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Jazz knock around Lakers in blowout loss

Lakers forward LeBron James soars to the basket as Jazz forward Royce O’Neale, rear, defends during the first half of Wednesday’s game in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Lakers forward LeBron James soars to the basket as Jazz forward Royce O’Neale, rear, defends during the first half of Wednesday’s game in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley (10) lays the ball up as Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Po...
Tags: Utah, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Salt Lake City, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers, Staples Center, Mitchell, James, Lakers, Rick Bowmer, Wizards


Jordan Clarkson, Montrezl Harrell have a sizzling battle for Sixth Man of the Year

Editor’s note: This is the Wednesday, Feb. 24 edition of the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter from reporter Kyle Goon. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here. In a matchup between the Lakers and the Utah Jazz, the next Sixth Man of the Year is likely to be on the court. Who you think that is might just be a matter of taste. The reigning award winner, Montrezl Harrell, is slamming down dunks nightly for the Lakers. The challenger, Jordan Clarkson, has become a lethally efficient s...
Tags: Utah, Washington, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Williams, Nba, Jazz, Miami, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Cleveland, Clarkson, Anthony, James


Phoenix Suns' Devin Booker replaces injured Los Angeles Laker Anthony Davis in NBA All-Star Game

Suns guard Devin Booker was selected by commissioner Adam Silver to replace injured Lakers forward Anthony Davis in the NBA All-Star...
Tags: Nba, Anthony Davis, Lakers, Suns, Devin Booker, Adam Silver, Phoenix Suns Devin Booker, Los Angeles Laker Anthony Davis


Suns' Booker Replaces Lakers' Davis in NBA All-Star Game

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker was selected Wednesday to replace injured Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis in the NBA All-Star Game.
Tags: Phoenix Suns, Nba, Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers, Devin Booker, Suns Booker Replaces Lakers Davis


Second half of Lakers’ schedule won’t let up a punishing rhythm

Out of the All-Star break, the Lakers will now know who they have lined up and be prepared. But will Anthony Davis be ready? That’s the lingering question for the defending champions, who learned on Wednesday where they’ll be going and who they’ll be facing for the final 35 games of the shortened 72-game schedule. The Lakers (22-10) have the good fortune of not having to make up games like some teams will, but that doesn’t make it much easier, facing eight back-to-backs and one seven-game road s...
Tags: Utah, New York, Minnesota, Washington, Boston, Milwaukee, Sports, Sacramento, Toronto, Atlanta, Sport, Indiana, Soccer, Brooklyn, Portland, Davis


Lakers’ Anthony Davis makes All-Star cut, but is unlikely to play

Anthony Davis hasn’t had the season that he wanted, but in the eyes of NBA coaches, he’s still an All-Star. The Laker forward was selected as an All-Star reserve on Tuesday night, as voted on by the league’s coaches. It’s Davis’ eighth consecutive selection to the NBA’s marquee midseason exhibition, which will be played on March 7 in Atlanta in a pared-down format that won’t involve the event’s usual flair. Davis hit the game-winning free throw in last year’s exhibition, but he is unlikely to pa...
Tags: Utah, Cook, Maryland, Boston, Sports, Atlanta, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Brooklyn, Portland, Davis, Nba, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Lebron James


Analysis: Should the Lakers rest LeBron James?

There’s something LeBron James would like to give a rest. And it’s not himself. There’s a dialogue swirling around the Lakers that goes like this: James is 36. He’s played every game. He’s averaged 35 minutes and totaled 1,120 minutes – the only players who have played more this season are Julius Randle and Fred Van Vleet, both 26. With the Lakers playing without Anthony Davis and Dennis Schröder, the depth that was supposed to ballast the team in dog-day stretches like this is no longer there a...
Tags: Utah, Washington, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Kobe Bryant, Cleveland, James, Lakers, Wizards, The Lakers, Achilles, Julius Randle


