| Nov 28, 2014
| 7:45 AM
The Lakers (3-13) seemed to have control late in the game against the upstart Minnesota Timberwolves (4-10), but they ultimately fell in the final minutes. Here are five takeaways from their 120-119 loss Friday at Staples Center.
1. The Lakers have...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The Lakers salvaged a disappointing week -- losing two of three through Week 5 to dip to 4-13 on the season -- with a win over the Toronto Raptors on Sunday.
After ending Week 4 on a sour note in a defeat in overtime the Denver Nuggets, the Lakers...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 9:35 PM
Finally, an opportunity to exhale.
Thanks to Chris Bosh. Thanks to two-point defense that mattered (even as the opposing threes continued to torment). Thanks to an NBA schedule that this time was forgiving.
With Bosh scoring 34 points, and with the...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 8:34 AM
The nickname One-Through-Five served its Miami Heat purpose for four seasons, when LeBron James would take on any positional challenge as needed.
But it doesn't necessarily mean the versatility has left the building.
Luol Deng is not exactly one for...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 12:28 PM
Evan Fournier's and Nik Vucevic's lockers inside the Orlando Magic's home locker room border one another, so at any given time, there's a good chance Fournier and Vucevic are carrying on a conversation.
Their teammates hear every syllable, but the...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 6:47 PM
Mike Dunlap lives life as a series of challenges, something of an ongoing self-improvement project. He is a poet, an ultra-marathoner and an aspiring mountain climber who states emphatically that he will make a go at Mount Everest.
| Nov 6, 2014
| 5:55 PM
At 0-5, the Lakers are at the bottom of the NBA standings.
Only the Philadelphia 76ers have the same winless record in five tries, while the Memphis Grizzlies (5-0), Houston Rockets (5-0) and Golden State Warriors (4-0) are the three perfect...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 2:56 PM
One advantage to having a seat virtually reserved on the NBA draft-lottery dais is it affords the Magic the chance to experiment freely. Take the case of Victor Oladipo, a familiar subject in the club's laboratory.
All last season the Magic tinkered...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 3:17 PM
Evan Fournier and Arron Afflalo have been two shooting guards passing in the night after being shipped out.
"It's kind of funny," Fournier said.
The Denver Nuggets traded Afflalo to Orlando a day before they picked Fournier in the 2012 draft. Two...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 4:30 PM
AROUND THE LEAGUE
One week after surgery on his broken right hand, Russell Westbrook is upbeat about his recovery and trying to help his injury-riddled team find a way to survive without current NBA MVP Kevin Durant and himself on the court.
| Nov 9, 2014
| 4:54 PM
HARTFORD — On a Sunday afternoon when we began to see the many possibilities of Daniel Hamilton, we saw the specific pop of Sam Cassell Jr. for a second time.
Hamilton, the freshman, can fill a stat sheet. Junior, the sophomore, can fill the...