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  • Julius Randle on loss to Hornets: 'We let them do whatever they wanted'

    Julius Randle on loss to Hornets: 'We let them do whatever they wanted'

    The Lakers were beaten soundly by the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday night, losing their 10th game in a row, 101-82. Second-year forward Julius Randle didn't pull any punches on his team's poor performance. "They just played harder than us," Randle said of the Hornets. "They came in today with a better...

  • Five takeaways from the Lakers' 101-82 loss to the Charlotte Hornets

    Five takeaways from the Lakers' 101-82 loss to the Charlotte Hornets

    The Lakers (9-41) lost their 10th straight game Sunday, falling to the Charlotte Hornets (23-25). Here are five takeaways from the 101-82 loss at Staples Center. 1. The Hornets dominated the boards, finishing with a 59-42 rebounding advantage over the Lakers. Charlotte collected 14 rebounds to...

  • Lakers keep putting the 'L' in L.A., losing their 10th in a row to tie franchise record

    Lakers keep putting the 'L' in L.A., losing their 10th in a row to tie franchise record

    New low for the Lakers this season — an imperfect 10. They tied the franchise record for consecutive losses when they fell to the Charlotte Hornets, 101-82, amid boos and groans Sunday night at Staples Center. All that stands between them and infamy is Tuesday's home game against Minnesota. Kobe...

  • Happy memories of Marge Hearn, 'first lady of the Lakers'

    Happy memories of Marge Hearn, 'first lady of the Lakers'

    Stu Lantz still carries the press pass, tucked safely in his wallet, wherever he goes. It has Chick Hearn's name and smiling face on it, and was given to the Lakers TV analyst after the team's play-by-play announcer died in 2002. The press pass was in a box of Hearn's belongings that his wife,...

  • Preview: Jeremy Lin and the Charlotte Hornets visit the Lakers today

    Preview: Jeremy Lin and the Charlotte Hornets visit the Lakers today

    Former Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin will return on Sunday, as the Charlotte Hornets (22-25) visit the Lakers (9-40) at Staples Center. Kobe Bryant's status (sore shoulder) remains unclear. The all-star guard sat out on Friday when the Lakers hosted the Clippers. Rookie forward Larry Nance Jr....

  • Tarik Black helps the D-Fenders improve to 15-14

    Tarik Black helps the D-Fenders improve to 15-14

    Lakers forward/center Tarik Black helped the D-Fenders (15-14) defeat the Oklahoma City Blue (10-20) on Saturday, scoring 15 points with 14 rebounds on assignment in the NBA Development League. Through eight appearances with the D-Fenders, Black has averaged 16.4 points, 11.8 rebounds and 2.6 blocks,...

  • Clippers' Lance Stephenson picks up his game with Paul Pierce resting

    Clippers' Lance Stephenson picks up his game with Paul Pierce resting

    DeAndre Jordan liked what he saw as he walked into the interview room late Friday night. "Born Ready!" Jordan yelled, acknowledging the nickname of the Clippers teammate situating himself behind a table to take questions. "Hey, what's up?" Lance Stephenson responded earnestly. Fun is usually involved...

  • Clippers' Doc Rivers says Blake Griffin feels awful about Toronto incident

    Clippers' Doc Rivers says Blake Griffin feels awful about Toronto incident

    The only sign of Blake Griffin at tipoff Friday night was a massive banner of the power forward far above the Staples Center court, his mouth agape and his arm muscles rippling. Looming much larger over the Clippers was continuing uncertainty about when they might see the real-life version back...

  • No Blake Griffin sighting at tonight's Clippers game

    No Blake Griffin sighting at tonight's Clippers game

    There won’t be any Blake Griffin sighting at tonight’s Clippers-Lakers game. Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said Griffin was not here so that his team could focus on playing the Lakers. Another no-show here is Clippers assistant equipment manager Matias Testi, Rivers said. Last weekend Griffin suffered...

  • Preview: Lakers, without Kobe Bryant, visit a Clippers team adjusting to Blake Griffin news

    Preview: Lakers, without Kobe Bryant, visit a Clippers team adjusting to Blake Griffin news

    The Lakers (9-39) will play their second game in as many nights, visiting the Clippers (30-16) at Staples Center on Friday night. The Clippers are reeling after forward Blake Griffin broke his hand in a brawl with the team's assistant equipment manager.  Still, the team has fared with Griffin already...

  • Five takeaways from the Lakers' 114-91 loss to the Chicago Bulls

    Five takeaways from the Lakers' 114-91 loss to the Chicago Bulls

    The Lakers (9-39) lost their eighth straight game, falling to the Chicago Bulls (26-19) on Thursday night. Here are five takeaways from the Lakers' 114-91 defeat at Staples Center. 1. Coach Byron Scott was not happy with his team's effort, given they were down big early and never quite made a charge...

  • Game against Lakers could allow Clippers to exhale amid Blake Griffin mess

    Game against Lakers could allow Clippers to exhale amid Blake Griffin mess

    It could be worse. The Clippers could be playing a team with a better record than 30 games below .500. They get the Lakers on Friday at Staples Center, which is as close to a breather as the NBA schedule allows. It comes at a time when the Clippers need to exhale. They have dealt with the breathless...

  • D'Angelo Russell says he doesn't deserve promotion to starting lineup

    D'Angelo Russell says he doesn't deserve promotion to starting lineup

    Lakers rookie guard D'Angelo Russell took responsibility for his poor performance Thursday night in a loss to the Chicago Bulls at Staples Center. "Personally, for me, lackadaisical turnovers," Russell said concerning his play against the Bulls. "I take the blame for a little bit of that. I've...

