• Los Angeles Lakers 5 mins ago

    Lakers Handle Celtics 117-102, Split Rivalry Series For Season

    Unlike most of his Los Angeles Lakers teammates, Russell Westbrook grew up a Lakers fan who personally understood the yearly importance of their rivalry series with the Boston Celtics. Leading a dominant victory over the Celtics while wearing the Lakers’ gold jersey for the first time clearly made for a special night for the veteran guard. “As a player like…

  • Los Angeles Lakers Dec 4

    Luke Kennard Hits Clutch 3s, Clippers Hold Off Lakers 119-115

    LeBron James returned from a frustrating stint in the NBA’s health and safety protocols just in time for yet another frustrating loss for the Los Angeles Lakers. Luke Kennard scored 17 of his 19 points in the second half and hit two clutch 3-pointers in the final minutes, sending the Los Angeles Clippers to a 119-115 victory over the Lakers…

  • Los Angeles Lakers Dec 3

    LeBron James Out of COVID-19 Protocols, Cleared to Return

    LeBron James has been cleared to return to the Los Angeles Lakers after missing one game under the NBA’s health and safety protocols. The league said Thursday that James is not positive for COVID-19 despite a series of tests that produced conflicting results earlier this week. Additional testing cleared James to play when the Lakers host the Los Angeles...

  • Los Angeles Lakers Dec 1

    Lakers Overcome the Absence of LeBron James to Beat Kings 117-92

    Anthony Davis scored 25 points, Russell Westbrook added 23 and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame the absence of LeBron James to beat the Sacramento Kings 117-92 on Tuesday night. The Lakers sent James home earlier in the day after he was placed in the NBA’s health and safety protocol. But they got more than enough from their other two big…

  • Los Angeles Lakers Nov 29

    LeBron Has 33 Points, Lakers Beat Pistons in Calm Rematch

    LeBron James and Isaiah Stewart had no Round 2 in the Lakers’ rematch with the Pistons. James was too busy making sure Los Angeles got the same decision he wasn’t around to see last week in Detroit. James had 33 points, nine assists and no confrontations with Stewart in the Lakers’ 110-106 victory Sunday night. Russell Westbrook had 25 points…

  • Los Angeles Lakers Nov 27

    Kings Rally to Beat Lakers 141-137 in Triple Overtime

    De’Aaron Fox scored 34 points, Buddy Hield had 13 of his 25 after regulation and the Sacramento Kings beat the Los Angeles Lakers 141-137 in triple overtime Friday night. In a game that saw 19 ties and 23 lead changes, the Lakers led 126-124 a minute into the third overtime when the Kings went on an 11-2 run to go…

  • Los Angeles Lakers Nov 25

    LeBron James Scores 39, Rallies Lakers Past Pacers 124-116 After Suspension

     LeBron James missed his chance to shine at Madison Square Garden this season. So, he picked up his teammates in his return Wednesday night at Indiana. After drawing the first suspension of his career because of a fracas Sunday in Detroit, James delivered tiebreaking and back-breaking 3-pointers in overtime and finished with 39 points to help the Los Angles Lakers…

  • Los Angeles Lakers Nov 24

    Knicks Recover to Beat Lakers 106-100 With LeBron James Out Because of a Suspension

    LeBron James couldn’t be in the building. Anthony Davis almost wasn’t. With one superstar suspended and another sick, the Los Angeles Lakers already had big problems. Then they created one more for themselves by falling into a 25-point hole. “We weren’t playing hard enough. Simple,” Russell Westbrook said. They turned it around but the New York Knicks recovered, with...

  • Los Angeles Lakers Nov 23

    Analysis: After Another Fracas, the NBA Had to Hit Back

    LeBron James is missing one game. Markieff Morris is missing his eighth, with no end in sight. Those two things are more connected than some might realize. By suspending James for Tuesday night’s game against New York — the Los Angeles Lakers’ lone visit to Madison Square Garden this season — over his role in an incident in Detroit on Sunday,…

  • Los Angeles Lakers Nov 23

    LeBron James Suspended 1 Game For Altercation With Pistons Isaiah Stewart

    LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers has been suspended for one game and Detroit’s Isaiah Stewart was suspended two games for their roles in an ugly incident during Sunday’s Lakers-Pistons game. The NBA announced the suspensions Monday, and both will affect games on Tuesday. James will not play when the Lakers visit Madison Square Garden to play the...

