11:45 AM EDT, Fri October 31, 2014
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Jeremy Lin still looking for his starring role

Jeremy Lin has seen this before, often a supporting actor on the NBA stage.

Ed Davis a bright spot for Lakers early in season

The Lakers played two difficult opponents to start the season, falling to 0-2 while getting outscored by 19 points a night.

Kobe doing best to stay patient with Lakers

PHOENIX -- Kobe Bryant snarled, swore and stalked the court. His Los Angeles Lakers were buried in a double-digit hole that only deepened no matter what he did, and everything seemed to be going wrong. He tried to carry the load, scoring 31, his first 30-plus-point night since rupturing his Achilles in 2013. But calls weren't going his way, his teammates fumbled his passes and failed to convert them into easy layups and, more often than not, well, they just stood there, watching the 36-year-old go solo, trying to make something out of nothing.
Scott, Bryant push Lin to take charge of Laker offense

Scott, Bryant push Lin to take charge of Laker offense

The Lakers’ list of early-season issues is long and growing. But in the game of Pick-A-Problem, none may be more pressing than the play of Jeremy Lin. Through two games the starting point guard has scored just 13 points. Wednesday in Phoenix he...

Lakers strive for balance from beyond arc

The 3-pointer issue first reared its head in the preseason -- the league is trending one way, the Los Angeles Lakers another. And after his team essentially eschewed them during their exhibition contests, including going nearly 13 quarters without making one at one point, first-year Lakers coach Byron Scott said he believed prolific 3-pointing offenses don't win NBA championships. Of course, seven of the last eight NBA champions led all playoff teams in 3-point attempts and makes.

Five takeaways from Lakers' 119-99 loss to Phoenix

The second game of the Lakers’ new season was a lot like the first. Here are five takeaways from the 119-99 loss Wednesday in Phoenix.
Bryant scores a crisp 31, but Lakers still lose to Suns

Bryant scores a crisp 31, but Lakers still lose to Suns

PHOENIX – In his abbreviated 18th season, Kobe Bryant looked like a different player. Just eight months removed from tearing his Achilles’ tendon, his movements were less crisp in the six games he played, his go-to shots less reliable. As the...

Kobe Bryant using own injuries as comparison to help Randle

PHOENIX – Surely few people can relate to the torture Julius Randle is feeling after breaking his leg in the first game of his professional career and being ruled out for the rest of the season. Kobe Bryant is trying. Having missed the playoffs in...
Lakers' Randle is out for the season

Lakers' Randle is out for the season

PHOENIX – Video replays of the moment in which Lakers’ rookie Julius Randle fractured his right tibia, in just his 13th minute in the NBA, betrayed nothing particularly gruesome. In the fourth quarter of Tuesday’s loss to Houston, Randle drove...
Arizona Republic Oct 30, 2014
Suns run away with season-opening win

Suns run away with season-opening win

The Los Angeles Lakers have ended a Suns postseason eight times.         

Lakers start season with back-to-back blowout losses

PHOENIX – Suffice it to say, things have not gone to plan in the early going for the Los Angeles Lakers. Beyond the injuries to Julius Randle, Steve Nash and Nick Young, however, the Kobe Bryant-led Lakers have scarcely been competitive. The Lakers...

Live updates: Lakers at Phoenix Suns

Suns 33, Lakers 19 (end of first quarter)

Suns 119, Lakers 99: Kobe, and little else

PHOENIX -- Kobe Bryant played the Phoenix Suns here Wednesday ... and, although he's a first-ballot Hall of Famer, he is still but one man. The Suns rolled, and the Lakers have now given up 227 total points in two games this season. Play of the game: With about 4 minutes left in the third quarter, Bryant drove right. He slashed to the rim and the Suns' collapsed on him. Hanging in the air, with several defenders in his face, and with his team trailing by 24, Bryant looped a pass around a Suns big man and zipped it toward the left wing, hoping a teammate would be ready to fire a wide-open...

Scott: Have to move on from loss of Randle

PHOENIX -- Shock. Disappointment. Hurt. Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott said his team felt those emotions and more in the wake of Julius Randle suffering a broken leg that the team expects will sideline the rookie forward for the remainder of the season. Randle, the team's top draft choice and seventh overall pick in June, suffered the injury midway through the fourth quarter of the Lakers' season-opening loss Tuesday to the Houston Rockets.

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