DENVER (AP) — Malik Monk had a career-best 41 points and Austin Reaves set career highs with 31 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 146-141 overtime victory over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night in what might have been Frank Vogel’s final game as coach.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Golden State coach Steve Kerr made a point to tell Klay Thompson he played his best game yet since returning in January from a 2 1/2-year absence following surgeries and long rehabs on his left knee and right Achilles.
Philadelphia 76ers (44-27, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (31-41, ninth in the Western Conference)
Los Angeles; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers play the Philadelphia 76ers.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Gregg Popovich tied Don Nelson’s NBA record with his 1,335th career victory as a coach in the San Antonio Spurs’ 117-110 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night.
Popovich, in his 26th season, will try to pass Nelson when San Antonio hosts the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Russell Westbrook was out of the Los Angeles Lakers' game on Wednesday night against the Portland Trail Blazers because of lower back tightness.
It was the first game Westbrook has missed this season.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James had 29 points, 13 rebounds, 10 assists in his return from a left knee injury and the Los Angeles Lakers outlasted the New York Knicks 122-115 in overtime Saturday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reggie Jackson isn't fazed by Los Angeles Clippers games coming down to the wire, especially against their arena co-tenants.
“We just want to give the fans their money’s worth,” he said.
PHOENIX (AP) — Devin Booker scored 28 points, Mikal Bridges added a season-high 26 and the Phoenix Suns overcame a 12-point deficit in the fourth quarter to win their 10th straight game, beating the San Antonio Spurs 115-110 on Sunday night.
ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young believes a defensive revival has the Atlanta Hawks back on track. That defense finally showed up in the final quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Young had 36 points and 12 assists, and the Hawks earned their seventh straight win by rallying to beat the Lakers 129-121 on Sunday.
ATLANTA (AP) — LeBron James has continued swelling in his left knee and is not with the Los Angeles Lakers for Sunday's game at the Atlanta Hawks.
James is missing his third straight game. He left the team early to return to Los Angeles for treatment.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis have been ruled out Friday night against the Charlotte Hornets.
James will miss his second straight game because of left knee soreness, and Davis is out with right wrist soreness.
Los Angeles Lakers (24-24, eighth in the Western Conference) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (28-19, sixth in the Eastern Conference)
Philadelphia; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Philadelphia faces the Los Angeles Lakers after Joel Embiid scored 42 points in the Philadelphia 76ers' 117-107 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.
NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James welcomed Anthony Davis back with a lob pass for the game’s first basket, then turned to his own offense to score 33 points in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 106-96 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Davis' knee looked fine leaping high to slam down a lob pass from LeBron James on the game's first possession.
And he looked healthy jumping into his teammate in celebration after James' two steals and dunks in the fourth quarter punctuated his performance.
Los Angeles Lakers (23-23, seventh in the Western Conference) vs. Miami Heat (29-17, third in the Eastern Conference)
Miami; Sunday, 6 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: LeBron James leads Los Angeles into a matchup against Miami.
Indiana Pacers (15-29, 13th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (22-22, seventh in the Western Conference)
Los Angeles; Wednesday, 10:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Indiana comes into the matchup against Los Angeles after losing four in a row.
Utah Jazz (29-14, third in the Western Conference) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (21-22, eighth in the Western Conference)
Los Angeles; Monday, 10:30 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Lakers -4.5; over/under is 231.5
Los Angeles Lakers (21-21, seventh in the Western Conference) vs. Denver Nuggets (21-19, sixth in the Western Conference)
Denver; Saturday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: LeBron James leads Los Angeles into a matchup with Denver.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — De’Aaron Fox scored 29 points, Chimezie Metu made a clutch 3-pointer with 46.7 seconds remaining and the Sacramento Kings ended their longest losing streak of the season by beating the Los Angeles Lakers 125-116 on Wednesday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James scored 23 of his 32 points in the second half, Malik Monk added a season-high 29 and the Los Angeles Lakers held off the Atlanta Hawks 134-118 Friday night for their first four-game winning streak of the season.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James scored 14 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter, Malik Monk added 11 of his 24 in the final seven minutes, and the Los Angeles Lakers held off the Sacramento Kings 122-114 on Tuesday night for their fourth win in five games.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James scored 26 points, Malik Monk added 22 and the Los Angeles Lakers hung on to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 108-103 on Sunday night for the first time in three meetings this season.
DALLAS (AP) — Rookie Austin Reaves hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer in overtime and give the Los Angeles Lakers a 107-104 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night.
Reaves’ basket, his fifth from behind the arc, was the only Lakers basket in overtime scored by someone other than the team’s Big Three.
DENVER (AP) — There's no game in Chicago on Tuesday, no trip for the Bulls to Toronto for another on Thursday.
Just like that, the coronavirus has disrupted the day-to-day operations of the NBA.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the most important player on both of these super-teams out of action, the Heat's visit to the Lakers had to be decided by which supporting cast came through down the stretch.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 30 points and James Harden had his 59th career triple double in the Brooklyn Nets’ 123-90 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.
Durant, the NBA’s leading scorer at 29.5 points per game, made 11 of 12 shots, including both of his 3-point attempts, to help Brooklyn win for the sixth time in seven games.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — LeBron James will miss the Los Angeles Lakers' game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night because of a sore right ankle.
James was injured Sunday night in a victory over Memphis and missed the Lakers’ 125-121 overtime win at San Antonio on Tuesday night.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Davis had 35 points and 17 rebounds, Russell Westbrook added 33 points and 10 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied without LeBron James to beat the San Antonio Spurs 125-121 in overtime Tuesday night.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LeBron James will not play in the Los Angeles Lakers game against the Spurs in San Antonio on Tuesday night due to a sore right ankle.
James was evaluated by the team's medical staff, and did not participate in the Lakers' shootaround or pre-game warmups in the team's first road game of the season.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets have picked up the team option on coach James Borrego’s contract for next season, said a person familiar with the situation.
The person spoke to The Associated Press Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the Hornets do not publicly release information about staff contracts.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — For one night, the Chicago Bulls looked like a playoff-worthy team.
The return of Zach LaVine to the floor certainly had something to do with the Bulls' inspired effort, which ended a four-game skid...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — LaMelo Ball returned from a 21-game absence with 11 points, leading the Charlotte Hornets to a 107-94 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night...
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Phoenix Suns (30-14, second in the Western Conference) vs. Charlotte Hornets (23-21, fourth in the Eastern Conference)...
Miami Heat (22-23, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. Charlotte Hornets (22-21, fourth in the Eastern Conference)...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — PJ Washington scored a career-high 42 points, Malik Monk converted a three-point play with 1...
PHOENIX (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets looked as if they were in trouble early against the streaking Phoenix Suns...