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March 23, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
The big question facing the Lakers on the heels of their loss to the Washington Wizards: Did Antawn Jamison seriously injure his right wrist? The Lakers has as close to a full roster as Coach Mike D'Antoni has gotten this season on Friday night. Reserve big man Jordan Hill has been declared out for the season, although he's still putting in a lot of work just in case the Lakers make a deep playoff run. After the loss to the Wizards, advancing in the playoffs seems somewhat far-fetched, but a lot can happen in the coming weeks.  D'Antoni gave an idea of what kind of rotation he'll use moving forward, assuming Jamison isn't out for an extended period.
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March 23, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
Rank Team (Record) Comments BLADES OF GLORY 1. MIAMI (54-14) The only way to top this kind of streaking is if Will Ferrell heads to South Beach. (1) 2. SAN ANTONIOI. (53-16) If Spurs become loss No. 30 in Heat streak they could be on a "30 for 30. " (2) THE PRODUCERS 3. OKLAHOMA CITY (51-19) Remember us? Team that was talk of NBA is on mute during Heat streak. (3) 4. DENVER (49-22) Nuggets should dub their recent run of success Streak Junior. (4) 5. MEMPHIS (47-22)
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March 19, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Did Coach Mike D'Antoni run his players into the ground with heavy minutes on back-to-back nights? Sure, but did that have anything to do with the loss in Phoenix on Monday night? "We've been playing a seven-man rotation, and I think it caught up with us," said Steve Nash after the game. It's not like D'Antoni had any other choice. He could have tried to work in Robert Sacre, Darius Morris, Chris Duhon or Devin Ebanks, but D'Antoni would have certainly preferred Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol or even Jordan Hill - but none was available.
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February 19, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
What a team. Fun to watch. Energetic. Youthful exuberance jumping off the page. Championship caliber all the way. Those Clippers sure are a good team. But what can be done about the Lakers? Already lining up as one of the biggest busts of all time - and don't even compare them to the 2003-04 Lakers, who were tied at 1-1 in the NBA Finals with Detroit before face-planting - these guys have 28 games until the regular season ends. Full disclosure: I predicted an intentional walk to the NBA Finals a few months ago after Oklahoma City salary-dumped James Harden.
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December 25, 2012 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers get a quick chance to avenge their 116-107 loss on Dec. 14 to the Knicks with a Christmas Day visit from New York.  Carmelo Anthony led his team to a quick 14-point lead after the first quarter, the Knicks scoring 41 in just 12 minutes.  Anthony left with an ankle injury in the third quarter but the damage was done.  His 30 points in 23 minutes helped give New York enough of a cushion to withstand a late Lakers' rally. Now the Lakers have both Steve Nash and Pau Gasol back from injuries.  The team has won four in a row, including two recent comeback victories over the Golden State Warriors and Charlotte Bobcats.
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December 23, 2012 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers improved to 13-14 on Saturday night, coming back from 14 points down to win their first overtime game of the season, 118-115, against the Golden State Warriors. Steve Nash made his return after missing most of the season because of a leg injury he suffered on Oct. 31. Coach Mike D'Antoni said before the game that there weren't any restrictions. Still, Nash playing 41 minutes after seven weeks off was unexpected. Nash's 12 points and nine assists gave a glimpse of what's to come this season, especially how he orchestrated the team's offense late in the game.
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December 19, 2012 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers won their third-straight game Tuesday night, barely, holding off the Charlotte Bobcats by a single point, 101-100. Pau Gasol returned to the lineup after an eight-game absence.  He played 29 1/2 minutes, and while he only shot three for 10 from the field, his overall box score was relatively solid with 10 points, nine rebounds, five assists and four blocked shots. Coach Mike D'Antoni used Gasol's return as an opportunity to experiment with the team's rotation.  Devin Ebanks started the game at small forward but played just under five minutes, missing three of four shots.  That put Metta World Peace on the bench, in two roles.  D'Antoni wants World Peace to not only play small forward but also be Gasol's primary backup at the four.
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December 17, 2012 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers got a relatively easy win against the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday, improving to 11-14 with two straight road victories. The Sixers have done well this year considering Andrew Bynum, dealing with knee problems, has yet to suit up. Philadelphia has also gotten a taste of the Lakers' troubles by losing Jrue Holiday to a foot injury. Holiday isn't expected to be out long, but the Sixers' three-game losing streak shows it's not exactly a simple thing to play in the NBA without a starting point guard and big man. The Lakers have been forced to play through injuries to Steve Nash (leg)
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December 17, 2012 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers seemingly hit rock bottom with a four-game losing streak but pulled out with two consecutive  wins on the road to finish Week 7.  With help on the way (Pau Gasol and Steve Nash), are the Lakers through the worst of it? Despite the record, statistically the Lakers have a lot of positives, including field-goal percentage, rebounding and point differential.  Where the team struggled most was on defense . With losing came finger-pointing.  Were the Lakers not giving the right amount of effort ?
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December 15, 2012 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers had a busy off-season, bringing in eight new players while re-signing three. Dwight Howard, Earl Clark and Chris Duhon came from the Orlando Magic via trade.  Steve Nash was acquired through a sign and trade with the Phoenix Suns.  Robert Sacre and Darius Johnson-Odom were both picked up in the second round of the 2012 NBA Draft. Under typical circumstances, when a player signs as a free agent over the summer, they cannot be traded until Dec 15.  Now that that date has been reached, the Lakers are now able to deal most of their free-agent acquisitions.
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