LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers fired Frank Vogel on Monday, choosing their championship-winning head coach to take the first fall for one of the most disappointing seasons in NBA history.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Frank Vogel masterminded the 17th championship in the Los Angeles Lakers' remarkable history in his first season on their bench.
Exactly 18 months after that triumph, he also became part of the Lakers' past.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Golden State coach Steve Kerr made a point to tell Klay Thompson he played his best game yet since returning in January from a 2 1/2-year absence following surgeries and long rehabs on his left knee and right Achilles.
NEW YORK (AP) — Devin Booker scored 30 points, Deandre Ayton had 23 points and 16 rebounds and the NBA-leading Phoenix Suns routed the Los Angeles Lakers 140-111 on Sunday night.
LeBron James led the Lakers, who have lost 10 straight road games, with 31 points, seven rebounds and six assists.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Gregg Popovich tied Don Nelson’s NBA record with his 1,335th career victory as a coach in the San Antonio Spurs’ 117-110 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night.
Popovich, in his 26th season, will try to pass Nelson when San Antonio hosts the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James will not play Monday against the San Antonio Spurs after experiencing soreness in his left knee following a 56-point effort against the Golden State Warriors.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Terance Mann had 19 points and 10 rebounds, Amir Coffey added 12 of his 14 in the fourth quarter and the Los Angeles Clippers returned from the All-Star break with a 105-102 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.
New York Knicks (24-28, 12th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (25-28, ninth in the Western Conference)
Los Angeles; Saturday, 8:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: New York visits Los Angeles looking to end its three-game road losing streak.
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks All-Star guard Trae Young was scratched from Monday's lineup with a right shoulder contusion.
Coach Nate McMillan said Young was a game-time decision. The Hawks hosted the Raptors on Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James welcomed Anthony Davis back with a lob pass for the game’s first basket, then turned to his own offense to score 33 points in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 106-96 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Davis' knee looked fine leaping high to slam down a lob pass from LeBron James on the game's first possession.
And he looked healthy jumping into his teammate in celebration after James' two steals and dunks in the fourth quarter punctuated his performance.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James scored 29 points and played exclusively at center in the second half as the Los Angeles Lakers rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit and beat the Orlando Magic 116-105 on Friday night.
Memphis Grizzlies (26-14, fourth in the Western Conference) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (21-19, sixth in the Western Conference)
Los Angeles; Sunday, 9:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles hosts Memphis trying to prolong its four-game home winning streak.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James scored 26 points, Malik Monk added 22 and the Los Angeles Lakers hung on to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 108-103 on Sunday night for the first time in three meetings this season.
The list of players currently dealing with the NBA's health and safety protocols climbed toward 100 on Wednesday, as uncertainty continued to mount about the availability of some of the league’s biggest names for the Christmas quintupleheader.
CHICAGO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored 38 points after missing two weeks in the NBA's health and safety protocols, leading the Chicago Bulls to a 115-110 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night.
Los Angeles Lakers (15-13, sixth in the Western Conference) vs. Dallas Mavericks (14-13, seventh in the Western Conference)
Dallas; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks host the Los Angeles Lakers.
Los Angeles Clippers (11-11, seventh in the Western Conference) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (12-11, sixth in the Western Conference)
Los Angeles; Friday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Los Angeles Clippers come into the matchup with the Los Angeles Lakers after losing three in a row.
Detroit Pistons (4-15, 14th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (10-11, seventh in the Western Conference)
Los Angeles; Sunday, 9:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Detroit comes into the matchup with Los Angeles after losing five straight games.
NEW YORK (AP) — Evan Fournier scored 26 points, Immanuel Quickley had 12 of his 14 in the fourth quarter after New York had blown a 25-point lead, and the Knicks beat a Los Angeles Lakers team missing suspended star LeBron James 106-100 on Tuesday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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.
San Antonio Spurs (4-8, 13th in the Western Conference) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (7-6, seventh in the Western Conference)
Los Angeles; Sunday, 3:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers host Dejounte Murray and the San Antonio Spurs.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — 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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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.
