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Clippers edge Pacers 115-109 at home for 1st time since 2014

Mar. 20, 2019 2:07 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Off to an 8-1 start in March, the Los Angeles Clippers are rolling toward the playoffs, something critics figured they were giving up on after trading leading scorer Tobias Harris and making other moves in February. Instead, they're holding onto the eighth and final playoff berth in the...

Bucks beat Lakers 115-101; Antetokounmpo, James sit out

Mar. 20, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Billed as a battle of All-Star captains, the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers instead took the court Tuesday night without their respective franchise players. Missing Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is nursing an injured ankle, the Bucks repeatedly thwarted rallies by the Lakers, who...

Doc Rivers denies Lakers coaching rumors

Mar. 19, 2019 9:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Doc Rivers denied rumors on Tuesday night that he's interested in leaving the Los Angeles Clippers to coach the Lakers. The LeBron James-led Lakers are 31-39 under coach Luke Walton, whose job status is widely believed to be in jeopardy. Fueling the speculation involving Rivers is that...

Knicks block LeBron at the finish, rally to beat Lakers

Mar. 17, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James drove left, the No. 4 scorer in NBA history needing a basket to beat the worst team in the league. Defending him was a journeyman who hadn't even gotten off the Knicks' bench in a month. James' shot didn't go in. Didn't even get to the rim. Mario Hezonja blocked James' shot...

Pistons handle LeBron-less Lakers 111-97

Mar. 15, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — After beating the Lakers while LeBron James sat out, Detroit coach Dwane Casey was asked if he wished his Pistons had been able to face a Los Angeles team that was closer to full strength. Please. "I wish we could play G League teams or high school teams," Casey said. "We've got to play...

Raptors beat Lakers, LeBron struggling with limited minutes

Mar. 14, 2019 11:59 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — LeBron James is finding it hard to stay chill about his season-ending cool down. Kawhi Leonard scored 25 points, Norman Powell had 20 and the Toronto Raptors beat James and the Los Angeles Lakers 111-98 on Thursday night. James scored 29 points and Alex Caruso had a career-high 16 for Los...

James scores 36 points in Lakers' 123-107 win over Bulls

Mar. 13, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Less than a week after passing Michael Jordan for fourth on the NBA's career scoring list, LeBron James delivered a memorable night at the arena Jordan first made famous. James had 36 points and 10 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame a 20-point deficit to beat the Chicago Bulls...

All about LeBron: Where does the Lakers star go from here?

Mar. 11, 2019 2:33 AM EDT

The year was 2005. No one had an iPhone. No one had tweeted. Facebook wasn't part of the mainstream. And it was the last time the NBA playoffs didn't have LeBron James. The Los Angeles Lakers aren't mathematically eliminated from postseason consideration yet, but it's only a matter of time. For the first time in...

Lakers' Ingram out for season with deep venous thrombosis

Mar. 10, 2019 12:41 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram will miss the rest of the season after being diagnosed with a deep venous thrombosis in his right arm, the team announced Saturday. Ingram has missed the Lakers' past two games after he reported shoulder pain following a morning shootaround last...

Kyrie's 30 propel Celtics past LeBron's Lakers, 120-107

Mar. 10, 2019 12:13 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James put up a triple-double in less than 28 minutes, and it still wasn't enough to keep his patchwork Los Angeles Lakers competitive against Kyrie Irving and the surging Boston Celtics. Irving was the biggest reason for that disappointment during a fairly predictable chapter of...