Western Conference

NBA Playoffs: Western Conference First Round PreviewThe NBA regular season has come to an end and now we've got the marathon of playoff basketball to take us to Mid-June. The Western Conference was stacked as usual during the regular season and provides multiple options for teams that could end up representing in the Finals.
League-Leading Pacers Hand Lakers Conference-Worst 30th LossDavid West scored 19 points, Lance Stephenson had 15 points and 14 rebounds, and the Indiana Pacers wrapped up a five-game road trip with a 104-92 victory over the spiraling Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.
Lynx Beat Sparks In Matchup Of West's Top 2 TeamsSiemone Augustus scored 23 points to lead the Minnesota Lynx to a physical 83-74 win over the Los Angeles Sparks on Wednesday night in a matchup of the top two teams in the Western Conference.
Chicago's Keith Suspended For Gm 4 Of West Finals For High-StickIf the Chicago Blackhawks are going to end the Los Angeles Kings' perfect postseason on home ice in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals, they'll have to do it without their top defenseman.
NBA Playoff ScheduleConference Finals have arrived. See the official schedule of games, scores and seedings.
Kobe Won't Be Tweeting During Game 2The Los Angeles Lakers have battled injuries, turmoil and lofty expectations under a heavy spotlight all season, so excuse them if they roll their eyes over the attention given to Kobe Bryant's tweets.
Lakers Finish 7th After OT Win Over Houston, To Play Banged-Up Spurs In 1st RoundSteve Blake scored 24 points, Pau Gasol added his seventh career triple-double, and the Los Angeles Lakers secured the seventh playoff seed in the Western Conference with a 99-95 overtime victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night.
LA Kings Hold Off Colorado 3-2 In ShootoutJeff Carter scored his 24th goal and scored again in the shootout, and the Los Angeles Kings moved back into fourth place in the Western Conference with a 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night.
Gasol May Return By FridayPau Gasol may return to the Lakers lineup by Friday's game against the Washington Wizards.
LA Kings Recall Prospect C Tyler ToffoliThe Los Angeles Kings recalled center Tyler Toffoli from Manchester of the AHL on Sunday.
LA Kings Taking Early Lumps In NHL Title Defense The Los Angeles Kings' defense of their Stanley Cup title looks a whole lot like their championship season so far.
Richards, Quick Lead Kings To 4-2 Win Over Blue Jackets Mike Richards provided late insurance with his first goal of the season and Jonathan Quick stopped 18 shots to lead the Los Angeles Kings over the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-2 on Tuesday night.