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  1. Does Nash to Toronto mean Calderon to L.A.?

    Brian Kamenetzky

    There are a few good reasons Lakers fans might want Steve Nash to take the three-year, $36 million offer extended him by the Toronto Raptors, located smack dab inside his home country of Canada. He'd be out of the division and unable to hurt the Lake...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  2. Kobe Bryant and the Lakers are struggling in fourth quarters

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The Lakers are back from their six-game swing, finishing 3-3 after squeaking out a win over the Raptors on Sunday afternoon. Kobe Bryant was the catalyst in the final minute, hitting a 3-pointer and picking up a critical steal before nailing the game...

    Blog | February 14, 2012
  3. Lakers at Toronto: What to Watch with Raptors Republic

    Brian Kamenetzky

    It will be the Lakers' sixth game in about nine-and-a-half days, the last of a long trip, with an early tip time that has never suited them particularly well. AP Photo/The Canadian Press/Frank Gunn With Andrea Bargnani sidelined, Compton prod...

    Blog | February 11, 2012
  4. Getting some clarity on Mike Brown's staff- UPDATED

    Brian Kamenetzky

    UPDATE (12:44 pm PT):'s Ric Bucher reports Mike Brown will hire Jim Boylen, as well as Quin Snyder in some capacity. Scott Roth is expected to stay in Toronto to join Dwayne Casey's new staff with the Raptors. If Chuck Person accepts the off...

    Blog | June 20, 2011
  5. Lakers Week In Preview: Dec. 13-19

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Under normal circumstances, I might say four games against teams with a combined record of 34-57 would be a formality. A near-waste of virtual ink, so assured were Lakers wins. These are not normal circumstances. The Lakers have been positively...

    Blog | December 13, 2010
  6. Lakers Week in Preview: Nov. 8-14

    Brian Kamenetzky

    After an uninspired effort Friday night against the Raptors, the Lakers responded with a much more juggernauty performance Sunday, wiping out the Blazers at Staples. Clearly the whole "fall back" thing didn't throw them off. (I, on the other hand, th...

    Blog | November 08, 2010
  7. Out of the zone

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Among the myriad problems for the Lakers in Friday's 108-103 win over Toronto was their ability to handle the moments in which the Raptors threw a 2-3 zone defense their direction. Suddenly, the league's most efficient offense got a little loose. The...

    Blog | November 06, 2010
  8. Lakers vs. Toronto: What to watch

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Oh, Canada! this is not a good basketball team. The Raptors were a barely mediocre-in-the-Eastern Conference squad last year, and that was with Chris Bosh. Without him, they're awful, among our northern neighbor's most depressing exports since Leonar...

    Blog | November 05, 2010
  9. Sunday report: On "Big Mo," and signs of improvement from Pau Gas...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Friday, in detailing the shortcomings of the Lakers on the offensive side of the ball over the season's first 65 games, I noted they still had the time and talent to turn things around. And while victories over the Raptors Tuesday night and Phoenix o...

    Blog | March 14, 2010
  10. Lamar Odom: "Our aura comes off soft right now."

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Those were the words of Lamar Odom after Tuesday's 109-107 win over the Raptors at Staples. Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images Driving through a double team is hard. Unlike L.A.'s aura, which Lamar Odom says is coming off as soft. They reflec...

    Blog | March 10, 2010
  11. Lakers bring a Kobe adjustment in win

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Even setting aside his heroics in the final seconds, Tuesday night's 109-107 win over Toronto was a strong game for Kobe Bryant. He finished 11-of-20 from the floor and attacked aggressively, earning 11 foul shots rounding out a 32-point effort. (Six...

    Blog | March 10, 2010
  12. Victory by Fiat?

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Great moment from Tuesday's win over the Raptors: With under two minutes to play, Toronto's Hedo Turkoglu missed a three from the left wing. The long rebound careened towards the sideline, chased by Jose Calderon. He approached the boundary, prepared...

    Blog | March 10, 2010
  13. Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant not satisfied with team's ef...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Asked if there was anything positive they could take from tonight's win, good enough to break a three game losing streak, Kobe was emphatic. "Nothing. Our defense in Orlando was much better. And the effort. The effort we had in Orlando will be tough ...

    Blog | Conversation | March 10, 2010
  14. Lakers beat Toronto: One moment... and beyond (postgame analysis ...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    We get where you're coming from, Mamba, but these days, even beggars with rings can't be choosers. We'll also take the win and hold our noses, thank you very much. Much more below the jump... ONE MOMENT I've already noted how this year's L...

    Blog | March 09, 2010
  15. Tuesday's number: 18.8, plus a touch of Lakers audio

    Brian Kamenetzky

    This would be the average number of points the Lakers have surrendered off turnovers in March. Up from 15.4 in February, and up even more from 13.6 in January. For those newer to the game and perhaps unfamiliar with its subtleties, the goal is to mak...

    Blog | March 09, 2010
  16. Lakers lose north of the border: Links of the day

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images Not sure if you heard, but this shot went in. Perhaps it's appropriate the Lakers will take a break from the grind of their eight game road trip to visit the White House and President Obama (12 pm PT, K...

    Blog | January 25, 2010