Jordan Clarkson and Jeremy Lin Lakers

Lakers getting best of both worlds: remaining competitive and losing

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The short-handed Los Angeles Lakers gave the Golden State Warriors a fight at Oracle Arena on Monday night; in the end losing 108-105, but surprising considering this was the NBA’s best team, record-wise, playing in a place where the Warriors have lost only 2 times out of 32 tries this season, the best home record in the NBA. Continue reading

The Los Angeles Lakers celebrate win.

Lakers’ fans: You’re going feel that 3 game winning streak in the morning

The elation the Lakers felt last night after beating the very respectable 32-26 Milwaukee Bucks for their 3rd win in a row, tying their longest winning streak of the season, was incredibly satisfying; that’s if you’re one of the few that actually get to suit up in the Purple and Gold uniform.

For the rest that follow the Lakers and plan to do so for the foreseeable future, a win at this stage of the season is devastating. Continue reading

Golden State Warriors huddle.

2014-15 NBA Power Rankings: Week 16

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NBA action has returned following the week long hiatus for NBA All-Star weekend. In addition, the NBA trading deadline has passed which included a flurry of trade activity from numerous teams looking to improve and prepare for the stretch run to the playoffs.

We are now in week 16 of the NBA season and we take a look at the updated NBA power rankings for the league which had minimal movement in positioning. Continue reading

Lakers and Clippers trading deadline. Doc Rivers and Mitch Kupchak ponder possible trades.

Lakers and Clippers unlikely to deal by Trading Deadline

The Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers are in two completely different situations and heading in two completely different directions; however, despite being in starkly different places, both appear will stand pat as the horn sounds on the NBA trading deadline today at 12pm Pacific time.  Continue reading

Russell Westbrook tomahawk alley-oop dunk at the NBA All-Star game.

Westbrook wins MVP and leads West 163-158 win over East in All-Star Game

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It’s been a little more than 2 months since Russell Westbrook returned from a broken hand injury which caused him to miss 14 games. Westbrook hasn’t missed a beat since he’s been back on the court, scoring 32 points and finishing with 7 assists and 8 rebounds in his first game back on November 28th. Since that time he’s been playing some of the best basketball of his career, averaging 26.1 points, 7.8 assists, 6.6 rebounds and helping his Thunder team to a 24-13 record since his return which is 5th best in the NBA in that span.  Continue reading

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