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Riddled by injuries, Lakers start Goudelock, Morris

Riddled by injuries, Lakers start Goudelock, Morris

nba.com yahoo.com ESPN.com Updated Apr 26, 2013
Andrew Goudelock knows he's no Kobe Bryant, and Darius Morris realizes he can't compare to Steve Nash.
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  • Step Right Up: The already-hurting Los Angeles Lakers will have…

    Step Right Up: The already-hurting Los Angeles Lakers will have …

    CNNSI.com Apr 26, 2013
    The already-hurting Los Angeles Lakers will have to dig out of an 0-2 hole with Darius Morris taking Steve Nash's place, as the Spurs will look to take a commanding 3-0 series lead.
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  • Lakers without Nash for Game 3 against Spurs

    Lakers without Nash for Game 3 against Spurs

    ESPN.com Apr 26, 2013
    The Los Angeles Lakers will be without Steve Nash for Friday night's pivotal Game 3 against the San Antonio Spurs.
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  • Russell Westbrook's injury will test Kevin Durant's leadership

    Russell Westbrook's injury will test Kevin Durant's leadership

    CNNSI.com Apr 26, 2013
    With Russell Westbrook sidelined, the spotlight falls on Kevin Durant. Can he put the Thunder on his back? This may be the ultimate test of Durant's leadership, writes Ian Thomsen.
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  • How Much Does Defense Matter in the N.B.A. Playoffs?

    How Much Does Defense Matter in the N.B.A. Playoffs?

    nytimes.com Apr 26, 2013
    Does defense really win championships in the N.B.A.? If it does, the Indiana Pacers are riding high.
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  • Video - Man vs Machine : Golden State Warriors 04:50

    Man vs Machine : Golden State Warriors

    Apr 26
    Playing in the shadow of Silicon Valley, it was only a matter of time before Golden State employed their own number crunchers to break out from basketball irrelevancy.
  • Video - Flip Chart: Anatomy Of A Comeback 02:50

    Flip Chart: Anatomy Of A Comeback

    Apr 26
    Flip Saunders breaks down what the Lakers and Celtics need to do to overcome 2-0 deficits.
  • Video - Spurs Cruise To 3-0 Lead Over Lakers 01:10

    Spurs Cruise To 3-0 Lead Over Lakers

    Apr 26
    Lakers suffer the worst home playoff loss in team history, falling to the Spurs 120-89 in Game 3.
  • Video - Tim Duncan After Spurs' Game 3 Win 00:47

    Tim Duncan After Spurs' Game 3 Win

    Apr 26
    Tim Duncan talked to Chris Broussard after the Spurs outscored the Lakers 65-45 in the second half to take a 3-0 series lead.

Sports Columnists

  • Lee Jenkins: With Westbrook out, the ball is in Durant's hands

    Apr 26
    Kevin Durant would dribble up and down the street outside his grandmother's house in Capitol Heights, Md., so bound was he to be a point guard. He played the point as a freshman at National Christian Academy in Fort Washington. He ran it during pickup g…
  • Ian Thomsen: Russell Westbrook's injury will test Kevin Durant's leadershi…

    Apr 26
    Now the spotlight focuses on Kevin Durant.
  • Toronto Raptors weighing run at Phil Jackson, sources say

    Apr 26
    Among the options being considered by the Toronto Raptors as they weigh the futures of team president Bryan Colangelo and coach Dwane Casey is making a run at Phil Jackson, according to sources with knowledge of Toronto's thinking.
  • 2013 NBA playoffs: Oklahoma City Thunder without Russell Westbrook

    Apr 26
    5-on-5: Our experts discuss the impact of Russell Westbrook's injury