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  1. How the Lakers match up: Los Angeles Clippers

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The Lakers aren't the only team in L.A. that has been busy this summer. The Clippers, despite working without a G.M. in the wake of Neil Olshey's leap to Portland, have also made a ton of moves, adding Lamar Odom, Grant Hill, Jamal Crawford and more....

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Rapid Reaction: Looking to the first round vs. Denver

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Not so suck the wind out of Christian Eyenga's Lakers debut, but the Bold Play of Thursday's Game came before it started, when Kobe Bryant decided to sit it out, passing on a chance to beat out Kevin Durant for this year's scoring title. Nor is a ...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  5. Lakers at Phoenix: What to watch with Valley of the Suns

    Brian Kamenetzky

    As was made abundantly clear Friday against the Rockets, the Lakers have pitched a tent in Strugglesville on the defensive side of the floor. Only twice in their last 11 games have they limited opponents to a points-per-possession figure lower than t...

    Blog | April 07, 2012
  6. Three is (probably) a magic number

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Go ahead and sing. Wednesday's win over the Clippers was significant not simply for being a quality effort against a strong opponent, though it was, but for what it did to the standings. The Lakers now own the season series and accompanying tiebr...

    Blog | April 05, 2012
  7. What to watch: Lakers at Memphis

    Brian Kamenetzky

    As John Hollinger noted Monday afternoon (Insider required), the Western Conference has gone a little squishy as teams for a variety of reasons have piled up losses. Denver, the Clippers, Dallas, Houston, Portland, and Utah have all suffered either s...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  8. Lakers vs. Celtics: What to watch with ESPN Boston

    Brian Kamenetzky

    While the Lakers have performed at least a little better on the court than their shamrocked enemies from the east, the basic narratives surrounding both teams are similar. Aging squads clinging like kittens on tree branches to championship relevance ...

    Blog | March 10, 2012
  9. Lakers vs. Suns: What to watch with Valley of the Suns

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Kobe Bryant does not like the Suns. So strong is his distaste and so deep his competitive nature, it wouldn't surprise me to learn Bryant resents the sun itself. The actual, rises in the east, sets in the west sun, like some sort of hoops vampire. ...

    Blog | February 17, 2012
  10. 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
  11. Lakers vs. Rockets: What to watch with Red94

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Tuesday night, the Lakers face a Houston Rockets squad that always seems to give them fits. While a few roles have been recast in Houston, starting with the coach -- Rick Adelman out, Kevin McHale in -- the basics of this year's team are similar. The...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  12. Hollinger scouting reports, and a Lakers 5-on-5

    Brian Kamenetzky

    If you missed it, John Hollinger has released his perpetually fascinating player scouting reports for this season's Lakers team (Insider required). Whether regarding the Lakers or other teams around the league, they're always among my favorite yearly...

    Blog | November 28, 2011
  13. Five roster needs for the Lakers

    Brian Kamenetzky

    While everyone is excited players and owners have reached a tentative deal to play ball again, the reality is a season starting on December 25 doesn't leave Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak much time to tweak a roster that, while not in need of a major ove...

    Blog | November 26, 2011
  14. Lakers vs. Mavericks - Emptying the mailbag

    Brian Kamenetzky

    For this week's edition of The Triangle, as is always the hope we put out the call for questions from readers. Unfortunately, a mixup with the script left us unable to use any of them. But we had some great responses, worthy of a public airing. He...

    Blog | April 30, 2011
  15. Lakers vs. New Orleans - An early first round preview

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Layne Murdoch/NBAE/Getty Images The Lakers begin their threepeat quest with a matchup against Chris Paul and the New Orleans Hornets. As the playoff race in the Western Conference began taking shape, the general consensus among, as Phil Jackson cal...

    Blog | April 14, 2011
  16. Lakers at Kings - What to watch with Zach Harper, Cowbell Kingdom...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Tuesday wasn't exactly a banner day for the Lakers. First, Steve Blake was diagnosed with chickenpox, shelving him indefinitely. Unpleasant enough for kids, chickenpox is worse when contracted as an adult, so it's undoubtedly a burly time in the Blak...

    Blog | April 13, 2011