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  1. Las Vegas Summer League, Day 1 grades

    Fred Katz

    Ten notable performances from Day 1 at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas: Andrew Wiggins, Cleveland Cavaliers | Grade: C+ Wiggins found ways to score inside, but his aversion to dribbling was well on display Friday. The athleticism, defense and...

    Blog | July 12, 2014
  2. Dallas Mavericks have two games to show enough defense to qualify...

    Jean-Jacques Taylor

    Two games remain in the regular season and the Mavs, who dropped to eighth in the Western Conference, remain in complete control of their playoff fate.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2014
  3. Timberwolves-Nets Preview

    Timberwolves-Nets Preview

    Preview | March 29, 2014
  4. Woodson's game plan goes south out West

    Jovan Buha | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

    LOS ANGELES -- Whenever the New York Knicks lose, coach Mike Woodson is usually ridiculed for many of his suspect coaching decisions. More often than not, he deserves it. Not Tuesday night, though. The Knicks' defense, by any objective measure...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  5. Rapid Reaction: Lakers 114, Thunder 110

    Dave McMenamin

    LOS ANGELES -- Turns out that Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook aren't all that intimidating when you have Jodie Meeks on your side. Meeks exploded for a career-high 42 points, and the same Los Angeles Lakers defense that had given up an average ...

    Blog | March 09, 2014
  6. Lakers defense faces another tough test

    Dave McMenamin

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - After giving up a whopping 408 points in their last three games - the most ever allowed over a three-game span in franchise history -- the Los Angeles Lakers will welcome the league's leading scorer in Kevin Durant to Staples Cen...

    Blog | March 08, 2014
  7. Mike D'Antoni's job security

    Nick Borges

    The Los Angeles Lakers are having a horrible season and while injuries are the main reason, many say head coach Mike D'Antoni is at fault, too. The Lakers have shown little effort on defense and that is not a surprise as D'Antoni has never focused on...

    Blog | March 08, 2014
  8. Defense remains demoralizing for Lakers

    Dave McMenamin

    DENVER -- It was some 16 months ago when Mike D'Antoni gave his introductory news conference with the Los Angeles Lakers. He was admittedly still a little loopy from pain medicine following reconstructive knee surgery, but regardless, the coach jokin...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  9. Rapid Reaction: Lakers 126, Kings 122

    Dave McMenamin

    LOS ANGELES -- A common refrain from Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni this season has been that if his team spent half the amount of energy caring about its defense as it cared about its offense, it could end up being a half-decent team. An...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  10. Mike D'Antoni of Los Angeles Lakers fires back at Pau Gasol -- 'K...

    Dave McMenamin

    Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni says he was disappointed that Pau Gasol took him to task through the media and also vowed Wednesday to continue to employ a small-ball lineup down the stretch this season.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2014
  11. Pau Gasol of Los Angeles Lakers voices frustration after another ...

    Dave McMenamin

    After a three-point game at halftime turned into a 118-98 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday, Los Angeles Lakers big man Pau Gasol went off during his postgame comments, blaming the team's woes on a lack of discipline.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2014
  12. Paul George's third-quarter surge pulls Pacers from reach of Lake...

    Paul George scored 12 of his 20 points in the third quarter, Evan Turner had 13 points in his Pacers debut, and Indiana beat the Los Angeles Lakers 118-98 on Tuesday night.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | February 25, 2014
  13. NBA - Is Dwight Howard still elite?

    Kevin Pelton

    Kevin Pelton looks at what the Houston Rockets have exactly in Dwight Howard.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2014
  14. Noah and Gibson key win over L.A.

    Nick Friedell

    LOS ANGELES -- The most important decision Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau made during Sunday afternoon's 92-86 triumph over the Los Angeles Lakers came with 6:52 left in regulation. That's when Joakim Noah, the anchor of Thibodeau's defense, picke...

    Blog | February 09, 2014
  15. Fantasy Rumors: Livingston's rising value

    Joe Kaiser

    Why Shaun Livingston is worth a look ... If Livingston didn't have your attention before, he certainly should after what he did against Philadelphia's porous defense Monday night. The 28-year-old got the start alongside Deron Williams in Brookl...

    Blog | February 04, 2014
  16. NBA - What's wrong with Tyson Chandler and the New York Knicks' d...

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe examines the New York Knicks' defense -- or lack thereof -- and says one main reason for the team's poor performance is a lethargic Tyson Chandler.

    Story | Conversation | February 04, 2014