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Los Angeles Lakers Sat Dec 16 2017 23:05:52 GMT+0000 (UTC)
WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- While there was plenty to like about their performance both Thursday night and throughout their 4-game road trip, the Los Angeles Lakers eventually succumbed to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers,121-112. In this installment of Laker Film Room,
A 25-day restriction stemming from a plea agreement on a misdemeanor offense will keep Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope from playing in three of the team's next four road games.
The Lakers played a more than respectable game and gave a really good effort, but could not overcome LeBron James’ triple-double in a 121-112 loss. The loss leaves the Lakers to 2-2 on their road trip which, all things considered, was a suc
The Lakers' legend grew up devouring VHS highlights of Wilt, Magic and West. His jerseys will join theirs on Monday night, as Bryant moves on from his NBA career.
After an overtime loss to the Knicks, the Lakers are 2-1 so far on their road trip. Beyond the obvious results based analysis of “wins = good”, the team has played well and shown some signs of putting things together in ways that
The Lakers' Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed Thursday night's loss at Cleveland in order to comply with a legal matter stemming from a March arrest that could cause him to miss additional games, his attorney said.
We’ve talked a lot about Luke Walton this year. His rotations. His lineup combinations. His rugged good looks. Maybe not the last one. But, his general coaching style and tactics have been a growing source of debate among a growing subset o
The postgame conversation LeBron James and Lonzo Ball sought to keep private became public Friday when audio of a foreign language feed was discovered.
So, what happens when I miss a couple of games to tend to family business? Of course, the Lakers win back to back games on the road, beating the 76ers on a Brandon Ingram game winner and the Hornets with a smothering defensive effort in the 2nd half
LeBron James and Lonzo Ball both declined to reveal what was said during their brief chat after the Cavs' 121-112 win over the Lakers, though Ball was quick to praise James as "the best player in the world right now" after their much anticipated meet
The Los Angeles Lakers moved to 2-0 on their East Coast road trip on Saturday night, behind a huge 4th quarter run that put the hometown Charlotte Hornets away, 110-99. In this installment of Laker Film Room, I take a look at Jordan Clarkson&#821
LeBron James didn't have the best shooting night, but his 59th career triple-double helped the Cavaliers hold off the Lakers.
On Thursday night, the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Philadelphia 76ers 107-104, behind a Brandon Ingram game winner with 0.8 seconds left. In this installment of Laker Film Room, I take a look at the ups and downs of Ingram’s performance, ho
Cavs star LeBron James visited Cleveland Clinic on Wednesday, when an ailing young fan gave him an unusual request: to dunk on Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball in their game Thursday.
In this episode of the Laker Film Room Podcast, Pete and I discuss Luke Walton and the job he’s done to this point in the season. We discuss at, at length, what we’ve liked and disliked about the starting lineup choices, the rotat
Andrew Bogut never expected to play big minutes in Los Angeles. But the veteran center is happy playing a mentor role at the Lakers, something he is keen to replicate as part of Australia's Tokyo Olympic team.
The Lakers have spoken a lot about wanting to get out and run, especially with their young players and with a great passer like Lonzo Ball on the roster. The team has accomplished this goal, getting out in transition second most of any team in the le
Who is the most Kobe player in today's NBA? We use tracking data to show the NBA players who take -- and make -- the most difficult shots.
The Los Angeles Lakers are normally excellent at switching on screens, but the Houston Rockets are uniquely equipped to attack that. In this installment of Laker Film Room, I take a look at how Houston utilized their numerous shot creators to render
Will LeBron James like the idea of joining Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma and the Lakers' young core? Kevin Pelton projects the possibilities of LeBron in a Lakers uniform.
In a game that was likely lost the moment the schedule came out, the Los Angeles Lakers (8-15) dropped their 5th straight contest to the visiting Houston Rockets (18-4), 118-95. After arriving in Los Angeles around 1:00am last night on the heels of a
LeBron James welcomes the Lakers to Cleveland on Thursday night. Is he taking the court against his future teammates, or will "LeBron to L.A." remain the stuff of Hollywood fiction?
In one of the more frustrating games of the season, the Los Angeles Lakers fell to the injury-plagued Denver Nuggets on Saturday night, 115-100. In this installment of Laker Film Room, I take a look at two of the main reasons why. The starting lineup
LeBron James says he sees parallels between his rookie experience and that of Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball.
The Los Angeles Lakers (8-14) failed to seize a golden opportunity against the short-handed Denver Nuggets (13-9) on Saturday night, falling 115-100 in the first game of a brutal December schedule. The night began inauspiciously as the starting lineu
LaVar Ball confirmed that he met with the Lakers' front office recently to discuss his criticisms of head coach Luke Walton, saying of the meeting, "It's about coming together and to get a solution to this problem."
