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Preview: Can Lakers hand the Warriors their first losing streak?

The Lakers (9-31) have an opportunity to hand the Golden State Warriors (36-3) their first losing streak of the season Thursday night in Oakland. On Wednesday, the Warriors fell in Denver to the Nuggets, resting productive power forward Draymond Green -- who may also sit out against the Lakers....

Five takeaways from Lakers' 95-91 win over the New Orleans Pelicans

The Lakers (9-31) ended a four-game losing streak, winning an ugly one against the New Orleans Pelicans (11-26) on Tuesday night. Here are five takeaways from the Lakers' 95-91 victory at Staples Center. 1. Injuries to Kobe Bryant (Achilles) and Brandon Bass (foot) led to a young lineup to close...

Lakers rally for 95-91 win over Pelicans

The Lakers ended a four-game losing streak Tuesday, defeating the New Orleans Pelicans at Staples Center, 95-91. Julius Randle snagged an offensive rebound after a Lou Williams miss and scored the game winner with a driving finger roll that gave the Lakers a 92-91 advantage with 43.3 seconds left....

Lakers recall Ryan Kelly and Tarik Black after D-League Showcase

On Monday, the Lakers recalled Ryan Kelly and Tarik Black from the NBA Development League. The pair had been assigned to the D-Fenders over the weekend for the D-League Showcase in Santa Cruz, creating an awkward situation for the Lakers on Sunday with Kobe Bryant (Achilles'), D'Angelo Russell...

Preview: Improving Lakers look to rebound against Utah Jazz

On Sunday, the Lakers (8-30) host the Utah Jazz (16-20) at Staples Center. The Jazz, fresh off their Saturday night win over the Miami Heat in Utah, will try to win their second in a row, while the Lakers attempt to stop a three-game losing streak. D'Angelo Russell tried to play on Friday through...

NBA disagrees with Kobe Bryant, no foul on late shot over Kevin Durant

With 13.1 seconds left in the game Friday night and the Lakers down, 115-113, to one of the NBA's best teams, Kobe Bryant drove hard to the right side of the basket, guarded by Oklahoma City Thunder All-Star Kevin Durant. Durant's long arms disrupted Bryant's running hook shot; the Thunder escaped...

Lakers get a third try against the dominating Oklahoma City Thunder

The Lakers will get their third try at the Oklahoma City Thunder (25-11) on Friday night, a team that beat the Lakers twice last month, by an average of 37.5 points. Kobe Bryant (shoulder) and D'Angelo Russell (ankle) may be game-time decisions as the Lakers play their second game in as many nights...

Julius Randle and Byron Scott off to chilly 2016 start

It’s already been a rough new year for the relationship between Lakers Coach Byron Scott and reserve power forward Julius Randle. Randle didn’t like being singled out by Scott for playing poor defense after the Lakers’ 97-77 victory Sunday against the Phoenix Suns. “I don’t think there was defense...

Five takeaways from the Lakers' 97-77 win over the Phoenix Suns

The Lakers (8-27) won their third game in a row, defeating the Phoenix Suns (12-25) on Sunday night.  Here are five takeaways from the Lakers' 97-77 victory at Staples Center: 1. For three quarters, the Lakers beat up on the Suns. The Lakers set season highs in fewest points allowed in a game (77),...

Lakers win their third straight with a blowout of the Phoenix Suns

The Lakers won their third consecutive game Sunday night, dismantling the Phoenix Suns, 97-77, at Staples Center. After quickly pulling ahead by 16 points in the first quarter, the Lakers took a 24-point advantage into halftime -- with the Suns scoring only 22 points and shooting just 19.6%. The...

Everybody asks about the past before Kobe Bryant's last game in Boston

Wednesday will be a big night for Kobe Bryant, his last game in Boston. Given the state of the Lakers (not good) and Celtics (improving but not championship-caliber), it wasn’t surprising that everybody wanted to talk about the past. Bryant actually spent more time dwelling on the loss to Boston...

Kobe Bryant misses 15 shots as Lakers lose to Hornets, 108-98

The Lakers lost their fourth-straight game, falling to the Hornets in Charlotte, 108-98, on Monday night. Hornets guard Kemba Walker had a huge night, scoring 38 points in 42 minutes to lead all scorers. After the Hornets pulled ahead early by seven, the Lakers kept the game competitive until late...

Lakers start three-game road trip in Memphis against Grizzlies

On Sunday, the Lakers (5-25) start a three-game road trip in Memphis, visiting the Grizzlies (16-16). At just.500 on the season, Memphis has not played as well this season as is has in the last few, especially defensively. The team is yielding 99.8 points a game while scoring just 95.9. Of course,...

Preview: Lakers get a quick rematch against the Oklahoma City Thunder

On Tuesday, the Lakers got their first win against a Western Conference opponent this season, defeating the Denver Nuggets, 111-107. They'll get their fifth chance to build a winning streak this season, but they'll have the difficult task of hosting the Oklahoma City Thunder on the second night...

Kobe Bryant gives Lakers a vintage performance in 109-104 win over Nuggets

Kobe Bryant's shoulder is just fine. After sitting out the Lakers' 118-78 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday with a sore shoulder, Bryant gave the Lakers a vintage performance in the team's fifth win over the season, a 109-104 victory over the Nuggets in Denver. In 32 minutes, Bryant...

Kobe Bryant downplays sore shoulder, says he'll be fine in a couple days

Kobe Bryant said his shoulder soreness did not seem serious and he hoped to play in the Lakers' next game on Tuesday at Denver. Bryant sat out the Lakers' 118-78 loss Saturday to Oklahoma City after experiencing discomfort in his right shoulder. He sustained a torn rotator cuff in the same shoulder...

Five takeaways from the Lakers' 107-87 loss to the Houston Rockets

The Lakers (4-22) fell to 2-7 at home this season, losing to the Houston Rockets (13-14) on Thursday. Here are five takeaways from their 107-87 loss at Staples Center. 1. The big story was Kobe Bryant's dunk over Rockets forward/center Clint Capela, bringing the Staples Center crowd to their feet....

Kobe Bryant surprises teammates, Houston Rockets with dunk

Kobe Bryant stunned the Staples Center crowd, his own teammates and the Houston Rockets on Thursday night, dunking over forward/center Clint Capela in the third quarter of the Lakers' 107-87 loss. Bryant's teammates were so overcome on the sideline, rookie D'Angelo Russell was called for a technical...

Five takeaways from the Lakers' 113-95 win over the Milwaukee Bucks

The Lakers (4-21) won their second home game of the season, defeating the Milwaukee Bucks (10-16) on Tuesday.  Here are five takeaways from the Lakers' 113-85 win at Staples Center. 1. After so many losses this season, the vibe around the team after the win was noticeably different. Coach Byron...

Trade restrictions lift on Brandon Bass, Lou Williams, Marcelo Huertas

Trade restrictions lifted Tuesday for Brandon Bass, Lou Williams and Marcelo Huertas, three Lakers who signed as free agents during the off-season. When a free agent signs a new contract, he cannot be traded for the latter of 90 days or Dec. 15. Both Bass and Williams joined the team on July 9,...

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