Lakers fall to Wizards in OT for 3rd straight loss

The Lakers Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (1) shoots as Wizards’ Bradley Beal (3) and Russell Westbrook (4) defend during their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Monday, February 22, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) The Wizards’ Moe Wagner (21) gets a hand on the ball as the Lakers’ Alex Caruso (4) shoots during their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Monday, February 22, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sou...
Tags: Washington, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Nba, Ncaa, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Arizona Wildcats, Denver, Reserve, Los Angeles Lakers, Staples Center, James


Frank Vogel says Lakers struggling with midseason fatigue

LOS ANGELES — The All-Star break begins March 5. It’s a good bet that several Lakers have the date circled on their calendars. “Guys are definitely excited that All-Star break is coming up,” veteran Jared Dudley said, with a chuckle. “I would be lying if I didn’t say that guys are looking forward to that.” Between a short offseason, a stretch that has seen two of the Lakers’ top players unavailable and overtime results that have stretched workloads to the limit, the team is feeling the strain ne...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Staples Center, Orlando, James, Lakers, Mvp, Dudley, Utah Jazz, Jared Dudley


As defenses close off paint, Lakers look for shooting woes to end

There’s a curious trend among Lakers opponents in the last two weeks: On defense, they’ve had trouble staying out of the paint. In five of the last seven games, opposing defenses have been penalized for 3-second violations, perhaps one of the least-called offenses in the NBA rule book relative to how often it occurs. But it illustrates how teams are starting to see the Lakers: as threats in the paint, but not from outside. Loading up the interior is an effective strategy as the Lakers have lost ...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Miami, Anthony Davis, James, Lakers, Washington Wizards, The Lakers, All Star, Kentavious Caldwell Pope, Dennis Schroder, Vogel, Bron


As defenses close off the paint, Lakers look for shooting woes to end

There’s a curious trend among Lakers opponents in the last two weeks: On defense, they’ve had trouble staying out of the paint. In five of the last seven games, opposing defenses have been penalized for 3-second violations, perhaps one of the least-called offenses in the NBA rule book relative to how often it occurs. But it illustrates how teams are starting to see the Lakers: as threats in the paint, but not from outside. Loading up the interior is an effective strategy as the Lakers have lost ...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Miami, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, James, Lakers, Washington Wizards, The Lakers, Kentavious Caldwell Pope, Dennis Schroder, Vogel, Bron


Lakers rally but can’t close in loss to Heat

Heat forward Jimmy Butler, left, shoots as Lakers guard Wesley Matthews defends during the first half of Saturday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, left, shoots as Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James shoots as Miami Heat gua...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Davis, Nba, Miami, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Denver, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Andre Iguodala, James, Lakers


Dennis Schröder to miss next two games for Lakers

Going shorthanded is the new normal in the NBA this season. Now in their first serious bout with absences, the Lakers will find themselves down two starters at least until Thursday. Frank Vogel said Saturday afternoon that Dennis Schröder will miss at least four total games due to COVID-19 protocols, including upcoming games against the Washington Wizards and Utah Jazz. ESPN reported that Schröder is being quarantined after a possible COVID-19 exposure but has tested negative so far — under NBA ...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Davis, Nba, Miami, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Anthony, James, Lakers, Dennis, Disney World, Washington Wizards, The Lakers


Dennis Schröder to miss Lakers’ next two games

Going short-handed is the new normal in the NBA this season. Now in their first serious bout with absences, the Lakers will find themselves down two starters until at least Thursday. Lakers coach Frank Vogel said Saturday afternoon that point guard Dennis Schröder will miss at least four total games due to COVID-19 protocols, including upcoming games against the Washington Wizards on Monday and Utah Jazz on Wednesday. ESPN reported that Schröder is being quarantined after a possible COVID-19 exp...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Davis, Nba, Miami, Espn, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Anthony, James, Lakers, Dennis, Disney World, Washington Wizards


With Dennis Schröder’s return ‘uncertain,’ Lakers leaning on depth to compete

It’s been the custom for the season, but the Lakers have had the great fortune to not have to deal with much of it. When the league’s COVID-19 protocols are involved, it’s often hard to tell just how long a player or staff will be missing. That’s what the Lakers are saying now about Dennis Schröder, their 27-year-old point guard who started every game until Thursday night, when he was a late scratch against Brooklyn. He didn’t practice on Friday, and the Lakers are unsure when he’ll next be able...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Miami, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Nets, Anthony, James, Lakers, Dennis, The Lakers, All Star, Markieff Morris


