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The Los Angeles Lakers are heading to the NBA Finals after defeating the Denver Nuggets in game 5. We celebrate the win and break down what’s next as L.A. waits for the winner of the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics. 

The Lakers took a 3-1 (uh oh) series lead over the Denver Nuggets with their big game 4 win. We break down a stressful night and look ahead to what the next game in the series will bring, including how Anthony Davis can deal with his ankle injury.

The Lakers almost made a furious comeback in game 3, cutting a 20-point Nuggets lead down to 3 in the 4th, but couldn’t finish it off. What can they do to get back on track in game 4?

Some portray the Lakers as an unlikeable team, but to do so means overlooking so much of what makes this team special.

Anthony Davis’ buzzer-beater saved the Lakers in a game that they almost let slip through their fingers. Now, with a 2-0 series lead, where do things from here? 

The Lakers will meet the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference Finals after the Clippers blew a 3-1 series lead. We break down the upcoming series and the collapse of the Clippers.

The Lakers sent the Houston Rockets home with a game 5 win that saw them lead from the beginning to the end. We break down the win and look ahead to who might meet them in the Western Conference Finals

The Lakers took a 3-1 series lead over the Houston Rockets with a game they controlled most of the way. With Markieff Morris starting at center in place of JaVale McGee, is small ball here to stay?

The Lakers took a 2-1 series lead after beating the Rockets thanks to big performances from LeBron, Anthony Davis, and Rajon Rondo (Playoff Rondo!). We discuss some changes made that helped the Lakers get an important win. 

The Lakers came up big and get a win in game 2 to even their series with the Houston Rockets. We break down the game, LeBron’s big block, Davis’ money mid-range shot, and huge contributions from Morris and Playoff Rondo.

The Los Angeles Lakers lost game 1 of their second-round series with the Houston Rockets, leaving us with a lot of questions. What changes can Frank Vogel make? We discuss.

Anthony Davis and LeBron James both had big games as the Lakers took care of the Blazers in Game 5 to advance to the second round. What waits for them in round 2?

The Lakers took a 3-1 series lead in a blowout win over the Portland Trailblazers; a fitting end to Mamba Day. We discuss the win, the Lakers’ improvement, and of course, Kobe. 

The Lakers took control of their series with the Portland Trailblazers thanks to a massive performance from LeBron James and some timely plays by Anthony Davis. But what’s up with JR Smith getting minutes over Dion Waiters? We break it down.

This is the Lakers team we have been waiting for! L.A. dominated the Blazers on both ends of the floor to even their series with a blowout win. We break down what changed for the Lakers and what it means moving forward.

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