The Lakers are 8-12 through 20 games, which is a shade behind the 10-10 record last season (a record that inspired this post fwiw). All in all, I’d say this Lakers team is about where it should be record wise, even if they’ve gotten there in a way I did not expect (good on defense, bad […]
On opening night these two teams faced off and the Lakers were, essentially, trounced. A 34-21 Clippers advantage in the 3rd quarter created the distance between the two teams that carried over to the 108-92 defeat.
After a furious 2nd half comeback that allowed the Lakers to save face with a win vs. a bad Bulls team Tuesday, the Lakers are right back in action tonight in Sacramento against the Kings. Like the Bulls, the Kings have a poor record, winning only 4 games to their 13 losses. This is surely […]
The Lakers had one of their best games — and wins — of the season on Sunday night, beating the Nuggets handily with strong team play on both sides of the ball. The Lakers not only passed and assisted well, but helped water down a potent Nuggets offense with attentive defense (that was aided by […]
If the Lakers learned anything in their Friday night (122-113) loss to the Suns it’s that playing hard and smart is not an option. This, in theory, is a lesson already known, but when you’re facing a team for the third time and have already beaten them twice, when that same team is playing on […]
The Lakers face off against the Suns Friday night in the third installment of the battle for 10th place in the Western Conference. Both teams have struggled recently, the Lakers gave up 46 points to Joel Embiid. The Suns lost by 26 to the Rockets Thursday night (and gave up 90 points in the first half). Phoenix […]
The Lakers (6-8) have finally returned home and face another exciting young team in the Philadelphia 76ers (7-6). The Lakers are coming off an ugly win 100-93 over the Suns Monday night. Meanwhile the 76ers pulled out an exciting victory over the struggling Clipper behind a career best performance from Joel Embiid (32/16/2). In many […]
The Lakers enter tonight’s game vs. the Suns 5-8 and on a 3 game losing streak. They left Los Angeles nearly a week ago, with a .500 record but losses to the Celtics, Wizards, and Bucks have dropped them downards, with only tonight’s game in Phoenix serving as the buffer between some slight redemption and […]
After starting 5-5, the Lakers have dropped their last two games — back to back contests vs. the Celtics and the Wizards. Neither game was particularly close, though the Lakers have continued to find ways to be competitive for stretches. Luke Walton noted after the Wizards game that he was proud of the physical effort, […]
After losing to the Celtics 107-96 in the first game of a four game road trip, the Lakers don’t have much time to collect themselves with a trip to the nation’s capital today for a matchup with the Wizards.