Once Mike D’Antoni was hired to replace Mike Brown as the Los Angeles Lakers head coach there were some questions as to Pau Gasol’s ability to fit into the 7 seconds less style offense that would be implemented. At least based on the last 2 games, it appears that Gasol is going to fit in just fine.
Those very clean and sharp looking white jerseys with the purple outlining that the Lakers sported on Christmas Day made a huge splash. We predicted that they’d be a hot seller back when we made them #1 on our 2012 Top Ten Gifts for your Special Lakers Fan This Christmas. We just didn’t expect for them to sell out so fast on NBA.com.
By the 2nd week of December we had already removed our link to the NBA store on NBA.com because they had removed the item due to selling out. At that time all of the other Winter Court Jerseys were still available, another sign that the following of the Lakers is significantly higher then any other team in the league.
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Portland Trailblazers at Los Angeles Lakers
7:30 PM Pacific time / 10:30 PM Eastern Time
Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Local: TWC Sportsnet, TWC Deportes National: League Pass
Line: Los Angeles Lakers -9.5
Los Angeles Lakers: 14-15, 11th in the Western Conference
Portland Trailblazers: 14-13, 8th in the Western Conference
Record vs. each other (2012-13 season): Trailblazers 1-0 vs. Lakers. Continue reading
The Lakers came in feeling good riding a 5 game winning streak and a Christmas Day win against a good New York Knicks team. That good feeling only lasted 1 day as they fall to the Nuggets 126-114.
Kobe Bryant led the Lakers in scoring with 40 points and that extended his streak of consecutive games of scoring 30 or more to 10 games.
Los Angeles Lakers at Denver Nuggets
6:00 PM Pacific time / 9:00 PM Eastern Time
Pepsi Center in Denver, CO
TV: Local: TWC Sportsnet, TWC Deportes National: NBA League Pass
Line: Los Angeles Lakers +4
Los Angeles Lakers: 14-14, 11th in the Western Conference
Denver Nuggets: 15-14, 8th in the Western Conference
Record vs. each other (2012-13 season): Lakers 1-0 vs. Denver this season. Continue reading
Pau Gasol puts the Lakers ahead for good on a strong drive to the basket with 12 seconds to play, putting them up 99-94.
The New York Knicks lose the ball on the following possession, failing to inbound the ball and get a shot. Jodie Meeks makes one of two free throws before time expires.