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Lakers survive Ball's gaffe to beat Thunder in OT

The Los Angeles Lakers dropped the Thunder 138-128 in overtime on Thursday, but Lonzo Ball did his best to give Oklahoma City a chance. Up 122-119 with less than five seconds to play, the Lakers wanted to foul and take the three-point possibility out of the Thunder's hands. The problem, however, was he managed to let time run off the clock and fouled Russell Westbrook in the act of shooting, which put him on the line with a chance to tie the game.
Tags: News, Los Angeles Lakers, Ball, Lakers, Oklahoma City, Russell Westbrook, Lonzo Ball


Hot-shooting Lakers stun Thunder in overtime road win

Los Angeles Lakers center Tyson Chandler (5) shoots over Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) and Los Angeles Lakers center Ivica Zubac (40) reach for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) Sound The gallery will resume in seco...
Tags: Sports, Oklahoma City Thunder, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Lebron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Ball, Lakers, Oklahoma City, Russell Westbrook, Adams, Paul George, The Lakers, Hart, Westbrook


Beasley tries to enter game wearing wrong shorts

With his team trailing by double-digits in the first quarter and looking for a spark off the bench, Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton signaled for scoring savant Michael Beasley to come in off the bench.
Tags: Sport, Nba, Los Angeles Lakers, Beasley, Luke Walton, Michael Beasley


Wrong shorts briefly keeps Beasley out of game

With his team trailing big in the first quarter and looking for a spark, Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton signaled for scoring savant Michael Beasley to come in off the bench, but he had to make a detour before entering.
Tags: Sport, Nba, Los Angeles Lakers, Beasley, Luke Walton, Michael Beasley


Report: Lakers management still supporting Luke Walton as coach through rest of season

Does a 4-7 stretch (most of those games without LeBron James) qualify as drastic? Lakers management continues to project support for Walton publicly and privately — at least through this season, multiple sources told ESPN. Johnson inherited, rather than hired, Walton.
Tags: News, Lebron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Lakers, Walton, Luke Walton, ESPN Johnson


Pop! NBA Series Additions

Funko has announced some new additions to their Pop! NBA Series . This collection includes rising stars Lonzo Ball from the Los Angeles Lakers, Karl-Anthony Towns from the Minnesota Timberwolves, All-Stars Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward of the Boston Celtics, the reigning Rookie of the Year, Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers, defending 3-time NBA Finals Champ from the Golden State Warriors, Stephen Curry, and 4-time Most Valuable Player, LeBron James, who is featured in Pop! figures of a...
Tags: Amazon, Toys, Nba, Philadelphia, Lebron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, Lakers, Stephen Curry, Gordon Hayward, Ben Simmons, Karl Anthony, Funko, Lonzo Ball, Minnesota Timberwolves All Stars Kyrie Irving


LeBron James injury update: Lakers star appears likely to miss Warriors game

LeBron James injury update: Lakers star appears likely to miss Warriors game originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com LeBron James suffered a strained left groin against the Warriors on Christmas Day, and it looks like he won't be ready to face the champs on Monday. The Lakers announced that LeBron was evaluated by the team's medical staff on Wednesday and they cleared him to start practicing next week, though the team didn't specify when exactly James would practice. The Laker...
Tags: News, Lebron James, Houston, Los Angeles Lakers, James, Lakers, Oklahoma City, The Lakers, LeBron


Latest Lakers win has a better Lonzo Ball written all over it

LOS ANGELES — It’s common to hear Lakers players talking about Lonzo Ball in the terms Tyson Chandler used after Tuesday night’s win over the Chicago Bulls. He does the little things. He makes the right plays. Et cetera. “For Zo, he does all the intangibles,” he said. “He does everything for the team defensively, making plays, rebounding. He’s one of those guards who can take over the game without filling up the stat sheet.” But for the Lakers (24-21), the 107-100 win over the Bulls was a nice r...
Tags: Minnesota, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Nba, Lebron James, Chicago Bulls, Magic Johnson, Rajon Rondo, Ball, James, Lakers, Oklahoma City, The Lakers


Ball scores 19 as Lakers deal Bulls eighth straight loss

Lonzo Ball scored 19 points, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 17 and the Los Angeles Lakers won for just the fourth time since LeBron James suffered his groin injury with a 107-100 victory over the reeling Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Lebron James, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, Lakers, Bulls, Kentavious Caldwell Pope, Lonzo Ball


Observations from Bulls-Lakers: Jabari's back in the rotation and Lakers fans get no tacos!

