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LA star Davis returns as Mavs lose Porzingis in 115-110 win

Apr. 23, 2021 01:17 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Anthony Davis is back for the Los Angeles Lakers. Now the Dallas Mavericks have to see how long they might without their big man, Kristaps Porzingis. Luka Doncic scored 30 points, leading the Mavericks to a 115-110 victory over the Lakers on Thursday night...

Lakers star Davis rusty in return, scores 4 in half vs. Mavs

Apr. 22, 2021 23:38 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Anthony Davis was rusty in the return from the longest absence of the eight-time All-Star's NBA career, scoring four points while missing eight of 10 shots in the first half against the Dallas Mavericks. The Lakers star missed the previous 30 games with...

Lakers' Anthony Davis feels '100% healthy,' ready for return

Apr. 21, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Anthony Davis' right leg became too painful to play on two months ago, the big man and the Los Angeles Lakers decided he wouldn't return until he was completely ready to be himself again. More than two months later, Davis is confident that time...

Jazz avenge loss with 111-97 win over Lakers in rematch

Apr. 20, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jordan Clarkson scored 22 points, Joe Ingles added 21 with five 3-pointers and the Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Lakers 111-97 Monday night, splitting their series with the defending NBA champs. Bojan Bogdanovic scored 19 points as NBA-leading Utah...

Lakers hold off NBA-leading Jazz 127-115 in OT

Apr. 17, 2021 20:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dennis Schröder hit the tying basket to force overtime and finished with 25 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers held off the Utah Jazz 127-115 on Saturday in a game between short-handed teams. Schröder got by Royce O’Neale for a layup with 3...

Jaylen Brown scores 40, Celtics beat Lakers 121-113

Apr. 16, 2021 01:42 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jaylen Brown scored four of his 40 points in the final minute, and the Boston Celtics blew most of a 27-point lead in the fourth quarter before holding on for their fifth straight victory, 121-113 over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night. Brown...

Kuzma nets 24, lifts Lakers past short-handed Hornets 101-93

Apr. 13, 2021 23:17 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Frank Vogel isn't complaining about the Los Angeles Lakers finishing a seven-game road trip with a 4-3 record. “I think all of our guys are really fatigued right now,” the Lakers' second-year head coach said. “We are stretched really thin...

Nuggets' Murray tears ACL in left knee, out indefinitely

Apr. 13, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets will be without Jamal Murray indefinitely after the dynamic point guard suffered a torn ACL in his left knee. The Nuggets announced the diagnosis in a statement Tuesday. It's a big blow to a team coming off a season in which it advanced...

Analysis: Injuries wreaking more havoc than virus protocols

Apr. 13, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

As teams gear up for the stretch run of the NBA regular season, it’s injuries to key players — not just their unavailability due to COVID-19 — that is having the biggest effect on the playoff race in both conferences. Still, preparing to play outside of the...

Randle leads Knicks over Lakers and back above .500

Apr. 12, 2021 23:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Same city, whole different kind of game for the Los Angeles Lakers. Two nights after dominating the Nets, the defending champions got a look at how much better the New York Knicks are defensively. Julius Randle had 34 points and 10...