Knicks block LeBron at the finish, rally to beat Lakers
NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James drove left, the No. 4 scorer in NBA history needing a basket to beat the worst team in the league.
Defending him was a journeyman who hadn't even gotten off the...
Pistons handle LeBron-less Lakers 111-97
DETROIT (AP) — After beating the Lakers while LeBron James sat out, Detroit coach Dwane Casey was asked if he wished his Pistons had been able to face a Los Angeles team that was closer to full...
James won’t play in Lakers’ matchup with Pistons
DETROIT (AP) — LeBron James will miss Friday night's game for the Los Angeles Lakers at Detroit.
The Lakers, who have fallen well off the pace in the Western Conference playoff race, have...
TORONTO (AP) — LeBron James is finding it hard to stay chill about his season-ending cool down.
Kawhi Leonard scored 25 points, Norman Powell had 20 and the Toronto Raptors beat James and...
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...
James scores 36 points in Lakers’ 123-107 win over Bulls
CHICAGO (AP) — Less than a week after passing Michael Jordan for fourth on the NBA's career scoring list, LeBron James delivered a memorable night at the arena Jordan first made...
The year was 2005. No one had an iPhone. No one had tweeted. Facebook wasn't part of the mainstream.
And it was the last time the NBA playoffs didn't have LeBron James.
Kyrie’s 30 propel Celtics past LeBron’s Lakers, 120-107
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James put up a triple-double in less than 28 minutes, and it still wasn't enough to keep his patchwork Los Angeles Lakers competitive against Kyrie Irving and the surging...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — From the very first day LeBron James picked up a basketball, he wanted to be like Mike.
James and his closest friends idolized Michael Jordan while they grew up together...
Nuggets top Lakers 115-99 as LeBron passes Jordan
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When LeBron James hit the driving layup that pushed him past Michael Jordan into fourth place on the NBA's career scoring list, even the Denver Nuggets paused to appreciate...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Will Barton scored 23 points, Gary Harris added 19 and the Denver Nuggets snapped their three-game losing streak with a 115-99 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James moved past Michael Jordan into fourth place on the NBA's career scoring list Wednesday night.
The Los Angeles Lakers superstar scored his 32,293rd point on a...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors signed Andrew Bogut, who is expected to rejoin the team next week and add depth heading into the playoffs.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers are rolling toward a playoff berth, even after a thorough upheaval over the past two years.
LeBron James and the injury-riddled Los Angeles Lakers...
Suns withstand late charge to beat Lakers 118-109
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns took a unique approach to guarding LeBron James, putting 7-foot-1 center Deandre Ayton on him.
James got his numbers, but the Suns frustrated the Lakers' star...
Column: Sit or play? Davis and Williamson cases differ
The New Orleans Pelicans beat LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers over the weekend even with Anthony Davis riding the bench, ostensibly to get some rest after the All-Star break.
LeBron’s 33 send Lakers past Davis’ Pelicans, 125-119
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthony Davis' first night in Los Angeles since the trade deadline started with a loud pregame ovation from Lakers fans still hoping he'll wear their team's uniform someday...
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Conley, Grizzlies dent Lakers’ playoff hopes in 110-105 win
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Lakers got a triple-double from LeBron James and 32 points from Brandon Ingram but still suffered another dent to their playoff hopes.
Holiday, Pelicans stunt Lakers playoff push, 128-115
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The boos showering the court when LeBron James handled the basketball left little doubt that fans in New Orleans suspect the Lakers star had something to do with why the...
LeBron rallies Lakers to 111-106 victory over Rockets
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James knows that he needs to turn up his intensity if the Los Angeles Lakers are going to make the playoffs. He certainly did that on Thursday night against the Houston...
The NBA playoff push starts now with All-Star break ending
MIAMI (AP) — Golden State is still the favorite for a fourth title in five years.
Milwaukee, Toronto, Indiana, Boston, Philadelphia, Oklahoma City and Denver can all go ahead and cancel...
Celtics still figuring things out heading into stretch run
BOSTON (AP) — One way or another, the spotlight was always going to shine on the Boston Celtics in an Eastern Conference without LeBron James.
His last All-Star complete, Wade turns focus on playoff push
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Dwyane Wade is adamant that the end of this season will be the right time for him to bid farewell to the game of basketball.
The game of basketball spent the weekend disagreeing with him.
