1. Lakers Regain Home Court With Win Over Houston

    The Lakers regained home court advantage with a 108-94 win against the Houston Rockets, but it was anyone’s game in the hotly-contested first half...

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  2. Lakers Andrew Bynum: The $50 Million Pout

    It didn’t take a crystal ball to know what Andrew Bynum’s box score would be in Game Two of the playoff series between the Lakers and Rockets...

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  3. Lamar Odom's Quickness Key to Los Angeles Lakers Win

    What started out as an NBA Second Round Playoff at the Staples Center by the final quarter looked more like an NHL Stanley Cup Playoff. The Lakers and Rockets wound up with more penalty minutes than the Anaheim Ducks and Detroit Red Wings...

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  4. Andrew Bynum: When Will the Experiment End?

    Does someone want to remind the Lakers’ staff that they are in the NBA Playoffs? This is not the exhibition season—though that may be the next stop for the Lakers should their season end abruptly...

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  5. Rockets Stun Lakers, But It's No Surprise

    Every sports reporter and commentator had the Lakers in the Western Conference Finals as though their semifinal series against the Houston Rockets were a mere formality—A tuneup series to get ready for the Denver Nuggets...

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  6. Lakers Dump the Jazz But Not The Monkey On Their Backs

    It seemed as though the Lakers were playing like an entirely different team now that Lamar Odom was back in the starting lineup, replacing Andrew Bynum...

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  7. The Sanchez Saga: Anatomy Of a Deal

    On a balmy Southern California evening a month ago, a car pulled around the side of the posh St. Regis Resort in Dana Point to avoid all the media types and executives from the 31 other clubs gathered around the lobby...

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  8. USC Steals the Show at the NFL Draft—Again

    The NFL’s minor league franchise in Southern California again sent the most players to the League, 11 in all, with a couple that could still sign on as free agents...

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  9. USC Trojan Huddle Answers Some Questions, Leaves Others

    USC closed their spring practice today with the Trojan Huddle, their annual scrimmage at the Coliseum. As is often the case in the spring, the coaching staff got answers to some vital questions...

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  10. Mark Sanchez: The Key to NFL Draft

    First, you had him penciled in at No. 10 going to San Francisco. Then there was speculation that Seattle wanted him, but San Francisco wasn’t willing to trade up. So, you crossed him out at No...

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  11. Lakers Can't Go All the Way Without Andrew Bynum

    Some have called me out for pushing the panic button after last night’s Lakers loss to the Jazz in Utah, 88-86. That couldn’t be further from the truth. I am not pushing the panic button...

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  12. The Jazz Strike First and Last to Overtake the Lakers, 88-86

    It was a game of quarters. The Jazz won the tipoff and got the ball to start the first and last quarters. The Lakers started the second and third. And that’s how the scoring went...

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  13. Chicago: Where Reality Happens

    Reality has set in tonight in Chicago, and that’s no "bull." The Bulls and their fans thought they were all set to take their first round series with the champion Boston Celtics...

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  14. NBA FANS: What Other Teams Are You Rooting For/Against?

    NBA fans, feeling you! Forty games in forty nights! Okay, so your team is in the first round of the playoffs. But there are forty games in 40 nights...

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  15. Lakers-Jazz: LA Defense Shaky in Win

    Fortunately for the Lakers, Mehmet Okur did not play for the Utah Jazz. If he had and was able to spread out the court, the Lakers may not be 2-0 in their opening round series against the Jazz...

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  16. Corp-Barkley-Mustain: 1-2-3 at USC

    As I reported last weekend, USC’s head coach, Pete Carroll, has named Aaron Corp as his starting quarterback for Saturday’s Trojan Huddle, and Fall Camp...

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  17. Cavaliers and Lakers: No Comparison

    There's no comparison between the Lakers and the Cavs, but the Nuggets, Rockets, and Mavericks, well, that’s a different story...

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  18. Lakers Tune Out the Jazz in First-Round Opener with 113-100 Victory

    In the first half of Game 1 against the Utah Jazz, the Lakers played team basketball like a magnificent symphony orchestra. They hit all the high notes at their end and kept the Jazz fiddling around for whatever low notes the Lakers left them...

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  19. USC's Defense Brings Smiles to the Coaching Staff

    Why is Pete Carroll smiling? Because the Trojans have just completed their third week of spring practice with a 99-play scrimmage and things don’t look at all bleak like they did back in early January...

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  20. Aaron Corp Emerging as Starting QB

    Though it’s still unofficial, Aaron Corp seems to have a sure grip on the starting quarterback job for the Trojans...

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  21. Jazz's Jerry Sloan Using a Smokescreen in Round One

    The Utah Jazz lost seven of their final nine games in the regular season, and two of those losses were to lottery-bound teams that they should have beaten handily. In the last three weeks of the campaign, the Jazz slipped from No...

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  22. USC 2009 Campaign: What? Me Worry?

    A few short months ago, things looked fairly bleak for the 2009 campaign, in terms of championships in any case. Not only was the national championship out of the question, but an eighth consecutive Pac-10 title seemed like wishful thinking...

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  23. Matt Barkley Keeps the Pressure On In USC QB Competition

    With today’s scrimmage at the Coliseum, the mid-point of spring practice, freshman QB Matt Barkley is quickly making a name for himself. If you go strictly by the numbers, Barkley has to have a slight edge on third-year sophomore Aaron Corp...

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  24. Portland Trail Blazers-Los Angeles Lakers: Blazers Do It—Eight In a Row

    Brandon Roy, LaMarcus Aldridge, and Steve Blake combined for 56 points to power the Portland Trailblazers to a 106-98 win over the Lakers in Portland...

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  25. Lakers Stop Nuggets Win Streak to Mark Andrew Bynum's Return

    If an NBA team has a win streak going, the last team they want to play is the Lakers. Earlier this year, the Lakers stopped the Celtics winning streak at 19. They also stopped the Cleveland Cavaliers home winning streak...

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