2/28/13 Wolves at Lakers Tonight at 730pm Pacific on TNT

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Minnesota Timberwolves at Los Angeles Lakers

2/28/13

7:30 PM Pacific time / 10:30 PM Eastern Time

Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA

TV:   Local: TWC Sportsnet, TWC Deportes National: TNT

Line: Los Angeles Lakers -10

2012-13 Records:

Los Angeles Lakers: 28-30, 9th in the Western Conference

Minnesota Timberwolves: 20-34, 12th in the Western Conference

Record vs. each other (2012-13 season): Lakers are 1-0 over the Wolves this season. Continue reading

Lakers Cant Keep Momentum Going; lose to Nuggets 119-108

The Los Angeles Lakers had the odds stacked against them going into Denver to play the Nuggets who have only lost in their arena 3 times in 26 games. Making matters worse for the Lakers, they came in on the 2nd night of a back to back. The Denver Nuggets got up early, extending their lead as many as 18 points. The Denver Nuggets beat the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night, 119-108.

The Lakers had no answer for the Denver Nuggets defensively. The Nuggets shot 56% from the field and scored an astonishing 78 points in the paint. The Nuggets’ high point total in the paint was due, in part, to the 33 fast break points, also an eye catching figure.

Kobe Bryant once again led the Lakers in scoring with 29 points and dished out 8 assists. Dwight Howard scored 14 points and pulled down 14 rebounds but was horrid from the free throw line, missing 11 of his 14 shots from the line. Steve Nash chipped in 16 points on an efficient 6 of 8 shooting.

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2/24/13 Lakers at Mavs Today at 10am Pacific on ABC

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Los Angeles Lakers at Dallas Mavericks

2/24/13

10 AM Pacific time / 1 PM Eastern Time

American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX

TV:   Local: ABC National: ABC

Line: Los Angeles Lakers +3

2012-13 Records:

Los Angeles Lakers: 27-29, 9th in the Western Conference

Dallas Mavericks: 25-29, 10th in the Western Conference

Record vs. each other (2012-13 season): Series tied 1-1 Continue reading

Lakers Win Nailbiter over Blazers, 111-107

Nicolas Batum brought the Portland Trailblazers to within 2 points after hitting a shot in the corner with 10.7 seconds remaining in the game; however, it wasn’t enough as the Los Angeles Lakers were able to hold and win 111-107, in a closely contested game.

There was a more familiar Kobe Bryant Friday night, scoring a game high 40 points in the game. This was Kobe’s first time scoring 30 or more points since the January 15th game against the Milwaukee Bucks when he scored 31 points. It was the first time he scored 40 or more points in a game since the day after Christmas, when he scored 40 in a loss at the Denver Nuggets. This was Kobe’s 117th 40 point game in his career.

The Lakers win extends their lead over the Blazers to 1 game and 1/2 for the 9th spot, and keeps them 3 and 1/2 games behind the 8th place Houston Rockets who won Friday night as well in Brooklyn, 106-96.

Dwight Howard has also beginning to resemble the player that we saw in Orlando since his return from the All Star Break. Dwight Howard scored 19 points and grabbed 16 rebounds in the win against the Blazers. This is coming of his 24 points and 12 rebounds game in the win against the Boston Celtics Wednesday night.

The Lakers next game is Sunday in Dallas to face the Mavericks.

-Fern Rea

2/22/13 Blazers at Lakers Tonight at 730pm Pacific on TWC

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Portland Trailblazers at Los Angeles Lakers

2/22/13

7:30 PM Pacific time / 10:30 PM Eastern Time

Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA

TV:   Local: TWC Sportsnet, TWC Deportes National: NBA TV

Line: Los Angeles Lakers -9

2012-13 Records:

Los Angeles Lakers: 26-29, 9th in the Western Conference

Portland Trailblazers: 25-29, 10th in the Western Conference

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2/19/13 Celtics at Lakers Tonight at 730pm Pacific on ESPN

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Boston Celtics at Los Angeles Lakers

2/19/13

7:30 PM Pacific time / 10:30 PM Eastern Time

Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA

TV:  Local: TWC Sportsnet, TWC Deportes  National: ESPN

Line: Los Angeles Lakers -7

2012-13 Records:

Boston Celtics: 28-24, 7th in the Eastern Conference

Los Angeles Lakers: 25-29, 10th in the Western Conference

Record vs. each other (2012-13 season): Celtics 1-0 vs. Lakers this season. Continue reading