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LeBron tallies triple-double as Lakers roll over struggling Nets

Jan 24, 2020 - 2:34 PM

LeBron James inches closer to passing Kobe Bryant on the all-time NBA scoring list

ONE-MAN WRECKING BALL. LeBron James posts his 91st career triple-double. Photo from Twitter/@Lakers

Lakers bounce back with victory over Knicks

Jan 23, 2020 - 12:47 PM

LeBron James and Anthony Davis take over again as the Lakers rebound from their worst loss of the season

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 22: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers is fouled by Marcus Morris Sr. #13 of the New York Knicks in the first quarter at Madison Square Garden on January 22, 2020 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers, Clippers, Sixers show interest in trading for Derrick Rose

Jan 22, 2020 - 10:00 PM

Averaging a stellar 18.4 points, former MVP Derrick Rose can restart his quest for that elusive first taste of an NBA title

Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

Celtics deal Lakers season's 'worst' defeat

Jan 21, 2020 - 2:18 PM

The Celtics snap a three-game losing streak with a big win over the Los Angeles Lakers

X-FACTOR. Jayson Tatum scores 27 points to hand the Western Conference leaders their worst defeat of the season. Photo from NBA Twitter

Lakers shoot down reeling Rockets

Jan 19, 2020 - 2:24 PM

LeBron James and the Lakers rally to overcome the combined 69-point game of Russell Westbrook and James Harden

BACK TO WINNING. The Lakers rebound from a shock loss as LeBron James drops a double-double. Photo from NBA

LeBron, Lakers top NBA sales as Giannis, Doncic rise

Jan 18, 2020 - 1:48 PM

Figures announced by the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association show LeBron James and the Lakers atop the list for the second straight year

STAR POWER. LeBron James' Lakers jerseys sold the most from October through December 2019. Photo from Twitter/@nbastats

Fultz erupts for triple-double as Magic shock Lakers

Jan 16, 2020 - 5:24 PM

Markelle Fultz and Aaron Gordon take over as the Magic snap the Lakers' nine-game winning streak

STUNNER. Aaron Gordon and the Magic upset LeBron James’ side as the Lakers play minus Anthony Davis. Photo from Los Angeles Lakers

Lakers extend winning streak to 9 over Cavs

Jan 14, 2020 - 3:32 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers continue their hot momentum as Shai Gilgeous-Alexander records a triple-double for Oklahoma

RECORD-SETTER. LeBron James surpasses Isiah Thomas for 8th place on the league's all-time list with 9,067 career assists. Photo by Etienne Laurent/EPA-EFE

Lakers blast Thunder minus LeBron, Davis

Jan 12, 2020 - 3:53 PM

Kyle Kuzma erupts for a season-high performance as the Lakers romp past the Thunder even minus their two superstars

WORKING IT. Kyle Kuzma takes charge for the depleted Lakers. Photo from Los Angeles Lakers

Cold-stricken LeBron to miss Thunder clash

Jan 12, 2020 - 8:31 AM

After shrugging off early symptoms of his illness, LeBron James sits out a Lakers road game

SIDELINED. LeBron James misses the Lakers' bid for a repeat win over Chris Paul and the Thunder. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

Record-breaking LeBron James powers Lakers past Mavs

Jan 11, 2020 - 3:19 PM

Despite coming off a flu, LeBron James tallies 35 points and 15 rebounds for the first time this season

KING JAMES. LeBron James battles a flu to lead the Los Angeles Lakers past the Dallas Mavericks. Photo from NBA Twitter

Injured Davis sidelined for Lakers' clash with Luka, Mavs

Jan 11, 2020 - 9:07 AM

Still recovering from a hard fall, Anthony Davis sits out as the Lakers clash with Luka Doncic and the Mavericks on the road

STILL HURTING. Anthony Davis misses the Lakers' final regular-season meeting with the Mavs. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

