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Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA
May 17, 2023
Rui Hachimura drops 17 but Lakers lose West finals opener
Hachimura was called on to defend Nuggets center Nikola Jokic at times and had some success in slowing the two-time league MVP.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA
May 14, 2023
Rui Hachimura says energy and effort keys to win over Warriors
The Japan star, who arrived in a January trade from the Wizards, said he continued to be awed by future Hall of Fame teammate LeBron James.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA
May 11, 2023
Stephen Curry and Warriors roll in Game 5 as series heads back to LA
Still up 3-2 in the series, the Lakers will get a second shot at advancing to the conference finals when the series returns to Los Angeles on Friday.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA
May 7, 2023
Lakers rout Warriors, Heat rip Knicks to grab NBA series leads
Anthony Davis scored 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, while LeBron James added 21 points for Los Angeles.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA
May 5, 2023
Warriors rout Lakers in Game 2 to even series
Thompson scored 30 points in three quarters for the defending NBA champions, who put on an offensive clinic.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA
Apr 29, 2023
Lakers and Rui Hachimura advance to second round of NBA playoffs
Hachimura will make his first trip to the conference semifinals after providing key contributions for the Lakers during the series, including a team-high 29 points in their Game 1 win.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA
Apr 23, 2023
Sixers sweep Nets to advance; Suns on brink as Lakers maul Grizzlies
Philadelphia trailed by 11 points early in the third quarter but transformed the contest with an 18-4 run to take the lead before closing out victory with a fourth-quarter rally.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA
Apr 20, 2023
Lakers' Rui Hachimura scores 20 in loss as Grizzlies even series
Rui Hachimura scored 20 points, but the Los Angeles Lakers lost 103-93 against the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday. Memphis evened the first-round playoff series between the Western Conference foes at 1-1.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA
Apr 10, 2023
Lakers to meet Timberwolves in play-in game after win over Jazz
Rui Hachimura scored 12 points and grabbed five rebounds in the Los Angeles Lakers' 128-117 win over the Utah Jazz in their final regular-season game on Sunday.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA
Mar 27, 2023
LeBron James chooses Lakers' playoff push over foot surgery
James opted against surgery after consulting 'the LeBron James of feet.'
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA
Mar 3, 2023
LeBron James to miss at least three weeks with foot injury
James did not play during Tuesday's loss against the Memphis Grizzlies and could miss the Lakers' next ten games.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA
Feb 10, 2023
Kevin Durant's move to Suns highlights flurry of deals at NBA trade deadline
The Durant move ended the 'Big Three' era of the Nets, who sent James Harden to Philadelphia a year ago and traded star guard Kyrie Irving to Dallas earlier this week.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA
Feb 8, 2023
LeBron James breaks NBA's all-time scoring record
James eclipsed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's mark of 38,387 career regular-season points
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA
Feb 6, 2023
LeBron James on precipice of breaking NBA's all-time scoring record
The most likely scenario is that James will claim the record at some point during the Lakers' next two home games.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA
Feb 2, 2023
LeBron James lauds Hachimura for clutch contribution
Making his first start for the Lakers, the Japanese men's national basketball team standout scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds against the New York Knicks on Tuesday.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA
Jan 31, 2023
Hachimura scores 16 but Lakers lose to Watanabe's Nets
Hachimura, making his first start for the Lakers and also for the season, shot 6-for-13 from the field and had four rebounds in 28 minutes at the Barclays Center.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA
Jan 25, 2023
Rui Hachimura excited to join Lakers and to wear No. 28 jersey
Hachimura joins superstars LeBron James and Anthony Davis on a Lakers team that has struggled with injuries this season and is much in need of size.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA
Jan 24, 2023
LA Lakers add Wizards forward Rui Hachimura in trade
Hachimura is averaging 13 points and 4.3 rebounds in 30 games off the Wizards' bench this season.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA
Sep 27, 2022
LeBron James prioritizing fitness, not records, in 20th season
The 37-year-old is determined to lead the Lakers back to the playoffs after a dismal 2021-22 season that saw the franchise's hopes torpedoed by a combination of injuries and poor form.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA
Apr 27, 2022
Shaq says Lakers should keep 'Big Three' but need younger players too
The retired star's comments come after the veteran squad, which was the oldest in the league with an average age of 30, ultimately missed the playoffs.

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