Lakers News and Rumors Recap: Earl Clark is the Man of the Hour

Earl Clark Lakers Media DayThe Lakers have now lost five straight games after last night’s loss to the Spurs by three points, at 108-105. They now sit at 15-20. The game was played without Dwight, Pau, and Jordan Hill,  who are all out with injuries.

On the bright side, bench player Earl Clark had an insane game with 22 points and 13 boards against San Antonio. Tuesday night was also a good showing for the Lakers player; he had five points, nine rebounds, and three assists. Need a refresher on why Clark is in the Purple and Gold? This 6’10″ forward was part of the deal to get Dwight Howard this summer, coming to LA along with Howard and Duhon.

After the game, coach Mike D’Antoni spoke to the media and commented on Clark’s play during the game. Based on D’Antoni’s remarks, it looks like Clark has earned himself some extra minutes in the rotation.

We all know Kobe is a record setter, but Tuesday night he reached a very unusual milestone. Bryant became the NBA’s all-time leader in field goal misses on his final attempt in the Lakers’ loss to the Rockets. During that game, Kobe Bryant missed his 15,296th career field goal attempt and passed John Havlicek for the most field goal attempts missed in NBA history. Bryant most likely set the record because he takes a lot of shots, and with his 16th season underway, has had a lot of opportunities to put up a basket and miss.

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Lakers News

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How Does LA Overcome Several Critical Injuries? [Silver Screen and Roll]

This Cursed Season Will Probably End in Failure [Silver Screen and Roll]

Lakers/Spurs: Toying With My Heart [Forum Blue and Gold]

Finally, a New Shaquille O’Neal Video Game for Your Phones and Mobile Devices (VIDEO) [Ball Don’t Lie]

Lakers’ Robert Sacre Shows He is Relevant [LA Times]

Lakers’ Effort Can Make Us Believers Just Yet [Lakers Index]

Spurs Hold Off Lakers, 108-105 [ESPN]

Pau Gasol Shows Improvement, but Not Cleared [Lakers Blog]

Steve Nash Becomes the 5th Player with 10,000 Assists in His Career (VIDEO) [Ball Don’t Lie]

Steve Nash Says No Guarantee Lakers Will Turn it Around [ProBasketballTalk]

Lakers’ Effort Can Make us Believers Just Yet [Lakers Index]

Winning Might Start if the Lakers Can Get Some Stops [LA Times]

Lakers’ Comeback Falls Short Against Spurs [Inside the Lakers]

Howard Insists Labrum is separated, Not Torn [Fan Nation]

Clark’s Heroics Fail to Lift Lakers [OC Register]

Popovich Defends D’Antoni’s Defense [Lakers Index]

Phil Jackson has ‘No Intention’ of Ever Coaching Again [Ball Don’t Lie]

What Chances Do Lakers Have to Make the Playoffs? [ESPN]

Top Ten Assists of Steve Nash’s Career [ProBasketballTalk]

NBA News

Live Mic Catches Ref Bill Kennedy Admit He’s ‘Stalling for Commercial Time’ During Lakers/Spurs (VIDEO) [Ball Don’t Lie]

Kevin Love of Minnesota Timberwolves out 8-10 Weeks with Broken Hand [ESPN]

Memphis Grizzlies Discussing Deal with Phoenix Suns [The Point Forward]

Report: Spurs Continue to Shop DeJuan Blair [ProBasketballTalk]

Mark Cuban Was Fined for Tweeting About Officials, Raising New Questions [Ball Don’t Lie]

Seattle Investor Chris Hansen Seeking to Buy Sacramento Kings, According to Report [ESPN]

Kings to Seattle: It’s Not Done. But Don’t be Shocked if it is Soon [ProBasketballTalk]

Boston Celtics Coach Doc Rivers says Kevin Garnett Didn’t Make Rumored Comments about Carmelo Anthony’s Wife [ESPN Boston]

Without Kevin Love, Where do the Timberwolves Go? [Ball Don’t Lie]

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Amar’e Stoudemire of New York Knicks Will Get Fewer Minutes Thursday at Doctors’ Urging [ESPN New York]

Derrick Rose is Dunking Again, Taking Some Contact in Practice ProBasketballTalk]

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