Four storylines to watch as Lakers go without Anthony Davis

Editor’s note: This is the Friday, Feb. 19 edition of the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter from reporter Kyle Goon. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here. LeBron James still leans on Anthony Davis. It’s not to make a shot. Or get the block if a driver gets behind him. Or grab a rebound. But for the next four weeks or so, James will still be talking with his teammate to see what he sees from the bench. “We’re talking about the game, that possession, that half, that quarter: What ...
Tags: Minnesota, Sports, Phoenix Suns, Sport, West, Soccer, Brooklyn, Davis, Nba, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Bob, Denver, Brooklyn Nets, James, Lakers


LeBron James becomes youngest to 35K points in Lakers loss to Nets

Without Anthony Davis and Dennis Schröder, not even a solid night from LeBron James was enough for the Lakers to beat the KD-less Nets.
Tags: Lebron James, Anthony Davis, The Lakers, Dennis Schroder


Cold-shooting, short-handed Lakers no match for Nets

The Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma shoots over the Nets’ Landry Shamet during the second half of Thursday’s game at Staples Center. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket against the Brooklyn Nets in the second half of a NBA basketball game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Thursday, February 18, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds LeBron Jame...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Portland, Davis, Nba, Miami, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, TNT, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers, Staples Center, James


Cold-shooting Lakers can’t keep up with Nets

The Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma shoots over the Nets’ Landry Shamet during the second half of Thursday’s game at Staples Center. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket against the Brooklyn Nets in the second half of a NBA basketball game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Thursday, February 18, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds LeBron Jame...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Davis, Nba, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Brooklyn Nets, Nets, Los Angeles Lakers, Staples Center, James, Lakers, Irving


Lakers’ Dennis Schröder misses start vs. Nets due to COVID-19 protocols

LOS ANGELES — While Frank Vogel is often guarded about revealing his game plan prior to tip-off, there was one thing the Lakers coach singled out that he wanted to see in the ensuing clash with the Brooklyn Nets. “Looking forward to seeing the Dennis Schröder-Kyrie Irving matchup,” he said. “I think that’s one that Dennis gives us a different dynamic this year, and I’m looking forward to seeing that matchup.” A half-hour later, the Lakers were robbed of seeing that matchup when Schröder was decl...
Tags: Milwaukee, Sports, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Portland, Davis, Nba, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Brooklyn Nets, James, Lakers, Dennis


Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard named an All-Star for the fifth time

Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard was named a Western Conference All-Star Game starter on Thursday, when the results of fan, media and player voting were announced during TNT NBA Tip-Off. The game is scheduled for March 7 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. It will be the fifth All-Star appearance for Leonard, who has missed the Clippers’ past three games with a lower left leg contusion. He won the Kobe Bryant MVP Award last year in Chicago for his game-high 30 points. The Moreno Valley native finished...
Tags: Sports, Atlanta, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Anthony Davis, Kobe Bryant, TNT, Lakers, Moreno Valley, Paul George, Clippers, All Star, Western Conference


Lakers face a Nets superteam that they helped usher in

The last time the Lakers saw James Harden, they drove him to quit. It was less than a month into the season when the defending NBA champions put together back-to-back blowouts of the Rockets in Houston, the second of which saw Harden simply give up in the middle of the game. The Lakers pressed their heels on the Rockets’ throats, with LeBron James memorably shooting a 3-pointer and turning around to crow at the Lakers bench before it went in. Afterward, Harden said in a memorable press conferenc...
Tags: Sports, Phoenix Suns, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Nba, Rockets, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Houston, Brooklyn Nets, Nets, James, Steph Curry, Lakers, Mvp