All-Star: 10 things to know about the weekend
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — With All-Star festivities set to officially begin Friday, here are 10 things to know going into the weekend:
BACK TO CHARLOTTE
Charlotte hosted NBA All-Star weekend in 1991, and now gets it back a second time to join 14 other cities that can say it hosted the league's showcase midseason event on multiple occasions.
Trae Young leads Hawks past LeBron James, Lakers 117-113
ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young knew he'd have to carry a heavy load, and that was OK with him.
The rookie was pumped to face LeBron James.
Young had 22 points and 14 assists, John Collins also scored 22 points despite foul trouble, and the Atlanta Hawks defeated James and the Los Angeles Lakers 117-113 on Tuesday night.
Embiid leads Sixers past Lebron-led Lakers, 143-120
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Magic Johnson and LeBron James have captured eight NBA titles between them. With Johnson in the stands and James on the court, the Philadelphia 76ers showed off their own championship potential.
Joel Embiid had 37 points and 14 rebounds, Tobias Harris scored 22 points in his second game with Philadelphia, and the new-look 76ers beat James and the Los Angeles Lakers 143-120 on Sunday.
Column: NBA trade deadline provides best reality show around
The latest episode of "Survivor: NBA" was quite a cliffhanger.
All kinds of intrigue. A hefty dose of griping. Some thoroughly unexpected plot twists.
Now that's a reality show worth watching.
"They always catch me by surprise," said Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse, whose team had a major role in the plotline. "There's so much going on all the time."
Lakers edge Celtics 129-128 on Rondo’s jumper at the buzzer
BOSTON (AP) — Rajon Rondo hit a 20-foot jumper as time expired to lift the Los Angeles Lakers over the Boston Celtics, 129-128 on Thursday night.
LeBron James had 28 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists. Kyle Kuzma added 25 points and Rondo had 17 points and 10 assists to help Los Angeles bounce back after a 42-point loss at Indiana on Tuesday.
Rondo’s jumper at buzzer lifts Lakers over Celtics 129-128
BOSTON (AP) — LeBron James won't be playing alongside Anthony Davis this season.
But he does have a team he's hoping can build on a big win over its longtime rival.
Rajon Rondo hit a 20-foot jumper as time expired to lift the Los Angeles Lakers over the Boston Celtics, 129-128 on Thursday night.
LeBron, Giannis choose their teams for the All-Star Game
LeBron James finally has Anthony Davis as a teammate.
For one game.
His Los Angeles Lakers were unable to swing a deal for Davis, but James drafted the New Orleans Pelicans star on Thursday when he and fellow captain Giannis Antetokounmpo sat down to choose their teams for the Feb. 17 All-Star Game in Charlotte.
Pacers’ 3-point flurry buries Lakers in James’ worst loss
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers have suddenly found a new winning combination.
Not even LeBron James could slow it down Tuesday night.
Bojan Bogdanovic scored 24 points and the Pacers tied an NBA franchise-record by making 19 3-pointers in a 136-94 rout over the Los Angeles Lakers — the most lopsided loss James has endured in his 16-year career.
Denver’s Michael Malone heading to All-Star Game as coach
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Denver coach Michael Malone is headed to the All-Star Game, where he will coach the team that will be picked by Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James.
Thompson returns from illness to lead Warriors past Lakers
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins provided an emphatic dunk that might have been the timeliest play of the night and ignited the fiery big man's new home crowd. Klay Thompson's steady hand did much of the rest in a strange game when it took Stephen Curry more than 3 1/2 quarters to finally make a basket.
LeBron James sitting out for Lakers against Warriors
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — LeBron James was ruled out for the Los Angeles Lakers against the Golden State Warriors, two days after he returned from a 17-game absence with a strained left groin he hurt at Oracle Arena on Christmas night.
Coach Luke Walton made the announcement about James' "load management" some 80 minutes before Saturday night's tipoff, saying James woke up Friday "pretty sore" after playing 40 minutes in a 123-120 overtime victory over the Clippers on Thursday night in his return.
With LeBron back, Lakers outlast Clippers in OT 123-120
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James looked like his old self, even if he wasn't feeling like it after his first game since Christmas.
James had 24 points and 14 rebounds in his return from a 17-game injury absence, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Clippers 123-120 in overtime Thursday night after blowing a 14-point, fourth-quarter lead.
