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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Lakers lose to Toronto as uneven play continues: Kent Brockman an...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    "Smartline" speaks to the concerns of Laker Nation... A (very) partial transcript, in the wake of L.A.'s disappointing 106-105 loss to the Raptors Sunday night... Kent Brockman: Professor, without knowing precisely what the danger is, would y...

    Blog | January 24, 2010
  12. Lakers at Raptors: Game prep, Canadian style

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Friday night against the Bucks, the Toronto Raptors effectively tweaked their game plan en route to a 101-96 win. From Raptors Republic: The Raps were lucky that the game was even close midway through the 3rd when the unthinkable happened. (Coach)...

    Blog | January 24, 2010
  13. Getting some clarity on Mike Brown's staff- UPDATED

    Brian Kamenetzky

    UPDATE (12:44 pm PT): ESPN.com'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
  14. 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