• Frank Vogel ‘Thrilled’ Lakers Added Ben McLemore; Could Make Debut Against Heat

    Frank Vogel ‘Thrilled’ Lakers Added Ben McLemore; Could Make Debut Against Heat
    The Los Angeles Lakers were able to get back on track and blow out the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night, but that was not the most important news of the day as they also signed Ben McLemore for the remainder of the 2020-21 season.
    The Lakers had one more roster spot after signing Andre Drummond and decided to use it on a 3-point shooter in McLemore. The shooting guard was bought out by a Houston Rockets team that is clearly rebuilding, clearing the way for him to sign with a Los Angeles squad lo
  • Andre Drummond Speaks To Toughness Of Lakers; Not Concerned With Potential Finals Matchup Against Nets

    Andre Drummond Speaks To Toughness Of Lakers; Not Concerned With Potential Finals Matchup Against Nets
    Andre Drummond chalked up his first win since joining the Los Angeles Lakers, playing a key role in the 126-101 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday evening.
    The 27-year-old center had a prolific night, scoring 20 points and adding 11 rebounds in just 22 minutes on the floor. Despite the numerous injuries troubling the Lakers, they outrebounded Brooklyn 47-42 — and 12-9 in offensive boards — in big part thanks to Drummond’s dominance in the paint.
    The blowout victory over
  • Lakers’ Ben McLemore Says ‘It Doesn’t Take Much To Get Me Hot’ After Shooting Spree Against Nets

    Lakers’ Ben McLemore Says ‘It Doesn’t Take Much To Get Me Hot’ After Shooting Spree Against Nets
    It took Ben McLemore two games in a Los Angeles Lakers jersey to show off his shooting prowess. The 28-year-old forward scored 17 points in the 126-101 victory over the Brooklyn Nets, most of which came from behind the 3-point line.
    L.A.’s outside shooting has been inconsistent throughout the season. The reigning NBA champions would launch a barrage of threes in one game only to go completely cold in another, resulting in a 20th field goal percentage (35.7%) from downtown in the NBA.
    The L
  • Lakers Injury Update: Marc Gasol & Kyle Kuzma Dealing With Minor Issues

    Lakers Injury Update: Marc Gasol & Kyle Kuzma Dealing With Minor Issues
    The Los Angeles secured a blowout win with their dominant 126-101 outing against the Brooklyn Nets in the fifth of their grueling seven-game road trip on Saturday night.Perhaps even more impressive is the fact that they managed to win by 25 with a shorth-anded squad at Frank Vogel’s disposal as LeBron James and Anthony Davis remained sidelined. The Lakers were also without key role players in Marc Gasol, Kyle Kuzma and Wesley Matthews, while the Nets were close to full strength sans James
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  • Frank Vogel Praises Lakers For ‘Complete Team Effort’ In Nets Victory

    Frank Vogel Praises Lakers For ‘Complete Team Effort’ In Nets Victory
    The Los Angeles Lakers registered arguably the most impressive victory of the season, beating the Brooklyn Nets 126-101 without a third of the roster on Saturday night.
    L.A. outrebounded the rivals 47-42 and allowed them to shoot just 18.5% from behind the 3-point line in a show of force of the team’s fearsome defense, still ranking first in the league. The reigning NBA champions themselves shot 50.5% from the field and an impressive 55.9% from deep – all without the injured LeBron J
  • Lakers News: Dennis Schroder Doesn’t Know Reason For Ejection After Exchanging Words With Nets’ Kyrie Irving

    Lakers News: Dennis Schroder Doesn’t Know Reason For Ejection After Exchanging Words With Nets’ Kyrie Irving
    Dennis Schroder was in the midst of a major bounce-back game against the Brooklyn Nets as the point guard was the catalyst in the short-handed Los Angeles Lakers’ halftime lea. But both he and Nets starting point guard Kyrie Irving were ejected early in the third quarter of the contest, marking an early end to his night.
    Thankfully for the Lakers, the rest of the team stepped up in Schroder’s absence as they cruised to a 126-101 road win over the top seed in the Eastern Conference.Fo
  • Lakers Rumors: LeBron James 3 Weeks Away From Returning; 10-14 Days For Anthony Davis

