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  1. Slumping Lakers lacking defense

    Dave McMenamin

    MIAMI -- The old maxim might state that defense wins championships, but there's also a saying in basketball that on any individual play, great offense always beats great defense. A defender can position himself perfectly to guard a shot with his b...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  2. Farmar proving to be steal for Lakers

    Dave McMenamin

    NEW YORK -- While Kobe Bryant took to Twitter late Tuesday night to defend his position in deserving every dollar of the $48.5 million contract extension the Los Angeles Lakers offered him, Jordan Farmar's play in Wednesday's 99-94 win over the Brook...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  3. Rapid Reaction: Lakers 92, Nets 83

    Dave McMenamin

    NEW YORK -- No Dwight, no Metta, no problem. "Hopefully, the players will know that you can't take a play off," Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said of the team's predicament before the game. "You got to go out there and you got to win games. We put ou...

    Blog | February 05, 2013
  4. Three men, one play, a glimpse at major potential

    Dave McMenamin

    To hear Kobe Bryant break down the most important play in the Los Angeles Lakers' 95-90 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday was akin to hearing a forensic detective combing his way through a crime scene and describing how each bit of evidence fit t...

    Blog | November 21, 2012
  5. NBA upgrades Blake Griffin's foul on Pau Gasol to flagrant-1

    Dave McMenamin

    Blake Griffin's dunks on Pau Gasol in the Lakers' win over the Clippers were considered legal plays. A foul by Griffin on Gasol in the third quarter has been upgraded to a flagrant-1 foul, the league informed the Lakers on Friday.

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2012
  6. The McTen: A little mayhem vs. Minnesota

    Dave McMenamin

    Here are your 10 additional things to take away from the Lakers' 106-98 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday ... 1 It was a weird game for Kobe Bryant from the very start. After deciding to play against Minnesota after not practicin...

    Blog | March 19, 2011
  7. Los Angeles Lakers' Matt Barnes day to day after setback in warm-...

    Dave McMenamin

    Forward Matt Barnes is day to day after he irritated a nerve in his right leg in pregame warm-ups and did not play in the Lakers' 92-84 win against the Charlotte Bobcats.

    Story | Conversation | March 04, 2011
  8. The McTen: Ron Ron Rises in Phoenix

    Dave McMenamin

    Christian Petersen/Getty Images Kobe Bryant high-fives Ron Artest after Artest's late 3-pointer. Here are your 10 additional things to take away from the Lakers 99-95 win over the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday ... 1 The play, in terms of the ...

    Blog | January 06, 2011
  9. The McTen: The Road to Vick-tory in Philly

    Dave McMenamin

    Here are your 10 additional things to take away from the Lakers 93-81 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday ... 1 The Lakers were treading water, caught in a one-point game with the Sixers who had lost two out of every three games they play...

    Blog | December 18, 2010
  10. The McTen: Detroit Rout City

    Dave McMenamin

    Here are your 10 additional things to take away from the Lakers' 103-90 win over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday ... 1There's a formula that the Lakers try to follow when they play a lesser opponent: Play well at the start so that there's no nee...

    Blog | November 18, 2010
  11. Los Angeles Lakers' Andrew Bynum to play, delaying 'probable' sur...

    Dave McMenamin

    Lakers center Andrew Bynum will play through the pain in his knee, putting off 'probable' surgery until the summer.

    Story | Conversation | May 03, 2010
  12. Free throw shooting a major issue for Los Angeles Lakers

    Dave McMenamin

    The disparity at the free throw line and the fact they aren't making many is a tough issue for the Lakers.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2010