The Bulls have now lost eight straight. The most recent defeat came in Los Angeles against a LeBron-less Lakers team, and there's not a whole lot to take from it. Jabari Parker looks like he's back in the rotation to stay - or until he's traded - and while it was just a one-game sample size, he sure looks like he wants to remain there, too.
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Lakers, Lakers, Jabari Parker, Bulls, Jabari, Bulls Lakers


Report: Lakers to change up lineups in lieu of LeBron, wins

The Los Angeles Lakers are not a good basketball team without LeBron James. This is fairly obvious, and we knew the ultimate test heading into this season would be if James suffered an injury that kept him out for a significant period of time. Of course we have been able to test this theory firsthand this season as LeBron has not played since a 127-101 win over the Golden State Warriors on Christmas Day.
Tags: News, Lebron James, Los Angeles Lakers, James


Jeanie Buss would reportedly prevent Lakers from firing Luke Walton over recent struggles

Los Angeles Lakers owner Jeanie Buss wants to preach patience with her team. Though the Lakers have struggled without LeBron James, Buss could be the reason Luke Walton sticks around to see things through, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times. If Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka wanted to get rid of Walton due to the team's recent struggles, Stein says Buss would prevent that from happening: “It is also an open secret in Lakerland that Walton has the strongest possible...
Tags: News, New York Times, Los Angeles Lakers, Magic Johnson, Lakers, Walton, Luke Walton, Stein, Buss, Marc Stein, Jeanie Buss, Lakerland, Rob Pelinka, LeBron James Buss


The good, bad and ugly of the Lakers

SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' Jeff Zillgitt updates us on the current state of the Los Angeles Lakers with LeBron James remaining on the bench.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Luke Walton is mulling lineup changes, and the Lakers may be mulling a coaching one

Should that adjustment result in an eighth loss in 11 games without James, there is increasing speculation that Johnson could present this string of defeats to Lakers owner (and Walton supporter) Jeanie Buss as evidence in support of the case for firing the coach. Johnson's skepticism of the incumbent coach that preceded his regime has been no secret. He reportedly “admonished” Walton for the Lakers' 3-5 start to the season in a November meeting, and even when Johnson tepidly supported...
Tags: News, Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers, James, Lakers, Walton, Luke Walton, Jeanie Buss


Lakers lose to last-place Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Jaron Blossomgame, right, reaches for a rebound along with Los Angeles Lakers center Tyson Chandler during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball, left, shoots as Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Sound The gallery will resum...
Tags: New York, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Cleveland Cavaliers, Lebron James, Cleveland, Los Angeles Lakers, Staples Center, James, Lakers, Cavs, Utah Jazz, Kevin Love


Cavs stun Lakers 101-95 to end 12-game losing streak

Cedi Osman scored 20 points, Collin Sexton added 17 and the Cleveland Cavaliers ended a 12-game losing streak 101-95 against the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Lakers, Lakers, Cavs, Cedi Osman, Collin Sexton


Cleveland Cavaliers end 12-game losing streak against LeBron James-less LA Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers continue to struggle without LeBron James, losing to the lowly Cleveland Cavaliers, who ended a 12-game losing streak.            [Author: Associated Press]
Tags: News, Associated Press, Cleveland Cavaliers, Lebron James, Los Angeles Lakers, LA Lakers


Lakers lose to last-place Cavaliers

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Cedi Osman, left, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 13: Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles past Cedi Osman #16 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half of a game at Staples Center on January 13, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees t...
Tags: New York, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Cleveland Cavaliers, Lebron James, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland, Los Angeles Lakers, Staples Center, Ball, James, Lakers, Cavs


Larry Nance, Jordan Clarkson return to Staples Center to face Lakers

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Cedi Osman, left, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton, right, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Cleveland...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Jordan, Cleveland Cavaliers, Lebron James, Cleveland, Clarkson, Los Angeles Lakers, Staples Center, James, Lakers, Cavs, Cavaliers


Mitchell dominates, Jazz beat Lakers 113-95

Donovan Mitchell scores 33 points as Utah Jazz beat Los Angeles Lakers 113-95            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Jazz, Los Angeles Lakers, Mitchell, Lakers, Utah Jazz, Donovan Mitchell


Lakers sink in offensively muddled loss to Jazz

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) dunks on Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart (3) shoots as Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Utah Jazz guard Kyle Korver (26) an...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Salt Lake City, Lebron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Mitchell, Lakers, Rick Bowmer, Utah Jazz, The Lakers, JaVale McGee, Dwane Casey, Kyle Korver, Kentavious Caldwell Pope


Luke Walton says he talks regularly with Magic Johnson: 'It's been good'

