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Cleveland Cavaliers 120, L.A. Lakers 111: Rousing send-off for Kobe Bryant; Love injury scare doesn't appear serious

With 20,000 fans roaring, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James hugged and seemed to be in a world of their own.One on one.Cavaliers-L.A. Lakers photo gallery"It was just a lot of mutual respect," James said of the embrace.

Akron Beacon Journal

Cavaliers 120, Lakers 111: Kyrie Irving scores season high, but Cavs lose Kevin Love to shoulder injury during Kobe Bryant's final appearance in Cleveland

CLEVELAND: The night began with Cleveland saying farewell to Kobe Bryant. Now Cavaliers fans can only hope they aren’t waving goodbye to Kevin Love, too. Love left the game in the final minute Wednesday with a left shoulder injury and did not return in the Cavaliers’ 120-111 victory against the Los Angeles Lakers in both teams’ final game before the All-Star break. It is the same shoulder Love had surgically repaired last spring after he dislocated it in a playoff series against the Boston Celtics.Guard Kyrie Irving scored a season-high 35 points and LeBron James had 29 points, 11...

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Kevin Love departs with another left shoulder injury, will not return

CLEVELAND: Kevin Love left the game in the final minute of the first half Wednesday night with a left shoulder injury and will not return, the team said. It is the same shoulder Love had surgically repaired last spring. It wasn’t immediately clear how Love was injured or the severity of the injury. He ran off the court with 46.5 seconds left in the second quarter with his left shoulder dangling and walked immediately to the locker room. He had eight points, six rebounds and three assists against the Los Angeles Lakers before exiting. This is the final game prior to the All-Star break,...


Cavaliers KO Lakers on Kobe Bryant’s last trip to The Q; Kevin Love leaves game with hurt shoulder, but should be OK

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers said goodbye to Kobe Bryant on Wednesday night at Quicken Loans Arena. For the second half, at least, they also said goodbye to their own power forward, Kevin Love, who suffered a left shoulder injury that initially appeared serious, but is not. Cleveland led from wire to wire en route to Read More... The post Cavaliers KO Lakers on Kobe Bryant’s last trip to The Q; Kevin Love leaves game with hurt shoulder, but should be OK appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram. Click here to read this story on The Chronicle-Telegram.Content copyright The Chronicle-Telegram. Your...

Spurs Nation | San Antonio Express-News

Spurs’ injury list filled with team’s oldest players

SAN ANTONIO – Backup forward/center Matt Bonner has joined fellow thirtysomethings Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili on the Spurs’ inactive list for Saturday night’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers, the club announced. That means the Spurs will attempt to stretch their franchise-best home winning streak to 36 games without their three oldest players. The

Chicago Tribune

Jimmy Butler, Pau Gasol and Derrick Rose dismantle Lakers 114-91

Purely by coincidence, the NBA schedule-makers sent the Bulls their version of a get-well card Thursday via a matchup with the Lakers. In the first game since Nikola Mirotic's appendectomy added to the Bulls' injury woes, they dismantled the hapless Lakers 114-91 at the Staples Center. With movie...

Chicago Tribune

Pau Gasol, injury-depleted Bulls understand importance of 7-game trip

Pau Gasol has competed at Staples Center in better places mentally than how he entered it Thursday night. Gasol, who won two NBA championships with the Lakers in far happier times, first was snubbed for a coaches' reserve selection for next month's All-Star Game, an honor he openly sought after...

Chicago Tribune

Joakim Noah has stitches removed, wishes Bulls luck vs. Lakers

In an Instagram post, Joakim Noah got his stitches out and wished his Bulls teammates luck in their matchup with the Lakers Thursday night. Noah also thanked "everybody for their love and support" after undergoing surgery Jan. 19 to repair a dislocated shoulder.  While Noah's season is likely over,...

