Dirk Nowitzki scored 27 points and the Dallas Mavericks avoided their longest home losing streak in 14 years with a 110-97 victory over the slumping and injury-plagued Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.
Ty Lawson had 20 points and 12 assists, Timofey Mozgov added 20 points and seven rebounds, and the Denver Nuggets beat the slumping Los Angeles Lakers 137-115 Sunday night for their second straight win after an eight-game skid.
Brandon Knight scored 18 of his career-high 37 points in the third quarter and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 94-79 Tuesday night.
Thaddeus Young scored seven of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, Evan Turner added 22 points, and the Philadelphia 76ers snapped their 13-game road losing streak with a 111-104 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night.
Gerald Green hit six 3-pointers and scored 22 points, Miles Plumlee grabbed a career-high 20 rebounds, and the Phoenix Suns dominated the paint in a 117-90 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night.
After the big Pau Gasol-Mike D’Antoni blow up last week, Pau Gasol has responded with some quality play as of late. He’s complained less and made more shots, which was really at the heart of the argument. Meanwhile, the Lakers had leaked to the media that they were considering trading him since he was such a pain to deal with.
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.
Kobe Bryant’s health is just one issue for the Los Angeles Lakers as they begin a season of transition.
Although the Los Angeles Lakers are still uncertain when Kobe Bryant will be on the court this season, general manager Mitch Kupchak isn’t pushing for an answer.
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed free aged forward Shawne Williams.
The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly close to re-hiring Kurt Rambis to bolster their coaching staff.
Dwight Howard’s unrestricted free agency, coach Mike D’Antoni’s job status, Pau Gasol’s tenuous future, Metta World Peace’s amnesty possibilities and the injury comebacks of Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash are only the biggest issues facing the Lakers as they decide whether to try this grand experiment again.
Tony Parker scored 23 points, and the San Antonio Spurs completed their first-round sweep of the injury-plagued Los Angeles Lakers with a 103-82 victory in Game 4 on Sunday night.
With more than 50 wins for the New York Knicks and more than 27 points per game for himself, the numbers back Melo up. The Knicks won a division title, and Anthony will add the scoring title after the regular season ends Wednesday.
The Los Angeles Lakers will take another blow after an MRI revealed that Metta World Peace has a lateral meniscus tear on his left knee.