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Brooklyn Nets' Spencer Dinwiddie (26) lobbies for a call to go in his team's favor during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Davis misses 3 at buzzer, Nets hold off Lakers 104-102

Mar. 11, 2020 2:18 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In his second game as Brooklyn's interim coach, Jacque Vaughn watched his Nets fight and scrap for 47 1/2 minutes to carve out a two-point lead over the powerhouse Lakers.. Then Vaughn had to watch from the sideline while Anthony Davis launched a last-second 3-pointer that would have...

Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis celebrates after scoring during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Anthony Davis scores 37, leads Lakers past Sixers 120-107

Mar. 4, 2020 1:59 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shortly before halftime, 6-foot-10 Anthony Davis coolly dropped a crossover dribble and a Eurostep layup on the 76ers. And then shortly after halftime, 35-year-old LeBron James walked the ball upcourt and casually drilled a 3-pointer from the “R” inside the Lakers'...

Detroit Pistons forward Markieff Morris (8) has the ball stripped from him by Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

LA Lakers sign veteran Markieff Morris for playoff push

Feb. 23, 2020 8:43 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Markieff Morris has signed with the Los Angeles Lakers for the postseason push. The Lakers announced the deal Sunday to add the nine-year NBA veteran immediately after he cleared waivers. Los Angeles waived injured center DeMarcus Cousins to clear a roster spot. Morris reached a buyout...

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, passes while under pressure from Memphis Grizzlies guard Dillon Brooks during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Anthony Davis' big 2nd half leads Lakers past Grizz, 117-105

Feb. 22, 2020 2:30 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers hadn't even been back on the court for three minutes after the All-Star break when Anthony Davis limped off with an injured leg. With their superstar big man in the locker room, the Lakers played an ominous quarter wondering whether their playoff push had just hit...

Miami Heat's Derrick Jones Jr. heads to the basket during the NBA All-Star slam dunk contest in Chicago, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Jones Jr., Adebayo, Hield winners at epic All-Star Saturday

Feb. 15, 2020 11:49 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Aaron Gordon lost another epic dunk contest. And it was by a couple of inches — namely, the top of Tacko Fall’s head. Derrick Jones Jr. finally got his long-awaited dunk contest title as an exclamation point to an scintillating All-Star Saturday Night, both for him and the...

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 1988, file photo, Chicago Bulls' Michael Jordan dunks during the slam-dunk competition of the NBA All-Star weekend in Chicago.  Jordan left the old Chicago Stadium that night with the trophy. To this day, many believe Wilkins was the rightful winner.  (AP Photo/John Swart)

Jordan, Wilkins reflect on memorable '88 dunk contest battle

Feb. 14, 2020 9:12 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins have never talked to one another about the 1988 dunk contest. They might be the only ones. It is still the dunk contest by which all other dunk contests are measured: Two stars, at the peak of their powers, the players who finished first and second in...

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic drives as Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

James' triple double, Davis lead Lakers past Nuggets 120-116

Feb. 13, 2020 2:39 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — LeBron James wasn't about to coast into the All-Star break, and neither was Anthony Davis. "I could tell they were locked in pregame. LeBron had his jersey with like 80 minutes to go before the game," guard Alex Caruso said after the Los Angeles Lakers' 120-116 overtime triumph in Denver on...

Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis, left, shoots as Phoenix Suns forward Cheick Diallo defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Rondo, Davis lead Lakers to 125-100 rout of Suns

Feb. 11, 2020 3:42 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rajon Rondo's Los Angeles Lakers teammates have been encouraging him to be more aggressive and shoot the ball instead of trying to distribute it to everyone. On Monday night, he took the advice to heart. The 13-year veteran point guard scored a season-high 23 points, including 15 in the...

LeBron James among 44 US Olympic basketball team finalists

Feb. 11, 2020 2:30 AM EST

LeBron James is considering a return to the Olympics. James — a two-time gold medalist and three-time Olympian — was among 44 players announced by USA Basketball on Monday as finalists for the team that will play in the Tokyo Games this summer. James played in 2004, 2008 and 2012, helping the U.S....

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) dribbles against the Golden State Warriors in the first half of an NBA basketball game in San Francisco Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/John Hefti)

LeBron James scores 22 points, Lakers beat Warriors 125-120

Feb. 9, 2020 12:20 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Steve Kerr's instructions for Andrew Wiggins before his first game with Golden State were simple and basic: Sprint the floor. No requirements or rules about shots. Just some good old hustle. “I told him, ‘No matter what happens we need you to sprint the floor, both...