Right at home
Backstage Lakers: Reserve point guard Darius Johnson-Odom got more than expected out of the road trip to China, a new home. When it became clear he wouldn't make the Lakers, he signed with a team in China.
Lakers star says he's feeling better though he has lost weight since returning to action, and that the Lakers have what it takes to get tougher on defense.
Fans on Figueroa: We went to Staples Center to ask Lakers fans what they expected Kobe Bryant to play like when he returned. Here's what they had to say.
The Highlight: Nick Young's amazing shot to beat the clock is the Lakers highlight of the week. The play is a reminder that the shot clock is the most important invention in the history of the NBA. Let's see how quickly we can explain how it came about.