Wednesday Storylines

Dave Murphy —  November 7, 2012

I readily admit that I haven’t been thinking much about basketball the past 48 hours. I enjoy national politics as much as the thing that James Naismith invented. I won’t editorialize about the result except to say that I drank a lot of wine last night, slept late and am now drinking a strong cup of coffee. And as the late, great James Brown famously said, “I feel good”. Plus, the Lakers play tonight with a chance to build on the motor city win – they’ll be visiting the Jazz in Salt Lake City.

Ben Rosales at Silver Screen and Roll looks at Sunday’s win and how it might translate into tonight’s game against the Jazz.

Mike Bresnahan for the LA Times says that limiting Kobe Bryant’s minutes is easier said than done.

Eric Pincus at the Times Lakers Now, reports that MWP will see second-unit time as a shooting guard. The way Coach Brown’s describing it sounds like a very tight eight-man rotation.

Kurt Helin at ProBasketballTalk writes that the Lakers organization isn’t prone to panic and not to buy into coaching rumors. Kurt also reports that the guy Steve Blake took issue with (to the tune of 25K), happens to be the son of a prominent CEO who has eight Lakers courtside seats. Oops.

Kevin Ding at the OC Register also reports on the Lakers support for Coach Brown.

Matt Moore at CBS Sports notes that Dwight Howard’s quickly getting back up to speed.

Henry Abbott at TrueHoop observes that Howard may still be recovering from injury but is nonetheless, incredibly productive.

Arielle Moyal at Lakers Nation looks at Steve Nash’s injury timetable, and also offers up a bunch of tasty links.


The Lakers play a team with a mirror record tonight – the Utah Jazz also stand at one-and-three. Prodigal Punk at the excellent Jazz blog SLC Dunk, expresses his extreme dislike of all things Laker-like and also offers up some thoughts about menswear. That’s all fine and well. Your team’s going down tonight by the way.

Dave Murphy