  • Los Angeles Lakers Nov 22

    Lakers Rally From 15-Point Deficit to Beat Pistons, LeBron James Ejected

    LeBron James was ejected for drawing blood from Isaiah Stewart’s face, sending the superstar to the locker room early in the third quarter and leaving his teammates to pick up the slack. Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook did that in a big way. Davis had 30 points, 10 rebounds and two big blocked shots late on rookie Cade Cunningham. Westbrook…

  • Los Angeles Lakers Nov 20

    Celtics Blowout Lakers 130-108 in LeBron James Return

    Jayson Tatum grew up idolizing Kobe Bryant, so he knew all about the Celtics-Lakers rivalry even before becoming part of it. On Friday night, he put on an offensive show in front of Celtics Hall of Famers Bill Russell and Paul Pierce in the latest chapter. “It’s a surreal moment, obviously, Bill Russell and the impact he had on...

  • Los Angeles Lakers Nov 18

    Giannis Antetokounmpo Leads Bucks Over Shorthanded Lakers 109-102

    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 47 points and Khris Middleton tied Milwaukee’s franchise record for career 3-pointers as the Bucks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 109-102 on Wednesday night. Middleton returned after missing eight games due to COVID-19, played 30 minutes and made consecutive 3-pointers 30 seconds apart early in the fourth quarter to put the Bucks ahead for good. The second…

  • Los Angeles Lakers Nov 16

    Bulls Bully Lakers 121-103 in Rout; Anthony Davis Ejected

    DeMar DeRozan scored a season-high 38 points and Zach LaVine had added 26 in the Chicago Bulls’ 121-103 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night. Lonzo Ball had a season-high 27 points, eight assists and seven rebounds against his former team as the promising Bulls rolled to their fourth win in five games, following up their win over…

  • Los Angeles Lakers Nov 14

    Anthony Davis Has 34 points and 15 Rebounds, Lakers Beat Spurs 114-106

    Anthony Davis had 34 points and 15 rebounds to help the Los Angeles Lakers beat the San Antonio Spurs 114-106 on Sunday. Talen Horton-Tucker scored 17 points in his season debut for the Lakers, and Carmelo Anthony and Wayne Ellington each had 15 points. Los Angeles led by 14 points in the second half, then held on improve to 3-3…

  • Los Angeles Lakers Nov 13

    T-Wolves Thrash Lakers 107-83 to Snap 6-Game Skid

     Karl-Anthony Towns scored 18 of his 29 points during Minnesota’s dominant third quarter, and the Timberwolves snapped their six-game losing streak with a 107-83 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night. D’Angelo Russell had 22 points against his former team and Patrick Beverley added 11 points and seven rebounds for Minnesota, which seized control while outscoring the Lakers…

  • Los Angeles Lakers Nov 11

    Lakers Rally Late in Regulation, Hold Off Heat 120-117 in Overtime

    With the most important player on both of these super-teams out of action, the Heat’s visit to the Lakers had to be decided by which supporting cast came through down the stretch. Miami surged ahead in the fourth quarter, and the Lakers answered. After Los Angeles took control in overtime, the Heat just missed — repeatedly. “It was just a…

  • Los Angeles Lakers Nov 9

    Anthony Davis, Carmelo Anthony Lead Lakers in OT to Defeat Hornets 126-123

    Anthony Davis scored 32 points, Russell Westbrook had his first triple-double with the Lakers and Carmelo Anthony had a season-high 29 points off the bench as Los Angeles defeated the Charlotte Hornets 126-123 in overtime Monday night. Westbrook notched his 185th career triple-double. Finishing with 17 points and 14 assists, six of his 12 rebounds came in the fourth quarter…

  • Los Angeles Lakers Nov 7

    Blazers Beat Short-handed Lakers 105-90

    Damian Lillard said some dad time at home with his son helped put him in a good place before facing the Lakers. Lillard, who has been in a shooting slump, scored 25 points before sitting out the fourth quarter and the Portland Trail Blazers took advantage of the short-handed Los Angeles Lakers for a 105-90 victory on Saturday night. “I…

  • Los Angeles Lakers Nov 5

    Thunder Roar Back to Beat Lakers Again, 107-104

    Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 11 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from a 19-point deficit to beat the Los Angeles Lakers for the second time this season, 107-104 on Thursday night. Kenrich Williams scored nine of his 13 points in the final period for the Thunder, who haven’t beaten anybody in their eight…

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