Los Angeles Lakers

Byron Scott (L) and Earvin 'Magic' Johnson share a laugh during a press conference to introduce Byron Scott as the new head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers at Toyota Sports Center on July 29, 2014 in El Segundo, California. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Byron Scott Responds To Magic Johnson’s Comment That Lakers Should ‘Lose Every Game’

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.

12/09/2014

Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers handles the ball against the Boston Celtics on December 5, 2014 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (credit: Brian Babineau /NBAE via Getty Images)

Celtics Rout Lakers, 113-96, At The Garden

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.

12/05/2014

Los Angeles Lakers v Washington Wizards

Lakers Fail To Win 3rd Straight Game After 111-95 Loss To Wizards

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.

12/03/2014

Robert Sacre of the Lakers eyes the basket during the Lakers' victory over the Pistons on Tuesday night in Auburn Hills, Mich. (Copyright 2014 NBAE Photo by D. Williams/Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Bryant’s 3rd-Quarter Flurry Leads Lakers Past Pistons, 106-96

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.

12/02/2014

Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots against the Toronto Raptors at STAPLES Center on November 30, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Bryant Leads Lakers Over Raptors In OT, 129-122

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.

11/30/2014

Minnesota Timberwolves v Los Angeles Lakers

Kobe Misses Potential Game-Winning 3 In 120-119 Loss To Minnesota

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.

11/28/2014

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Streaking Grizzlies Hold Off Lakers, 99-93

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.

11/26/2014

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Protests Raise Safety Concerns For Visitors, Businesses

After two nights of protests in downtown Los Angeles, some people are worried about safety as the holiday weekend approaches.

11/26/2014

Xavier Henry #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket against Brandan Wright #34 of the Dallas Mavericks and Al-Farouq Aminu #7 of the Dallas Mavericks in the third quarter at American Airlines Center on November 21, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Lakers’ Xavier Henry Injures Achilles In Practice

Los Angeles Lakers guard Xavier Henry has injured his left Achilles tendon in practice.

11/24/2014

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Nuggets Top Lakers 101-94 In OT

Wilson Chandler scored 19 points and Ty Lawson had 16 points and 16 assists, helping the Denver Nuggets beat the Los Angeles Lakers 101-94 in overtime on Sunday night.

11/23/2014

Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks

Mavericks Dismantle Lakers’ Defense In 140-106 Rout

Dirk Nowitzki scored 23 points in yet another efficient shooting effort and the Dallas Mavericks used the NBA’s highest-scoring offense to roll to a 140-106 victory against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.

11/21/2014

Jordan Hill of the Lakers, left, looks to pass while being guarded by the Rockets' Donatas Motiejunas during Wednesday night's game in Houston. (credit: Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Lakers Drop Howard-Less Rockets, 98-92

Kobe Bryant had 29 points, Wesley Johnson made key free throws down the stretch and the Los Angeles Lakers took advantage of Dwight Howard’s absence Wednesday night in a 98-92 victory over the Houston Rockets.

11/19/2014

Kobe Bryant of the Lakers, right, handles the ball against the Hawks' Thabo Sefolosha  during Los Angeles' 114-109 win in Atlanta on Tuesday night (Copyright 2014 NBAE Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Bryant Leads Struggling Lakers Past Hawks, 114-109

Kobe Bryant scored 28 points and the Los Angeles Lakers won for only the second time this season, beating the Atlanta Hawks 114-109 Tuesday night.

11/18/2014

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Lakers Dismantled By Warriors, 136-115

Stephen Curry had 30 points and 15 assists, Marreese Speights added 24 points, and the Golden State Warriors cruised past the Los Angeles Lakers 136-115 Sunday night despite 44 points by Kobe Bryant.

11/16/2014

Los Angeles Clippers v Los Angeles Lakers

Kobe Bryant Will Start Tonight Against Warriors

Kobe Bryant, who missed shoot around Sunday morning, will start for the Los Angeles Lakers who face Stephen Curry and Golden State Warriors tonight at Staples Center.

11/16/2014

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