Craig Lawson

Craig Lawson is a Canadian who works during the day and enjoys writing about basketball at night (from the comfort of his wifi-equipped igloo). You can read all his posts at, and follow him on twitter @stevenashchroni.

  • Game Report: Pelicans (25-37) defeat Lakers (21-40) – 132-125

    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 […]

  • Game Report: Lakers (21-39) defeat Trail Blazers (41-19) – 107-106

    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 […]

  • Game Report: Lakers (20-39) defeat Kings (20-38) – 126-122

    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 […]

  • Game Report: Grizzlies (32-24) defeat Lakers (19-39) – 108-103

    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 […]

  • Game Report: Pacers (43-13) defeat Lakers (19-38) – 118-98

    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 […]

  • Game Report: Nets (26-28) defeat Lakers (19-37) – 108-102

    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 […]

  • Game Report: Lakers (19-36) defeat Celtics (19-37) – 101-92

    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, […]

  • Game Report: Jazz (18-33) defeat Lakers (18-34) – 96-79

    The Utah Jazz embarrassed the Lakers tonight, winning by 17 at Staples Center. With the road win, the Jazz surged past the Lakers to claim sole possession of 13th place in the Western conference, dropping the Lakers to 14th, and within one game of the cellar-dwelling Sacramento Kings. What makes the loss even more frustrating […]

  • Game Report: Bulls (25-25) defeat Lakers (18-33) – 92-86

    The Lakers battled against the Bulls, but in the end their modest two-game winning streak came to an end. The day got off to a bad start when the Bulls jumped out to a 10-0 lead. The Lakers trailed by 19 in the third quarter, and by as many as 15 in the fourth quarter, […]

  • Game Report: Lakers (18-32) defeat 76ers (15-36) – 112-98

    “After 18 years, it’s very sweet. I thought it was gone. I didn’t know I could get on top of my health issues.” – Steve Nash, post-game Nash, on his 40th birthday, scored a game-high 19 points, and added five assists and four rebounds, to lead the Lakers to their second consecutive win, with both […]