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  • Derek Fisher is fired as New York Knicks coach

    Derek Fisher is fired as New York Knicks coach

    Derek Fisher has been fired as the head coach of the New York Knicks, the team announced Monday. Fisher won five NBA championships as a player with the Lakers. New York Knicks president Phil Jackson was Fisher's coach for all five of those titles. The Knicks lost their fifth straight game Sunday,...

  • Preview: Lakers hope to continue improved play in Indiana vs. Pacers

    Preview: Lakers hope to continue improved play in Indiana vs. Pacers

    Last week, the Lakers (11-42) won two straight before falling in a close game against the Spurs (43-8) in San Antonio. On Monday, the Lakers look to avoid another losing streak, visiting the Indiana Pacers (27-24). The Lakers should have Kobe Bryant (shoulder) available for his final career appearance...

  • Lakers: Predictions for Week 16

    Lakers: Predictions for Week 16

    The Lakers won two of three games through Week 15, finally reaching double-digits in the win column at 11-42. They'll play just two games in Week 16, visiting the Indiana Pacers (27-24) and Cleveland Cavaliers (36-14). Monday at Indiana Pacers Retiring veteran guard Kobe Bryant will make his final...

  • Lakers Week 15 in review: Kobe Bryant returns to form

    Lakers Week 15 in review: Kobe Bryant returns to form

    The Lakers entered Week 15 with 10 straight losses, in danger of setting a franchise record with an 11th. Coach Byron Scott said the team acts like they're "strangers" on the court, and that he won't ease up on the Lakers' youngsters. On Tuesday, the team rallied behind 38 points from Kobe Bryant,...

  • Lakers, among NBA cellar-dwellers, have 19.9% chance of winning the lottery

    Lakers, among NBA cellar-dwellers, have 19.9% chance of winning the lottery

    There was a very important game for Lakers fans over the weekend. Oklahoma City vs. Golden State? No. Lakers vs. San Antonio? Getting closer. The Philadelphia 76ers beat the Brooklyn Nets in a showdown of two fellow cellar-dwellers, a game with lottery intrigue for many Lakers followers. With fewer...

  • Preview: Kobe Bryant's final appearance in San Antonio vs. Spurs

    Preview: Kobe Bryant's final appearance in San Antonio vs. Spurs

    The Lakers (11-41) have struggled for most of the season, but have been perfect through the early days of February with two straight wins. On Saturday, they'll visit the San Antonio Spurs (41-8), who have won all of their 27 homes games this season. Kobe Bryant is expected to make his final career...

  • Kobe Bryant's final game in San Antonio with the Lakers brings the memories flooding back

    Kobe Bryant's final game in San Antonio with the Lakers brings the memories flooding back

    The road games are dwindling for Kobe Bryant, only 13 left before his 20-year career ends. This might be the most meaningful one remaining. The Lakers play at San Antonio on Saturday, the home of the eternally marked "0.4" shot and also the start of the Lakers' colossal playoff failure in 1999....

  • Kobe Bryant steals the show again in Lakers' win over the Pelicans

    Kobe Bryant steals the show again in Lakers' win over the Pelicans

    It was a fun day with plenty of parades, sunshine and good times during Mardi Gras. The French Quarter was happily rolling toward Fat Tuesday, the locals and tourists ready for a weekend of gumbo, hurricane drinks and everything in between. Only in a little corner of the city was there a lack of...

  • Lakers' Jordan Clarkson adds skills challenge to his All-Star weekend schedule

    Lakers' Jordan Clarkson adds skills challenge to his All-Star weekend schedule

    Jordan Clarkson's All-Star weekend keeps getting busier. The NBA added more tasks to his schedule, making him part of the eight-player skills challenge next Saturday in Toronto. The league announced last week that Clarkson would take part in the rising stars challenge next Friday, a game that includes...

  • Lakers hold off Pelicans for second consecutive victory

    Lakers hold off Pelicans for second consecutive victory

    The Lakers won their second conseuctive game, defeating the Pelicans, 99-96, in New Orleans on Thursday night. Kobe Bryant led the Lakers with 27 points and 12 rebounds, making three three-point shots in the fourth quarter to help the Lakers hold off a desperate New Orleans squad. Anthony Davis...

