Los Angeles Lakers
Russell Westbrook scored 31 points and hit a key jumper with 38 seconds left, and the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame the absence of NBA MVP Kevin Durant for a 104-103 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.
With another dreadful season in the making, Laker fans area already looking forward to the draft and free-agency. The free-agent class of 2015 is not as great in years past, but do have at least 10 great players before the drop-off. If the Lakes decide not to bring back Jeremy Lin, Jordan Hill (team option) and Ed Davis, they will have around $25 million to use in free agent market. The position they lack the most has been in the center and point guard positions. Teams are walking to basket with no big-man presence. Players like DeAndre and Rajon Rondo would be a great acquisition to help their defense which is LAST in the league. Most of the players listed in the top 5 below will depend how well the teams do in the playoffs.
The Los Angeles Lakers have failed to acquire future free-agent Rajon Rondo after Celtics accepted an offer by Dallas Mavericks in a multi-player trade.
Rodney Stuckey got his second consecutive double-double, scoring 20 points and grabbing 10 rebounds to lead Indiana over the Los Angeles Lakers 110-91 on Monday night. Los Angeles shot 33 percent from the floor and trailed by 39 points during the game.
The Los Angeles Kings were all over the Montreal Canadiens on Friday night. The defending Stanley Cup champions just didn’t have much to show for it.
Nick Young sinked the game-winning three-pointer to help the Los Angeles Lakers take down the defending champion Spurs in overtime in San Antonio for their second straight win
The Los Angeles Lakers and Kobe Bryant showed their support Tuesday night for those protesting police brutality nationwide with “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirts.
Magic Johnson wants the Los Angeles Lakers to lose for their own good. Coach Byron Scott thinks they are better off learning how to win.
Tyler Zeller had season highs of 24 points and 14 rebounds and the Boston Celtics went ahead for good less than two minutes into the game for a 113-96 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.
Bradley Beal scored 27 points, John Wall had 17 points and 15 assists, and the Washington Wizards beat Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers 111-95 on Wednesday night.
Kobe Bryant scored 12 straight points for Los Angeles in an impressive flurry in the third quarter, and the Lakers beat the Detroit Pistons 106-96 on Tuesday night.
Kobe Bryant had 31 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds for his 20th career triple-double, and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped a four-game losing streak with a 129-122 overtime victory over the Toronto Raptors on Sunday night.
Rookie guard Zach LaVine scored 18 of his team-high 28 points off the bench in the second quarter, and Mo Williams had 25 points and 11 assists to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves over the Los Angeles Lakers 120-119 on Friday night. Kobe Bryant missed a 3-pointer as time expired that helped seal the win for Minnesota.
Marc Gasol had 19 points and 11 rebounds, Mike Conley added 19 points and the Memphis Grizzlies held off the Los Angeles Lakers 99-93 Wednesday night for their seventh victory in eight games.
After two nights of protests in downtown Los Angeles, some people are worried about safety as the holiday weekend approaches.