LeBron James returns for Lakers against Clippers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James is back in the lineup for the Los Angeles Lakers after the longest injury-related absence of his 16-year career.
The leading All-Star vote-getter was set to play against the Clippers on Thursday night after missing 17 games. He was originally listed as out but was upgraded to doubtful earlier in the day.
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.
Warriors win 10th straight, beat Celtics 115-111
BOSTON (AP) — After beating the Lakers without LeBron James and the Wizards without John Wall, the Golden State Warriors were eager to test themselves against a full-strength opponent.
The Boston Celtics were just what they were looking for.
Kevin Durant had 33 points and nine rebounds, Stephen Curry scored 24 points and Klay Thompson had 21, including two key free throws, for Golden State on Saturday night to beat Boston 115-111 and give the Warriors their 10th win in a row.
LeBron back in full-contact drills, but will miss 16th game
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — LeBron James is back in full-contact defensive drills in practice with the Los Angeles Lakers for the first time since the four-time NBA MVP strained his groin.
James will miss his 16th consecutive game Sunday when the Lakers host the Phoenix Suns.
The 34-year-old James has been out since Christmas due to the most significant injury of his 16-year NBA career. He had never missed more than 13 games in an entire season.
James, Antetokounmpo picked as All-Star captains
LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers is a captain and an All-Star starter — again.
Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks will choose his own teammates as the other captain.
And Hornets guard Kemba Walker is about to make his first All-Star start, on his home floor in Charlotte.
Thompson hits first 10 from 3 as Warriors rout Lakers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Klay Thompson tied an NBA record by making his first 10 attempts from 3-point range, scoring 44 points as the Golden State Warriors beat the short-handed Los Angeles Lakers 130-111 on Monday night to match a season high with their eighth consecutive victory.
Lakers’ Ball to miss 4 to 6 weeks with sprained left ankle
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Already without injured star LeBron James, the Los Angeles Lakers will be missing guard Lonzo Ball for the next four to six weeks after an MRI on Sunday showed a sprained left ankle.
Kuzma scores 32 as Lakers top Thunder in OT without LeBron
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The young Los Angeles Lakers matured on Thursday night.
With four-time MVP LeBron James still sidelined by a left groin strain, Kyle Kuzma scored 32 points to help the Lakers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 138-128 in overtime.
James missed his 12th straight game, yet against a veteran team loaded with All-Star talent, the Lakers rolled to a 16-6 advantage in the extra period.
Wizards beat Knicks in London on goaltending call
LONDON (AP) — Allonzo Trier goaltended on Thomas Bryant's layup with 0.4 seconds remaining, giving the Washington Wizards a 101-100 victory over the New York Knicks at The O2 Arena on Thursday night.
Bradley Beal had 26 points and nine rebounds, and Otto Porter Jr. added 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Wizards. They outscored the Knicks 24-11 in the fourth quarter.
NBA says All-Star draft will be aired Feb. 7 on TNT
NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA's All-Star draft will be Feb. 7, and broadcast on TNT.
A pair of captains will select the teams from the pool of players who will be picked as starters and reserves from each conference. The captains will be the leading vote getter in each conference, and through Thursday the NBA says the leaders are Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks and LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers.
LeBron cleared to practice after missing next 2 games
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — LeBron James has been cleared to practice with the Los Angeles Lakers after they return from their upcoming two-game road trip.
The Lakers gave the latest update on James' groin injury Wednesday.
James strained his groin on Christmas. He will have missed 13 consecutive games by the time Los Angeles returns from the road this weekend, matching the most games ever missed in one season by the four-time NBA MVP.
Ball scores 19 as Lakers deal Bulls eighth straight loss
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lonzo Ball and the Los Angeles Lakers were angry after the NBA's worst team broke a long losing streak on their home floor. They weren't about to let the league's second-worst team do the same thing on Tuesday night.
Ball scored 13 of his 19 points in the second half as the Lakers handed the Chicago Bulls their eighth straight loss with a 107-100 victory.
It was just the fourth win in 11 games for Los Angeles since LeBron James was sidelined with a groin injury.
LeBron cleared for more activity, still not ready to play
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — LeBron James' strained groin is turning out to be perhaps the most significant injury of the famously durable superstar's 16-year NBA career.
James likely will miss at least three more games after being cleared to increase his on-court activity in his comeback from the injury, the Lakers announced Thursday after an evaluation by their medical staff.