The Los Angeles Lakers play the surging Denver Nuggets tonight at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets, winners of three in a row, are coming off a stunning late game victory against the Bulls. For their part, the Lakers lost in overtime to the defending ch
Playing his first game at Madison Square Garden in front of a star-studded crowd, the No. 2 overall pick put up a well-rounded performance, but Kristaps Porzingis stole the show.
The Lakers Data from LA’s recent loss to the Warriors is some of the most encouraging of any loss this year. Some great individual performances by key players and solid team outings offensively and defensively make this a very interesting g
The Lakers blew a 16-point lead in Philadelphia, but Brandon Ingram saved his team with a game-winning three.
The young Los Angeles Lakers went toe-to-toe with the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, but eventually succumbed in overtime, 127-123. In this installment of Laker Film Room, I take a look at Brandon Ingram’s career
Lakers forward Corey Brewer, who drove through the Los Angeles wildfires trying to catch the team plane to Philadelphia, was also in Houston when Hurricane Harvey struck the city in August.
Losing is never good. While I believe in moral victories and believe there are lessons learned from certain types of losses, give me a W any day of the week over even the most useful and productive of losses. So, I don’t want to misrepresen
A pinch of Bill Walton. A dash of Phil Jackson. A splash of Steve Kerr. Mix it all up, and you have the recipe for Luke Walton, NBA coach. But will the final product be enough to bring a title back to Los Angeles?
The Lakers are 8-12 through 20 games, which is a shade behind the 10-10 record last season (a record that inspired this postfwiw). All in all, I’d say this Lakers team is about where it should be record wise, even if they’ve gotte
The Lakers are enforcing an existing policy this season, now dubbed the "LaVar Ball rule," that does not allow members of the media to congregate in a section of the Staples Center among family and associates of players after games.
Well that was fun while it lasted. The Lakers were playing like a 40 win team for a few weeks, but they’ve fallen back down to earth lately. A brutal loss to a weakened Clippers team leaves us with a numb and bitter feeling. LA has had the
The Los Angeles Lakers were tied at 100 with the Denver Nuggets with 3:57 left to play. But Lakers mistakes contributed to their losing streak extending to four games.
Frustrating. If there’s a single word to describe Monday’s 120-115 loss to the Clippers, that would be it. With 8 minutes and 15 seconds left in the game, Kyle Kuzma assisted Corey Brewer for a layup that gave the Lakers an 8 poin
The Warriors guard said he spoke to Kobe Bryant for tips on how to play with a painful, injured ring finger on his shooting hand.
On opening night these two teams faced off and the Lakers were, essentially, trounced. A 34-21 Clippers advantage in the 3rd quarter created the distance between the two teams that carried over to the 108-92 defeat. There’s no need to get f
Lakers guard Lonzo Ball got a bloody gash to his face to go along with his 15 points and 10 assists in a hard-fought overtime loss to the Warriors on Wednesday. The injury required three stitches after the game.
When Larry Nance broke his hand in early November, I thought he could be out up to 2 months. Even an aggressive timeline said it could be 4-6 weeks. Turns out, a little over 3 weeks later, he’s set to return to the Lakers lineup when the La
Lakers guard Lonzo Ball got a bloody gash to his face to go along with his 15 points and 10 assists in a hard-fought overtime loss to the Warriors on Wednesday. The injury required three stitches after the game.
The Lakers won a game and lost once since our last Lakers data report, but there’s been little movement in their overall team data. They still sit at a projected 31 wins based on how the team has played so far and the games remaining, good
The first meeting between Steph Curry and Lonzo Ball was a thriller, but the reigning champs eventually rose to the top, with Kevin Durant scoring 29.
The Los Angeles Lakers have been running Horns with increased frequency since they drubbed the Detroit Pistons 113-93 on Halloween. In this installment of Laker Film Room, I take a look at how they run this common NBA set a little differently than la
Lonzo Ball's first signature sneaker comes with a $495 price tag and luxury packaging, but at its core, it's very much a mid-level shoe that the market has seen before.
Despite his struggles as a scorer, Lonzo Ball continues to demonstrate his remarkable passing ability, averaging 7.1 assists per game (7th in the NBA) along with an eyebrow raising assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.7-to-1. In the latest installment of La
Lonzo Ball's struggles as a rookie are no different than everybody else, and Warriors stars Steph Curry and Kevin Durant have no doubt that the Lakers' No. 2 pick will find his way.