Lakers center Dwight Howard has been cleared to play against the Utah Jazz Friday night at Staples Center after re-aggravating his right shoulder Wednesday night against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Having wrapped up December with just the third 16-0 month in NBA history, the Los Angeles Clippers face tough challenges starting the new year.
Chris Paul scored 29 points and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied from a 19-point deficit in the third quarter to beat the Utah Jazz 116-114 on Friday night, stretching their winning streak to 16 games.
Kobe Bryant and the rest of the Lakers, who shot 33 percent, had horrific night in shooting and fall to the Utah Jazz 95-86
Blake Griffin scored 11 of his 23 points in the third quarter, Jamal Crawford got 12 of his 18 points in the fourth and DeAndre Jordan added 16 rebounds and 11 points, leading the Los Angeles Clippers to a 96-94 preseason victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.
Reserve Enes Kanter scored eight of his 14 points during a decisive fourth-quarter run and had 14 rebounds, leading the Utah Jazz to a 99-86 exhibition victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday night.
Kobe Bryant has returned to practice after missing Wednesday night’s preseason game against the Portland Blazers at Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario, California with a an injured shoulder.
Al Jefferson scored 18 points, Paul Millsap had 16, and Earl Watson keyed a game-clinching 14-0 fourth quarter run to help the Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Lakers 96-87 Saturday night.
Chris Paul scored a season-high 34 points and Blake Griffin added 31 as the Los Angeles Clippers held on for a 107-105 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.
Kobe Bryant scored 40 points and Andrew Bynum blocked Al Jefferson’s shot with 1.9 seconds left in overtime to lift the Los Angeles Lakers to a 90-87 victory over Utah on Wednesday night, ending the Jazz’s winning streak at five.
Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike Brown has secured his first victory with his new team, as the Lakers (1-2) crushed the Utah Jazz (0-1) 96- 71 on Tuesday night at the Staples Center.
The two-time defending NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers have announced the preseason schedule for the 2011-12 season, along with ticket purchase information. The eight-game preseason slate includes games against the Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Utah Jazz, Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers.
Rookie Gordon Hayward scored a career-high 22 points and hit the go-ahead free throw with 6 seconds to play, and the Utah Jazz snapped an eight-game losing streak with an 86-85 victory over the sleepwalking Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.
Kobe Bryant scored 21 points, Lamar Odom added 16 and the Los Angeles Lakers erased a 17-point first-half deficit Friday night to beat Utah 96-85 and eliminate the Jazz from the playoff race.
Matt Barnes of the Los Angeles Lakers will be forced to miss the game against the Utah Jazz after a one-game suspension by the NBA, announced by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive VP, and Basketball Operations.