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February

27
LeBron James to miss Lakers´ game Thursday with sore groin

This season’s tilts with the Golden State Warriors have lacked their normal star power, owing to long-term injuries to All-Star guards Klay Thompson and Steph Curry. When the Lakers tip-off versus the Warriors on Thursday night in San Francisco, they too will sit a star LeBron James. The team informed Wednesday afternoon that James, 35, would sit out against Golden State with left groin soreness. It’s just the third match the league’s assists leader and MVP contender (25.5 ppg, 10.6 apg, 7.7 rpg) has missed this season. The news comes the day after a season-high 40 point effort by James, […]

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January

24
LeBron has triple-double, Lakers defeat Nets

The Los Angeles Lakers handed the Brooklyn Nets their fifth straight loss by defeating them 128-113 at Barclays Center on Thursday night.  The Lakers led by as many as 10 points in the opening quarter, but Brooklyn climbed back and cut the deficit to 38-35 entering the second. That would be a trend throughout the match. The third quarter saw the Lakers with a 90-77 lead, only for the Nets to put together a 12-2 run and make it a one-possession game once again.  The Lakers were finally able to pull away in the fourth quarter, entering with a 10-point lead and building from there. The […]

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January

07
Lakers set to guarantee Dwight Howard contract for remainder of season

The Los Angeles Lakers will reportedly guarantee veteran center Dwight Howard’s $2.56 million contract for the remainder of the 2019-20 season. According to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, the Lakers have the option to waive Howard prior to the 5 p.m. ET deadline on Tuesday and move on from his contract, but they will keep him in the fold. The 34-year-old big man has been a key bench contributor across 36 appearances for the Lakers this campaign with 7.1 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 19.5 minutes per game. Howard was a superstar for a large part of his career, as the Orlando Magic took him No. […]

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November

11
Raptors end Lakers´s winning streak

In the opening weeks of life after Kawhi, the defending champs are learning they might be deeper than even they recognized. They definitely had enough to hold off Staples’ marquee tenants in a remarkable early-season victory. Pascal Siakam had 24 points and 11 rebounds, Fred VanVleet ended with 23 points and 10 assists and the Raptors snapped the Los Angeles Lakers’ seven-game winning streak with a 113-104 win Sunday night. Chris Boucher matched his career high with 15 points for the Raptors, who have won three straight and six of seven. Two days after they lost starter Kyle Lowry to a broken left thumb and […]

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October

14
Lakers’ Anthony Davis suffers sprained thumb against Nets

Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis experienced a sprained thumb in the team’s preseason game in China versus the Brooklyn Nets, according to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin. However, it appears that it’s only a minor injury as initial exams revealed a Grade 1 sprain without any ligament harm, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. The 26-year-old had maintained good health in the two seasons prior to 2018-19, appearing in 75 games in both seasons. However, he was limited to 56 games last year because of injuries and an ongoing trade saga with the New Orleans Pelicans. He missed three games early on with a sprained right elbow and […]

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Los Angeles Lakers at Philadelphia 76ers

December

01
Los Angeles Lakers at Philadelphia 76ers

Two struggling teams meet at the Wells Fargo Center as the Philadelphia 76ers host the Los Angeles Lakers in the regular season of the National Basketball Association. The Philadelphia 76ers are looking to avoid history as they try to get their first win of the season after 19 games when they host Kobe Bryant and the rest of the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night. This will be the first road game for the Lakers since Bryant announced on The Player’s Tribune that he will be retiring from basketball at the end of the season. Bryant is coming home to Philadelphia for […]

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