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  1. Rapid Reaction: Thunder 114, Lakers 108

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The Los Angeles Lakers went into Friday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder with a 9-10 record, nearly a quarter of a season's worth of frustration and disappointment already banked, and little hope for quick improvement. They've defeated very f...

    Blog | December 07, 2012
  2. Lakers Predictions for 2012-13

    Brian Kamenetzky

    One major component of the sports media business is making predictions. To call it more an art than science is a major disservice to art. It's more about making the best possible educated guess before hoping enough time passes that nobody remembers w...

    Blog | October 29, 2012
  3. Lakers chat transcript

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Lots of great questions in today's chat, ranging from Dwight Howard's health to the ways in which all of L.A.'s new parts will mesh on the floor. Click below for the transcript... (Note: I didn't realize there were new capacity rules for CiL ...

    Blog | September 05, 2012
  4. How the Lakers match up: Miami Heat

    Brian Kamenetzky

    In the wake of their team's roster overhaul, there are matchups around the association of great interest to Lakers fans. The precocious (and still improving) reigning Western Conference champion Oklahoma City Thunder, for one. San Antonio, which won ...

    Blog | August 21, 2012
  5. How the Lakers match up: Oklahoma City Thunder

    Brian Kamenetzky

    On the off chance there was still any question after the 2010-11 season, the Oklahoma City Thunder proved unequivocally they'd passed the Lakers in the Western Conference pecking order. Whipped past, like Russell Westbrook on the break. Six more wins...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  6. Rapid Reaction, Game 4 - Thunder 103, Lakers 100

    Brian Kamenetzky

    For the second time in the series, the Lakers had a game in their hands, and for the second time, they let it get away. In the process, they allowed any realistic chance of advancing to get away, too. This will be one the locals talk about for a w...

    Blog | May 19, 2012
  7. PodKast: Game 2 disaster, looking to Game 3, Sessions, and more

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Sometimes with a night's rest, the dawn of a new morning, and the opportunity for some fresh perspective, in the rear view mirror a game can look a little different. Sometimes. Game 2 Wednesday in Oklahoma City doesn't qualify. As we s...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  8. On the last shot of Game 2

    Brian Kamenetzky

    So here's the last play from Wednesday's loss (fast forward to about 56 seconds in): You'll notice (notice again, I'm sure) it was Steve Blake taking the shot, not Kobe Bryant. Any time something like this happens, there will be discussion. Vi...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  9. Rapid Reaction, Game 2: Thunder 77, Lakers 75

    Brian Kamenetzky

    This. Is. A. Killer. If I were to tell Mike Brown -- or Vegas for that matter -- before Game 2 the Thunder would have 76 points with .3 seconds remaining on the clock, both would have happily made the Lakers a giant favorite. Instead, the Lakers h...

    Blog | May 16, 2012
  10. A very crowded drawing board

    Brian Kamenetzky

    On May 27, 1985, the Celtics destroyed the Lakers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, 148-114, a game quickly declared the "Memorial Day Massacre." The Lakers, of course, went on to win the series in six games, finally vanquishing the Celtics curse. ...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  11. Rapid Reaction, Game 1: Thunder 119, Lakers 90

    Brian Kamenetzky

    It's only Game 1. There is a lot of basketball left to play. That is not meant as a threat. The Oklahoma City Thunder entered their Western Conference semifinal against the Los Angeles Lakers as overwhelming favorites, and Monday at Chesapeake ...

    Blog | May 14, 2012
  12. Defending the superstars

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The series between the Lakers and Thunder features not only two of the NBA's great scorers, but also some of the league's better defenders countering them. The Lakers have Metta World Peace for Kevin Durant, while the Thunder offer Thabo Sefolosha on...

    Blog | May 14, 2012
  13. First Look: Lakers vs. Oklahoma City

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images High on the list of intriguing storylines in this series will be the battle between the NBA's two leading scorers. The prospect of facing the Oklahoma City Thunder in the postseason has for most of the season conjured i...

    Blog | May 13, 2012
  14. Metta World Peace suspended seven games by the NBA

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The news is here. The NBA released a statement regarding the suspension: "The Lakers' Metta World Peace has been suspended for seven games without pay for striking the Thunder's James Harden in the head with his elbow, the NBA announced today. ...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  15. A good day for Mike Brown

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The decisions coaches make are too frequently boiled down to overly binary, results-based evaluation. A choice was good or bad depending on the final score, as opposed to the logic driving it or the context creating it. It's one of the reasons quanti...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  16. Metta World Peace apologizes for elbow to James Harden

    Brian Kamenetzky

    By now, you've seen the play, probably multiple times. A vicious elbow thrown near the end of the first half from Metta World Peace to the neck and head of Oklahoma City's James Harden. MWP will be getting a call from the league, no doubt. The only q...

    Blog | April 22, 2012