Latest Lonzo Ball News

GM Pelinka: Lakers can bounce back stronger from trade drama

Feb. 8, 2019 9:37 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — General manager Rob Pelinka hopes the Los Angeles Lakers will come out of a tumultuous trade deadline period with more mental toughness for the stretch run. After 10 days of team-wide uncertainty during their widely reported pursuit of disgruntled New Orleans superstar Anthony Davis,...

Pacers' 3-point flurry buries Lakers in James' worst loss

Feb. 5, 2019 10:42 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers have suddenly found a new winning combination. Not even LeBron James could slow it down Tuesday night. Bojan Bogdanovic scored 24 points and the Pacers tied an NBA franchise-record by making 19 3-pointers in a 136-94 rout over the Los Angeles Lakers — the most...

LeBron James returns for Lakers against Clippers

Jan. 31, 2019 9:53 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James is back in the lineup for the Los Angeles Lakers after the longest injury-related absence of his 16-year career. The leading All-Star vote-getter was set to play against the Clippers on Thursday night after missing 17 games. He was originally listed as out but was upgraded...

Embiid scores 28, leads 76ers to 121-105 victory over Lakers

Jan. 30, 2019 2:42 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown decided to experiment with his lineup during Tuesday night's game against the Los Angeles Lakers. If one game is any indication, Brown can consider it a success. The Sixers led throughout and were up by 24 in the second quarter as they rolled to a...

Simmons, Mitchell, Doncic headline Rising Stars game

Jan. 29, 2019 8:36 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Philadelphia's Ben Simmons, Utah's Donovan Mitchell and Dallas' Luka Doncic were among the 20 players announced Tuesday as participants in this year's Rising Stars game at All-Star weekend. Simmons is the reigning rookie of the year, and Doncic is the favorite to win that award this...

Zubac, Caldwell-Pope lead short-handed Lakers past Suns

Jan. 28, 2019 1:38 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton gave his short-handed team one important key going into Sunday's game against Phoenix: Attack the paint. The Lakers were able to do that, and in the process snapped a three-game losing streak with a 116-102 victory over the Suns. Ivica Zubac and...

Thompson hits first 10 from 3, Warriors beat Lakers 130-111

Jan. 22, 2019 2:56 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nothing could stop Klay Thompson, certainly not the Lakers' defense. The Golden State Warriors made sure of it, too, setting screens and calling plays for the star guard, who tied an NBA record by making his first 10 attempts from 3-point range on his way to scoring 44 points in a...

Lakers' Ball to miss 4 to 6 weeks with sprained left ankle

Jan. 21, 2019 2:07 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Already without injured star LeBron James, the Los Angeles Lakers will be missing guard Lonzo Ball for the next four to six weeks after an MRI on Sunday showed a sprained left ankle. Ball was injured in the third quarter of the Lakers' 138-134 overtime loss at Houston on Saturday night. ...

Harden scores 48 points, Rockets beat Lakers 138-134 in OT

Jan. 20, 2019 3:33 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden was the star for the Houston Rockets as usual on Saturday night, but he and the team got a big boost from Eric Gordon in his second game back after recovering from a bruised knee. Harden scored 48 points, Gordon added 30 and the Rockets overcame a 21-point deficit to beat the...

Kuzma scores 32 as Lakers top Thunder in OT without LeBron

Jan. 18, 2019 2:12 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The young Los Angeles Lakers matured on Thursday night. With four-time MVP LeBron James still sidelined by a left groin strain, Kyle Kuzma scored 32 points to help the Lakers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 138-128 in overtime. James missed his 12th straight game, yet against a veteran...