Oklahoma City Thunder Come Back To Take 3-1 Series Lead Over LA Lakers

The LA Lakers pretty much had the game under control until the final quarter of the game. Russel Westbrook and Kevin Durant led the charge and Durant hit the deciding game winner with 13.7 seconds left in the game. The Thunder won the game 103-100 and now lead the series 3-1 as it now goes back to Oklahoma City for game 5.

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LA Dodgers “LAKERS INSPIRED” NEW ERA Snapback Available @ Rock-N-Jocks

This is Magic. Rock-N-Jocks brings to you a custom Los Angeles Dodgers done in Los Angeles Lakers colors Snapback New Era. This snapback is all purple with the embroidered “LA” logo in lakers yellow outlined in white. The bill is all yellow. Limited to just 30 total pieces. Go get yours now, only place in world to find is at www.rocknjocks.com.

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Houston Rockets & Derek Fisher Agree To Buyout

VIA ESPN

The Houston Rockets have finalized a buyout with former Los Angeles Lakers guard Derek Fisher.

“After much discussion and expressing their desire to welcome Derek to their team this season as well as the 2012-2013 season, the Houston Rockets and Derek have negotiated a buyout,” Fisher’s business manager Jamie Wior said in a statement late Sunday night.

Fisher, 37, had played in 537 consecutive games prior to being dealt to the Rockets.

The Rockets had acquired the Lakers icon on Thursday afternoon with the hopes of convincing him to stay with them the remainder of the season. Houston currently sits eighth in the Western Conference and hoped his locker room presence would help them make the playoffs and influence what had been a relatively young roster. They also have a need for another point guard while Kyle Lowry recovers from a bacterial infection over the next few weeks.

Fisher was genuinely torn by the situation, according to a source close to Fisher, which is why the Lakers and Rockets mutually decided to extend the deadline for him to report by 24 hours.

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Sources close to the situation told ESPN.com’s Marc Stein that the Oklahoma City Thunder, who are still trying to fill the void created by Eric Maynor’s season-ending knee injury, are deciding whether to register a formal bid for Fisher.

Sources say that the Los Angeles Clippers, by contrast, are not likely to try to sign Fisher, though they also have a need for a playoff-tested guard after Chauncey Billups’ season-ending Achilles’ tear and with Chris Paul carrying a heavy load.

Fisher is said to be strongly interested in joining the Chicago Bulls or Miami Heat, according to one source close to the situation. The San Antonio Spurs, sources told Stein, have not yet ruled out pursuing Fisher because their planned signing of former Portland Trail Blazers guard Patty Mills has been held up by the fact that Portland has not yet renounced rights to Mills.

Fisher had made no public statements since his surprising trade from the franchise he’d spent most of his career with. Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak admitted that he hadn’t given Fisher or his representatives a heads-up that a trade was in the works, and that he understood if he was “emotional” over the situation.

“He may have caught wind of the rumor a day or two ago, but there was no heads up given,” Kupchak said on Thursday. “It’s not necessary, because a lot of times there’s nothing to the rumors. How many times was one of our players traded in the last 10 days and it never took place? So you can’t spend your time dispelling or confirming rumors.

“But when something like this does happen, I can imagine what he’s going through. I’ve never really gone through it, but to be in one place, to have the kind of contribution, midseason, it’s got to be pretty emotional. We’ll talk at the right time.”

Fisher would normally have had 48 hours to report to Houston for a physical for the trade to be completed, however the Lakers and Rockets mutually agreed to extend that deadline to 72 hours, a source with knowledge of the situation told ESPNLosAngeles.com.

Fisher had a $3.4 million player option for next season. Fisher is free to sign with any other team but the Lakers if he clears waivers by Wednesday.

A five-time NBA champion, Fisher has no plans to retire. “Derek’s desire to win a sixth championship is what drives him and will continue to drive him as he moves forward,” Wior said.

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LA Lakers NEW ERA Snapbacks Available @ Rock-N-Jocks

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Chris Paul Traded To LA Lakers In Three-Team Deal

The LA Lakers have landed Chris Paul!!! In a crazy sports day already with Albert Pujols and CJ Wilson signing in the Angels in the MLB, the Lakers made a huge NBA move.

The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to a trade in which they will obtain New Orleans Hornets point guard Chris Paul for Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom, sources tell ESPN.com’s Marc Stein.

The Houston Rockets are the third team in the trade and will obtain Gasol from the Hornets in return for Luis Scola, Kevin Martin, Goran Dragic, and a 2012 first-round pick that Houston received from the New York Knicks, sources said.

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Dallas Mavericks Sweep LA Lakers To Advance To Western Conference Finals

The Dallas Mavericks tore apart the LA Lakers during the second round of the playoffs and yesterday was the icing on the cake. Dallas blew out the Lakers and it was an all around team effort. Jason Terry had 32 off the bench and tied the playoff record for most 3’s in a game with 9. The Lakers Odom and Bynum both got ejected on separate plays. Bynum’s ejected was really uncalled for and deserves a nice fine and suspension. Dallas won 112-86 and moves on to play either the Thunder or Grizzlies in the Western Conference Finals. Was this the end of Phil Jackson’s ERA???

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2011 NBA Western Conference Playoff Match-Ups

The Western Conference Playoff games were set last night. A lot of possible scenarios were at stake and this is how it turned out:

No. 1 San Antonio Spurs vs. No. 8 Memphis Grizzlies
No. 4. Oklahoma City Thunder vs. No. 5 Denver Nuggets
No. 3 Dallas Mavericks vs. No. 6 Portland Trailblazers
No. 2 Los Angeles Lakers vs. No. 7 New Orleans Hornets

It is going to be a crazy NBA Playoffs!!!

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Custom LA Lakers NEW ERA Fitted Available @ Rock-N-Jocks

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