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Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 3:31 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Crash 131-102 Against Thunder

Lakers Crash 131-102 Against Thunder

The Lakers fell behind early and never caught up against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night. Read »

Monday, Mar 10, 2014 at 4:39 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Ryan Kelly Gets Better of Kevin Durant

Ryan Kelly Gets Better of Kevin Durant

Lakers rookie Ryan Kelly shakes and bakes Kevin Durant out of his shoes Read »

Friday, Feb 14, 2014 at 10:14 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Lose to Durant, Thunder

Lakers Lose to Durant, Thunder

Kevin Durant was just too much, as the Thunder beat the Lakers on Thursday night at Staples Center Read »

Friday, Dec 13, 2013 at 8:27 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Thunder Take Advantage Of Hobbled Lakers

Thunder Take Advantage Of Hobbled Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder 122-97, as Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant did their thing. Read »

Friday, Dec 13, 2013 at 5:05 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Asking "A Lot" of Kobe Bryant to Guard Russell Westbrook

Lakers Asking "A Lot" of Kobe Bryant to Guard Russell Westbrook

The Los Angeles Lakers revealed that Kobe Bryant will have the nearly impossible defensive assignment of guarding Russell Westbrook on Friday night in Oklahoma City. Read »

Friday, Dec 13, 2013 at 10:01 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers at Thunder: Preview

Lakers at Thunder: Preview

With Steve Blake out, the Lakers face Russell Westbrook and the Thunder with not much of a chance of stopping Kevin Durant and company. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 5, 2013 at 8:44 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers at Thunder: Kobe Bryant v. Kevin Durant

Lakers at Thunder: Kobe Bryant v.  Kevin Durant

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant has been playing better than just about everyone in the league for the past month, but traveling to Oklahoma City to play Kevin Durant is not an easy task for "Vino." Read »

Sunday, Jan 27, 2013 at 9:50 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Thunder Are Back In LA, But Can the Lakers Beat The Best Team in Basketball?

Thunder Are Back In LA, But Can the Lakers Beat The Best Team in Basketball?

The Lakers earned a feel-good win over the Utah Jazz on Friday with Kobe Bryant one rebound short of a triple-double, but Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder present a much more serious test on Sunday... Read »

Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 3:18 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Earl Clark and Robert Sacre Start for Lakers Against Thunder

Earl Clark and Robert Sacre Start for Lakers Against Thunder

The Lakers are without Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol, and Jordan Hill, but new faces Robert Sacre and Earl Clark provide hope for a struggling Lakers team against Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City... Read »

Friday, Dec 7, 2012 at 5:27 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Take on Thunder Looking For Revenge

Lakers Take on Thunder Looking For Revenge

Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant promise plenty of point while Dwight Howard and Serge Ibaka promise plenty of block in Friday night's Lakers versus Thunder matchup 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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