  • Lakers hear it from fans in listless 114-91 loss to Bulls at Staples Center

    Lakers hear it from fans in listless 114-91 loss to Bulls at Staples Center

    Jimmy Butler showed why he deserved to be an All-Star. Pau Gasol proved he could have been one too.The Lakers, meanwhile, reminded everyone how bad they'd been this season, tossing up another 48-minute yawner in a 114-91 loss Thursday to the Chicago Bulls at Staples Center.Fans began booing late...

  • Shaquille O'Neal as permanent attraction at Staples Center [Video]

    Shaquille O'Neal as permanent attraction at Staples Center [Video]

    Shaquille O'Neal is getting immortalized in front of Staples Center, leading to a set-in-stone question — how much more bronze, metal and granite can the area accommodate? O'Neal will be the eighth statue on the "Star Plaza," and Kobe Bryant will surely be the ninth some day, but Staples Center...

  • Lakers drop eighth straight, lose to Bulls, 114-91

    Lakers drop eighth straight, lose to Bulls, 114-91

    The Lakers lost their eighth straight game, falling to the Chicago Bulls, 114-91, on Thursday night at Staples Center. Pau Gasol, now with the Bulls, made his lone yearly visit to his former team, receiving a warm ovation from fans. Gasol, who helped the Lakers win NBA titles in 2009 and 2010,...

  • Lakers, Clippers meet once again Friday night

    Lakers, Clippers meet once again Friday night

    NEXT UP LAKERS VS. CLIPPERS When: Friday, 7:30 p.m. PST. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket, TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 980, 1330. Records: Lakers 9-38 through Wednesday; Clippers 30-16. Season series: 1-0, Clippers. Update: The Lakers have lost eight in a row to...

  • Preview: Pau Gasol to face Kobe Bryant one last time at Staples Center

    Preview: Pau Gasol to face Kobe Bryant one last time at Staples Center

    Kobe Bryant is expected to return from a sore shoulder to face Pau Gasol and the Chicago Bulls (25-19) on Thursday night at Staples Center. Gasol helped the Lakers (9-38) win two NBA titles, but left as a free agent to the Bulls two summers ago. The Bulls have been struggling to stay healthy this...

  • Shaquille O'Neal to be honored by Lakers with a Staples Center statue

    Shaquille O'Neal to be honored by Lakers with a Staples Center statue

    When Shaquille O'Neal went on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," he expected to be the one providing the news. When Kimmel asked the four-time NBA champion about potentially entering the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, O'Neal received loud applause as he stated he planned to be memorialized as a Laker...

  • Clippers' defense has the last word in 85-83 win over Hawks

    Clippers' defense has the last word in 85-83 win over Hawks

    A bad turnover in the final seconds Wednesday night at Philips Arena wasn't the worst thing that could have happened to the Clippers.It allowed them to play defense again.The Clippers' better half saved them again on the game's final play, allowing them to emerge with an 85-83 victory over the...

  • Jordan Clarkson and D'Angelo Russell to play in Rising Stars game

    Jordan Clarkson and D'Angelo Russell to play in Rising Stars game

    Finally, some good news for the Lakers. Two of their young guards were selected to the Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star weekend next month — Jordan Clarkson and D'Angelo Russell. They're well aware it's not the All-Star game, but they'll take it in a season where the Lakers own a dreadful 9-38...

  • Lakers' Lou Williams did not foul Mavericks' J.J. Barea, NBA report says

    Lakers' Lou Williams did not foul Mavericks' J.J. Barea, NBA report says

    With the score tied 90-90 on Tuesday night at Staples Center, the Lakers' Lou Williams drove on Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Barea, hitting what looked like the go-ahead basket with 13.5 seconds left. Instead, Williams was called for an offensive foul, a turnover that set up Dirk Nowitzki, who hit...

  • D'Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson selected for 'Rising Stars Challenge'

    D'Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson selected for 'Rising Stars Challenge'

    Lakers guards D'Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson were selected by the NBA on Wednesday to participate in the Feb. 12 Rising Stars Challenge in Toronto during All-Star weekend. Formerly known as the rookie/sophomore game, the league changed the format least year to feature the best American-born...

  • Larry Nance Jr. happy to give up his seat for Kobe Bryant

    Larry Nance Jr. happy to give up his seat for Kobe Bryant

    Forward Larry Nance Jr. has been a bright spot on the court for the Lakers this season, but he's still just a rookie. On Tuesday night, as the Lakers hosted the Dallas Mavericks, Nance was booted from his seat on the Lakers bench to make way for Kobe Bryant, who was out with a shoulder injury. ...

  • Five takeaways from the Lakers' 92-90 loss to the Dallas Mavericks

    Five takeaways from the Lakers' 92-90 loss to the Dallas Mavericks

    The Lakers (9-38) lost their sixth straight game, falling to the Dallas Mavericks (26-21) on Tuesday night.  Here are five takeaways from the Lakers' 92-90 defeat at Staples Center. 1. The young Lakers went toe-to-toe against the veteran Mavericks, despite playing without Kobe Bryant (shoulder). ...

  • Kobe Bryant recalls joy of first playing with former Laker Pau Gasol

    Kobe Bryant recalls joy of first playing with former Laker Pau Gasol

    The Lakers hope to have Kobe Bryant (sore shoulder) back on the court Thursday when the Chicago Bulls visit at Staples Center. Bryant, who sat out Tuesday night's 92-90 loss to the Dallas Mavericks, said he's looking forward to seeing his former teammate Pau Gasol. "Pau's one of the best post players...

  • Lakers report: Those fighting words are not from Byron Scott

    Lakers report: Those fighting words are not from Byron Scott

    Just what Byron Scott needed: questions about who's posting what on his Instagram account. The Lakers coach had to release a quasi-apology Tuesday on the popular photo-sharing site, claiming comments that dared a fan to fight were not from him. It started when video of Scott sparring in a gym was...

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