| Jan 14, 2014
| 10:15 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers 120 - Lakers 118 (end of regulation)
Nick Young's three-point attempt with 9.9 seconds left in the game wouldn't fall, extinguishing a late Lakers' rally against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Instead, the Cavaliers hold on for a 120-118...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:54 PM
2012-13 finish: 66-16.
Coming: Michael Beasley, Greg Oden.
Going: Mike Miller, Juwan Howard.
The Heat propped up its three-peat hopes with two balky knees and a whiff of controversy. Oden has already encountered knee...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 10:30 PM
Spencer Hawes scored 24 points and made the winning basket late in the fourth quarter as the Philadelphia 76ers stunned the visiting Miami Heat, 114-110, on Wednesday night.
The 76ers, picked by many to finish with the NBA's worst record, made their...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:06 PM
An NBA season isn't just a story that writes itself. It's also kind enough to touch on every genre.
There's the fantasy of LeBron James and what he might do with the ball, the romance of Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets. There's the mystery of what...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:46 AM
Hey, Philadelphia 76ers fans, Andrew Bynum doesn't care that your team shelled out a lot of money and got zero games in return.
Bynum was traded from the Lakers to the 76ers before last season. Philadelphia gave him $17 million, but because of knee...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 11:52 AM
The Lakers' bench is the highest scoring second unit in the NBA.
With an average of 57.8 points a game, the Lakers are eight full points ahead of the Milwaukee Bucks (49.8) and 12.5 points in front of the Sacramento Kings (45.3).
Jodie Meeks, who...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:17 PM
In this most conflicted of Lakers seasons, it figures that the common reaction to Kobe Bryant's imminent and inspirational return is actually two reactions.
Upon hearing the news: Yes! This means they have a chance to make the playoffs!
| Dec 6, 2013
| 10:05 PM
James Harden and Dwight Howard figured to be a potent combination for the Houston Rockets this season. Friday, the Golden State Warriors saw how good they can be.
Harden scored 34 points, Howard had 22 points and 18 rebounds, and the Rockets routed...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In Jeanie Buss' updated memoir "Laker Girl," written with former Times sportswriter Steve Springer and published by Triumph Books, she writes about the firing of Lakers Coach Mike Brown last November.
In this excerpt Buss, head of the team's business...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 12:41 PM
The Lakers rarely lose desired players. Although Dwight Howard left for the Houston Rockets in free agency, there are only 13 former Lakers currently under contract to other NBA teams:
- Point guards: Derek Fisher (Oklahoma City Thunder), Ramon Sessions...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 6:32 PM
Here's what you need to know about Thursday's NBA draft: Nerlens Noel averaged 10.5 points as a Kentucky freshman until his season ended early because of a serious knee injury.
Now he's the likely No. 1 pick.
Noel still can't jump because of surgery...