Orange County Register

Larry Nance's injury provides Julius Randle with opportunity for Lakers

EL SEGUNDO – When a starter goes down because of an injury, it’s supposed to be the unheralded reserve who steps in. Sports history is rife with these legends. However, after last month’s role reversal between rookie Larry Nance Jr. and Julius...

Byron Scott on Julius Randle: 'Almost A Walking Double Double'

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott talks about Larry Nance, Jr.s knee injury, Join the Largest Lakers Fan Site in the World!

Los Angeles Times

Lakers' Week 12 in review: Kobe Bryant says farewell to Oakland

The Lakers lost three of four games through Week 12, falling to 9-34 on the season. The week opened with a 95-91 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday at Staples Center.  Both teams have struggled for wins and health this year.  All-Star Kobe Bryant tried to play through an injury but left...

Salt Lake Tribune

Kragthorpe: Kobe, Lakers reduced to sideshow in Jazz rout

The most celebrated, vilified opponent in Jazz history returned to town Saturday night for the second-to-last time, looking and acting only a little bit like the Kobe Bryant of old. The Los Angeles Lakers star is a good guy and a sideshow in his 20th and final NBA season, thanks to some combination of his own injuries and his team’s struggles. In the tradition of the Harlem Globetrotters, who will visit Vivint Smart Home Arena next month, this appearance by Kobe and the Lakers was pretty much sc...

San Francisco Chronicle

Lakers’ Bryant will try to play through injury against Warriors

Lakers’ Bryant will try to play through injury against Warriors Lakers guard Kobe Bryant will try to play against the Warriors on Thursday night despite a sore right Achilles tendon, in what would be his final NBA game in Oakland. Oracle Arena holds many special memories for Bryant: Bryant is not typically a nostalgic type, but he acknowledged enjoying his farewell tour.

San Francisco Chronicle

Warriors’ Green returns to the starting lineup Thursday

Power forward Draymond Green will be back in the Warriors’ starting lineup against the Lakers on Thursday night, about 24 hours after sitting out for the first time this season. The Warriors were planning on sitting Green for two games as he tried to recover from pounding his legs for a team-high 34.9 minutes and a lingering ankle injury. In a breakout season that has him positioned to start the All-Star Game, Green is averaging 15.2 points, 9.7 rebounds and 7.3 assists per game.

Los Angeles Times

Lakers' Kobe Bryant wants to play but injury could prevent it for a while

The best way to deal with Kobe Bryant's sore right Achilles' tendon injury has become an interesting case study for the Lakers. Bryant wants to play in the final road games of his 20-year career, telling Coach Byron Scott that he was "feeling better" before practice Wednesday. Bryant hopes to play...

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Five takeaways from Lakers' 95-91 win over the New Orleans Pelicans

The Lakers (9-31) ended a four-game losing streak, winning an ugly one against the New Orleans Pelicans (11-26) on Tuesday night. Here are five takeaways from the Lakers' 95-91 victory at Staples Center. 1. Injuries to Kobe Bryant (Achilles) and Brandon Bass (foot) led to a young lineup to close...

Kobe Bryant Injury Update: Talk About Shutting Him Down & More

Los Angeles Lakers athletic trainer Gary Vitti told Byron Scott that if it were up to him, he'd like to shut Kobe Bryant down for a week or two. Join the Largest Lakers Fan Site in the World!

Los Angeles Times

Lakers get a rare victory but still suffer a loss as Kobe Bryant exits early with an injury

Kobe Bryant was back Tuesday night and then he was gone again before the first half was over, his strained right Achilles' tendon too sore for him to continue playing. Brandon Bass was back after missing the previous game with a bruised right eye and lasted into the fourth quarter, when a turned...

Lakers Injuries: Kobe Questionable, D'Angelo Russell, Julius Randle

Kobe Bryant is questionable with an Achilles strain, D'Angelo Russell is probable with an ankle sprain. Julius Randle and Brandon Bass also probable. Join the Largest Lakers Fan Site in the World!