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Golden State Warriors – Stephen Curry Taking Care of Business

Posted on 19 Mar, 2014, by in NBA

The 103-89 win for the Golden State Warriors over the Orlando Magic wasn’t all about Stephen Curry. Klay Thompson and David Lee both shot pretty well from the floor, and Steve Blake did a very good job off the bench to help out the second unit. However, the focus, as usual, should go to the starting point guard in another sublime shooting performance. More

Golden State Warriors – Stephen Curry Will Have Another Sad Ending

Posted on 15 Mar, 2014, by in NBA

When this season began, the Golden State Warriors were a team some looked at and saw potential NBA champions if everything came together. There have been ups & downs this season, but another home loss, this time to the Cleveland Cavaliers, probably shut the book on anyone having illussions that this Stephen Curry led group has any chance of doing better than last year. More

Los Angeles Lakers – Steve Nash Isn’t Done Just Yet

Posted on 8 Feb, 2014, by in NBA

Celebrating his 40th birthday, Steve Nash enjoyed facing off against the worst defense in the NBA, leading the Los Angeles Lakers to a 112-98 win over the Philadelphia 76ers, making everyone forget for just one night about how bad things really are. More

Los Angeles Lakers – Injury Situation Beyond Believable

Posted on 6 Feb, 2014, by in NBA

The 119-108 win for the Los Angeles Lakers over the Cleveland Cavaliers might teach us that there are teams in worse situations despite not having the same amount of injuries, but the healthy list is getting shorter and shorter for a team that went into the game with only 8 healthy players and finished with only 4 being eligible as Robert Sacre played after fouling out. More

Kobe Bryant – Good or Bad For the Los Angeles Lakers?

Posted on 10 Dec, 2013, by in NBA

By giving an injured, 35-year old Kobe Bryant, the Los Angeles Lakers made an economic, financial driven decision, not one based on the desire to win NBA titles in the near future. However, it isn’t all negative, and his return to the courts after 8 months of an Achilles Tendon injury keeping him away, might not be the worst thing in the world. More

Kings vs Lakers – The First Winning Streak of the Season

Posted on 25 Nov, 2013, by in NBA

What usually separates the good and bad teams in the NBA, aside from talent, is consistency. The Los Angeles Lakers once again prove the doubters wrong by beating the Sacramento Kings 100-86, getting to three consecutive wins, led by a suddenly efficient Pau Gasol with a 20-10 night and Xavier Henry, scoring 21 points. More

Los Angeles Lakers – Pau Gasol Looking Old and Sad

Posted on 14 Nov, 2013, by in NBA

Don’t be fooled by Pau Gasol scoring 25 points, a season high for him, in the 99-111 loss to the Denver Nuggets. The Los Angeles Lakers have a problem and issue in almost every position and aspect of the game, but they expected the Spanish big man to be a solution to their early season woes, and not the exact opposite. More

Lakers vs Rockets – Steve Blake Makes the Most of Hack-a-Dwight

Posted on 8 Nov, 2013, by in NBA

A weird game, especially when this version of the Los Angeles Lakers manages to come up with a win against one of the supposedly better teams in the NBA. Resorting to dirty tactics, which means fouling Dwight Howard in embarrassing ways, and one big shot from Steve Blake, were enough to pull off one of the biggest upsets early in this NBA season. More

Los Angeles Lakers – Pau Gasol & Chris Kaman the Key to it All

Posted on 9 Oct, 2013, by in NBA

Big man harmony might mean the difference for the Los Angeles Lakers between a total disaster of a season and actually being somewhat playoff contenders once again, even with all the doubts about this team. Kobe Bryant still isn’t playing, only watching from the sidelines, but the developing on-floor relationship between Pau Gasol and Chris Kaman is going to do wonders for the Lakers if it works out. More

Los Angeles Lakers – Kobe Bryant as the Basis for Any Kind of Hope is Very Risky

Posted on 30 Jul, 2013, by in NBA

When a general manager says he expects his team to win in the 2013-2014 NBA season, what does he mean exactly? Kobe Bryant is one huge question mark coming off his injury, when he actually returns. Pau Gasol probably will never be 100% with his knee problems, while Steve Nash has a very low ceiling. The rest? Athletic players who have disappointed in the league. What is exactly winning? More