Here’s what we learned from the Lakers’ 114-90 loss in Oklahoma City:Wednesday’s loss was incredibly predictable based on one indicator — the Lakers don’t win when Lonzo Ball doesn’t play. Now, to be fair, they don’t win a lot when Ball is on the court, but when the Lakers are without their rookie point guard, they really have no shot. The talent gap was painfully obvious Wednesday against the star-loaded Oklahoma City Thunder.
The last time the Lakers were at Staples Center, they were celebrating an impressive win over the San Antonio Spurs. In that game, they showed determination and resolve, responding to the Spurs’ run early in the second half by blowing the game open thanks to tenacity, pace and execution to earn a 93-81 victory. The win was part of a four-game winning streak, one that briefly built optimism that the young team would start seeing results.
As the Lakers toured the National Civil Rights Museum on Sunday, one of their players in team-branded gear walked slightly ahead of the crowd and stood against the wall. As the tour began to move past him, a woman politely approached him and asked for a selfie. He obliged. After smiling for the camera, the woman turned to him and asked “What’s your name?”Once you get past the top of the Lakers’ roster — the Lonzo Balls and the Brandon Ingrams — there’s plenty of anonymity on the roster.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".