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LOS ANGELES -- When the Los Angeles Lakers lost four of five games to begin the season, capped off by a defeat against the Utah Jazz, coach Mike Brown was fired days later. Maybe new coach Mike D'Antoni should watch out. The Jazz sent the Lakers to their fourth loss in five games with a 117-110 decision at Staples Center on Sunday night. Utah held on at the end despite a late Los Angeles run. The Jazz outscored the Lakers 35-24 in the second quarter to build a 60-51 lead, then watched as the Lakers trimmed the deficit to three heading into the fourth quarter. Utah went up by as much as 15 in the fourth quarter before Los Angeles cut the lead to as little as five, but Jazz forward Paul Millsap grabbed two clutch rebounds in the last two minutes to limit the Lakers' opportunities. Utah shot a scorching 54.2 percent, staying remarkably consistent in each quarter, as six players scored in double figures. Millsap led the way with 24 points and nine rebounds, and Mo Will...
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Steve Nash is hoping to return to the Los Angeles Lakers lineup Tuesday in Cleveland. However, coach Mike D'Antoni told Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times that, “I wouldn’t put my reputation on it. It’s possible."
Nash has missed 18 games this season because of a small fracture in his fibula. D'Antoni said Nash's attitude is more upbeat as he gets closer...
LOS ANGELES Its been said that you expect more from the ones that you loveand theres no doubt that Magic Johnson loves the Lakers.
He played for them, coached them and was a team vice president and part owner until he sold his shares in order to partner up with the new Dodger ownership group.
And his expectations for the Lakers are equalor even higherthan that of the most rabid...
Steve Nash could return during the Lakers four-game trip that starts Tuesday in Cleveland, Coach Mike DAntoni said Sunday after his teams shoot-around.
I wouldnt put my reputation on it. Its possible, DAntoni said.
The Lakers trip also includes stops in New York on Thursday, Washington on Friday and Philadelphia on Sunday.
Nash has missed 18 games because of a small fracture in...
Pau Gasol will remain a starter when the tendinitis in his knees subsides to the point that he can play again.
For the time being.
Subject to change.
Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni said he wanted to see how the power forward and injured point guard Steve Nash play together before making any adjustments to his lineup.
"I'm not going to mess with Pau," D'Antoni...
Kobe Bryant headlined an event at Venice Beach to launch his latest signature shoe, the Kobe 8, on Saturday. Fans were able to get a look at the Kobe System from the man himself:
Tweet Dwight Howard has been in the news alot lately whether it’s been for his poor free-throw shooting (104-218 for a career-low .477%) or a minor exchange with Kobe Bryant during a recent game. Away from the court the Los Angeles Lakers center is as entertaining as any player in the NBA and the [...]
After the loss came more sobering news. Contrary to some speculation, Lakers point guard Steve Nash is unlikely to return to action at any point on the team’s upcoming four-game road trip.
“I can’t imagine that,” Nash told USA TODAY Sports. “I would think it will be at least another two weeks. I’m not even running yet.”
Nash has missed the last 19 games with a small...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Paul Millsap scored 24 points, Mo Williams added 22 and the Utah Jazz defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 117-110 on Sunday night for their third straight victory.
Kobe Bryant led the Lakers with 34 points, making 12 of 14 free throws, as they fell to 4-7 in their last 11 games.
Al Jefferson and reserves Gordon Hayward and Enes Kanter added 14 points each for the...
It will probably take more than a 38-year old point guard with a bum leg to save the Lakers.
But Steve Nash should indeed provide some direction once he returns from a fractured fibula, which has forced him to miss all but the first two games. After all, Nash had his very best seasons under Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni when the two were together in Phoenix.
Nash is an exceptional...
LOS ANGELES -- When the Los Angeles Lakers lost four of five games to begin the season -- capped off by a defeat against the Utah Jazz in early November -- coach Mike Brown was fired days later. Maybe new coach Mike D'Antoni should watch out. The Jazz sent the Lakers to their fourth loss in five games -- again -- with a 117-110 win at Staples Center on Sunday night. Facing...
Pau Gasol will return to his starting role when he comes back from knee tendinitis.