Western Conference with a 5-5 record. Despite their 1-4 start, the team is only one win behind predictions for Weeks 1 , 2 and 3 . Already with Coach Mike D'Antoni's influence, the Lakers have raised their scoring average to 100.5 points a game. D'Antoni has said his goal is in the 110-to-115 range. The Lakers haven't beaten any top-tier team yet this season. With four games over a five-night stretch, D'Antoni's debut will not be an easy one. The following is a breakdown of the Lakers' Week 4 schedule (through Sunday)
September 25, 2012 |
Staring at an attentive audience, Lakers guard Darius Morris shared some insights and advice based on his journey. Morris had just set foot at Lafayette Park over the weekend where the Lakers and Time Warner Cable Sportsnet hosted a basketball clinic for about 75 children from Heart of L.A. , which provides after-school programs for disadvantaged youth. So Morris brought up his childhood in Los Angeles dreaming about playing for the hometown Lakers. He stressed how anyone can reach their goal through hard work.
August 10, 2012 |
Below are five things to watch when Team USA plays Argentina in the London Olympics semifinals Friday at 1 p.m. 1. Expect a chippy affair. To get ready for this one, Team USA forward Carmelo Anthony might want to wear a cup after Argentina guard Facundo Campazzo punched him in the groin on a three-point attempt when the two teams met in preliminary round play earlier this week. Campazzo might want his own protection, too. He contended Team USA guard Chris Paul was too physical with him. Kobe Bryant scolded Campazzo for the dirty play afterward.
August 8, 2012 |
Below are five things to take from Team USA's 119-86 win Wednesday over Australia in the quarterfinals at the 2012 London Olympics. Team USA plays Argentina in a semifinal match on Friday. 1. LeBron James had a solid all-around game. He has carried Team USA in nearly every facet of the game so far in these Olympics. So it's not surprising that James recorded a triple double (11 points on three-of-seven shooting, 14 rebounds and 12 assists) against Australia. It's also not surprising that James eclipsed Charles Barkley as Team USA's third-best all-time scorer (236 points)
July 3, 2012 |
Deron Williams, considered one of the top NBA free agents available this summer, says he is staying with the Nets. The All-Star point guard announced on his Twitter account Tuesday he will be staying with the team as it makes the move to Brooklyn next season. He tweeted a photo of the team's new logo along with saying he "made a very tough decision today. " The Associated Press reports a person with knowledge of Williams' decision says he is agreeing to a five-year contract worth $98 million.
June 28, 2012 |
For far too long, the Lakers' breakup with Lamar Odom provided no immediate benefits. Oh, the Purple & Gold possibly averted disaster, considering that Odom completely imploded with the Dallas Mavericks. But that didn't put the Lakers on the winning end of the deal. For one, Odom's inconsistency may not have been as drastic considering his comfort level with the Lakers. More importantly, the Lakers boasted the league's least productive bench, so anything Odom would've provided probably would've yielded a net positive.