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  1. 2014 NBA playoffs -- NBA affirms referees' call, mum on possible ...

    Dave McMenamin

    A day after squandering a late 13-point lead against the Thunder, the Clippers tried to let go of the outcome. And the NBA seemed to do the same, defending the outcome of a controversial, pivotal play that came with 11.3 seconds remaining.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2014
  2. 2014 NBA Playoffs: Spurs' loss to No. 8 Mavs evokes past woe

    Dave McMenamin

    The Spurs were routed in Game 2, raising the possibility of a No. 8 upset of a No. 1.

    Story | Conversation | April 23, 2014
  3. 2014 NBA Playoffs: Pop opens with sparkling Duncan

    Dave McMenamin

    The Mavs didn't apply special defense for Tim Duncan, and paid the price in Game 1.

    Story | Conversation | April 20, 2014
  4. Mike D'Antoni doesn't want Los Angeles Lakers to 'jump ship'

    Dave McMenamin

    With the Los Angeles Lakers already becoming the first team in the league to be eliminated from playoff contention last week, coach Mike D'Antoni's message hasn't changed for the rest of the way.

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2014
  5. Rapid Reaction: Pacers 118, Lakers 98

    Dave McMenamin

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Just before the All-Star break, the Los Angeles Lakers gave the Western Conference-leading Oklahoma City Thunder all they could handle for 3.5 quarters before falling off at the end. Tuesday against the best the Eastern Confere...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  6. Rapid Reaction: Thunder 107, Lakers 103

    Dave McMenamin

    LOS ANGELES -- It's about time for a break. Playing with only eight healthy players on the roster, the Los Angeles Lakers gave the Western Conference-leading Oklahoma City Thunder all they could handle but still came away on the losing end. The...

    Blog | February 13, 2014
  7. Four major questions facing the Los Angeles Lakers in 2014

    Dave McMenamin

    Four major questions face the Lakers in 2014, starting with what to do with Pau Gasol.

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2014
  8. With soft schedule, Los Angeles Lakers can get back to .500 befor...

    Dave McMenamin

    A soft spot in their schedule give the Los Angeles Lakers a chance to get back to .500 before 2014.

    Story | Conversation | December 25, 2013
  9. Mike D'Antoni says Los Angeles Lakers can still make playoffs

    Dave McMenamin

    Already down three point guards and now facing the prospect of playing without Kobe Bryant for the next six weeks, Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni was undeterred when asked about L.A.'s postseason chances.

    Story | Conversation | December 20, 2013
  10. Juggling act between needs of Bryant, team

    Dave McMenamin

    LOS ANGELES -- Nobody on the Los Angeles Lakers was kidding themselves by thinking Kobe Bryant's return would suddenly vault them from a team flirting with .500 to a squad shooting straight for the top of the Western Conference standings. "Of cour...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  11. Hill, Meeks, Blake vying for most improved

    Dave McMenamin

    LOS ANGELES -- The NBA All-Star ballot was released this week and three Los Angeles Lakers players -- Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Steve Nash -- made the cut among the 50 names included from the Western Conference. Not one of them deserve All-Star c...

    Blog | November 17, 2013
  12. Dwight Howard of Los Angeles Lakers gives speech preview -- 'Let'...

    Dave McMenamin

    The Los Angeles Lakers are faced with a "win and get in" opportunity Wednesday night when they host the Houston Rockets in their regular-season finale.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2013
  13. Los Angeles Lakers look forward to showdown with Houston Rockets

    Dave McMenamin

    The Los Angeles Lakers have come down to the final game of their rocky 2012-13 regular season and in a most appropriate scenario, considering everything that's happened to the team this year, L.A.'s postseason fate is still up in the air.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2013
  14. Pau Gasol -- Kobe Bryant's 47 'bittersweet' for team balance

    Dave McMenamin

    Pau Gasol explained he was thinking about the Los Angeles Lakers' chances in the long term when he called Kobe Bryant's 47 points in 48 minutes performance against the Portland Trail Blazers "bittersweet."

    Story | Conversation | April 12, 2013
  15. Steve Nash of Los Angeles Lakers says it feels like most frustrat...

    Dave McMenamin

    Steve Nash was back at the Rose Garden on Wednesday, the site of the collision that caused him a broken left leg in the Los Angeles Lakers' second game of the season that sidelined him for nearly two months.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2013
  16. Steve Nash of Los Angeles Lakers misses practice, doubtful to pla...

    Dave McMenamin

    Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash did not practice with the team Thursday and is considered doubtful for Friday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies.

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2013