Portland Trail Blazers (51-29, fourth in the Western Conference) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (37-44, 10th in the Western Conference)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and the Los Angeles Lakers have been out of playoff contention for the past month. They're still playing a role in shaping the Western Conference...
Curry, Warriors set for matchup with the Lakers
Golden State Warriors (53-24, first in the Western Conference) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (35-43, 11th in the Western Conference)
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook became just the second player in NBA history to have 20 points, 20 rebounds and 20 assists in a game as the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Los Angeles...
James, Caldwell-Pope shoot Lakers past Hornets, 129-115
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers wanted to move the ball on offense and contain Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker on defense.
They succeeded on both goals, completing an emphatic...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lance Stephenson stepped on Jeff Green's foot and then stepped back, releasing a perfect 20-foot jumper while the Washington defender stumbled and nearly fell.
James scores 36, Lakers end 5-game skid by beating Bulls
CHICAGO (AP) — LeBron James had 36 points and 10 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame a 20-point deficit to beat the Chicago Bulls 123-107 on Tuesday night and end a five-game losing...
Zubac, Caldwell-Pope lead short-handed Lakers past Suns
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton gave his short-handed team one important key going into Sunday's game against Phoenix: Attack the paint.
The Lakers were able to do that, and in the process snapped a three-game losing streak with a 116-102 victory over the Suns.
Vucevic, Magic hand Lakers another loss 108-104
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Orlando Magic had swept the season series against the Los Angeles Lakers once in their first 29 seasons in the NBA.
In a span of eight days, the Magic did it for the second time.
Nikola Vucevic had 31 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists and Terrence Ross made a go-ahead lay-up with 34 seconds left to help the Magic beat the Lakers 108-104 on Sunday.
Ross scored 16 points for the Magic, who won 130-117 at home on Nov. 17.
Caldwell-Pope’s season-high 34 points help Lakers top Kings
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — During a five-minute span in the third quarter, everyone in the Golden 1 Center knew where the ball was going when the visiting Los Angeles Lakers were on offense. That didn't mean the Sacramento Kings could do anything to stop Kentavious Caldwell-Pope from putting on a one-man shooting show.
Caldwell-Pope scored 17 of his season-high 34 points in the third and the Lakers snapped a three-game road losing streak with a 113-108 win Saturday night against the Kings.
Caldwell-Pope, Lakers trounce short-handed Thunder, 106-81
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers spent the morning giving themselves the financial flexibility to sign two free agents to max deals. When the day was over, a win by their largest margin this season showed they have more to sell than cap space.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 20 points, and the balanced Lakers defeated the short-handed Oklahoma City Thunder 106-81 on Thursday night.
Lakers’ Caldwell-Pope serving sentence at detention center
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is serving a 25-day sentence at an Orange County detention center after violating his probation on a drunken driving arrest, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday.
Caldwell-Pope is allowed to leave the Seal Beach Police Department Detention Center for practice and Lakers games in California under a work-release program, but must wear a GPS monitor outside the facility.
Caldwell-Pope missed game because of travel restrictions
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed the team's loss Thursday night in Cleveland because of travel restrictions from his drunken driving arrest last season while with the Detroit Pistons.
Porzingis, Beasley lead Knicks past Lakers
NEW YORK (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis had 37 points and 11 rebounds, Michael Beasley made the biggest plays in overtime, and the New York Knicks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 113-109 on Tuesday night.
Beasley had 13 points, including the tiebreaking follow shot, and an assist in the extra period as the Knicks went back over .500 at 14-13. Thirteen of their victories have come at Madison Square Garden.
Devin Booker’s 33 points power Suns past Lakers, 122-113
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Phoenix Suns weren't about to go down for the third time without a fight against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Devin Booker hit six 3-pointers while scoring 33 points, and the Suns beat the Lakers for the first time in three meetings this season, 122-113 on Friday night.
Los Angeles — It was almost like old times for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. The former Pistons guard, who signed in the offseason with the Los Angeles Lakers as a free agent, made his way over to the visiting locker room to catch up with his former teammates.
After he helped the Lakers to a 113-93 win over the Pistons, Caldwell-Pope — dressed as Steve Urkel for Halloween — stood at the entrance to the locker room, grinning, with suspenders and pants showing his socks.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers' impressive run to a Las Vegas summer league championship was still on Magic Johnson's mind when he returned home to introduce Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, his biggest free agent signing to date.
When asked to explain why he was excited about adding the talented two-way guard to the young core that excelled in Vegas, Magic brought out a little Showtime.
Bulls claim G Nwaba off waivers
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls have claimed guard David Nwaba off waivers.
