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Gasol wouldn't embrace coming off the bench Updated Jan 18, 2013
Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni is wrestling with the idea of bringing Pau Gasol off the bench, and the four-time All-Star is not embracing the thought of a potential demotion.
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  • Why Kevin Durant Is Better At Taking The Last Shot Than LeBron Jan 18, 2013
    LeBron James and the Heat defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in the Staples Center last night, 99-90. LeBron had 39 points after shooting a hyper-efficient 17 for 25 from the field. The Heat have struggled this season, but James has not, shooting 55 percen…
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  • This Airballed Free Throw Is Why The Lakers Are Vulnerable To Hack-A-Dwight Jan 18, 2013
    Dwight Howard went to the line 13 times last night, more than twice as often as the rest of the Lakers' starters combined. He went just 5-for-13, with his final two attempts coming with under two minutes remaining and a chance to tie the game. This was …
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  • LeBron James does everything in Heat win over Lakers (VIDEO) Jan 18, 2013
    It wasn't just the season-high point total; it was how he got them, by making 17 of his 25 shots, including a perfect 15 for 15 in the restricted area. LeBron James set up shop in that little semi-circle throughout the Miami Heat's Thursday night road w…
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  • Defense-focused Kobe: I need help on offense Jan 18, 2013
    It was asking a lot of Kobe Bryant when the Los Angeles Lakers shifted to assigning the 34-year-old to guarding the opposing team's most dynamic guard while still relying on him on the offensive end.
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  • All That Glitters: A closing 9-0 Miami run sealed a 99-90 win over L… Jan 18, 2013
    A closing 9-0 Miami run sealed a 99-90 win over L.A. The Lakers fought hard, but LeBron James may have just ignited another championship run for the Heat, writes Lee Jenkins.
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  • Lee Jenkins: Once a Finals preview, Heat-Lakers now just a LeBron showcase Jan 18, 2013
    LOS ANGELES -- Outside of fame, riches and backlit banners, there is no motivator in sports quite like the threat of everlasting ignominy. It is the specter that hangs over each of the so-called super teams, the realization that if they fail, reputation…
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  • Miami Wins An Instant Classic Against The Lakers ; Iman Shumpert Gives The Knicks A Boost In London Jan 18, 2013
    Lakers-Heat was Hollywood at its finest. The Heat’s 99-90 win had leading men, a duel as its storyline and a big budget (the Lakers’ payroll). Generally in a big game like Miami-Lakers the question after the game becomes was Team X that impressive or
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  • Boston Grasps Defeat From The Jaws Of Victory; The Lakers Figure Out How To Play Together Jan 18, 2013
    Each time we checked in with the Hawks vs. Celtics it was like watching a different game. In the first half the Celtics were on cruise control and it almost looked as if Tommy Heinsohn could have stepped in because of Boston’s 27-point lead. Atlanta was
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  • We Went There: LeBron James Rolls Over the Lakers Jan 18, 2013
    Even in a game featuring LeBron James and Kobe Bryant, the first 40 minutes of last night's Lakers-Heat game had been filled with typical, mid-January...
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  • Video - Can The Lakers Improve And Make The Playoffs? 04:50

    Can The Lakers Improve And Make The Playoffs?

    Jan 18
    Kurt Rambis looks at what the Lakers need to do to improve this season.
  • Video - Where Have All The Gunners Gone? 05:31

    Where Have All The Gunners Gone?

    Jan 18
    David Thorpe explains why so few NBA players have had huge scoring averages in recent years.
  • Video - Should The Lakers Be Encouraged? 05:56

    Should The Lakers Be Encouraged?

    Jan 18
    Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless debate whether the Lakers should be encouraged after a close loss to the Heat.