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Nov 12, 2018

Five takeaways from the Lakers' 107-106 win over the Atlanta Hawks

Five takeaways from the Lakers’ 107-106 win over Atlanta: 1. In the eyes of Lakers coach Luke Walton, there was a simple explanation for why his team had 23 turnovers in its win over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night at Staples Center. “We were careless with the ball,” Walton said. That allowed...
Nov 12, 2018

Luke Walton's closing lineup served the Lakers well against the Hawks

With the outcome of the game in the balance, Lakers coach Luke Walton chose to use an unconventional lineup — with no point guard — to close against Atlanta on Sunday, a decision he made because he wanted his best defenders on the court. In the final minutes of a tense game at Staples Center, Walton’s...
Nov 9, 2018

Lakers' Lonzo Ball 'tweaks' an ankle in practice and his availability for Saturday's game is unknown

Lakers coach Luke Walton said starting point guard Lonzo Ball “tweaked” an ankle near the end of practice on Friday and left the court for treatment. Walton didn’t say which ankle was tweaked and the team didn’t have a status report on whether or not Ball would play against the Kings in Sacramento...
Nov 8, 2018

Five takeaways from the Lakers' 114-110 win over Minnesota

Five takeaways from the Lakers’ win over Minnesota: 1. The decision to play veteran point guard Rajon Rondo just about the entire fourth quarter and not play second-year point guard Lonzo Ball at all in the final 12 minutes worked out well for Lakers coach Luke Walton. Rondo played 11 minutes,...
Nov 8, 2018

Lakers' Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart make major strides in excelling in their roles

They are two of the Lakers’ key role players, and Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart were major contributors in their team escaping with a 114-110 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night at Staples Center. Kuzma did his part as the starting power forward, producing 21 points, two rebounds...
Nov 5, 2018

Sluggish Lakers put on a dismal display in loss to Raptors

As Magic Johnson peered down from his suite inside Staples Center on Sunday night, the president of basketball operations saw a dreadful display of basketball in the first quarter from the Lakers that put them in a deep hole they were unable to pull out of even when they did find their competitive...
Nov 4, 2018

Clippers report: Trying out a big lineup for size

The risk versus reward of Clippers coach Doc Rivers deciding to start his gigantic lineup of 6-10 Danilo Gallinari and 6-9 Tobias Harris at forwards and behemoth and skilled 7-3 center Boban Marjanovic has yet to be determined. Rivers used that lineup for the first time this season at Orlando and...
Nov 3, 2018

Tyson Chandler secures buyout from Suns and plans to sign with Lakers

The Lakers are close to getting the backup center they desperately need after Tyson Chandler secured a buyout from the Phoenix Suns on Saturday. Chandler plans to sign a deal with Los Angeles after he clears waivers, according to sources who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. ...
Nov 1, 2018

Lakers look to utilize their size in the starting lineup

They have size and the Lakers are using every bit of it in the starting lineup. For the second consecutive game, the Lakers started 6-foot-6 Lonzo Ball and 6-9 Brandon Ingram in the backcourt, 6-8 LeBron James and 6-9 Kyle Kuzma at forwards and 7-0 JaVale McGee at center. “We have great length,”...
Nov 1, 2018

Five takeaways from the Lakers' defeat of the Mavericks

Five takeaways from the Lakers’ too-close-for-comfort, 114-113 victory over Dallas on Wednesday night at Staples Center 1) It seems with this Lakers team there is always a phase for them to go through. The latest was the Lakers learning how to close out a team when they have a big lead. The Lakers...
Nov 1, 2018

Lakers' Kyle Kuzma endures hot start and cold second half against Mavericks

Kyle Kuzma stepped to the free-throw line with 17.8 seconds left and the Lakers clinging to a one-point lead after Dallas’ Harrison Barnes had drilled a three-pointer from the corner with 23.9 seconds left. The arena went quiet when Kuzma stepped to the line, groaned when he missed the first free...
Oct 30, 2018

Lonzo Ball has not been the same since Rajon Rondo returned from his suspension

His struggles in the last two games have been so magnified that even Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball pondered why he hasn’t gotten himself more engaged in the two losses. After the Lakers practiced Tuesday, Ball was asked how he can become more involved. “Aw, just getting into the flow more,” Ball...
Oct 28, 2018

Lakers will have to adapt to lineup changes with return of Brandon Ingram on Monday

Forward Brandon Ingram presumably will return to a starting role when the Lakers play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night after serving a four-game suspension for his role in the fight with Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul. The revolving lineup changes in the absence of Ingram and Rajon...
Oct 28, 2018

Five takeaways from the Lakers' 110-106 loss to the San Antonio Spurs

Five takeaways from the Lakers’ 110-106 loss to the San Antonio Spurs Saturday night: 1. It is very clear that the Lakers are better when they run, when they let their athleticism show. But when they get into their half-court sets, the Lakers still have things to work out. They had 14 fast-break...
Oct 28, 2018

Lakers' Ball starts but Rondo remains hot on heels

Lonzo Ball kept the starting point guard job Saturday, getting the nod over Rajon Rondo, but perhaps left the door open with a “bad game” against the San Antonio Spurs while Rondo made a push to reclaim the position. While Rondo was serving his three-game suspension for spitting and fighting with...

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