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  1. Lakers’ Jordan Farmar out another month with new hamstring tear

    Jan 1, 2014, 3:59 PM EST

    Milwaukee Bucks v Los Angeles Lakers

    The Lakers’ journey through this season is starting to resemble Odysseus’ trip home from Troy. Just four games after returning from a hamstring tear, point guard Jordan Farmar has suffered another hamstring tear, this one is expected to keep him sidelined for a month, the Lakers have announced. Farmar came back from his last injury…

  2. Lakers say Xavier Henry will miss at least 7-10 days with right knee bone bruise

    Dec 30, 2013, 9:21 PM EST

    Xavier Henry

    The amount of injuries befalling the Lakers this season is almost reaching comical proportions, especially to players charged with handling some of the point guard duties. Steve Nash, Steve Blake and Kobe Bryant are all out for varying time periods, and Jordan Farmar, who just returned from a hamstring injury, was held out of Monday’s…

  3. Report: Questions of if Pau Gasol could play for Lakers just means more trade speculation

    Dec 30, 2013, 1:18 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Los Angeles Lakers

    The Lakers lost at home to the stumbling Philadelphia 76ers Sunday night, a low point in a season with a number of them for the Lakers. Pau Gasol wasn’t there — and that was Gasol’s decision, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPNLosAngeles.com. It was Gasol’s decision to sit out as his team extended its season-high…

  4. Sixers’ Evan Turner apologizes for dunk to close out win against Lakers

    Dec 30, 2013, 11:27 AM EST

    Philadelphia 76ers v Los Angeles Lakers

    There is etiquette to the end of NBA games — if your team is going to win you don’t celebrate with a dunk or three, you dribble it out, hand the ball to the referee and walk off. The Sixers were up 109-104 on the Lakers with about five seconds left in the game Sunday…

  5. The Extra Pass: Changes coming in threes; plus Sunday’s recaps

    Dec 30, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Andre Iguodala

    If you’ve watched basketball this year and thought at some point, “Man, these teams sure are shooting a lot of threes”, you’re not alone. Firing up shots from behind the arc has become more of a standard practice for most NBA teams (except for good ol’ Memphis) and teams like the Phoenix Suns and Portland…

  6. Utah’s Derrick Favors’ game-winning putback dunk against Lakers (VIDEO)

    Dec 28, 2013, 2:26 AM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Utah Jazz

    With 11 seconds left and a tie game against the Lakers 103-103, the Jazz wisely put the ball in the hands of Gordon Hayward to create something. Derrick Favors came out by the arc and set a screen which Hayward used to drive right — Xavier Henry went over the top of the screen and…

  7. Sleeved jerseys not enough to stop LeBron, Heat in Christmas Day win over Lakers

    Dec 25, 2013, 8:56 PM EST

    LeBron Christmas sleeved jersey

    LOS ANGELES – The Heat got more of a fight than maybe they were expecting in their Christmas Day matchup with the Lakers, but eventually showed enough on both ends of the floor to get the job done. Behind 23 points apiece from Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, Miami used a 9-0 run late in…

  8. NBA’s Top 10 dunks from November (VIDEO)

    Dec 2, 2013, 8:47 PM EST

    New Orleans Pelicans v Los Angeles Lakers

    Before we let November go, like Thanksgiving leftovers how about we have one more little taste of the month that was — the best dunks of November. A lot of times with these lists I have issues with the No. 1 pick, not this month. Xavier Henry earned that top spot with the Kansas-on-Kansas throw…

  9. Lakers’ point guard Jordan Farmar out 4 weeks with torn hamstring

    Dec 2, 2013, 4:10 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Brooklyn Nets

    The Lakers injury woes just continue (for a second consecutive season). Jordan Farmar, who has played well as a reserve point guard for the Lakers this season sparking a bench unit that has been key to their 9-9 record, will be out for a month with a torn left hamstring, the team announced Monday. Farmar…

  10. The Extra Pass: The Wild West, can Portland last, and Sunday’s Recaps

    Dec 2, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Portland Trail Blazers v Denver Nuggets

    Let’s jump around the Western Conference with a few observations: Portland: 20 percent of the regular season is in the books, and the Trail Blazers hold the pole position in the Western Conference. It’s a great accomplishment and something absolutely no one expected, but the Blazers should come back down to earth soon enough. Wesley…

  11. With Kobe staying as highest-paid player in NBA, the Lakers can rebuild but it’s not easy

    Nov 25, 2013, 1:47 PM EST

    Kobe Bryant

    Kobe Bryant has signed a contract extension and is staying on with the Lakers for two more seasons. That news made Lakers nation happy — go to a Lakers game and you see the flood of 24 jerseys in the crowd — you quickly realize why the Lakers could not let him go at any…

  12. The Extra Pass: You may not believe this, but a D’Antoni team is winning with defense, plus game recaps

    Nov 25, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Sacramento Kings v Los Angeles Lakers

    LOS ANGELES — Six games ago, a frustrated Mike D’Antoni decided to shake up the rotation of his struggling 3-5 Lakers: Chris Kaman was out of the starting lineup, Jordan Hill was in; Nick Young became a sixth man and Wesley Johnson became the starting three; and with Steve Nash out Jodie Meeks became Steve…

  13. The Extra Pass: The All-Mesh Team and Tuesday’s recaps

    Nov 13, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Andre Iguodala

    While the Golden State Warriors were giving the Detroit Pistons the proverbial business on Tuesday night, the Warriors’ announcing crew fawned over Andre Iguodala before asking, “who wouldn’t want to play with this guy?” It was a rhetorical question, of course, but I tried to answer it anyway. For the life of me, I couldn’t…

