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Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James, right, and Anthony Davis argue a call during the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball gameagainst the Houston Rockets Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Welcome back: Lakers, LeBron headed to the conference finals

Sep. 12, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers are going to the conference finals for the first time in a decade, ending the longest drought in franchise history. LeBron James is going there for the first time since 2018. For him, that also qualifies as ending a drought. James scored 29 points and...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) questions a call during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game against the Houston Rockets Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LeBron, Rondo spark Lakers to 112-102 victory over Rockets

Sep. 9, 2020 12:59 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James added another record to his resume as he continues his chase for a fourth career title. Nobody has played in as many NBA playoff victories. James scored 36 points, Rajon Rondo sparked a fourth-quarter rally and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Houston Rockets...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) drives to the basket past Houston Rockets' Robert Covington (33) during the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Rockets' Covington injured in collision with Lakers' Davis

Sep. 8, 2020 11:53 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Houston forward Robert Covington was taken to the locker room after colliding with Los Angeles Lakers center Anthony Davis in the fourth quarter of Game 3 of the teams' Western Conference playoff series Tuesday night. Less than five minutes remained in the game when the...

Miami Marlins center fielder Lewis Brinson (25) walks away from home plate after placing a Black Lives Matter shirt on home plate as teammates and the New York Mets walk off the field at the start of their baseball game, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, in New York. The teams jointly walked off the field after a moment of silence, draping the shirt across the plate as they chose not to start their scheduled game Thursday night. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Column: Extraordinary day hopefully leads US to better place

Aug. 27, 2020 11:27 PM EDT

The day was extraordinary, unleashing a movement that played out in real time, stretching across racial and gender lines, sweeping up one sport after another until it seemed as though every professional athlete was screaming in unison. ENOUGH! Enough with the killing. Enough with racial injustice. Enough with...

LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives the ball against Gary Trent Jr. #2 of the Portland Trail Blazers during the first half of Game 1 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo via AP)

Lillard scores 34 and Blazers beat Lakers 100-93 in Game 1

Aug. 19, 2020 1:00 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — After sinking a deep 3-pointer midway through the final quarter, Damian Lillard did a little dance and teammate Jusuf Nurkic pointed to his wrist. This was Dame Time, playoff edition. “Every game since we’ve been here has been a playoff game. So that prepared...

Sacramento Kings' Buddy Hield (24) defends against Los Angeles Lakers' Talen Horton-Tucker (5) during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

Kings sink 21 3s, roll to win as Lakers rest most starters

Aug. 13, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Buddy Hield scored 28 points, including a 3-pointer that capped Sacramento's streak of 11 consecutive baskets made in the third period, and the Kings beat the Los Angeles Lakers 136-122 on Thursday. Bogdan Bogdanovic had 27 points as the Kings won for only the third time in...

Los Angeles Lakers' Kyle Kuzma (0) is congratulated by teammates after hitting a game-winning 3-pointer against the Denver Nuggets during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Lakers won 124-121. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Kuzma's 3-pointer lifts Lakers to 124-121 win over Nuggets

Aug. 11, 2020 12:56 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Kuzma hit a 3-pointer with .4 seconds left and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Denver Nuggets 124-121 Monday night to snap a three-game losing streak. LeBron James threw an inbounds pass to Anthony Davis, who flipped it to Kuzma on the right wing for the game-winner as...

LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to a call against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

Lakers not exactly rolling along as playoffs approach

Aug. 7, 2020 4:23 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — This is the land of in-between for the Los Angeles Lakers. Games right now matter, in the sense that only three contests are left to build momentum for the postseason. And games right now don’t matter, in the sense that the Lakers basically knew five months ago that...

Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) dribbles while defended by Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma (0) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

Harden's 39 help Rockets past short-handed Lakers 113-97

Aug. 7, 2020 12:33 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — James Harden had 39 points and 12 assists to lead the Houston Rockets to a 113-97 victory on Thursday night over the Los Angeles Lakers, who were playing without LeBron James. The Lakers, who clinched the top seed in the Western Conference on Monday, didn’t have James...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) shoots against Toronto Raptors' Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (4) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Lowry scores 33 to lead Raptors to 11th straight over Lakers

Aug. 2, 2020 12:15 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Lowry had 33 points and a career-high 14 rebounds and the defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors restarted their season by beating the slow-starting Los Angeles Lakers for the 11th straight time, 107-92 on Saturday night. OG Anunoby scored 23 points for the Raptors, the...