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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...

Thunder center Nerlens Noel out of concussion protocol

Jan. 17, 2019 3:34 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunder reserve center Nerlens Noel has passed through concussion protocol and was available for Thursday night's game against the Los Angeles Lakers. A Thunder spokesman made the announcement Thursday. Noel was injured Jan. 8 when he collided with Minnesota's Andrew Wiggins and his...

NBA says All-Star draft will be aired Feb. 7 on TNT

Jan. 17, 2019 3:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA's All-Star draft will be Feb. 7, and broadcast on TNT. A pair of captains will select the teams from the pool of players who will be picked as starters and reserves from each conference. The captains will be the leading vote getter in each conference, and through Thursday the NBA...

Nurkic has triple-double and Blazers beat Cavaliers 129-112

Jan. 17, 2019 1:26 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Trail Blazers big man Jusuf Nurkic finally got his triple-double. Less than a week of coming up just two assists shy of the feat, Nurkic got his first career first triple-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in Portland's 129-112 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on...

LeBron cleared to practice after missing next 2 games

Jan. 16, 2019 5:17 PM EST

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — LeBron James has been cleared to practice with the Los Angeles Lakers after they return from their upcoming two-game road trip. The Lakers gave the latest update on James' groin injury Wednesday. James strained his groin on Christmas. He will have missed 13 consecutive games by...

Ball scores 19 as Lakers deal Bulls eighth straight loss

Jan. 16, 2019 2:31 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lonzo Ball and the Los Angeles Lakers were angry after the NBA's worst team broke a long losing streak on their home floor. They weren't about to let the league's second-worst team do the same thing on Tuesday night. Ball scored 13 of his 19 points in the second half as the Lakers handed...

NBA coaches' new play: tending to health to cope with grind

Jan. 15, 2019 11:04 AM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Luke Walton began a wellness program for his Lakers coaching staff. Steve Kerr reached out to Steve Clifford after each spent significant time away from the sideline because of debilitating headaches and other symptoms. Coaches around the league are taking preventive measures to help...

Cavs stun Lakers 101-95 to end 12-game losing streak

Jan. 14, 2019 1:48 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wins have been hard to come by for the Cleveland Cavaliers this season, so coach Larry Drew has been focused on the incremental signs of progress. Against the Los Angeles Lakers, Drew saw those little things help put the Cavaliers into the right side of the win column. Cedi Osman scored...

Mitchell dominates, Jazz beat Lakers 113-95

Jan. 12, 2019 2:27 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz played without point guards Ricky Rubio, Dante Exum and Raul Neto because of injuries, and it was no big deal. Not with Donovan Mitchell showing off his ball-handling skills. Mitchell had 33 points and a career-high nine assists, helping Utah beat the Los Angeles Lakers...

LeBron cleared for more activity, still not ready to play

Jan. 10, 2019 5:30 PM EST

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — LeBron James' strained groin is turning out to be perhaps the most significant injury of the famously durable superstar's 16-year NBA career. James likely will miss at least three more games after being cleared to increase his on-court activity in his comeback from the injury, the...