Steve Blake scored 13 of his 19 points in the third quarter, Pau Gasol and Nick Young each had 16, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Utah Jazz 111-106 Friday night in the preseason finale for both teams.
Xavier Henry and his fellow Lakers newcomers realize they’ve got a chance to take charge while Los Angeles’ veteran stars take it easy this month.
Teams played their first preseason game this week, offering coaches and GMs their first glimpse of the strengths and weakness of their roster.
According to sources, first-year Laker, Dwight Howard will make his debut Sunday night at Staples Center against the Sacramento Kings.
Dwight Howard worked out Wednesday on the court at the Lakers’ training facility in El Segundo for the first time since his season-ending surgery in April.
If you bought Lakers pre-season tickets, hoping to get a cheaper up-close and personal look at Dwight Howard, don’t hold your breath any longer.
The San Diego Chargers may have defeated the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night in the preseason opener, but lost running back Ryan Matthews to injury.
Blake Griffin took charge in the second half, scoring 20 of his 30 points after halftime, leading the Clippers to a 108-103 win over the Lakers on Wednesday night at Staples Center.
Amid outsized expectations for progress, top negotiators for the NBA and players’ union met for five hours Thursday with both sides refusing to charaterize the talks.
Tyreke Evans scored 17 points, including a go-ahead driving layup with 1.9 seconds to play, and the Sacramento Kings overcame an early 19-point deficit to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 96-94 on Tuesday night in a preseason game.
Al Jefferson scored 13 points in three quarters before leaving with an injured right hand, C.J. Miles added 14 points and the Utah Jazz stayed unbeaten in the preseason with an 82-74 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.