    Lakers Rumors: LeBron James 3 Weeks Away From Returning; 10-14 Days For Anthony Davis
    The 2020-21 season has been less than ideal for the Los Angeles Lakers, who only had a 71-day offseason after winning the NBA Championship in the Orlando bubble last October.
    The Lakers have seemingly been short-handed all season, and recently they have been forced to play without both of their stars in LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
    Davis was the first to go down, having last played on Feb. 14 before suffering a calf/Achilles injury. Although it was just a strain, the Lakers made it clear from
  • Lakers Highlights: Eight Score In Double-Figures In Blowout Win Over Nets

    Lakers Highlights: Eight Score In Double-Figures In Blowout Win Over Nets
    Missing nearly half the roster expectations were low for the Los Angeles Lakers against the Eastern Conference’s top-seeded Brooklyn Nets. But with their backs against the wall, this team sent a message to the rest of the league that they have everything they need to compete for a championship if healthy.
    Eight Lakers scored in double-figures as they dominated the Nets, 126-101, in the fifth of their seven-game road trip. The win improves the Lakers’ record to 3-2 on their current tr
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  • Lakers Go Hard in Brooklyn (4/10/21)

    Lakers Go Hard in Brooklyn (4/10/21)
    The Lakers and the league’s no. 1 defense encountered the Brooklyn Nets and the league’s no. 1 offense. Well, the team with the better defense and 50% shooting from the field on the night grabbed this one, 126-101.
  • Running Diary: Lakers at Nets (4/10/21)

    Running Diary: Lakers at Nets (4/10/21)
    Lakers dominant defense keeps the Nets at bay in 126-101 victory in Brooklyn.
  • Recap: Short-Handed Lakers Blow Out Nets After Dennis Schroder & Kyrie Irving Get Ejected

    Recap: Short-Handed Lakers Blow Out Nets After Dennis Schroder & Kyrie Irving Get Ejected
    The Los Angeles Lakers continued their road trip with a primetime matchup against the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night, although they were once again short-handed without LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Kyle Kuzma, Marc Gasol and Wesley Matthews.
    That didn’t seem to matter though, as the Lakers put together one of their best performances of the season to earn a convincing 126-101 victory.
    The Lakers came out playing inspiring basketball against Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and the Nets in Brookl
  • Lakers at Nets, Three Things to Know: April 10, 2021

    Lakers at Nets, Three Things to Know: April 10, 2021
    Lakers head to Brooklyn to take on the Nets
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  • Lakers Vs. Nets Game Preview & TV Info: Primetime Game Lacking Major Star Power

    Lakers Vs. Nets Game Preview & TV Info: Primetime Game Lacking Major Star Power
    The Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets will both be without at least one significant piece as they face each other for the second time this season with lower than expected stakes.The Lakers and Nets met in February at Staples Center for the first time this season. That game, the Nets were without Kevin Durant and other role players while the Lakers missed Anthony Davis and Dennis Schroder. The Nets have gotten slightly healthier, but things have gotten much worse for the Lakers.Durant is back
  • Andre Drummond Worked Out Privately Before Joining Lakers, Declares Readiness For ‘Sacrifices’

    Andre Drummond Worked Out Privately Before Joining Lakers, Declares Readiness For ‘Sacrifices’
    The Los Angeles Lakers made a statement when they signed two-time All-Star Andre Drummond last month. The former Cleveland Cavaliers and Detroit Pistons center was the biggest prize of the buyout market, drawing the attention of the NBA’s best teams.
    Before parting ways with Drummond, Cleveland exiled him to the bench after acquiring Jarrett Allen in the blockbuster James Harden trade. The 27-year-old hadn’t played since mid-February before clocking in 14 minutes in his Lakers debut
  • Lakers Release Guidelines For Fans To Return To Staples Center

    Lakers Release Guidelines For Fans To Return To Staples Center
    The Los Angeles Lakers released a set of guidelines for season-ticket holders to acquire tickets as well as in-arena rules as the team prepares to welcome limited fans to games starting Apr. 15 against the Boston Celtics.
    Before putting tickets on sale for the public, the Lakers will first allow their season-ticket holders to have a chance to purchase individual games. A lottery of sorts will be done — with longer-time ticket holders getting first dibs — to give approximately one gam
  • Lakers News: Frank Vogel Appreciative Of LeBron James’ ‘Uplifting’ Presence Off Bench

