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March 4, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers won two of three games in Week 18, climbing back to .500 (30-30) for the first time since their loss on New Year's Day to the Philadelphia 76ers. With 22 games remaining, the Lakers are just three games behind the sixth-place Golden State Warriors (33-27) and 2½ behind both the Utah Jazz (32-27) and Houston Rockets (33-28). The Lakers still play the Warriors twice and Houston once, with the tiebreaker still up for grabs.  The Jazz have the advantage over the Lakers after completing the season series up 2-1. Overall, the Lakers are still four losses below the cumulative predictions for weeks 1-18 . Tuesday at Oklahoma City Thunder The Lakers had one of their best wins of the season in late January when they beat the Thunder at Staples Center 105-96.
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December 26, 2012 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers (14-14) visit the Denver Nuggets (15-14) Wednesday night, playing on the second night of a back-to-back after beating the New York Knicks (100-94) on Christmas Day. The Nuggets also played Tuesday in the nightcap at Staples Center, losing 112-100 to the Clippers.  Denver is a half-game ahead of the Lakers in the standings. The two teams met previously this season on Nov. 30 in Los Angeles as the Lakers won easily (122-103) despite playing without Steve Nash.  Dwight Howard scored 28 points while collecting 20 rebounds.  Antawn Jamison had his best game as a Laker with 33 points and 12 boards.
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September 23, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers added to their roster over the last week. Summer-league standout Marcus Landry signed a non-guaranteed contract on Monday. Second-round draft pick Ryan Kelly inked on Friday, although his deal isn't guaranteed as he struggles to recover from a foot injury. Recent signings Shawne Williams and Elias Harris have partially guaranteed contracts of $100,000 each. How well will the Lakers do this season? Steve Blake believes the Lakers will exceed expectations .  Former Laker Metta World Peace said he believes the team will win the Western Conference . Coach Mike D'Antoni is just looking forward to a " normal " season.
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