Los Angeles Lakers
Zach Randolph scored 14 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter and grabbed 11 rebounds, Marc Gasol had 18 points, eight boards and eight assists, and the Memphis Grizzlies eked out an 89-86 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night for their first road victory of the season.
Timofey Mozgov matched his career high with 23 points, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Los Angeles Lakers 111-99 on Wednesday night to win consecutive games for the first time this season.
Jordan Hill had a career-high 21 points and 11 rebounds in his first start of the season, and Pau Gasol added 14 points and eight rebounds in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 116-95 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night.
Steve Nash will be out of the Los Angeles Lakers’ lineup for at least two weeks with nerve root irritation.
Kevin Martin scored 27 points, Kevin Love had 18 of his 25 points during Minnesota’s 47-point first quarter, and the Timberwolves snapped a 22-game losing streak against the Los Angeles Lakers with a 113-90 victory Sunday night.
Anthony Davis scored a career-high 32 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and tied a career best with six blocks, leading the New Orleans Pelicans over the Los Angeles Lakers 96-85 on Friday night.
The Lakers’ defense was relatively non-existent throughout their Monday night loss to the Dallas Mavericks
The Los Angeles D-Fenders have hired Luke Walton as a player development coach for the NBA D-League team.
Xavier Henry scored 18 points, Pau Gasol hit two tiebreaking free throws with 6 seconds remaining, and the Los Angeles Lakers, who lost all of a 21-point lead, beat the Atlanta Hawks 105-103 on Sunday night.
Kobe Bryant is making steady progress in his injury recovery, although the Los Angeles Lakers star is likely still weeks away from a return to the court.
Tony Parker had 24 points and six assists, Kawhi Leonard added 15 points and 11 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs survived without Tim Duncan for a 91-85 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.
Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash will not play against the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night.
Xavier Henry scored a career-high 22 points, Jordan Farmar added 16, and five Los Angeles Lakers reserves surged past the Los Angeles Clippers in the fourth quarter for a surprising 116-103 victory in both clubs’ season opener Tuesday night.
As the 2013/14 NBA season prepares to make its debut on Tuesday, it is clear which LA team has the higher expectations.
Carmelo Anthony should focus on trying to get players to join him in New York, not creating uncertainty about whether he would leave. That’s the opinion of TNT analysts Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith, who are disappointed by Anthony’s desire to become a free agent after this season.