Back on Oct. 30, Magic Johnson chewed out Luke Walton for the Lakers' 2-5 start. Magic is a little like that boss we've all had who is around a handful of days a month but swoops in like he knows everything and offers edicts. Magic and GM Rob Pelinka did not hire Walton, he's not their guy, and the buzz around the league for a while has been that the front office would replace Walton with someone a little more old-school/hard-a** if they could (but owner Jeanie Buss stands in the ...
Tags: News, Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Magic Johnson, Lakers, Walton, Luke Walton, Jeanie Buss, Rob Pelinka


LeBron to miss another 3 games with groin injury

LeBron James will miss at least another week with a strained left groin, the Los Angeles Lakers announced Thursday.
Tags: Sport, Nba, Lebron James, Los Angeles Lakers


Anthony Davis' recent Instagram "like" might interest Celtics fans

Anthony Davis' recent Instagram "like" might interest Celtics fans originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com You know what they say: The trade rumors don't really begin until the Instagram bread crumbs start dropping. OK, they don't say that. But check out the comment New Orleans Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis supposedly "liked" on Instagram, which an NBA Reddit user discovered and The Athletic's Jared Weiss shared Thursday on Twitter: To recap: Davis' official Instag...
Tags: News, Instagram, Davis, New Orleans, New Orleans Pelicans, Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers, Celtics, Jared Weiss, NBA Reddit


Kyrie Irving candidly details "challenge" of playing with LeBron James

Kyrie Irving candidly details "challenge" of playing with LeBron James originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com It took time, but Kyrie Irving now seems completely comfortable discussing what once was a third-rail topic. The Boston Celtics point guard recently spoke to ESPN's Dave McMenamin about the challenges (and benefits) of playing with LeBron James, his teammate of three seasons on the Cleveland Cavaliers. MORE CELTICS: How Kyrie Irving and Marcus Smart are making each other better ...
Tags: News, Espn, Cleveland Cavaliers, Lebron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, James, Irving, Kyrie Irving, Marcus Smart, McMenamin, Dave McMenamin, The Boston Celtics


Kyle Kuzma powers Lakers past Pistons with 41 points, sits 4th quarter

The absence of LeBron James has created an offensive void in the Los Angeles Lakers lineup. The Lakers have often had trouble filling that chasm, going 2-5 since he suffered a Christmas Day groin injury. Kyle Kuzma filled James' void and more, needing just three quarters to score 41 points in a 113-98 win.
Tags: News, Lebron James, Los Angeles Lakers, James, Lakers, Pistons, Kyle Kuzma


Kuzma’s career-high 41 leads Lakers over Pistons 113-100

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kyle Kuzma scored a career-high 41 points and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Detroit Pistons 113-100 on Wednesday night to improve to 3-5 without injured LeBron James. Kuzma had 22 points in the third quarter, hitting four 3-pointers to get the crowd on its feet and scoring on consecutive goaltending […]
Tags: News, Sports, Los Angeles, Ap, Los Angeles Lakers, Detroit Pistons, Lakers, Kyle Kuzma, Kuzma, LeBron James Kuzma


LeBron's 'Space Jam 2' will 'disrupt everything' – director

'Space Jam 2' director Terence Nance promised the highly anticipated movie featuring Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James will "disrupt everything". James is following in the footsteps of Michael Jordan in more ways than one as he prepares to bring 'Space Jam' back to the big screen, with the NBA great set to star in the sequel. Hall of Famer and Chicago Bulls great Jordan, who won six NBA titles and six Finals MVP awards, starred in the 1996 original.
Tags: News, Michael Jordan, Nba, Jordan, Lebron James, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, James, Hall of Famer, Space Jam, Terence Nance, LeBron s Space Jam


Lakers star LeBron James remains out indefinitely

LeBron James remains sidelined with a groin injury and will be re-evaluated on Friday, said Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton. James will miss the Lakers' next two NBA games against the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday and the Utah Jazz two days later. The 34-year-old superstar has not played since straining his groin against the Golden State Warriors on Christmas Day.
Tags: News, Nba, Lebron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Detroit Pistons, Lakers, Utah Jazz, Luke Walton James


Tyson Chandler didn't sign with the Warriors because of DeMarcus Cousins

Los Angeles Lakers big man Tyson Chandler has been effective for LeBron James and his squad in the short amount of time the two sides have been together. Chandler started the season with the Phoenix Suns, but received the classic veteran buyout early in the year and joined a playoff hopeful team in California. As Chandler tells the story, he almost didn't sign with the Lakers.
Tags: News, California, DeMarcus Cousins, Phoenix Suns, Lebron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors, Chandler, Tyson Chandler