| Oct 25, 2014
| 3:30 PM
Broderick Turner picks the West (in predicted order of finish)
2013-14 finish: 62-20.
Coming: Kyle Anderson.
Going: No one of significance.
Despite a storied history, the Spurs have never won back-to-back titles. In...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 10:56 PM
Rockets 108 - Lakers 90
The Lakers lost more than their season opener at Staples Center on Tuesday night, as rookie power forward suffered a fractured right tibia in the fourth quarter.
Randle was fitted with an air cast and was wheeled off the...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 6:30 AM
It couldn’t get any worse for the Lakers, trailing Houston in a season opener by 27 points, but then it somehow did. Rookie Julius Randle planted awkwardly on a drive, collided with two Rockets players, sustained a broken right tibia and is probably...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 10:15 AM
Derrick Rose and the Bulls begin their season Wednesday with championship expectations. The No. 1 concern is with the guy wearing jersey No. 1 and playing position No. 1. Every Rose has its thorn, and this year it could be Lebron James, Kyrie Irving and...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 6:29 PM
The Lakers are off to an 0-2 start while getting outscored by 19 points a night.
One of the few bright spots has been the play of forward-center Ed Davis, who is averaging 12.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.0 blocked shots and 1.5 steals in 27.1 minutes a...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The blowouts picked up again, the Lakers falling to Golden State, 127-104, on Saturday night after a comparatively close loss to the Clippers the previous night. Here are five takeaways from Saturday’s game.
1) Kobe Bryant keeps showing enough...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 4:49 PM
It's surprising to hear one of the "Showtime" stars continually talk about defense.
It's not flashy. Not catchy. Doesn't sell tickets like a shiny, showy offense.
But Coach Byron Scott keeps talking up the need for better defense from the Lakers. He...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 1:40 PM
With the Lakers sputtering badly in an 0-5 start, it had to come up.
Did Kobe Bryant sense any parallels between the twilight of his career and the end of Michael Jordan’s?
The Washington Wizards were 37-45 and 37-45 in Jordan’s last two...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 11:25 PM
The roars were loud and long, their intensity and volume reaching levels once common at Staples Center during Lakers playoff victories and series clinchers and championship celebrations.
The Lakers didn't win an NBA title Sunday. They won a game. One...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 11:10 PM
Fear not. The Lakers won't go 0-82.
After so much had gone wrong in two long weeks, they unwrapped a surprisingly easy victory Sunday to end their worst start in 57 years.
Partial standing ovations in the third quarter turned into loud appreciative...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 2:58 PM
The Lakers got their first win of the season Sunday night, in a balanced attack against the Charlotte Hornets (107-92).
In addition to Kobe Bryant's 21 points, the Lakers also got 21 from Jeremy Lin and 16 from Carlos Boozer. Both Lin and Boozer are...