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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dwight Howard had 23 points and 18 rebounds, Kobe Bryant scored 20 and the in-transition Los Angeles Lakers continued warming up for a possible return by Phil Jackson with a 103-89 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night.
Lame-duck interim coach Bernie Bickerstaff called the shots for the second straight game following the firing of Mike Brown on Friday with the team off to a 1-4 start -- their worst in 19 years. They throttled Golden State 101-77 at Staples Center several hours after the change.
Lakers executive vice president Jim Buss and general manager Mitch Kupchak remain in negotiations with Jackson, whom they are trying to coax out of retirement for what would be his third coaching stint with the organization.
The 67-year-old Hall of Famer guided the club to five NBA titles and won six others with the Chicago Bulls. He walked away after the Lakers were swept by Dallas in the second round of the 2011 playoffs -- denying the Zen Master his fourt...
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Greetings and welcome. First of all, it is important that we honor those who have served the nation in defending it from any threat. News just broke that the Bernie Bickerstaff era has just come to a close, as the Los Angeles Lakers have decided to select Mike D’Antoni as their new head coach after [...]
Is D’Antoni a better fit than uncle Phil Jackson?
LOS ANGELES -- In the span of a few short weeks, the Los Angeles Lakers went from blockbuster to lackluster, from dream team to nightmare. In the span of four quarters -- and with a new coach -- everything became right in LaLa Land once more. The Los Angeles Lakers cruised to the 101-77 win over the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center on Friday night, just hours after firing...
Yesterday, Mike Brown was fired as the Los Angeles Lakers' head coach. The team was off to a 1-4 start (they won last night), and they did not look like they were on paced to correct the problems. But what were the problems? This is a team that has Dwight Howard coming off back surgery, Steve Nash with a fractured leg, Kobe Bryant playing on a bum foot, and Jordan Hill...
Pau Gasol got home from the game and read about it on Twitter, while Dwight Howard got a midnight message on his BlackBerry. They shared most Los Angeles Lakers fans' mix of surprise, trepidation and anticipation.
Just when everybody thought the Lakers were getting back together with Phil Jackson, they switched course in the middle of the night and went with Mike D'Antoni...
Game time: Sunday at 3 p.m.
TV: FOX Sports Florida
With injuries taking a toll, the Orlando Magic are having a difficult time adjusting in the post-Dwight Howard era.
The Brooklyn Nets, meanwhile, hope to repeat their winning formula from Friday's blowout at Orlando when they turn around and host the short-handed Magic on Sunday.
With Howard, a three-time NBA Defensive Player...
Every morning, we will give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day.
1: All is new again
It was only a few hours after the Lakers finished up a blowout win over the Kings that the news broke. The Lakers had a new coach in Mike D'Antoni and the 2-0 Bernie Bickerstaff era had ended. It was a wild week for the Lakers as their slow start led to the...
Earlier in the week on That NBA Lottery Pick, we posted a clip of Lakers center Dwight Howard airballing a free throw against the Utah Jazz.I personally thought that it would be the worst free throw of the year but Golden State's Andris Biedrins will take that award.Watch as he misses this free throw in the first quarter against the Lakers last night:
Photo courtesy of Jeff Gross | Getty Images That’s two wins in a row for the Weekend With Bernie project. It’s not much, but at least it’s a streak on the right side of the column. Though numbered are the days of the current coaching staff, Bickerstaff (and staff) have made the most of their time with the Lakers, producing some positive sightings of a once down-trodden-looking...
The San Antonio Spurs (6-1) will take on the new-look Los Angeles Lakers (3-4) in Los Angeles who haven't gotten off to good start. Aside from adding Steve Nash and Dwight Howard to the mix, the Lakers went through a coaching change firing former Spurs assistant coach Mike Brown and added Mike D'Antoni. Needless to say, this Lakers team will need a bit more time to get some...
Mike D'Antoni is burdened with bringing the 2013 Los Angeles Lakers to a place based off of expectations rather than the realistic capabilities of this particular group of guys.
The NBA’s most fascinating team made a drastic change earlier this week and now they take their rightful place as…well still the league’s most fascinating team. The change I’m of course referring...