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Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 at 3:06 PM
Playoffs: Lakers Vs. Spurs Game 1

Playoffs: Lakers Vs. Spurs Game 1

Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol, and the Los Angeles Lakers talked about needing to win Game One in San Antonio against the Spurs in the first round of the Playoffs. Watch »

Friday, Apr 19, 2013 at 6:21 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Practice Report: Steve Nash Returns

Practice Report: Steve Nash Returns

The Los Angeles Lakers held their first postseason practice on Friday in El Segundo, and Steve Nash was an unexpected surprise for the Lake Show. Read »

Thursday, Apr 18, 2013 at 11:13 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Dwight Howard Leads Lakers To Defense

Dwight Howard Leads Lakers To Defense

Dwight Howard has filled the void left by Kobe Bryant as leader of the Los Angeles Lakers, and he's transformed this team into a grind-it-out defensive powerhouse overnight. Read »

Thursday, Apr 18, 2013 at 5:06 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Top Rockets To Book Spurs Date

Lakers Top Rockets To Book Spurs Date

Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard combined for 38 rebounds against the Houston Rockets, and the Los Angeles Lakers clinched the seventh seed and a first round playoffs series against the San Antonio Spurs. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013 at 12:16 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Shootaround Report - Houston Rockets

Lakers Shootaround Report - Houston Rockets

On April 17, the Los Angeles Lakers convened for their final shootaround of the regular season, and Dwight Howard provided some comedy ahead of the Houston Rockets coming to town. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013 at 3:07 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Believe Howard and Gasol Ready

Even with Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash missing, the Los Angeles Lakers feel good about their playoffs chances considering the recent play of Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013 at 2:54 AM
Lakers Vs. Rockets Triple Threat Report

Lakers Vs. Rockets Triple Threat Report

Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard talk about life without Kobe Bryant and the game against the Houston Rockets at Los Angeles Lakers practice on Apr 16, 2013. Watch »

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 8:17 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Dwight Howard Shares JT Man-Crush

Dwight Howard Shares JT Man-Crush

Dwight Howard of the Los Angeles Lakers is a massive Justin Timberlake fan, wants a role in "Finding Dory," and cried during "The Notebook." Read »

Monday, Apr 15, 2013 at 9:44 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Down Spurs, Howard Leads Team

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night at Staples Center, and Dwight Howard assumed leadership over the team with Kobe Bryanr being lost for the season due to a ruptured Achilles Read »

Sunday, Apr 14, 2013 at 11:06 PM
Dwight Howard Shines Without Bryant

Dwight Howard Shines Without Bryant

Dwight Howard talked about life without Kobe Bryant, the improved defense, and the Lakers' playoffs hopes after the Los Angeles Lakers beat the San Antonio Spurs on April 14, 2013 at Staples Center. Watch »

Friday, Apr 12, 2013 at 1:15 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Howard Not Retaliating Against Lee

Howard Not Retaliating Against Lee

Dwight Howard said he take the high road against David Lee in Friday night's Warriors at Lakers game, but Howard did say he still remembered the cheap shot. Read »

Friday, Apr 12, 2013 at 12:54 PM
Dwight Howard Thinking Playoffs, Not Revenge

Dwight Howard Thinking Playoffs, Not Revenge

At Lakers shootaround, Dwight Howard said he would not do anything to jeopardize his ability to play for the Lakers to get even with David Lee of the Warriors on April 12, 2013. Watch »

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013 at 4:24 PM
Howard Talks About World Peace's Return To Lakers

Howard Talks About World Peace's Return To Lakers

Dwight Howard talks about Metta World Peace's recovery from knee surgery at Lakers shootaround on April 9, 2013. Watch »

Sunday, Apr 7, 2013 at 5:57 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Clippers Massacre Lakers In Battle For LA

Clippers Massacre Lakers In Battle For LA

The Los Angeles Lakers were thrashed on the boards and surgically dismantled at crucial points in Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers, as Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard, and Pau Gasol were unable... Read »

Saturday, Apr 6, 2013 at 12:31 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Look To Kobe Bryant-Pau Gasol Combo

The Los Angeles Lakers are reverting to the Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol combination on the offensive end, so Dwight Howard's modest offensive numbers no longer appeared to be a point of concern. Read »

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Shahan Ahmed Shahan Ahmed is a regular fixture at sporting events around Southern California. Shahan is in his fifth season covering the Los Angeles Lakers for NBC Los Angeles. Along with covering practices and shootarounds in LA, he has covered the team in Beijing, Shanghai, New York, Brooklyn, Miami, Cleveland, Las Vegas, Oklahoma City, Houston, San Diego and New Orleans. In addition, Shahan also covers the LA Rams, LA Clippers and special sports events around Southern California. Shahan also covers European football for Yahoo! Sports and has covered Premier League and La Liga matches in England and Spain, respectively.
Michael Duarte Michael J. Duarte is a Los Angeles-based writer covering the Dodgers for NBCLA. Born and raised in the City of Angels, Michael did his undergraduate work at the University of California Santa Barbara and a graduate program at the University of Southern California. Michael was awarded the Paul Lazarus Scholarship Award in 2004 for his writing and is the 2005 recipient of the prestigious Corwin Writing Award. In addition to sports writing, Michael is an avid runner and softball player.
James Neveau James is a Chicago-based sportswriter who has covered hockey for numerous publications and websites. He currently covers the Blackhawks and the Chicago Bears for NBC Chicago, and covers the Kings and the Ducks for NBCLA.
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Warriors Wipeout Clippers

Warriors Wipeout Clippers

The Golden State Warriors crushed the Los Angeles Clippers 115-98 for their seventh straight head-to-head victory over their Southern California rivals on Wednesday night at Staples Center.

Well-Rested Clippers Ready for Showdown with Warriors

Well-Rested Clippers Ready for Showdown with Warriors

The Los Angeles Clippers will clash with the toast of the NBA in the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night at Staples Center.

Sunday Night Football Preview: Giants vs. Cowboys

Sunday Night Football Preview: Giants vs. Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys and breakout rookie Dak Prescott can atone for their only loss of the season — and win their division — when they play the New York Giants on Sunday Night Football.

Lakers Get Injury Boosts, Nance Returns

Lakers Get Injury Boosts, Nance Returns

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Man Arrested in Fatal Shooting of Ex-USC, NFL Player

Man Arrested in Fatal Shooting of Ex-USC, NFL Player

A man was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter in the shooting death of former USC and NFL player Joe McKnight in what authorities described as a road rage confrontation.

Lakers' Lou Williams Scores 38 Points Vs. Utah

Lakers' Lou Williams Scores 38 Points Vs. Utah

Lakers guard Lou Williams scored 38 points against the Utah Jazz on Monday night at Staples Center, but the visitors won the game 107-101