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Spurs rally to keep Lakers winless with LeBron, 143-142

Oct. 23, 2018 3:24 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James hit the tying 3-pointer late in regulation. He led a Lakers lineup of three second-year pros and a rookie making his NBA debut to a 142-136 lead with 55 seconds left overtime. James was then reminded in spectacular fashion that nothing will be easy in this West Coast chapter...

Lakers' Ingram grateful 4-game suspension wasn't harsher

Oct. 22, 2018 10:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just three games into LeBron James' tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers, they were missing two suspended starters when they faced the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night. Although nobody thought James' time on the West Coast would be boring, Brandon Ingram is sorry for his role in getting...

Led by bench, Clippers hang on to beat Rockets 115-112

Oct. 22, 2018 12:38 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three games into his NBA career, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is getting used to playing in crunch time. The rookie is pretty good when it counts, too. Montrezl Harrell led a fourth-quarter charge by the Clippers' reserves with 17 points, Gilgeous-Alexander added 12 and Los Angeles defeated...

NBA suspends Ingram, Rondo, Paul in Lakers-Rockets dustup

Oct. 22, 2018 12:24 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lakers teammates Brandon Ingram and Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul of the Rockets were suspended without pay Sunday for an on-court fight, with Paul taking the heaviest financial hit. Ingram was suspended four games, Rondo will sit out three games and Paul two games. The NBA handed down the...

Fight in LeBron's home Lakers debut, 124-115 loss to Houston

Oct. 21, 2018 3:00 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Once the fists started flying late in the fourth quarter, LeBron James' home debut with the Los Angeles Lakers was relegated to the undercard. A wild multiplayer fight that included the normally mild-mannered Chris Paul and Brandon Ingram stole part of the spotlight shining on LeBron's...

Lillard has 29 and Portland beats San Antonio 121-108

Oct. 21, 2018 1:29 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After making a 33-footer, Damian Lillard was asked if there's a limit on where he'll attempt at 3-pointer. "I mean, I probably wouldn't stop at half court and just shoot it," he said. "But once I get past half-court, especially at the end of the shot clock like it was, I'll shoot it...

Blazers spoil James' debut with 128-119 win over the Lakers

Oct. 19, 2018 2:23 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — LeBron James' debut for the Los Angeles Lakers opened with two thunderous dunks and closed with a loss. He finished with 26 points and 12 rebounds, but the Portland Trail Blazers prevailed 128-119 Thursday night in the season opener for both teams. James insisted the new-look Lakers...

Davis, Mirotic lead Pelicans past Rockets 131-112

Oct. 17, 2018 11:47 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Anthony Davis couldn't help but notice James Harden's freshly minted MVP trophy sitting at midcourt before a ceremony during warmups on Wednesday night. After Harden hoisted the trophy for the first time before the Toyota Center home crowd and received a few MVP chants throughout the night,...

Lakers exercise 2019-20 options on Ball, Ingram, Kuzma, Hart

Oct. 16, 2018 3:14 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have exercised their contract options for the 2019-20 season on Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart. The Lakers made the expected moves Tuesday for their young core surrounding LeBron James. Ingram will make $7.27 million next season. The...

Nance Jr. staying home with Cavs, signs 4-year extension

Oct. 15, 2018 8:00 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Larry Nance Jr. looked out at the crowd gathered in the gym and knew he made the right choice. He's staying home. "I'm one of you guys," he said. "I really am. I'm a Cleveland guy at heart." Nance signed a $44.8 million, four-year contract extension on Monday with the Cavaliers, the team...