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  1. Rapid Reaction: Lakers 95, Nets 90

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Finally, the Los Angeles Lakers got rid of all this run-and-gun, Bernie Bickerstaff-shootout nonsense and got a coach who not only could get the win, but keep the opponent to fewer than 100 points so the Staples Center faithful could score some free ...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  2. Rapid Reaction: Lakers 114, Suns 102

    Brian Kamenetzky

    LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers won Friday night at Staples Center easily enough that garbage-time minutes -- or at least a garbage-time minute -- were afforded to the likes of Earl Clark, Robert Sacre and Darius Johnson-Odom. Still, I suspect ...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  3. Magic Johnson not on the (Jim) Buss

    Brian Kamenetzky

    You -- certainly including the chanting masses at Staples Center over the weekend -- wanted Phil. Magic Johnson did, too, judging by some water cooler worthy Tweets sent out Wednesday. Last night, Johnson explained his criticisms of Lakers managem...

    Blog | November 15, 2012
  4. 5 questions facing the Lakers under Mike D'Antoni

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Nobody in the stands at Staples Center this weekend was chanting "We want Mike" -- and not just because doing so would potentially have sent mixed messages to management. No, the locals wanted Phil Jackson, and thought they were getting him. (In f...

    Blog | November 13, 2012
  5. Rapid Reaction: Lakers 103, Kings 90

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Reviewing Sunday's 13-point win over Sacramento at Staples Center is tough on a couple of levels: 1. The Kings, particularly when short a suspended DeMarcus Cousins, aren't very good (preseason victories over the Lakers notwithstanding). The Laker...

    Blog | November 11, 2012
  6. Rapid Reaction: Mavericks 99, Lakers 91

    Brian Kamenetzky

    In these lean economic times, anyone looking to earn a little extra pocket money might consider the selling of torches and pitchforks to Los Angeles Lakers fans. Following Tuesday's 99-91 loss at Staples Center to the Dallas Mavericks in th...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  7. Kareem statue part of a complicated legacy

    Brian Kamenetzky

    This is the year Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, among the most successful and elegant athletes in modern sports history, will receive a statue outside Staples Center, according to reports. The date of the official unveiling will be announced at some point r...

    Blog | August 27, 2012
  8. L.A.'s needs look very familiar

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Gary A. Vasquez/US Presswire When Chris Paul ended up in the wrong Staples Center locker room, the Lakers' plans for the 2011-12 season hit a major snag. At this point one year ago, the Lakers were well into their offseason, having been swept out...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  9. Rapid Reaction, Game 3 - Lakers 99, Thunder 96

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The Lakers knew their season was on the line Friday night in Game 3 at Staples Center against Oklahoma City, and put in an effort matching the gravity of the situation. After racing to an early 16-4 lead, they found themselves down by as much as seve...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  10. Rapid Reaction, Game 7: Lakers 96, Nuggets 87

    Brian Kamenetzky

    That was a fantastic game, exactly what you hope a Game 7 will be. Two teams laying everything they had on the Staples Center floor, and in the end it was the home team pulling it out. With the win, L.A. advances to face Oklahoma City, starting Monda...

    Blog | May 12, 2012
  11. Rapid Reaction: Lakers 103, Nuggets 88

    Brian Kamenetzky

    I'm not sure if it's possible to draw up a better blueprint for a win than the one executed by the Lakers Sunday afternoon at Staples Center in Game 1 of their first round matchup against the Denver Nuggets. They controlled the pace of play throughou...

    Blog | April 29, 2012
  12. Matt Barnes will play in Game 1 vs. Denver (practice video)

    Brian Kamenetzky

    He's not exactly healthy -- asked what causes pain for his sprained right ankle, he replied "Moving." -- but Matt Barnes will play Sunday when the Lakers and Nuggets open up their first round series at Staples Center. Needless to say (but I'll say...

    Blog | April 28, 2012
  13. Los Angeles Lakers ready to face former star Lamar Odom, Dallas M...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Lamar Odom returns to Staples for first time since leaving L.A.

    Story | Conversation | January 15, 2012
  14. Los Angeles Lakers' Mike Brown wants NBA to look at Blake Griffin...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Mike Brown wants the NBA to review the non-call on Blake Griffin from Saturday night's game.

    Story | Conversation | January 15, 2012
  15. Kobe Bryant scores 42, Lakers outlast Cleveland (postgame video)

    Brian Kamenetzky

    There were some things to like during Friday's 97-92 win over the Cavs at Staples Center Friday night, and other things... not so much. Either way, following an 0-2 start, the Lakers have now found themselves on the right side of the scoreboard in ni...

    Blog | January 14, 2012
  16. Lakers Late Night Replay vs. Houston, plus postgame video

    Brian Kamenetzky

    There was much to like about Tuesday's 108-99 win over the Rockets at Staples Center, and because we're positive fellows, we focused on those things following the game. The "Big Three" topics... Kobe Bryant. He overcame a slow start to post a...

    Blog | January 03, 2012