Davis will travel with Lakers despite bruised backside

Jan 09, 2020 - 9:56 AM

After a scary fall, Anthony Davis remains questionable when the Lakers take on Luka Doncic and the Mavericks in Dallas

QUESTIONABLE. The Lakers try to sustain their winning streak even minus Anthony Davis. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images/AFP

Injury scare: Davis falls hard as Lakers rout Knicks

Jan 08, 2020 - 3:44 PM

Although tests came back negative, Anthony Davis may face time on the sidelines after a scary fall

Anthony Davis suffers a lower back contusion. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

James, Davis star in Lakers block party vs Pistons

Jan 06, 2020 - 2:35 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers are just one block shy of their franchise record as LeBron James and Anthony Davis deliver all-around performances

ANOTHER DAY IN THE OFFICE. LeBron James records another triple-double. Photo from Twitter/@Lakers

Davis fires 46 against ex-team as Lakers dump Pelicans

Jan 04, 2020 - 4:04 PM

'It was just another game for me,' says Lakers star Anthony Davis after another big night against his former squad

BIG SHOW. Anthony Davis erupts for a huge double-double. Photo from the LA Lakers

LeBron posts triple double as Lakers hold off Suns

Jan 02, 2020 - 3:58 PM

With the Lakers reserves struggling, LeBron James and Anthony Davis take over in the second half

Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images/AFP

Injured LeBron shows up as Lakers snap losing streak

Dec 29, 2019 - 2:56 PM

LeBron James brushes off a groin injury and a pre-game drama with Kyle Kuzma to tow the Lakers back in the win column

BACK ON TRACK. LeBron James and the Lakers arrest their longest skid of the season. Photo from Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron downplays talk of Kuzma rift

Dec 29, 2019 - 11:28 AM

The LeBron James-Kyle Kuzma drama comes as the Lakers try to snap a four-game losing streak

NO WORRIES. Kyle Kuzma and LeBron James say they’re all good. Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron ’questionable' for Lakers game at Portland

Dec 28, 2019 - 9:39 AM

'If I'm feeling well, I'll be in the lineup,' says LeBron James, who suffered a groin contusion during the Lakers' Christmas Day loss to the Clippers

Clippers rally past Lakers in LA Christmas battle

Dec 26, 2019 - 12:40 PM

Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers storm back from 15 points down to hand the Lakers their fourth straight loss

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 25: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the Los Angeles Clippers is fouled by Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers as he drives to the basket in the first half of the game at Staples Center on December 25, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron-less Lakers fall to Denver with Davis injury fear

Dec 23, 2019 - 2:57 PM

LeBron James sits out of the game due to a muscle strain while Anthony Davis gets bothered by a right knee

INJURY FEARS. Anthony Davis continues to play despite getting bothered by his right knee in the 3rd quarter. Photo from NBA Twitter

Giannis, Bucks outgun Lakers

Dec 20, 2019 - 1:54 PM

Milwaukee claims early bragging rights in a potential match-up of NBA Finals contenders

STAR POWER. Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the Bucks to beat LeBron James' Lakers. Photo from NBA Twitter

Pacers pull off upset, snap NBA-best Lakers road win streak

Dec 18, 2019 - 2:36 PM

Without injured star Anthony Davis, the Lakers fall two wins short of an NBA record

UPSET. Domantas Sabonis comes up big for the Pacers in a colossal win over the Lakers. Photo from Twitter/@NBA

NBA season becomes a family affair for LeBron James

Dec 16, 2019 - 3:45 PM

LeBron James steers the Lakers to their seventh straight win a day after making a side trip to his homestate of Ohio to watch his son Bronny play

DEADLY COMBO. LeBron James and Anthony Davis conspire to lead the Lakers to their 24th win in 27 outings. Photo from Twitter/@nbastats

Davis pumps in 33, LeBron gets pep talk as Lakers down Heat

Dec 14, 2019 - 12:47 PM

'It was like a heavyweight bout,' says LeBron James as the Lakers hand his former champion team Heat their first loss at home

