| Jan 21, 2015
| 1:17 PM
Kobe Bryant is expected to return to the lineup Wednesday night when the Lakers (12-30) visit the New Orleans Pelicans (20-21).
Bryant has rested the last two games and five of the Lakers' previous eight, dealing with the rigors of old age (at least...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 10:39 PM
Instead of "rest," the Lakers could cite "future" as a reason for continuing to sit Kobe Bryant.
Next season is already affecting the Lakers, who have sidelined Bryant eight of the last 15 games.
Looking ahead was "part of the process," Lakers Coach...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 12:59 PM
Next season’s outlook is directly affecting the Lakers, who have turned an eye toward the future as part of their reasoning for sitting Kobe Bryant for several games.
Bryant will not play Monday against the Phoenix Suns, marking his eighth absence...
| Jan 17, 2015
Kawhi Leonard's return from a 15-game absence has the San Antonio Spurs feeling whole, and they showed it by taking apart the Portland Trail Blazers.
Leonard scored 20 points in his return from a 15-game absence in the Spurs' 110-96 victory over Portland...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 9:17 PM
Observations from Friday night's 95-83 victory over the Sacramento Kings at Sleep Train Arena:
-- The teams entered with virtually the same records, but the Heat entered in the thick of the playoff race, while the Kings already are waiting for next...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 11:28 PM
The underachieving Clippers bench was even more short-handed than usual Wednesday night.
Coach Doc Rivers drastically shortened his rotation, leaving his team with only three reserves he was willing to use.
It didn't matter because the Clippers...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 12:24 PM
The Clippers are set to play the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night, their first away game following a nine-game homestand.
The Clippers went 6-3 during their stint at Staples Center, getting impressive wins, such as a 120-100 victory over the...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 7:00 AM
The Lakers (12-26) fell to Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers (30-8) on Sunday. Here are five takeaways from their 106-94 loss at Staples Center:
1. Through two games this week against the Lakers, Lillard has averaged 36.5 points, with most...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 11:03 PM
You couldn't say they didn't see it coming.
Not when the Portland Trail Blazers have shown substantial resilience this season.
And when the Miami Heat have shown third-quarter ineptitude.
Thursday night at the Moda Center it all held to all-too-...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 7:23 AM
The Lakers (11-25) will try to win their second straight game, hosting the Portland Trail Blazers (29-8) on Sunday night at Staples Center.
The Blazers beat the Lakers in Portland on Monday, 98-94 -- a close game despite the Lakers playing without...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 4:16 PM
Perhaps the moment when Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge truly entered the consciousness of NBA fans was in the first-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets last season.
The Trail Blazers won in six games with Aldridge putting up back-to-back 40-...