Author archive for Craig Lawson

  • Game Report: Lakers (22-42) defeat Thunder (46-16) – 114-110

    By Craig Lawson on March 10, 2014
    The worst team in the Western Conference faced the best in front of a national TV audience, and reminded sports fans everywhere that the winner of any contest is never preordained. Jodie Meeks turned in an inspired performance at both ends of the floor in what was surely the best game of his career, and in doing so led the […]
  • Game Report: Nuggets (27-34) defeat Lakers (21-42) – 134-126

    By Craig Lawson on March 8, 2014
    The Lakers have had many three-game losing streaks this season, but this is the first one where they’ve surrendered 410 points. The Lakers have surrendered 132, 142, and 134 points in those three games. Their defense has not been good, but it has been consistent. The loss also means that the Lakers are now guaranteed to finish the 2013-14 season […]
  • Game Report: Clippers (43-20) defeat Lakers (21-41) – 142-94

    By Craig Lawson on March 7, 2014
    Tonight was not just the Lakers’ worst game of the season – it was the worst game in franchise history. Until tonight, the Lakers had never lost a game by 48 points. Making that figure even more astonishing is that the Lakers trailed by only two points after the first quarter. Three minutes into the game, Pau Gasol scored perhaps […]
  • Game Report: Pelicans (25-37) defeat Lakers (21-40) – 132-125

    By Craig Lawson on March 5, 2014
    The Lakers’ record fell to 1-1 over the last week in games where they’ve scored 125 points… On most nights, 125 points gets the job done, but tonight the Lakers allowed the Pelicans to shoot 60% from the floor, 40% from beyond the arc, and 83% (33 of 40) from the line, all of which neutralized the Lakers’ own gaudy […]
  • Game Report: Lakers (21-39) defeat Trail Blazers (41-19) – 107-106

    By Craig Lawson on March 4, 2014
    The Lakers, who’ve won roughly one-third of their games, went into Portland and beat the Blazers, who’ve won roughly two-thirds of theirs. Go figure. After leading for most of the game, the Lakers bumbled badly down the stretch, missing eight consecutive shots over a span of six minutes until Wesley Johnson scored on a set play in the final seconds […]
  • Game Report: Lakers (20-39) defeat Kings (20-38) – 126-122

    By Craig Lawson on March 1, 2014
    Tonight’s Game Summary The Lakers surrendered 122 points to the Sacramento Kings, but still pulled out a thrilling victory. The hometown crowd was on its feet at the end, wildly applauding the light show they had just witnessed, as the Lakers raced back from being down 15 points midway through the third quarter to earn the checkered flag at the […]
  • Game Report: Grizzlies (32-24) defeat Lakers (19-39) – 108-103

    By Craig Lawson on February 27, 2014
    The Lakers made a nice run, but could not overcome the 22-point hole they had dug for themselves in the third quarter. With 14 seconds remaining, the Lakers got to within 106-103 when Jordan Farmar hit his second deep three-pointer in a span of six seconds, but the Lakers had to then foul and Courtney Lee hit his free throws, […]
  • Game Report: Pacers (43-13) defeat Lakers (19-38) – 118-98

    By Craig Lawson on February 25, 2014
    It was a tale of two halves. In the first half, the cellar-dwelling Lakers stood toe to toe with the league-leading Pacers, and went into the break trailing only 57-54. In the second half, though, the Pacers demolished the Lakers, at one point leading by as many as 33 points. The Pacers came out of the locker room at half-time […]
  • Game Report: Nets (26-28) defeat Lakers (19-37) – 108-102

    By Craig Lawson on February 24, 2014
    The heroic fourth-quarter comeback fell short tonight, and in the process the Lakers fell into the Western Conference basement. That’s right – the Lakers are now in 15th place, looking up at both the Utah Jazz and the Sacramento Kings. The Lakers – who trailed by 19 points in the first quarter – found themselves down by 12 entering the […]
  • Game Report: Lakers (19-36) defeat Celtics (19-37) – 101-92

    By Craig Lawson on February 23, 2014
    The Lakers outscored the Celtics by 20 points in the fourth quarter to earn a rousing come-from-behind victory. Despite the fact that both teams have been terrible this year, Staples Center was filled with excitement as the home team made the decisive run. And much of that excitement was directed at the two newest Lakers, MarShon Brooks and Kent Bazemore, […]