Whicker: Xander Schauffele is just a few shots away from PGA Tour dominance

Tiger Woods said it, every time he fell just short: “Second stinks,” or something like that. Second place also spends. Xander Schauffele has won four tournaments, so there are no debts to be paid. But since he won the 2019 Tournament of Champions in Maui, he has no wins and eight seconds. Some have been unavoidable. Some have kicked him in the teeth. Some have happened in obscurity, some on the back nine at Augusta National, the whole world watching. All told, Schauffele has absorbed $11.7 milli...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Golf, Tiger Woods, Rory Mcilroy, Justin Rose, Shanghai, Pga Tour, Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson, Tom Brady, Brooks Koepka, Anthony Davis, Johnson, Jordan Spieth


Lakers vs. Timberwolves Final Score: Dennis Schröder steps up with Anthony Davis out

Dennis Schröder was huge for the Lakers as they played their first day since Anthony Davis suffered his Achilles re-aggravation.
Tags: Anthony Davis, Lakers, Dennis Schroder


Frank Vogel relieved Anthony Davis’ injury isn’t more serious, but knows Lakers face a challenge

In those late hours of Sunday night, the Lakers thought they had a good handle on what Anthony Davis’ injury was. The initial evaluation was a strain, and Davis knocked on wood as he said: “they say everything looks good … “… but you still want the MRI just to make sure.” The MRI on Monday morning in Denver brought the relatively good news the Lakers had hoped for: Davis’ right Achilles tendon was intact, but needed rest. Coach Frank Vogel said he felt relief. “All of our hope that it wasn’t any...
Tags: Minnesota, Sports, America, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Denver, Anthony, Lakers, Nuggets, The Lakers, Timberwolves, Achilles


A.D.-less Lakers fend off Timberwolves with team effort

The Lakers’ Dennis Schroder glides to the basket for a layup in front of Minnesota’s Karl-Anthony Towns during the first quarter of Tuesday’s game at Target Center in Minneapolis. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Minnesota Timberwolves’ Anthony Edwards, left, lays up knocking over Los Angeles Lakers’ Alex Caruso, right, in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Minnesota...
Tags: Minnesota, Minneapolis, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Minnesota Timberwolves, Los Angeles Lakers, James, Lakers, Ricky Rubio, The Lakers, Timberwolves, Edwards


Dodgers take ‘Super Team’ label into spring training

The NBA has provided fertile ground for the “Super Team” concept. The Houston Rockets collected four future Hall of Famers in 1996-97 – Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler, Charles Barkley and Scottie Pippen. The Boston Celtics brought together Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen to win a championship in 2008. The Miami Heat went to four consecutive Finals (winning twice) when Lebron James brought his talents together with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh starting in 2010-11. The Golden State Warriors...
Tags: Boston, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Nba, Mlb, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, New York Yankees, Washington Nationals, San Diego Padres


LeBron James' optimistic 5-word reaction to Lakers being without Anthony Davis for a..

Despite the possibility of the Los Angeles Lakers being without Anthony Davis for an extended period, LeBron James is adopting the...
Tags: Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers, Lakers


Whicker: The price to get Anthony Davis was worth it, but it’s accumulating

The castaways are surviving. Brandon Ingram? He is the reigning Most Improved Player in the NBA, and improving still. With New Orleans he is averaging 24 points in 35 minutes, both career highs, and his 3-point shooting remains at .391. He is 23. Jordan Clarkson? He brings 17.4 points off the bench for Utah, which is 18-1 since Jan. 7. consecutive games. He is 28. Lonzo Ball? Maybe he hasn’t had the ideal career launch for a second-overall draft choice. But Ball has become a 37.8 shooter from de...
Tags: Utah, Minnesota, Sports, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Nba, New Orleans, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Denver, James, Lakers, Nuggets


Alexander: Can UC Riverside athletics stay alive?

UC Riverside’s men’s basketball team made a national television appearance late Saturday night, playing a Big West home game against UC Irvine on ESPNU, and in the course of the broadcast announcers Dave Feldman and Corey Williams ran through some of the storylines that have made the Highlanders’ journey unique. They mentioned Mike Magpayo, the first Division I coach of Asian descent. They played up the path of Dominick Pickett, high school star turned Division I student manager-turned-walkon-tu...
Tags: Florida, Australia, France, Sports, Sport, Soccer, New Zealand, College sports, Athletics, Anthony Davis, Jones, Lakers, Alexander, Feb, Riverside, Fresno State