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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...

New Orleans Pelicans' Zion Williamson, left, drives to the basket against Los Angeles Clippers' Kawhi Leonard during an NBA basketball game Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

George, Clippers rain 3s on Pelicans in 126-103 blowout

Aug. 1, 2020 9:28 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla (AP) — Paul George made three straight 3-pointers in the opening minutes and had eight overall for 28 points for the Los Angeles Clippers, who rode a team-record barrage of long-range shots to beat the faltering New Orleans Pelicans 126-103 on Saturday. The Clippers broke the...

Members of the New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz kneel together around the Black Lives Matter logo on the court during the national anthem before the start of an NBA basketball game Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Players, coaches kneel before NBA's re-opening night

Jul. 31, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Black players were next to white players. Coaches from one team were next to their compatriots from the opposing side. Many locked arms with the man next to them, some shut their eyes tightly, a few including LeBron James briefly raising a fist into the air or pointing...

Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James (23) dribbles the ball against Los Angeles Clippers Kawhi Leonard (2) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo via AP)

James' layup late lifts Lakers past Clippers, 103-101

Jul. 31, 2020 12:41 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers showed some rust. They knocked it off with time to spare. Anthony Davis scored 34 points, James had the go-ahead basket with 12.8 seconds left and the Lakers moved closer to clinching the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference playoffs by...

FILE - In this March 6, 2020, file photo, New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson walks onto the court during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat in New Orleans. The rookie sensation’s availability to play remained unclear as the season’s resumption in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, approached. He left the NBA’s so-called “bubble” setup on July 16 to attend to an unspecified family medical matter. A week later, the club had yet to provide an update on his possible return.  (AP Photo/Rusty Costanza, File)

Davis, Williamson say they're ready for re-opening night

Jul. 29, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Davis and Zion Williamson say they are ready for re-opening night. Davis practiced Wednesday for the first time since getting poked in an eye during the Los Angeles Lakers’ scrimmage opener last week, and said the plan is for him to play when the Lakers face the...

FILE- In this Nov. 12, 2019 file photo,  Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) and Anthony Davis (3) look on during the first half during an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns in Phoenix. Davis’ status is uncertain with the restart of the NBA season looming. Davis, who left the Los Angeles Lakers’ second scrimmage after getting poked in the eye and didn’t play in the team’s exhibition finale at Walt Disney World, didn’t practice on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Davis could miss Lakers' 1st game back after poke in eye

Jul. 28, 2020 9:14 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Re-opening night is fast approaching, and Anthony Davis’ status is uncertain. Davis, who left the Los Angeles Lakers’ second scrimmage after getting poked in the eye and didn’t play in the team’s exhibition finale at Walt Disney World, didn’t...

Referee Tony Brown blows his whistle, which is covered by a small cloth bag, during an NBA basketball game between the Toronto Raptors and the Portland Trail Blazers in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., on Sunday, July 26, 2020. NBA referees have added a baggie to their standard whistles for games at the NBA restart, in the interest of safety to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The bags work to catch any spittle that may emanate from a referee’s mouth or whistle when being used. (AP Photos/Tim Reynolds)

It's in the bag: Even whistles now are safer at NBA restart

Jul. 27, 2020 9:24 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The NBA believes it has considered every possible way it can make the restarted season as safe as possible for everyone involved. That even included a plan to contain referee spittle. Referees at the NBA and WNBA restarts are using the same whistles as they always have...

FILE - Members of the Los Angeles Clippers celebrate from the bench as Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton, left, walks away during the second half of an NBA basketball game in a Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 file photo, in Los Angeles. At the NBA restart, where the only fans inside the building are the ones wearing uniforms, enthusiasm from players on the bench is most definitely getting noticed. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Say Cheese: Bench energy is real, and loud, at NBA restart

Jul. 27, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Dion Waiters took an open 3-opener and about 75 feet away, a dozen or so of his Los Angeles Lakers teammates all seemed to leap from their seats in unison. “SAY CHEESE!” they yelled, dragging out the last syllable for effect. At Staples Center back in Los...

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers' Alex Caruso (4) goes to basket under pressure from Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns (32) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. Caruso was averaging 5.4 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 17.8 minutes wen the hiatus began. With Avery Bradley opting out of the restart and Rajon Rondo breaking his thumb in practice this month, the 6-foot-5 Caruso should have a greater role in the Lakers’ bench during the restart. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)

Depth could be even more critical in teams' NBA title chase

Jul. 27, 2020 9:53 AM EDT

NBA teams recognize that bench strength will likely be more of a factor than usual during this pandemic-delayed title chase in which a positive coronavirus test could sideline an elite player at any moment. “Depth is going to be at a premium for everyone,” New Orleans Pelicans general manager David...

FILE - In this March 8, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams, left, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Clippers' Williams will serve 10-day quarantine, miss games

Jul. 26, 2020 10:47 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The NBA said Sunday that Lou Williams of the Los Angeles Clippers is being quarantined for 10 days because of his trip out of the league's bubble last week to attend a family member's funeral. He will miss at least two of the Clippers' seeding games, including their July 30...