Kobe's big night helps Lakers defeat Hawks

Nov 19, 2014

Kobe's big night helps Lakers defeat Hawks

For Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers, it was a rare chance to celebrate. They didn’t pass it up. Bryant scored 28 points and the Lakers held on for just their second win, beating the Atlanta Hawks 114-109 on Tuesday night. A locker ...

Warriors drop Lakers to 0-4

Nov 2, 2014

Warriors drop Lakers to 0-4

Klay Thompson scored a career-high 41 points in his first game since signing a contract extension, teaming with backcourt star Stephen Curry to lead the Golden State Warriors past the winless Los Angeles Lakers 127-104 on Saturday. Thompson, who inked a four-year maximum extension ...

Griffin, Clips  edge Lakers

Nov 1, 2014

Griffin, Clips edge Lakers

Blake Griffin scored 39 points and went 11-for-12 from the free throw line, powering the Los Angeles Clippers to a gritty 118-111 victory over the winless Lakers in the first meeting of the season between the Staples Center co-tenants on Friday. DeAndre Jordan had ...

Kobe ready for rebound

Sep 30, 2014

Kobe ready for rebound

After the longest offseason of his career, Kobe Bryant pulled on his familiar gold jersey Monday and went back to work with the Los Angeles Lakers, quietly believing his 19th NBA season will be better than almost anybody expects. “I’m trying to see if ...

New coach Scott eyes swift return to contention for Lakers

Jul 30, 2014

New coach Scott eyes swift return to contention for Lakers

Byron Scott was a key component of the Los Angeles Lakers’ Showtime teams, a smooth-shooting guard with sizzling competitive fire. He believes his purple-and-gold championship pedigree makes him the ideal coach to return the struggling 16-time champions to NBA contention. “This organization is all ...

Lin calls time on 'Linsanity '

Jul 25, 2014

Lin calls time on 'Linsanity '

Two years ago, Jeremy Lin lit up the NBA with his explosive play for the New York Knicks but he has no desire to recreate “Linsanity” in his new career with the Los Angeles Lakers. Instead, the 25-year-old point guard is looking forward to ...

D'Antoni done with Lakers

May 1, 2014

D'Antoni done with Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni resigned Wednesday after less than two seasons on the job. Team spokesman John Black confirmed D’Antoni’s resignation, ending the brief tenure of the Lakers’ fourth head coach in less than three years. D’Antoni won 67 of 154 games ...

Source: Jackson to run Knicks

Mar 15, 2014

Source: Jackson to run Knicks

Phil Jackson won NBA titles as a player and a coach. He’ll now try winning as an executive. And this quest will take him back to where his career began. Jackson has agreed to run the New York Knicks’ front office and will be ...

Meeks powers Lakers past Thunder

Mar 10, 2014

Meeks powers Lakers past Thunder

From Jodie Meeks’ big day to the final result, this was definitely a surprise. Meeks scored 24 of his career-high 42 points in the second half, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat Oklahoma City 114-110 on Sunday despite a triple-double by Thunder star Kevin ...

Lakers smoked by Clips in record-setting defeat

Mar 7, 2014

Lakers smoked by Clips in record-setting defeat

The Lakers were the designated home team this time. That meant the Clippers had to put up with looking at all those championship banners and retired numbers that their co-tenant at the Staples Center has had hanging on the wall since the arena opened ...

Feb 14, 2014

Durant lifts Thunder past Lakers

Kevin Durant scored 19 of his 43 points in the fourth quarter and the Oklahoma City Thunder sent the undermanned Los Angeles Lakers to a record-setting seventh straight home loss with a 107-103 victory on Thursday. The Thunder have a 1½-game lead on Indiana ...