  14. Tuesday night NBA grades: Straight “A”s for Nowitzki, Beasley, Lakers bench

    Nov 13, 2013, 4:47 AM EST

    Dirk Nowitzki, Al Harrington

    Our grades from Monday around the NBA, or what you missed while wearing your $550 sweatpants…. Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks. The big German with the soft touch reached an NBA milestone Tuesday — he passed Jerry West to move into 16th on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. Appropriately he did it with a couple consecutive…

  15. Lakers’ Xavier Henry just destroys Jeff Withey with dunk (VIDEO)

    Nov 13, 2013, 1:51 AM EST

    New Orleans Pelicans v Los Angeles Lakers

    Damn. Xavier Henry has clearly felt more comfortable in the Mike D’Antoni “do what you feel” system than he did in Monty Williams’ “do what your told” version. Not that this has led to more efficient basketball (he’s shooting 38.7 percent so far this season), but we have seen some big plays from him. Like…

  16. The Extra Pass: 10 teams, 10 observations, plus Tuesday recaps

    Nov 6, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Chuck Hayes, Paul Millsap

    Let’s zip around the league with ten observations for ten teams: Atlanta: I’m digging the former Jazz men. Paul Millsap is already getting along famously with Al Horford, but the smart movement off the ball by flex-bred wingmen Kyle Korver and DeMarre Carroll is keeping defenses off guard. This is a really unselfish offense already,…

  17. PBT NBA Power Rankings: Pacers, Rockets, T-Wolves and Sixers on top

    Nov 4, 2013, 2:04 PM EST

    Indiana Pacers v New Orleans Pelicans

    The first few weeks of the Power Rankings see crazy fluctuations — teams that aren’t really that good start off hot, teams that are good start cold, so teams bounce up and down the rankings like they are on a bungee cord the first few weeks. Eventually things find their level. But this week was…

  18. The Extra Pass Weekend Roundup: Seven storylines from Week 1 and Sunday recaps

    Nov 4, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Kevin Love

    One week down, 23 more to go. Let’s look at some of the emerging storylines from the first week of the season. A Sneaky MVP Candidate Emerges There’s a real struggle to discern what’s real and what isn’t in the early part of the season, and the standings are almost a totem of sorts. If…

  19. Xavier Henry to replace Nick Young in Lakers starting lineup

    Nov 3, 2013, 4:31 PM EST

    Xavier Henry

    After their surprising opening night victory against the Clippers, the Lakers have looked more like the team we expected to see with Kobe Bryant out of the lineup in the early part of the season. L.A. has dropped two straight, and with Mike D’Antoni searching for answers, a change to the starting lineup will take…

  20. Lakers Xavier Henry cuts open head on fall, bleeds on court, gets 9 stitches, returns

    Nov 2, 2013, 12:21 AM EST

    Xavier Henry

    Ouch. In the second quarter against the Spurs Friday, Lakers reserve and leading scorer Xavier Henry (yes, he leads then at 18 points a game through two) drove from the right wing, crashed to the floor upon landing and his head hit the knee of teammate Wes Johnson — and he ends up with a big…

  21. Lakers’ bench explodes in fourth quarter (VIDEO)

    Oct 30, 2013, 8:45 AM EST

    Los Angeles Clippers v Los Angeles Lakers

    Nobody saw this coming. The Lakers second string — Jordan Farmar, Xavier Henry, Wesley Johnson, Jodie Meeks and Jordan Hill — put up 41 points on 65.2 percent shooting, with an off-the-charts offensive rating of 154.6 points per 100 possessions in the fourth quarter. They scored the Lakers’ final 46 points, taking a close opening…

  22. The Extra Pass Tuesday roundup: Doc Rivers talks Clippers defensive woes

    Oct 30, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Doc Rivers, Chris Paul

    LOS ANGELES — The long grind of the NBA season is about building habits, building sustainable ways to win that can carry a team through the playoffs. For the Clippers this season, that building focus is on defense (their offense is going to score plenty). Before his team’s opening night game Tuesday the Clippers’ Doc…

  23. Didn’t see this coming: Lakers win opener handily because bench too much for Clippers

    Oct 30, 2013, 2:49 AM EST

    Los Angeles Clippers v Los Angeles Lakers

    LOS ANGELES — Just a little more than an hour before the season tipped off for his Clippers, the team’s new coach Doc Rivers talked about building a winning culture, a swagger, for an organization that never really had it. In Boston that tradition came with the carpet (and the banners), with the Clippers that…

  24. Tuesday night’s NBA Grades: How about that Lakers bench?

    Oct 30, 2013, 2:08 AM EST

    Xavier Henry, J.J. Redick

    Our grades from Tuesday night around the NBA, or what you missed while watching crazy big wave surfing videos. The Los Angeles Lakers’ bench. The Lakers bench played free, played Mike D’Antoni ball and scored 76 points including the final 46 the Lakers scored to spark an opening night upset win over the Lakers. Xavier…

  25. ProBasketballTalk 2013-14 Preview: The New Orleans Pelicans

    Oct 25, 2013, 8:44 AM EST

    Anthony Davis

    Last season: New Orleans final season as the Hornets wasn’t pretty. Eric Gordon was out much of the year, Anthony Davis showed promise but looked like a rookie at times, Austin Rivers looked like a mistake, they blew a 25-point lead to the Lakers, and they ended the season with 27 wins without even a…

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