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  1. From the Department of Silver Linings: A run at history?

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Following last night's loss to Sacramento in San Diego, capping an unblemished preseason run of eight losses in eight games, I noted that while there is much work to do and for a variety of reasons the Lakers didn't get as much out of the exhibition ...

    Blog | October 26, 2012
  2. Statistically speaking, how much better are the Lakers defensivel...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Among the Generally Accepted Truths produced by the first 34 games of the 2011-12 Lakers season are these two: 1) The Lakers can't score. 2) The Lakers are vastly improved defensively. Gary A. Vasquez/US Presswire Mike Brown has preach...

    Blog | February 28, 2012
  3. The empirical vs. the emotional and a 3-0 hole

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Friday night's loss didn't come for want of want. Recognizing their season on the line, the Lakers poured everything they had into Game 3, on the floor and on the bench, and lost anyway. There was another blown lead fueled by offensive breakdowns ...

    Blog | May 07, 2011
  4. Replay: Lakers Late Night vs. OKC

    Brian Kamenetzky

    (If you missed the postgame At the Buzzer breakdown, click here, and here for locker room videos from Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol.) With Andy again tending to his daughter, the Lakers once again were rolled, this time by the Thunder. (Ba-dump-bump!...

    Blog | April 11, 2011
  5. Down the stretch they come: Schedule breakdowns

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Losses Tuesday and Wednesday against inferior competition have been costly for the Lakers, not just in terms of scuttling any chance to catch the Spurs at the top of the Western Conference or the Bulls back East- San Antonio wrapped up the number one...

    Blog | April 07, 2011
  6. Lakers dominating on both ends, lacking charitable spirit

    Brian Kamenetzky

    With nine games remaining in the regular season, the Lakers aren't just playing great basketball since the All-Star break, but historically good basketball. Their 15-1 run has them on pace to post the best post-break record in NBA history. As Zach...

    Blog | March 29, 2011
  7. A great look at L.A.'s pick-and-roll defense

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Meant to post this yesterday, but better late than never. Sebastian Pruiti, whom you know from the outstanding NBA Playbook but writing here for Basketball Prospectus, has a fantastic breakdown of what the Lakers are doing with Andrew Bynum on the...

    Blog | March 13, 2011
  8. What the Lakers lose if they lose home court

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Depending on who you ask, the Lakers lost a lot of intangible stuff in the wake of Saturday's Christmas anti-miracle. Gravitas, confidence, and pride, just to name a few. Victor Decolongon/Getty Images "Wait, we're HOW many games behind San A...

    Blog | December 26, 2010
  9. "When it matters" matters, but really it all matters

    Brian Kamenetzky

    In the fourth quarter Sunday, the Lakers suffered some high profile breakdowns, the most prominent being Roy Hibbert's dunk as he slipped down the lane off the high screen with 16 seconds left, giving the Pacers a three point lead. But there were oth...

    Blog | November 30, 2010
  10. Lakers Late Night: 11.19 vs. Minnesota

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Friday night at Target Center in Minneapolis, the Lakers delivered the beating of the Minnesota Timberwolves everyone expected when the teams met at Staples ten days ago. Final score, 112-95. Here's the breakdown, and the box score. And below, the...

    Blog | November 19, 2010
  11. Lakers Late Night! 11.16 vs. Milwaukee

    Brian Kamenetzky

    All in all, it was a solid night for the Lakers, who weathered a very hot start for the Bucks before pulling away in the second half. Here's tonight's breakdown, box score, and Lakers Live! replay. And below is the replay of Tuesday's Lakers Late...

    Blog | November 16, 2010
  12. Seven games of defense: Inside the numbers

    Brian Kamenetzky

    From Ed Fugate of Arcadia, CA: "Am I the only one getting a bad sense of deja vu when it comes to the Lakers good showing so far? I mean, doesn't this seem all too familiar to the 2007-2008 season which ended so badly to the original "Big 3"? An uns...

    Blog | November 08, 2010
  13. 2010-11 roster breakdown: Kobe Bryant

    Brian Kamenetzky

    As part of our look ahead at the Lakers' projected roster this season, we continue to work our way from the bottom to the top of the rotation. Next up... Player Kobe Bryant Salary $24,806,250 Role for the Lakers in 2010-11 Oh, a little o...

    Blog | September 05, 2010
  14. 2010-11 roster breakdown: Andrew Bynum

    Brian Kamenetzky

    As part of our look ahead at the Lakers' projected roster next season, we continue to work our way from the bottom to the top of the rotation. Next up... Player Andrew Bynum Salary $13.7 million Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty Images Can Andre...

    Blog | August 31, 2010
  15. 2010-11 roster breakdown: Ron Artest

    Brian Kamenetzky

    As part of our look ahead at the Lakers' projected roster next season, we continue to work our way from the bottom to the top of the rotation. Next up... Player Ron Artest Salary $6,322,320 Christian Peterson/Getty Images Getting t...

    Blog | August 26, 2010
  16. 2010-11 Roster Breakdown: Lamar Odom

    Brian Kamenetzky

    As part of our look ahead at the Lakers' projected roster next season, we continue to work our way from the bottom to the top of the rotation. Next up... Player Lamar Odom Salary $8.2 million Jesse D. Garrabrandt/Getty Images Lamar Odom...

    Blog | August 25, 2010