| Feb 22, 2014
| 9:24 PM
It was the trade deadline that was nearly D.O.A.
Besides the last-minute deal that sent Evan Turner from Philadelphia to Indiana, it was mostly a day of high-profile inactivity. There have been minute-long slug races that produced more movement.
| Feb 3, 2014
| 2:42 PM
Help has arrived for the Lakers, albeit a bit too late.
Point guards Steve Nash, Steve Blake and Jordan Farmar could all be available on Tuesday night when the Lakers (16-31) visit the Minnesota Timberwolves (23-24).
"I think they're all ready to go,"...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 10:40 PM
The Lakers gave the Oklahoma City a scare on Thursday night, taking a 10-point lead into the final quarter, but All-Star forward Kevin Durant took over in the fourth, scoring 19 of his 43 points to push the Thunder to a 107-103 victory.
| Feb 5, 2014
| 6:45 PM
The Lakers ran out of players and nearly blew a 29-point lead before a pair of late Steve Blake three-pointers ended the Cleveland Cavaliers' rally and helped secure a 119-108 victory on Wednesday night.
Playing on the second night of back-to-back...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The Lakers (18-32) have won two straight games, finishing their three-game road trip on a high note.
On Sunday, they'll play a more challenging team than the Cleveland Cavaliers (17-33) or Philadelphia 76ers (15-36), hosting the Chicago Bulls (24-25) at...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 4:35 PM
And now for the truly hard part of the Lakers schedule.
They might be tired of breaking badly almost every night. They might feel the weight of a rudderless season.
As if Oklahoma City cares. As if San Antonio will be compassionate.
| Jan 18, 2014
| 5:00 PM
TORONTO — Ryan Kelly stopped walking down the hallway at Staples Center during a recent chat, a look of concern spreading across his face.
He took several quick, long steps and knocked on some wood paneling. He had just been asked about his...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 2:09 PM
Kobe Bryant said he could envision returning to a Lakers game this month after practicing on Tuesday for the second time in four days.
"Yeah, I can," said Bryant, sidelined by a torn Achilles' tendon since mid-April.
Bryant took part in a full-court...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 6:07 PM
On Tuesday, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant practiced for the second time since April, after tearing his Achilles tendon in a win over the Golden State Warriors.
Bryant's return date remains a mystery, although he suggested it could be before the end...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 6:08 PM
The Lakers are 6-7, lingering in the bottom half of the Western Conference and running on a treadmill the size of a franchise while awaiting the return of Kobe Bryant.
But how will Bryant look? What's the deal with Steve Nash? Who took over Jordan Hill'...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 11:15 PM
These are the games where all heads normally turn to Kobe Bryant.
Regardless of title — opponent, teammate, fan or hater — everyone in attendance anticipates Bryant's time in the crunch for the Lakers, successful or not.
But without him,...