The move on Friday comes two days after he was waived by the Lakers. Los Angeles did that to create salary-cap room for guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, whose signing hasn't been officially announced. The 6-foot-4 Nwaba averaged 6.0 points and 3.1 rebounds in 20 games for the Lakers last season.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have signed summer league standout Alex Caruso to a two-way contract.
The Lakers announced the deal Thursday.
Caruso spent last season with Oklahoma City's G League affiliate after going undrafted out of Texas A&M. After joining the Lakers for summer league play, the guard cemented his impressive performance Monday by getting 18 points and nine assists against Sacramento.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have signed free agent guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to a one-year, $18 million contract, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press.
Caldwell-Pope was among the top talents remaining on the free agent market after spending his first four NBA seasons with the Detroit Pistons. The former eighth overall pick from Georgia averaged 13.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists last season while starting 75 games.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Los Angeles Lakers have signed free agent guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to a one-year, $18 million contract.
The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Tuesday night because the deal hasn't been announced.
Pistons get Bradley, sending Morris to Celtics
DETROIT (AP) — One of the biggest questions facing the Detroit Pistons this offseason was what they would do with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.
On Friday, they replaced him.
The Pistons traded forward Marcus Morris to Boston in exchange for guard Avery Bradley and a second-round draft pick in 2019. Bradley's arrival gives the Pistons a replacement for Caldwell-Pope, who had been a restricted free agent. Detroit has now renounced the rights to Caldwell-Pope.
Pistons guard Caldwell-Pope suspended for 2 games
NEW YORK (AP) — Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was suspended for two games without pay by the NBA on Friday for pleading guilty to operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
Caldwell-Pope was sentenced to a year of probation last week in a March traffic stop in suburban Detroit.
ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has been sentenced to a year of probation in a March traffic stop in suburban Detroit.
The Detroit Free Press reports (http://on.freep.com/2s4c7Bj ) Caldwell-Pope learned his punishment on Wednesday in a Rochester Hills courtroom after pleading guilty to allowing a person to drive under the influence. A charge of operating while intoxicated was dismissed.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after police say he was spotted speeding in suburban Detroit.
Auburn Hills police say an officer spotted a vehicle traveling 45 mph in a 25 mph zone about 2:50 a.m. Wednesday and stopped Caldwell-Pope.
Hassan Whiteside tipped in a shot at the buzzer to lift the Miami Heat over the Detroit Pistons, 97-96, last night in Auburn Hills, Mich.
Miami is a game up on Chicago for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference and 21/2 games ahead of Detroit.
Whiteside jumped over Andre Drummond to tip in Goran Dragic’s missed jumper. The final play was reviewed and confirmed.
Dragic scored 28 points and Whiteside finished with 17 points and nine rebounds for the Heat (36-38).
Pistons finish strong, beat short-handed Suns 112-95
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Stan Van Gundy wants his Detroit Pistons to play with energy in the middle of a playoff race.
The problem is that sometimes urgency leads to frustration — especially if a game against a weaker opponent becomes more difficult than it should be.
Big fourth quarter lifts Raptors past Pistons 87-75
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — The Toronto Raptors spent 39 minutes trying to get their game into gear Friday night.
When they did, though, it went very well.
The Raptors trailed the Detroit Pistons 72-63 with 9:13 to play, but finished the game with a 24-3 run to post a comfortable 87-75 victory.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy wanted to get more energy from his first unit, especially Reggie Jackson. So, he used a new approach to Jackson's minutes and it produced high-octane results.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 13 of his 26 points in Detroit's dominating third quarter, and the Pistons set a season high for points while rolling to a 136-106 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.
Pistons rally from 18 down, beat Hornets 114-108 in OT
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — As exasperated as he can look on the sideline sometimes, Detroit coach Stan Van Gundy says he actually doesn't give players too hard a time about shot selection.
Sometimes, a player needs the freedom to keep shooting, like when Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored the Pistons' last 11 points of regulation to force overtime.
Jackson, Leuer lead Pistons to 98-91 win over Mavericks
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Reggie Jackson scored 22 points, Jon Leuer added 20 and the Detroit Pistons beat the Dallas Mavericks 98-91 Wednesday night.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 16 points, Tobias Harris 13 and Ish Smith 10 for the Pistons, led by 27 at halftime before holding on for the win. Detroit outrebounded Dallas 56-36, led by Marcus Morris' 13, Andre Drummond's 11 and Aron Baynes' 11.
Harris leads Pistons to 102-101 comeback win over Raptors
TORONTO (AP) — Despite missing 10 of his first 11 3-point shots, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope showed little hesitation when another opportunity presented itself on Sunday night.
Receiving the ball from Ish Smith with 13.2 seconds remaining, Caldwell-Pope drilled just his second 3-pointer of the night to cap a 16-point fourth-quarter comeback and lead the Detroit Pistons to a 102-101 win over the Toronto Raptors.