  • Jordan Clarkson to participate in All-Star skills challenge

    Jordan Clarkson to participate in All-Star skills challenge

    Jordan Clarkson will represent the Lakers in the NBA's All-Star skills challenge in Toronto. The Lakers' second-year guard will be joined by DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings), Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans), Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors), Karl-Anthony Towns (Minnesota Timberwolves),...

  • Preview: Lakers at New Orleans Pelicans

    Preview: Lakers at New Orleans Pelicans

    The Lakers (10-41) ended a 10-game losing streak with a win over the Minnesota Timberwolves (15-36) on Tuesday. On Thursday, the Lakers have a chance to build a winning streak, visiting the New Orleans Pelicans (18-30).  The Pelicans played Wednesday, falling in San Antonio to the Spurs (41-8)....

  • Lakers' Week 14 in review: Losses do not stop

    Lakers' Week 14 in review: Losses do not stop

    Through Week 14, the Lakers continued to lose without interruption. While the week opened with Kobe Bryant telling his young teammates to take responsibility, the team fell short at home on Tuesday against the Dallas Mavericks, 92-90. The game was supposed to be Bryant's final battle against Dirk...

  • Despite criticism, Byron Scott says he won't ease up on Lakers' youngsters

    Despite criticism, Byron Scott says he won't ease up on Lakers' youngsters

    Byron Scott hears the critics. Does he ever. They don't overtly chant the good name of Phil Jackson at home games, perhaps too polite to castigate one of their own. Scott, who is coaching the Lakers after starring on their "Showtime" teams, is tantamount to family after all. But the boos have started...

  • Byron Scott: Lakers act like they're 'strangers' on the court

    Byron Scott: Lakers act like they're 'strangers' on the court

    Lakers Coach Byron Scott agreed with rookie D'Angelo Russell's assessment that the Lakers need to work on communication. After the Lakers' 10th loss in a row on Sunday night, Russell said the Lakers might communicate in practice, but it doesn't translate to the game. "I don't know how you get it...

  • The Lakers sign Make-A-Wish recipient Yitzi Teichman for one night, giving them a win

    The Lakers sign Make-A-Wish recipient Yitzi Teichman for one night, giving them a win

    As the team lost its 10th straight game, falling to the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday night, one member of the Lakers was all smiles. Yitzi Teichman, ceremonially signed to a one-day contract before the game, left the Lakers' locker room with a bag full of his teammates' sneakers, and an ear-to-ear...

  • 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...

  • Lakers are on the doorstep of some bad history, hoping to avoid a club record-tying 10-game skid

    Lakers are on the doorstep of some bad history, hoping to avoid a club record-tying 10-game skid

    The Lakers' young players show the same reaction. They frown in an animated, taken-aback fashion. If the Lakers (9-40) lose to Charlotte on Sunday, they tie the franchise record of 10 consecutive defeats. "Really? The record? Oh my," rookie D'Angelo Russell said with sad amazement. The 1993-94...

  • Lakers' D'Angelo Russell trying to turn criticism into motivation

    Lakers' D'Angelo Russell trying to turn criticism into motivation

    After a poor performance in the Lakers' loss to the Chicago Bulls on Thursday, rookie guard D'Angelo Russell called himself out for "lackadaisical" play. Both Russell and the Lakers were more competitive on Friday, visiting the Clippers, but 18 turnovers doomed the team to their ninth straight...

  • Five takeaways from the Clippers' 105-93 win over the Lakers

    Five takeaways from the Clippers' 105-93 win over the Lakers

    The Lakers (9-40) lost their ninth-straight game, falling to the Clippers (31-16), who won their third in a row.  Here are five takeaways from the Clippers' 105-93 win over the Lakers at Staples Center. 1. Chris Paul scoring 27 with seven assists isn't surprising.  DeAndre Jordan pulling down 17...

  • Chris Paul's 27 points lead Clippers past the Lakers, 105-93

    Chris Paul's 27 points lead Clippers past the Lakers, 105-93

    They are two teams dealing with their own set of issues, but only the Clippers have been able to withstand their problems while the Lakers just remain in the same poor state. On Friday night, the shadow of Blake Griffin's absence loomed over the Clippers, his right hand injured from a punch he...

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