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Monday, February 20, 2012
Lakers Late Night Replay vs. Portland, and postgame video

By Brian Kamenetzky

Blown out of the building early Sunday night, the Lakers took care of business early Monday at home against the Blazers, building a 29-7 lead after the first quarter, and holding Portland to 30 points at the half.

The second half saw L.A. take its collective foot off the gas, giving Nate McMillan's crew some life, but down the stretch the Lakers clamped down, scored some points, and secured the victory. Read all about it here. As for the show, we covered the following...
All that, plus Eric Clapton, Skee-Lo, an appearance from Kupchak (sort of... not really), and dancing (yes, really).

In show vids from Brown and Gasol.

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Click below for video from Brown, Gasol, and Andrew Bynum.

Pau Gasol on how much impact the trade talks have on him:
Gasol on the impact it has on the team, why he'd like a resolution:
Brown, on the play of Blake:
Bynum, on the win. Note the mention of how the Lakers were better off without a shootaround before today's game. Bynum said following the Phoenix game that one reason the Lakers struggled was because of dead legs, mentioning that day's shootaround specifically.
Brown, on team D: