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The Los Angeles Lakers closed out a winless preseason with a 94-82 loss to the Sacramento Kings on Thursday night.
The Lakers (0-8) played without Kobe Bryant, who is nursing a bruised and strained right foot and is questionable for Tuesday's opener against Dallas. Bryant did not make the trip to San Diego for the exhibition finale.
Dwight Howard, recovering from back surgery, played his second preseason game for Los Angeles and finished with nine points and eight rebounds.
DeMarcus Cousins had 20 points and 13 rebounds for Sacramento, which finished off a 5-2 preseason and will face Chicago in its opener on Tuesday.
The Kings, who beat the Lakers three times in the preseason, had five players score in double figures. Isaiah Thomas had 20 points, Tyreke Evans scored 14, Jason Thompson finished with 12 and Marcus Thornton 10.
Devin Ebanks had 14 points for the Lakers, who trailed by as many as 23 points in the second half.
Los Angeles had 21 turnovers, which led to 28 points by the Kings.
No team has gone winless in the preseason and made it to the NBA finals.
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Because the Los Angeles Lakers going 0-7 this preseason is not painful enough, here is a real reason for mild concern heading into the season opener against the Dallas Mavericks: Kobe Bryant is on the shelf. Laker fans may not be putting a lot of stake into a winless preseason schedule that has seen their superstar starters only play one game together and the bench be an abysmal...
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The Los Angeles Lakers announced Wednesday that they are shutting down Kobe Bryant for the remainder of the preseason. Bryant has been battling a sore right foot during the preseason. Wednesday's move is to allow the perennial All-Star guard to rest the foot as much as possible in preparation for when the regular season begins on Oct. 30 when the Lakers host the Dallas Mavericks...
Kobe Bryant has been shut down this preseason because of a nagging foot injury, and according to Lakers coach Mike Brown, it's no guarantee the veteran superstar will be back for Tuesday's season opener against the Mavericks.
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SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The Los Angeles Lakers are not sure if Kobe Bryant is going to play in Tuesday's opener against the Dallas Mavericks.
Bryant is nursing a bruised and strained right foot. He did not make the trip to San Diego for the Lakers' final preseason game on Thursday night against the Sacramento Kings.
Los Angeles coach Mike Brown says Bryant got some treatment...
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The foot injury that prompted the Los Angeles Lakers to shut down Kobe Bryant for the remainder of the preseason might result in him missing Tuesday's season opener. Bryant sat out Wednesday's exhibition game against the Los Angeles Clippers and won't play Thursday night against Sacramento. The Lakers open the regular season Tuesday against Dallas. "I don'...
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According to Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike Brown, star shooting guard Kobe Bryant may not be ready to play in the team’s season-opener on Tuesday night versus the Dallas Mavericks, ESPN Los Angeles reports. It appears that Bryant may not have healed enough from his foot injury that could sideline him versus the Mavs.
“I don’t know if he’ll be ready,” Brown said...
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Lakers head coach Mike Brown is unsure about whether Kobe Bryant, who is nursing an injured foot, will suit up for the team's opener next Tuesday.
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Dwight Howard admitted in a recent interview that when the Magic began looking to trade him, he originally hoped that he would end up in Brooklyn with the Nets.
The Lakers lost last night to the Sacramento Kings for the third time this preseason, making the Lakers’ final record 0-8. Contrary to belief outside of Los Angeles, the sky is not falling. Injuries have ravaged the Lakers roster, preventing the Lakers’ “Big Four” from getting much quality playing time together. Kobe Bryant is out [...]
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Well, it's over. Mercifully. The exhibition season has come to an end and the Lakers wind up with a miserable 0-8 record, following a 94-82 loss to the Sacramento Kings at Valley View Casino Center. They're the only team to go the entire preseason without a single victory
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Is your wall at home looking a little bare? Well perhaps it’s time to decorate with a little bit of art inspired by your favorite team. Rare Ink has teamed up with the NBA to create a limited edition art collection.
Some of the pieces look amazing. There are a few extra focused on the game’s big stars like Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, but every team at least has their logo...