    Lakers News: Frank Vogel Appreciative Of LeBron James’ ‘Uplifting’ Presence Off Bench
    The Los Angeles Lakers are entering the latter half of a grueling seven-game road trip that has seen some lights-out shooting be met with tough losses the following game in a frantic, oscillating experience.
    The road trip is just a portion of a broader grueling schedule the Lakers are battling in order to remain a playoff team in the revered Western Conference where teams can’t afford to slip up and make mistakes.
    The schedule already posed a significant challenge without Anthony Davis as
  • Lakers News: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Lauds Andre Drummond’s Performance Against Heat

    Lakers News: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Lauds Andre Drummond’s Performance Against Heat
    Though the Los Angeles Lakers didn’t have enough gas in the tank to conquer the Miami Heat, they received stout performances from Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Andre Drummond.Caldwell-Pope turned in arguably his best game of the season. In 39 minutes, he lasered in a season-high 28 points on a season-high 11 made field goals, while knocking down 6-of-11 3-pointers, the second-most threes he’s converted in a game this season.Drummond, who missed three games due to a toe contusion, retu
  • Lakers News: Dennis Schroder To Take Care Of Montrezl Harrell’s Fine

    Lakers News: Dennis Schroder To Take Care Of Montrezl Harrell’s Fine
    Los Angeles Lakers forward Montrezl Harrell is still feeling the consequences of the altercation that occurred in the 110-101 victory over the Toronto Raptors.
    Harrell had to leave the game in the first quarter after joining the scuffle between OG Anunoby and Dennis Schroder. The German guard committed a common foul on the Raptors forward who, having fallen to the ground, grabbed the Lakers playmaker and threw him onto the floor.
    Harrell stepped in pushing Gary Trent Jr. away after the Raptors w
  • Frank Vogel Commends Andre Drummond’s First Full Game With Lakers

    Frank Vogel Commends Andre Drummond’s First Full Game With Lakers
    Though the Los Angeles Lakers dealt with a crammed injury report heading into their matchup with the Miami Heat, Andre Drummond returned to action and drew praise from head coach Frank Vogel.
    After missing three consecutive games with a toe contusion he suffered in his debut against the Milwaukee Bucks, the Lakers received a firsthand glimpse of what Drummond can bring to the squad.
    Drummond logged 27 minutes of playing time, bestowing L.A. with 15 points, 12 rebounds (four on offense, his seaso
  • Lakers News: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope ‘Taking Full Advantage’ Of Frank Vogel’s Trust On Offensive End

    Lakers News: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope ‘Taking Full Advantage’ Of Frank Vogel’s Trust On Offensive End
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope took charge on offense for the Los Angeles Lakers in the 110-104 loss to the Miami Heat amid the absence of the team’s leaders.
    Kyle Kuzma joined LeBron James and Anthony Davis among the injured players ahead of the 2020 NBA Finals rematch, taking yet another scoring option away from L.A. But Caldwell-Pope stepped up and scored a season-high 28 points, shooting 6-for-11 from behind the 3-point line.
    The 28-year-old guard proved again he left his mid-season slump be
  • Lakers News: Frank Vogel ‘Proud’ Of Effort In Loss To Heat

    Lakers News: Frank Vogel ‘Proud’ Of Effort In Loss To Heat
    The short-handed Los Angeles Lakers put up a fight against the Miami Heat on Thursday night although it wasn’t enough to leave Florida with an away win.
    L.A. left everything on the floor to overcome the pressure from the opponents and also the team’s own vulnerabilities. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope dropped a season-high 28 points, shooting 6-for-11 from downtown. Despite struggling to get buckets, Dennis Schroder registered 14 assists, the most this season and one short of his career-hi
  • Lakers News: Jared Dudley Provides Timeline On Anthony Davis & LeBron James’ Recovery

    Lakers News: Jared Dudley Provides Timeline On Anthony Davis & LeBron James’ Recovery
    It’s been 24 games since the Los Angeles Lakers lost Anthony Davis to a calf injury and 11 games since LeBron James joined him on the sidelines with an ankle sprain.
    The Lakers found a groove without Davis in the first four games after the All-Star break, starting 4-0. But James went down in the fifth game, and it’s been a rollercoaster ride since.All eyes are on the timelines for the return of the superstar duo as the playoff race continues to heat up with the vaunted Western Confer
  • Andre Drummond Believes It Will Take Time To Get Acclimated But Lakers Will Be ‘Fine’ Once Healthy

