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UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 10:27 p.m.

NBA capsules: James Harden, Eric Gordon help Rockets rally past Lakers in OT

James Harden scored 48 points, Eric Gordon added 30 and the Houston Rockets overcame a 21-point deficit to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 138-134 in overtime Saturday night.


NBA Capsules: Timberwolves fire coach Tom Thibodeau after routing Lakers

Andrew Wiggins scored 25 of his 28 points in the first half, helping the Minnesota Timberwolves take charge from the opening tipoff and breeze by the LeBron James-less Los Angeles …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 25, 2018, 10:33 p.m.

NBA Capsules: Lakers lose LeBron James to groin injury, rout Warriors

The Los Angeles Lakers lost LeBron James in the third quarter to a strained left groin then went out and beat the two-time defending champions without him Tuesday night, getting …


NBA Capsules: D’Angelo Russell helps Nets hold off Lakers for 6-game winning streak

D’Angelo Russell had 22 points and a career high-tying 13 assists against his former team, and the Brooklyn Nets ran the NBA’s longest winning streak to six games by beating …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018, 8:01 p.m.

NBA Capsules: Lakers rout Suns 120-96 for 3rd straight victory

Kyle Kuzma scored 23 points and LeBron James had 22 before both sat out the fourth quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers’ third home victory in four days, 120-96 over …


NBA capsules: Nuggets win 117-85, their biggest rout ever of Lakers

Paul Millsap, Jamal Murray and Malik Beasley scored 20 points apiece, and the Denver Nuggets rolled to their biggest victory ever over the Los Angeles Lakers, a 117-85 rout on …


NBA Capsules: LeBron James scores 51 points, Lakers beat Heat

LeBron James scored 51 points against his former club and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Miami Heat 113-97 on Sunday night. James had 19 points in the first quarter …


NBA Capsules: LeBron James nets 26, dunks for winner as Lakers edge Hawks 107-106

LeBron James scored 26 points and dunked for the winning basket in the final seconds, lifting the Los Angeles Lakers to a 107-106 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday …



Zags alum Johnathan Williams shines in NBA debut with Lakers

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Johnathan Williams made his NBA debut Monday night and it was quite a first impression.


NBA suspends Ingram, Rondo, Paul in Lakers-Rockets dustup

Lakers teammates Brandon Ingram and Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul of the Rockets were suspended without pay Sunday for an on-court fight, with Paul taking the heaviest financial hit. Ingram …


NBA Capsules: Fight breaks out as Rockets spoil LeBron James’ L.A. home debut

LeBron James scored 24 points for the Lakers in his wild home debut, which included three players getting ejected for fighting late in the fourth quarter, as the Rockets won …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 3:11 p.m.

Lakers sign former Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams to two-way contract

Former Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Johnathan Williams is back with the Los Angeles Lakers organization. The Lakers announced Friday they’ve signed Williams to a two-way contract and waived forward Travis Wear …


Lakers release former Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams

Johnathan Williams made a spirited bid in the preseason to make the Los Angeles Lakers’ roster, but the former Gonzaga Bulldog was released Saturday.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 7:58 p.m.

Johnathan Williams brings strong work ethic from Gonzaga to the Los Angeles Lakers

Now, the former Bulldog who went undrafted in June and signed with the Los Angeles Lakers in July is hoping it’s been enough to land him a roster spot when …


Fraud convict gets nine years in prison despite terminal cancer diagnosis

In a wide-ranging fraud scheme that stole more than $2 million and once involved a planned visit to Coeur d’Alene by Los Angeles Lakers President Earvin “Magic” Johnson, a Los …


Lakers waive F Luol Deng midway through $72 million deal

The Los Angeles Lakers waived forward Luol Deng on Saturday, just over two years after signing him to a four-year, $72 million free-agent contract.


LeBron James to make Lakers debut at Portland on Oct. 18

LeBron James will make his debut with the Los Angeles Lakers at Portland on Oct. 18 and play in front of the home fans for the first time two days …


LeBron James, Warriors, Rockets, Celtics highlight NBA TV schedule

NBA fans will get a smorgasbord of LeBron James in a Los Angeles Lakers uniform, Kevin Durant and the defending champion Golden State Warriors, the Houston Rockets and the up-and-coming …


UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018, 5:57 p.m.

LeBron James opens ‘I Promise’ school in hometown

LeBron James won’t rule out a second homecoming in Cleveland.


UPDATED: Sat., July 21, 2018, 5:21 p.m.

Ex-Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams signs with Lakers

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Johnathan Williams’ pursuit of a spot in the NBA took another step forward.The 6-foot-9 forward apparently made a good summer league impression on the Los Angeles Lakers. …


UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 10:54 p.m.

Zach Collins, Portland Trail Blazers rout Los Angeles Lakers to claim NBA Summer League title

Zach Collins only scored three points, but his Portland Trail Blazers defeated Johnathan Williams and the Los Angeles Lakers 91-73.


Zag vs. Zag in NBA Summer League final

Josh Hart scored 37 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 112-109 double-overtime victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday in the semifinals of …


Former Gonzaga big man Johnathan Williams keeping the faith that making an NBA roster is in his future

There’s something to be said about having faith. Johnathan Williams abides by it.


Lakers guard Lonzo Ball to undergo surgery on his left knee

Lakers guard Lonzo Ball is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery Tuesday on his left knee. The team says it will provide an update on Ball’s condition after the procedure. Ball …


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 1:36 p.m.

Lance Stephenson accepts LeBron’s call to team up for Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed veteran Lance Stephenson and second-round pick Svi Mykhailiuk. Stephenson appeared in all 82 games for Indiana last season, averaging 9.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and …


UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 11:16 p.m.

It’s official: Lakers announce LeBron James has signed

The Los Angeles Lakers announced the signing of LeBron James as a free agent Monday night, confirming the seismic shift created by the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player’s decision to …


UPDATED: Sun., July 1, 2018, 10:39 p.m.

LeBron James agrees to 4-year, $154 million contract with NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron James is signing with the Los Angeles Lakers, leaving Cleveland for the second time in his career. James’ management group sent a release saying he has agreed to a …


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 1:21 p.m.

Magic Johnson: I’ll step down if I don’t land free agents for Lakers

Magic Johnson is betting his job on his free-agent recruiting skills for the Los Angeles Lakers. Johnson says he will step down as the Lakers’ president of basketball operations if …


UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 6:13 p.m.

Former Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams signs NBA Summer League contract with Los Angeles Lakers

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Johnathan Williams will play with the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Summer League, the forward confirmed in a text message.