Houston Rockets (1-5, 13th in the Western Conference) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (4-3, sixth in the Western Conference)
Los Angeles; Tuesday, 10:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles hosts Houston aiming to prolong its three-game home winning streak.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carmelo Anthony scored 23 points in a reserve role and Russell Westbrook added 20 points in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 95-85 victory over the Houston Rockets on Sunday night.
Anthony Davis had 16 points and 13 rebounds, and LeBron James scored 15 points in the Lakers’ fourth win in five games after opening the season with two losses.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just a handful of games into their first NBA season as teammates, LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony sometimes already look like they've been playing together for their entire careers.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James scored 26 points, Carmelo Anthony hit six 3-pointers and had 24 points and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped the Cleveland Cavaliers’ three-game winning streak with a 113-101 victory Friday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carmelo Anthony got the game ball after the Los Angeles Lakers’ first victory of the season.
Anthony had just scored a team-high 28 points, moving into ninth place on the NBA’s career scoring list, and was asked to make a speech.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James and Russell Westbrook were on one side. Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving sat on the other.
Safe to say there won't be a better collection of benchwarmers in an NBA game this season.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — LeBron James has heard the basketball world talking about how the Los Angeles Lakers are too old, and he is laughing — both literally and figuratively.
“Some of the memes and some of the jokes have been extremely funny,” James said with a grin Tuesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carmelo Anthony realized the time was finally right to join forces with his friend LeBron James.
Whether James and the veteran-led Los Angeles Lakers can help Anthony win his first NBA championship remains to be seen.
Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James have dreamed about teaming up in the NBA since they entered the league together 18 years ago.
They're finally getting the chance on the remarkably mature new roster of the Los Angeles Lakers.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Carmelo Anthony has been around the NBA for quite some time but he’s never faced the team that launched his career in the playoffs.
Anthony’s current team, the Portland Trail Blazers, faces the Denver Nuggets in a first-round best-of-seven series starting Saturday.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Portland took another big step toward securing a top-six seed in the upcoming NBA Playoffs.
Damian Lillard scored 30 points and CJ McCollum added 26 to lead the Trail Blazers to a 105-98 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Damian Lillard had 32 points and nine assists and Enes Kanter had 18 points and 13 rebounds, leading the Portland Trail Blazers to their highest point total of the season and a 141-105 rout of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night...
ATLANTA (AP) — Carmelo Anthony looked like he was all done just a couple of seasons ago.
Now, he's part of a truly exclusive club in the NBA...
ATLANTA (AP) — Carmelo Anthony of the Portland Trail Blazers moved into 10th place on the NBA's career scoring list with 14 points against the Hawks on Monday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony's life story includes a great deal besides basketball.
The 10-time NBA All-Star has a memoir coming out Sept...
Portland Trail Blazers (32-23, sixth in the Western Conference) vs. Charlotte Hornets (27-28, eighth in the Eastern Conference)...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 32 points, including a key 3-pointer in the final moments, and the Boston Celtics held off the Portland Trail Blazers 116-115 on Tuesday night to extend their winning streak to four games...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Played tough by the Warriors all game, Damian Lillard needed to make something happen...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After Portland's Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points against Charlotte, he exchanged jerseys with Hornets rookie LaMelo Ball, who had 30...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 36 points and the Portland Trail Blazers extended their winning streak over the Orlando Magic to eight games with a 106-97 victory on Tuesday night...
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — A fourth consecutive down-to-the-wire finish, a fourth consecutive win for the Portland Trail Blazers...
HOUSTON (AP) — For a team with championship hopes, it seems a bit silly for the Houston Rockets to be happy about being ...
The Houston Rockets celebrated their first home victory since last season's Western Conference finals. James Harden pumped in a season-high 40 points and the Rockets improved to 1-4 at home with a 115-103 victory against the Indiana Pacers.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will be at Oracle Arena on Tuesday night, handing the Golden State Warriors what will be their third set of championship rings from the last four seasons...