FIGHTING FORM. LeBron James recovers in the second half after starting the game 'playing a little timid.' Photo from LA Lakers

Birthday boy Antetokounmpo scores 27 as Bucks thump Clippers

Dec 07, 2019 - 5:54 PM

'Giannis' birthday and we searched all over the city to find a gift – couldn't find one so we gave him this one. That's all I can come up with ... because we were awful,' said losing Clippers coach Doc Rivers

BIRTHDAY BOY. File photo of Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks driving to the basket against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena on December 04, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Antetokounmpo leads Bucks past Pistons; Lakers trump Jazz

Dec 05, 2019 - 5:57 PM

The Bucks improve to 19-3 – tied for best record in the league with the Western Conference-leading Los Angeles Lakers

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - DECEMBER 04: Jaylen Brown #7 of the Boston Celtics looks on during the second half of the game between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat at TD Garden on December 04, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Heat 112-93. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP Maddie Meyer / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Harden cracks half-century but Rockets pipped by Spurs in 2 OT

Dec 04, 2019 - 3:07 PM

Despite 50 points from James Harden and Russell Westbrook's triple-double, the Houston Rockets fall to a double-overtime loss to the San Antonio Spurs

RESTRAINT. Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers is restrained by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Lebron James after being called for a foul against the Denver Nuggets in the third quarter at Pepsi Center on December 03, 2019 in Denver, Colorado.  Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Luka Doncic dominates as Mavericks end Lakers's winning streak

Dec 02, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Doncic is just one rebound short of the triple double finishing with 27 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds, as the visiting Mavericks avenge a 119-110 overtime loss to the Lakers one month ago

STREAK ENDS. LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers brings the ball down during a game against the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center on December 01, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers' Davis fires 41 but draws boos in New Orleans return

Nov 28, 2019 - 7:01 PM

Heckled by Pelicans fans, Anthony Davis responds by powering the Lakers to a come-from-behind win against his former team

Lakers Anthony Davis  Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images/AFP

Giannis hits 50 to lead Bucks win; LeBron sparks Lakers

Nov 26, 2019 - 7:18 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks stay on top of the Eastern Conference while LeBron James and the Lakers lead the West with an NBA-best record

HOT RUN. Giannis Antetokounmpo records 17 straight double-doubles to start a season. File photo

Lakers eke out win over Grizzlies; Spurs halt skid

Nov 24, 2019 - 3:59 PM

LeBron James and Anthony Davis team up for 52 points as the Lakers streak to their seventh straight victory

COMEBACK. LeBron James and the Lakers turn the game around just in time. Photo from LA Lakers

James, Davis power Lakers past Thunder

Nov 23, 2019 - 1:54 PM

The Lakers win their sixth straight game and earn their 13th victory in the past 14 contests

NO. 1. LeBron James and the Lakers remain atop the NBA standings. Photo from Twitter/@Lakers

Harassment charge against Lakers' Cousins dropped

Nov 23, 2019 - 11:46 AM

The Mobile city attorney ultimately decides to drop the charges against DeMarcus Cousins

DROPPED. DeMarcus Cousins moves on after criminal charges against him were dropped. File photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Triple-double history for King James as Lakers roll Thunder

Nov 20, 2019 - 6:01 PM

LeBron James becomes the first player in NBA history to record a triple-double against every team

HISTORIC. LeBron James sets a league milestone against Chris Paul and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers crush Hawks for NBA-best record

Nov 18, 2019 - 2:04 PM

Playing in his 17th season, LeBron James hardly looks like he ever slowed down with a near-triple-double as the Lakers tie the Celtics for the best NBA record

DYNAMIC DUO. LeBron James and Anthony Davis power the Lakers to their 10th win. Photo from Twitter/@Lakers

Lakers escape Kings for solo lead in West behind James, Davis

Nov 16, 2019 - 3:12 PM

LeBron James delivers an impressive performance across the board, while Anthony Davis comes up with the game-sealing block for the streaking Lakers

