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So it’s been a while since we updated Lakerstats with everything after the conclusion of the 2011-12 season, but as of today, all stats and information are 100% up-to-date.
In celebration of the all the incredible acquisitions that Mitch Kupchak and the front office made in the offseason, which included Dwight Howard and Steve Nash, we have updated the web site title banner in honor of these monumental moves.
In addition to Nash and Howard, the Lakers also signed former All-Star Antawn Jamison, sharp-shooter Jodie Meeks, guard Chris Duhon, and forward Earl Clark from Orlando in the DH12 trade. In fact the Lakers have just three players on their roster who were with the team when they beat Boston for the title in 2010, Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, and Metta World Peace. It’s definitely a new chapter this season, one that hopefully ends with the franchise’s 17th NBA championship!
We’re also going to get the rest of the site updated this year to the correct look. Some of the old stat pages still have the old web site’s layout, but that will be fixed. It’s just a big process to convert those pages over, but we will get them uniform very soon.
If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your support, and here’s to a very special season for the Los Angeles Lakers in 2012-13!
For the third time this season, the Los Angeles Lakers have rediscovered their winning ways against the San Antonio Spurs. This time, they beat the champs 90-86 at the SBC Center in San Antonio on Wednesday night.
The Lakers used a stifling fourth quarter defense to turn a nine-point third quarter deficit into a four-point victory. The Spurs shot only 16.7% (3-of-18) from the field in the final quarter, and Shaquille O’Neal contributed five of his game-high nine blocks in the quarter to seal the win.
Devean George, who kept the Lakers in the game with some early hot shooting, finished with 18 points on 7-of-13 from the field, and 3-of-4 from beyond the arc. Karl Malone scored 16 and grabbed 10 rebounds, while Gary Payton added 16 points and six assists.
The Spurs led the game in the first half by as many as 15 points, but simply could not hold the lead as the Lakers applied defensive pressure throughout the second half. After shooting over 50% from the field for most of the game, the Spurs finished at only 41.7%, the Lakers at 42.3%. The Lakers also forced 20 San Antonio miscues, turning them into 22 points.
The win was the Lakers seventh in a row, and they now own the season series against the Spurs, who dropped to 9-10 with the fourth consecutive loss. The Lakers are an NBA-best 15-3, 5-3 on the road.
Tim Duncan led the Spurs with 30 points and 15 rebounds, but he missed all five of his shots in the fourth quarter.
The Lakers finish up their two-game Texas trip tonight at Dallas, where the Mavs will most likely be without All-Star forward Dirk Nowitski, who is nursing a sore ankle.
The Los Angeles Lakers got out quickly in the opening moments, and then cruised to their 20th straight home win, beating the Miami Heat 99-77 on Sunday night.
Thanks to a great 1st quarter, led by Gary Payton, who scored 11 of his 13 points in the first, the Lakers jumped out quickly to a 23-9 lead and never looked back. The Heat only as close as nine points once in the 2nd quarter, but trailed by double-figures for all but 2:12 of the game.
Kobe Bryant led all scorers with 27 points, including 15-of-16 from the free throw line. Shaquille O’Neal scored 14 points, despite playing only 23 minutes dude to foul trouble. Karl Malone added 11 points, and grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds.
The Lakers played their third straight solid defensive game, holding the Heat to an awful 36% from the field (29-of-80). Miami also missed all 12 of their shots from beyond the arc. The Lakers shot 45% (33-of-74) from the floor, and made 33 of 46 from the foul line.
The game was plagued by an abundance of foul calls and far too many turnovers, 20 for Miami, and 17 for the Lakers.
Former Clipper Lamar Odom led the visitors with 18 points in his return to Los Angeles, and former Laker Eddie Jones added 12, but missed all five of his 3-point attempts.
The Lakers now head out for a quick two-game road trip. They play Tuesday in Detroit and Wednesday in New York against the Knicks, before returning home for a Friday night game against the Chicago Bulls.