2014 Archive Stories Lakers

Scott chimes in on Lakers-Clippers 'rivalry'

Fri Oct 31, 2014

EL SEGUNDO – This seems to be a conversation we are destined to have at minimum four times a year, when the Lakers and Clippers meet at Staples Center. And while the sentiment from the Lakers’ perspective never seems to change, on Friday, the messenger did. Asked if the Lakers and Clippers are rivals, Coach Byron S

Scott, Bryant push Lin to take charge of Laker offense

Thu Oct 30, 2014

The Lakers’ list of early-season issues is long and growing. But in the game of Pick-A-Problem, none may be more pressing than the play of Jeremy Lin. Through two games the starting point guard has scored just 13 points. Wednesday in Phoenix he tallied just one assist. After the 108-90 loss, both Coach Byron Scott and Kobe

Lakers start season with back-to-back blowout losses

Wed Oct 29, 2014

PHOENIX – Suffice it to say, things have not gone to plan in the early going for the Lakers. Beyond the injuries to Julius Randle, Steve Nash and Nick Young, however, the Kobe Bryant-led Lakers have scarcely been competitive. The Lakers fell to 0-2 and were blown out for the second straight night in a 119-99 loss Wednesday

Lakers' Randle has surgery, will miss entire season

Wed Oct 29, 2014

Lakers rookie Julius Randle had surgery on his broken right leg Wednesday and is expected to miss the entire season. Randle broke his tibia in a freak accident late in the fourth quarter of Tuesday’s season-opening loss to Houston, but is expected to make a full recovery. He appeared to have hit his right leg with his other leg as

Bryant scores a crisp 31, but Lakers still lose to Suns

Wed Oct 29, 2014

PHOENIX – In his abbreviated 18th season, Kobe Bryant looked like a different player. Just eight months removed from tearing his Achilles’ tendon, his movements were less crisp in the six games he played, his go-to shots less reliable. As the Lakers struggle to overcome injuries and forge an identity, it’s becoming appa

Lakers' Randle is out for the season

Wed Oct 29, 2014

PHOENIX – Video replays of the moment in which Lakers’ rookie Julius Randle fractured his right tibia, in just his 13th minute in the NBA, betrayed nothing particularly gruesome. In the fourth quarter of Tuesday’s loss to Houston, Randle drove into the lane where he was met by two Rockets. He adjusted in mid-air to make

Lakers rookie Randle suffers broken tibia in season-opening loss

Tue Oct 28, 2014

LOS ANGELES – After the last two seasons, the Lakers have grown accustomed to disasters. Dwight Howard’s decision in free agency, Kobe Bryant’s injuries. The defense under Mike D’Antoni. But what transpired Tuesday in the Lakers’ regular season opener at Staples Center was next-level stuff.

Lakers lose opener to Rockets, Randle to injury

Tue Oct 28, 2014

LOS ANGELES - After the last two seasons, the Lakers have grown accustomed to disasters. Dwight Howard’s decision in free agency, Kobe Bryant’s injuries. The defense under Mike D’Antoni. But what transpired Tuesday i

Lakers 2014-15: Scott sets tone for a hoped-for return to glory

Tue Oct 28, 2014

Byron Scott was thirsty. This is an easy problem to fix, particularly for the coach of the Lakers, for whom a cooler full of water and sports drinks is never more than a few steps away. Any number of team employees would sprint to retrieve his beverage of choice. But on Sunday, two days before the start of his first regular-seaso

Miller: Lakers provide great drama even when losing

Tue Oct 28, 2014

LOS ANGELES – Surprisingly, there was some actual buzzing – if not the intoxication of when times were better – in the building Tuesday night as the Lakers opened the season against Houston. But that can happen when Staples Center is having a special on boos. The fans weren’t kind to former Lakers center D

McHale: Rockets will miss Lin's 'attack mode'

Tue Oct 28, 2014

LOS ANGELES – Jeremy Lin didn’t get frustrated when he lost his spot last season to Patrick Beverley, or spew venom 140 characters at a time on social media. The point guard stayed positive, even when the Houston Rockets tried to woo Carmelo Anthony by showing the Knicks star wearing Lin’s jersey number. Lin knew then h

Lakers 2014-15: Player profiles

Tue Oct 28, 2014

5 CARLOS BOOZER • Pos.: PF • Age: 32 • Outlook: Boozer was twice an All-Star with the Utah Jazz but for the Lakers is a reclamation project after being waived by Chicago under the amnesty clause. A skilled big man – particularly in the mid-post – the Lakers hope he f

Lakers 2014-15: Games to watch

Tue Oct 28, 2014

Tuesday vs. Houston: Opening night pits Dwight Howard and Jeremy Lin against their former teams. Friday vs. Clippers: After losing to the Clippers by 48 last season, the Lakers will have something to prove. Dec. 5 at Boston: The Lakers and Celtics have met in the Finals 12 times. Fans will ache for th

For openers, Lakers' Bryant and Rockets' Howard will get reacquainted

Mon Oct 27, 2014

EL SEGUNDO – Maybe the 2012-13 feud between Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard feels like ancient history. But the two former teammates will hit a different kind of milestone Tuesday on the opening night of the NBA’s regular season: It will mark the first time the two have played against each other since Howard spurned the Lakers

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