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Luke Walton out as Lakers coach after 3 losing seasons

Apr. 12, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Luke Walton is out as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers after three losing seasons. Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka announced Walton's departure Friday, three days after the abrupt resignation of president of basketball operations Magic Johnson. Pelinka called Walton leaving a mutual...

Magic Johnson abruptly resigns as Lakers' president

Apr. 10, 2019 2:15 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Magic Johnson abruptly quit as the Los Angeles Lakers' president of basketball operations Tuesday night, citing his desire to return to the simpler life he enjoyed as a wealthy businessman and beloved former player before taking charge of this tempestuous franchise just over two years...

Harkless' 3 sends Blazers past LA 104-101 after Magic quits

Apr. 10, 2019 1:59 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After Magic Johnson shockingly quit his job as the Lakers' president of basketball operations right before the game, the Lakers certainly didn't play like a franchise in turmoil. Maurice Harkless and the Portland Trail Blazers snared a huge win anyway. Harkless hit a corner 3-pointer at...

Lakers surprise playoff-bound Clippers 122-117

Apr. 6, 2019 2:21 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers are hanging onto sixth in the West playoff race for now despite two straight losses. Two days after getting pounded by Houston in a potential playoff preview, the Clippers blew a 12-point, second-half lead and lost to the Lakers 122-117 on Friday night. "Just...

Warriors roll past Lakers 108-90, chasing West's top seed

Apr. 5, 2019 1:47 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A year ago, Stephen Curry was hurting and the Golden State Warriors were locked into the No. 2 seed in the West. How things have changed. Curry is feeling good and Golden State got closer to clinching the No. 1 seed with a 108-90 victory over the also-ran Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday...

Westbrook records triple-double, leads Thunder past Lakers

Apr. 3, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With the outcome all but decided and just over a minute remaining, Oklahoma City Thunder coach Billy Donovan wanted to get Russell Westbrook out of Tuesday's game. Westbrook wasn't having it, waving off Hamidou Diallo. Moments later, Westbrook grabbed a rebound and nearly snagged...

McGee, Caruso, Rondo push Lakers past Pelicans, 130-102

Mar. 31, 2019 9:40 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When Alex Caruso followed up a breakaway dunk with his fourth 3-pointer of the game, several of his Lakers teammates sprang off the bench in a high-stepping, dance-like celebration. Caruso scored a career-high 23 points in just his 20th NBA game of the season, and Los Angeles beat the...

James, Caldwell-Pope shoot Lakers past Hornets, 129-115

Mar. 30, 2019 2:29 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers wanted to move the ball on offense and contain Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker on defense. They succeeded on both goals, completing an emphatic sweep of the two-game season series. LeBron James had 27 points and nine assists, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 25...

Emotional night for Ingles as Jazz blow out depleted Lakers

Mar. 28, 2019 2:44 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Before the game even started, Joe Ingles was exhausted. Shooting videos with son Jacob, emotional meetings with other families affected by autism and generally doing all he could to promote Autism Awareness Night was almost too much. "I told the guys before the game, I really didn't...

Lakers ride Kuzma's hot 3rd to beat Kings 111-106

Mar. 25, 2019 2:03 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After being eliminated from playoff contention, there has been plenty of discussion about how the Los Angeles Lakers should use LeBron James for the rest of the season. For James, there is no debate. As long as he is physically able to play, he intends to go all out when he's on the...