Lakers take .500 as a holiday gift

Posted: December 25, 2012 at 11:50 p.m.

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, left, is fouled by New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith, right, as forward Carmelo Anthony, center, watches during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

The pieces of the puzzle that have been the Los Angeles Lakers’ confounding season are starting to fall into place.

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