Lakers News and Rumors Recap: 4-3 On The Road, Back At Home

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at Miami HeatThe Lakers Grammy road trip ended 4-3 which isn’t terrible, but I would have much rather seen a 5-2 verdict without a loss to the Suns. The games did show positives for the team, especially when the Lakers beat the Bobcats after the team stripped Charlotte of their 20 point lead. Or how about the game against the Heat where L.A., even though they lost, looked like they could keep up with the reigning champions. Although LeBron and the bad Lakers fourth quarter ultimately led to the loss, the team remained competitive through most of the game.

The road trip did result in an injured Pau, who’s presence has been missed on the court. He thrived when Dwight was sidelined, and still will be out for almost two more months.The Lakers have a chance to redeem themselves Tuesday night, as they face the Phoenix Suns at Staples Center.

In case you want a recap of the Lakers on the road, check out the top 5 Lakers Video Highlights from their 7 game stint. Hint: there is a lot of Kobe being amazing.

Also check out Suki Thind’s NBA Power Rankings, where the Lakers are #14 on his list. With a record of 24-28, the Lakers are just under .500 and need to continue winning games to have any chance of making it to the playoffs. Pau being out for six to eight weeks with a foot injury resulted in a lower grade for the Lakers, as well as player strife outside the court. The Spurs (#1), Heat (#2), and Thunder (#3) round out your top three with the Clippers dropping to #4 after they lost eight of their last 12 games with an injured Chris Paul.

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Lakers News

Reflecting on the Lakers Seven Game Road Trip [Silver Screen and Roll]

In a Season Filled with Inconsistency, the Lakers’ Stars Need to Stay Consistent [Silver Screen and Roll]

Dwight Howard Will Play in All-Star game if No Setbacks [Silver Screen and Roll]

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Miami Heat – Recap [ESPN Los Angeles]

Antawn Jamison: Michael Jordan Can Still Score Double Figures [Eye on Basketball]

Lakers Finish Grammy Trip with 107-97 Loss to Heat [LA Times]

Metta World Peace’s Recent Struggles Highlight a Bigger Problem [Forum Blue and Gold]

Nash’s Anger at Howard Very Real [OC Register]

Los Angeles Lakers Can’t Be Compared to Miami Heat [ESPN Los Angeles]

D’Antoni Needs to Rein in Personalities [The OC Register]

LeBron James Heads Heat Past Lakers [The Point Forward]

Imaginary Numbers: Kobe Bryant [Hardwood Paroxysm]

Lakers’ Drama Soars To New Heights [Hang Time Blog]

Lakers Humbled by the Superior Heat as Road Trip Ends [Eye on Basketball]

Lakers Get Some Help in the Standings on Sunday [LA Times]

Dwight Howard Says he’s Playing Through a Lot of Pain, but It’s More Than That [ProBasketballTalk]

Lakers Drama Rules for Dwight Howard, Kobe, While LeBron and Miami Just Keep Winning [Yahoo Sports]

Lakers Satisfied with Results on Grammy Trip [The Orange County Register]

Steve Nash Hints at Frustration with Dwight Howard [Eye on Basketball]

Lakers Week 16 Predictions [LA Times]

Kobe Bryant Chides a Fan on Twitter for Using The Word ‘Gay’ as an Insult [Ball Don’t Lie]

Lakers v. Heat: A 4th Quarter Collapse Pushes Miami Over The Top [Forum Blue and Gold]


Lakers’ Dwight Howard Says Players Trying to Hurt His Shoulder [Eye on Basketball]

Lakers have Played More Games on the Road Than at Home [Lakers Now]

NBA News

Celtics Outlast Nuggets in 3 OTs with 118-114 Win [Yahoo! Sports]

Paul Scores 25, Leads Clippers Past Knicks, 102-88 [Yahoo! Sports]

Parker, Spurs Dominate 2nd Half in Rout of Nets [Yahoo! Sports]

Sefolosha Helps Thunder Rout Phoenix Again 97-69 [Yahoo! Sports]

Prince Scores 18 as Grizzlies Beat Wolves 105-88 [Yahoo! Sports]

Warriors to Debut Tight Yellow Alternate Jerseys [Ball Don’t Lie]

Noah’s Foot Issues Could Limit or Keep Him Out of All-Star Game [ProBasketballTalk]

Bobcats’ Brendan Haywood paying energy bills for 15 single mothers [Eye on Basketball]

Spurs-Bulls Headline Monday’s Action [SB Nation]

The Brooklyn Nets are Struggling Badly Due a Mix of Indifference, Injury, Unimpressive Shooting and Iffy D [Ball Don’t Lie]

Nets’ Williams Out This Week With Ankle Problems [Yahoo Sports]

Brooklyn Nets Announce Deron Williams Out Next Two Games [ProBasketballTalk]

Shaun Livingston quietly producing with the Cleveland Cavaliers [SB Nation]

Are the Trade Rumors Anything More Than a Simple Distraction From What’s Really Ailing the Nets? [Nets Daily]

Dirk Passes Wilt In Free Throws Made [Hang Time Blog]

Fans Hoping to Keep Kings in Sacramento Hold ‘Here We Buy’ Night [The Point Forward]

This is Chris Paul’s Time, LeBron James is Ridiculous and More Notes From a Blizzard [SB Nation]

Mike Bibby Escorted by Police from Son’s High School Basketball Game [Eye on Basketball]

NBA Trade Rumors: Josh Smith, Gerald Henderson on Pistons’ Wish List [Detroit Bad Boys]

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