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  1. Lakers Grades: April 5-12

    Dave McMenamin

    Laker Grades is a weekly feature that examines the best and the worst of the purple and gold from the last seven days. Mitch Kupchak gets a contract extension: Hardly anything went right for the Lakers this season. The only thing worse th...

    Blog | April 13, 2014
  2. Rapid Reaction: Rockets 145, Lakers 130

    Dave McMenamin

    LOS ANGELES -- Dwight Howard missed his sixth straight game Tuesday because of a left ankle injury. Kobe Bryant missed his 53rd in a row because of his left knee. That reunion between the former testy teammates will have to wait until next season....

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  3. Steve Nash of Los Angeles Lakers moves into third on all-time ass...

    Dave McMenamin

    It's been a historically bad season for the Los Angeles Lakers, but Steve Nash managed to make a positive dent on the record books Tuesday against the Houston Rockets. Now the question is whether he'll be around to make more history in the future.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2014
  4. Rapid Reaction: Rockets 134, Lakers 108

    Dave McMenamin

    LOS ANGELES -- The night started off with a raucous round of boos by the Los Angeles Lakers home crowd determined to let Dwight Howard hear it for his decision to skip town. It ended with the hushed tones of fans' feet shuffling up the stairs, hea...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  5. Gasol to sit against the Rockets

    Dave McMenamin

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Pau Gasol participated in shootaround Wednesday but was ruled out for the Los Angeles Lakers' game against the Houston Rockets because of his strained right groin. Chris Kaman will start in his place. "I think he's OK, I thin...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  6. Excited for Lakers-Clippers? Takes some convincing

    Dave McMenamin

    HOUSTON -- Rather than spend time rehashing the Los Angeles Lakers' 113-99 defeat at the hands of the Houston Rockets on Wednesday -- their ninth loss in the past 10 games -- better we just skip our focus to Friday's Staples Center showdown with the ...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  7. Rapid Reaction: Rockets 113, Lakers 99

    Dave McMenamin

    HOUSTON -- Maybe there was a reason the NBA decided to change its national broadcast schedule to yank Wednesday's Los Angeles Lakers versus Houston Rockets game from airways around the country. After all, Nick Young already said the postgame locke...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  8. Mitch Kupchak says Los Angeles Lakers won't give up despite strug...

    Dave McMenamin

    Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak says the team won't be throwing in the towel despite all its struggles this season.

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2014
  9. Lin discusses Marshall matters

    Dave McMenamin

    HOUSTON -- After Kendall Marshall's impressive 20-point, 15-assist night in his first game starting at point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers, coach Mike D'Antoni was so charged by the performance that he likened Marshall to the most surprising succe...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  10. D'Antoni on Lakers' TV demotion: It's 'business'

    Dave McMenamin

    SALT LAKE CITY -- The NBA announced Thursday that its national broadcast schedule has been adjusted to show the Phoenix Suns play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Jan. 8 on ESPN rather than the Lakers' road game against the Houston Rockets. What was ...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  11. Rapid Reaction: Lakers 99, Rockets 98

    Dave McMenamin

    HOUSTON -- Steve Blake saved the day. After storming into Houston, shutting down Dwight Howard for most of the game, making virtually every 3-point shot they took for half of the game and spreading the ball around enough to put six players in doub...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  12. Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers says he's been pushing hard...

    Dave McMenamin

    Kobe Bryant sat out Thursday's reunion game between Dwight Howard and the Los Angeles Lakers, but looks to be back on the court when the Houston Rockets visit Staples Center on Feb. 19.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2013
  13. Dwight Howard of Houston Rockets downplays facing Los Angeles Lak...

    Dave McMenamin

    Dwight Howard downplayed any talk about his former team as the Houston Rockets prepared to play the Los Angeles Lakers for the first time since the Howard left L.A. for Houston in July.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2013
  14. Pau Gasol, Mike D'Antoni of Los Angeles Lakers revisit Dwight How...

    Dave McMenamin

    Dwight Howard left the Lakers for the Rockets nearly four months ago, and so the Lakers were left rehashing the memories of what went wrong last season once again.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2013
  15. Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni compares Kobe Bryant to Se...

    Dave McMenamin

    Kobe Bryant is used to hearing the comparisons to the NBA's all-time greats, but Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni referenced not just a different sport, but a different species in describing Bryant on Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2013
  16. Dwight Howard's move to Houston Rockets still puzzles Mike D'Anto...

    Dave McMenamin

    It's been nearly a month since Dwight Howard spurned the Los Angeles Lakers for the Houston Rockets and Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni is still puzzled by the center's decision.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2013