STILL GOT IT. LeBron James turns back the clock with a poster dunk over Nemanja Bjelica. Photo from Twitter/@Lakers

No-mercy Lakers thrash Warriors

Nov 14, 2019 - 3:52 PM

The nightmare continues for the Warriors as LeBron James and the Lakers crush the former champions by 26 points

LOPSIDED. LeBron James and the Lakers slip past Glenn Robinson III and the Warriors. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Kuzma late show as Lakers eclipse Suns

Nov 13, 2019 - 2:44 PM

Kyle Kuzma knocks in clutch treys as the Lakers bounce back on the road against the Suns

RESURGENT. Kyle Kuzma and the Lakers stay on top of the Western Conference. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Raptors stop streaking Lakers, put to waste another LeBron triple-double

Nov 11, 2019 - 1:29 PM

The defending champion Raptors pull off the victory even without injured stars Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka behind 6 players finishing in double figures

BACK TO REALITY. LeBron James and the Lakers see their seven-game winning streak snapped. Photo from Twitter/@Lakers

LeBron records career numbers as Lakers win 7th straight

Nov 09, 2019 - 5:43 PM

Despite snapping his triple-double streak, LeBron James posts career numbers in the Lakers' seventh straight win

HIGH HOPES. LeBron James leads the Los Angeles Lakers to a seventh straight win. Photo from NBA Twitter

LeBron sparks Lakers in NBA comeback triumph at Chicago

Nov 06, 2019 - 2:21 PM

The Lakers rally from 19 points down as LeBron James drops his third straight triple-double

LeBron triple-double powers Lakers to 5th straight win

Nov 04, 2019 - 12:58 PM

LeBron James registers his second straight triple-double as the Lakers topple the Spurs to seize the top spot in the Western Conference

ON A ROLL. LeBron James and Dwight Howard have both been big for the streaking Lakers. Photo from Instagram/@lakers

LeBron, Luka set record triple-doubles in OT thriller

Nov 02, 2019 - 3:16 PM

Putting on a triple-double show, LeBron James and Luka Doncic become the oldest and youngest players to post 30-10-15 stat lines

POWER PLAYS. LeBron James lifts the Lakers to an overtime win against Luka Doncic and the Mavs. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron, Davis take charge as Lakers whip Hornets

Oct 28, 2019 - 12:30 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers earn their second straight win behind a fourth-quarter pullaway against the Hornets

BACK-TO-BACK WINS. LeBron James and the Lakers begin to pick up steam. Photo from Twitter/@Lakers

LeBron on impressive Lakers win: 'That's who we are'

Oct 26, 2019 - 3:02 PM

Lakers superstars LeBron James and Anthony Davis play in sync against the Jazz to pick up their first triumph

SHOWTIME. LeBron James and Troy Daniels celebrate the Lakers' clinical victory. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron, Davis: Lakers still figuring it out

Oct 23, 2019 - 5:49 PM

In Los Angeles' revitalized battle for basketball supremacy, it's the Lakers who end up admitting they have more to learn

POWER PAIRING. LeBron James and Anthony Davis fail to get a win in their first official Lakers team-up. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Kawhi, Clippers deny Lakers in glitzy Battle of LA

Oct 23, 2019 - 1:56 PM

The Clippers come out triumphant in a battle of top title contenders from the Western Conference as Kawhi Leonard shines on both ends against the Lakers

NEW ACQUISITION. Kawhi Leonard plays his first official NBA game for the Los Angeles Clippers. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers, Clippers set to star in wide-open NBA season

Oct 21, 2019 - 12:26 PM

The Clippers are the top pick to contend in a survey of NBA general managers, but LeBron James and the Lakers will not go quietly

LA STARS. Kawhi Leonard LeBron James will feature in the Battle for Los Angeles between the Clippers and the Lakers. File photos by Harry How/AFP (Leonard) and Patrick Smith/AFP (James)