Phil Jackson Not Pleased With Pre-Season Efforts & The Top NBA News

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Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson gestures during a practice session in Barcelona October 6, 2010. The Lakers will play against Barcelona in an NBA Europe Live basketball game at Palau Sant Jordi on Thursday. REUTERS/Albert Gea (SPAIN - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)

The Lakers beat the Golden State Warriors for the second straight game, yesterday in Ontario, California.  The Lakers beat the Warriors, 120-99, in the first meeting, and escaped with a 105-102 win last night.  However, Coach Phil Jackson is not pleased at how the team closed out the pre season.  Even though Jackson did not coach the games, he criticized the team for their lack of defense.  The Lakers have finished the pre-season at 4-4, and according to Jackson the team must improve their defense by Tuesday night.

Phil Jackson does not like how the team finished off the pre season: Los Angeles Times

The Latest on the Lakers

Even though Magic Johnson has officially left the Lakers, Magic believes, and does Lakers Nation,  that he will always be part of the team.  [SB Nation]

Luke Walton is injured once again.  Walton re-injured his hamstring in last night’s pre season game against the Warriors. [Hoopsnotes]

The Lakers won their 2010 pre season finale yesterday versus the Golden State Warriors.  Lakers.com gives us a complete breakdown of the game. [Lakers.com BasketBlog]

Kobe Bryant puts Brandon Roy over Kevin Durant, “365 days, seven days a week.” [Slam Magazine]

The Latest on the NBA

Last night’s Heat vs Magic game was cancelled due to slippery court conditions. [NBA.com]

The Miami Heat sign Jerry Stackhouse, terms undisclosed. [Slam Magazine]

Dwayne Wade has returned to the courts, and according to the team he is 100% ready. [ESPN.com]

Mike Miller will be out until January with an injured thumb. [Sporting News]

NBA Pre Season Results for October, 22nd 2010

Bobcats-99 Hawks-66

Raptors-108 Knicks-103

Grizzlies-106 Pistons-103

Heat vs Magic- Cancelled

Bulls-102 Pacers-74

Mavericks-97 Rockets-96

Timberwolves-119 Bucks-118

Jazz-82 Kings-71

Lakers-105 Warriors-102

Nuggets-144 Suns-106

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