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Lakers vs. Thunder Final Score: Paul George shows out in front of home crowd, Lakers get blown out 133-96

Lakers vs. Thunder Final Score: Paul George shows out in front of home crowd, Lakers get blown out 133-96

The Lakers failed their first audition for Paul George. Paul George showed no mercy for his future team as he poured on 24 points in the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 133-96 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers were hot coming out of the gate, moving the ball, playing team defense and hitting shots they haven’t made in recent games. However, after taking an early 10-0 lead and ending the quarter tied at 26, the Lakers let their foot off the gas and gave up 37 points in the second quarter. It would only get worse from there. Leading way for the Thunder was none other than George,...
Paul George has huge praise for Lonzo Ball ahead of Lakers matchup

Paul George has huge praise for Lonzo Ball ahead of Lakers matchup

Add George to the list of believers in Ball. One of the biggest missions the Los Angeles Lakers set out on this season is proving to the star players they long for that they have tantalizing young talent to lead, should they decide it’s time to make the move to Hollywood. As Paul George prepares to face the purple and gold for the first time since openly asking to be traded to the franchise he grew up cheering for over the summer, the #FutureLaker buzz is back in the air. George dropped an assortment of juicy quotes for reporters gathered in Los Angeles while the Oklahoma City Thunder...
Paul George says ‘comical’ Lakers tampering charges came from fishing friendship with Brian Shaw

Paul George says ‘comical’ Lakers tampering charges came from fishing friendship with Brian Shaw

The Los Angeles Lakers are playing host to Paul George Wednesday night, with the Oklahoma City Thunder enjoying a two-day stay in Southern California. That’s led to the re-opening of the $500,000 wound the NBA dished out to the Lakers in relation to tampering allegations from the Indiana Pacers. The NBA investigated the matter and, according to the official NBA press release, discovered communications between Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka and George’s agent Aaron Mintz that would lead to the biggest fine in league history for tampering charges. This occurred back in August. George...
Lakers Injury Report: Lonzo Ball return date targeted, Brook Lopez back in action

Lakers Injury Report: Lonzo Ball return date targeted, Brook Lopez back in action

The Lakers are getting closer to 100 percent. The Los Angeles Lakers received some good news on the injury front Wednesday morning, clearing Brook Lopez for his return after missing eight games with an ankle injury. Lopez last played on Dec. 18 in the Lakers’ loss to the Golden State Warriors. He’ll be available to suit up against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Brook’s return comes at a time when the Lakers need all hands on deck, the team currently on a seven-game losing streak. The lineup has been in a state of flux, with the in-and-out nature of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope adding to the...
Lakers vs. Thunder: Start time, TV schedule and game preview

Lakers vs. Thunder: Start time, TV schedule and game preview

The Lakers are feeling the mid-season blues, but a homestand in Los Angeles might be exactly what they need. The Los Angeles Lakers are happy to be home after a back-to-back road trip, but they’re still singing the mid-season blues as the Oklahoma City Thunder come to town. Lonzo Ball and Brook Lopez have been cleared to return to practice, but Ball has been ruled out of the game. Lopez is available to play. Kyle Kuzma’s quadriceps contusion seems to be a lingering injury after he re-aggravated it against the Minnesota Timberwolves. He’s also been upgraded to available for the...
Lakers News: Lonzo Ball, Brook Lopez cleared to return to practice, listed as questionable vs. Thunder

Lakers News: Lonzo Ball, Brook Lopez cleared to return to practice, listed as questionable vs. Thunder

The Lakers could be getting two starters back this week. After a strong start to the season, the Los Angeles Lakers’ season was derailed in part due to injuries sustained by Lonzo Ball and Brook Lopez, two crucial starters. However, according to the latest injury update from the team, Lopez and Ball could be returning to the floor as soon as this week. They’ve both been cleared to return to practice, and are officially considered questionable against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday. The Lakers’ defense has taken a deep dive since Lopez and Ball have been sidelined. Once a...
Lakers Injury News: Kyle Kuzma status in the air vs. Thunder

Lakers Injury News: Kyle Kuzma status in the air vs. Thunder

Kuzma’s quad is giving him trouble after he tweaked it again in Minnesota. The Los Angeles Lakers have hit a brutal patch of games through December as they embark into 2018, with injuries and losses piling up. Lonzo Ball, Brook Lopez and Brandon Ingram have all missed time with various injuries, and Kyle Kuzma is the latest Laker to need some time with the training staff. Kuzma re-aggravated a right quadriceps contusion he suffered against the Memphis Grizzlies during the Lakers’ loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves, and told reporters following the game that he “isn’t sure” about...
Paul George says he has ‘no regrets at all’ asking for a trade to the Lakers

Paul George says he has ‘no regrets at all’ asking for a trade to the Lakers

*Magic Johnson winking gif* California native Paul George has been linked to his hometown Los Angeles Lakers since last summer, with speculation carrying into his impending free agency this summer. While some of that is just speculation, a large part of it has to with comments made by George prior to be trading to the Oklahoma City Thunder in July. George told the Indiana Pacers’ front office he was going to leave the franchise once his contract was up in 2018, “preferably for the Los Angeles Lakers,”according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowksi, Now 37 games into the season with his new...