    Andre Drummond Believes It Will Take Time To Get Acclimated But Lakers Will Be ‘Fine’ Once Healthy
    Los Angeles Lakers center Andre Drummond played his first full game with the team against the Miami Heat on Thursday night and gave a great look at what he will bring to the franchise.The big man finished with 15 points, 12 rebounds, three assists and two steals, but the Lakers came up just short in a six-point loss to the Heat on the road.
    After his first appearance in purple and gold, Drummond missed the ensuing three straight games due to what the Lakers called a toe contusion. Milwaukee Buck
  • Lakers Injury News: Kyle Kuzma Dealing With Grade 1 Calf Strain

    Lakers Injury News: Kyle Kuzma Dealing With Grade 1 Calf Strain
    The Los Angeles Lakers find themselves in a precarious position as they have a difficult upcoming schedule and are still without LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
    As things currently stand, the Lakers are clinging on to the fifth seed in the Western Conference, though the Portland Trail Blazers are not very far behind. The Dallas Mavericks are also looming and have the potential to move up the standings as their schedule the rest of the way is relatively soft.
    Health is always a factor for teams,
  • Lakers News: Dennis Schroder Admits Need To Take Better Care Of Basketball

    Lakers News: Dennis Schroder Admits Need To Take Better Care Of Basketball
    The Los Angeles Lakers put up a good fight, but ultimately sputtered in the fourth quarter in the 110-104 loss to the Miami Heat on Thursday night.Although the Lakers saw Andre Drummond return after missing time with a toe injury and newly-signed Ben McLemore make his debut, Kyle Kuzma was ruled out prior to the game due to a calf strain. Even more short-handed, Los Angeles did its best to keep pace with Miami for most of the night but could not get over the hump.
    The team competed hard on the d
  • Lakers To Unveil 2019-20 Championship Banner On May 12 Against Rockets

    Lakers To Unveil 2019-20 Championship Banner On May 12 Against Rockets
    Los Angeles Lakers governor Jeanie Buss announced that the team will raise its 2019-2020 NBA Championship banner on May 12 before their game against the Houston Rockets, which is their final home game of the regula season.
    Buss has waited to raise the banner, promising fans that Los Angeles will eventually get to celebrate its recent championship when the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation improved. With the recent downward trend of infections and increased number of vaccinated individuals, the ba
  • Lakers Slide in South Beach

    Lakers Slide in South Beach
    The defending champs rocked their new Earned Edition uniforms in tonight’s 2020 NBA Finals rematch, part two. A battle ensued shortly after tip in South Beach. The contest was pretty close for nearly 48 minutes as each team’s collective stats explain. But at the end of the night, the Lakers turnovers and fouls outweighed the Heat’s and they fell 110-104.
  • Running Diary: Lakers 104 | Miami 110 (04/08/21)

    Running Diary: Lakers 104 | Miami 110 (04/08/21)
    Below is a running diary of the Lakers against the Heat, taking you through game day from start to finish.
  • Recap: Turnovers Cost Lakers In Road Loss To Heat

    Recap: Turnovers Cost Lakers In Road Loss To Heat
    The Los Angeles Lakers looked to move to .500 without LeBron James and Anthony Davis on Wednesday night, playing the Miami Heat in a Finals rematch. Although the Lakers fought hard, turnovers wound up costing them, and they ultimately fell, 110-104.
    The Lakers defense has been their saving grace in the absence of their superstars. However, it didn’t appear that way in the early goings against the Heat. They ran out of fouls before the first timeout of the game and the Heat led 19-10 with 7
  • Ben McLemore ‘Thrilled’ To Join Lakers, Ready For Opportunity Ahead

    Ben McLemore ‘Thrilled’ To Join Lakers, Ready For Opportunity Ahead
    After months of having an open roster spot available, the Los Angeles Lakers finally filled the last gap by signing Ben McLemore to a minimum deal after the Houston Rockets waived the veteran guard.With the acquisition of McLemore, the Lakers partially succeeded in finding the 3-and-D wing they reportedly searched for in the market.Though McLemore hasn’t born fruit with his 3-pointers this season, he made a name for himself with the Rockets as a reliable deep shooting threat hitting on 41%

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