| Apr 18, 2014
| 9:25 PM
Joakim Noah was excused from Chicago Bulls practice Friday for personal reasons. Coach Tom Thibodeau said that Noah was in New York for bereavement.
The Bulls are hopeful Noah will be back Saturday and that he will play Sunday in Game 1 of the Bulls'...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 7:49 AM
Kevin Durant is a superstar.
We already knew that. But apparently we needed a reminder.
With Oklahoma City trailing Memphis by five with about 20 seconds remaining in regulation, a pass from the Thunder's Russell Westbrook toward Durant was...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 1:19 PM
The 2013-14 regular season will come to a close Wednesday.
With a record of 25-54, the Lakers stand in 25th place overall, which translates to sixth in the NBA's draft lottery standings.
On May 20, the league will randomly select the top-three picks...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 6:46 AM
Early in the season, the Lakers gave Kobe Bryant a $48.5-million, two-year extension -- a gamble that he'll fully recover from the Achilles' injury that ended his season in April 2013.
After six games played, Bryant went down with a knee fracture in a...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 10:53 PM
The Lakers gave out gas cards, fast-food coupons and casino getaways on fan appreciation night.
They couldn't give their fans a victory, much like the rest of the season.
The Memphis Grizzlies needed a win to help stay in playoff contention and got...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 11:48 AM
The Lakers (25-50) have just seven games left to "fight" for lottery position. The Dallas Mavericks (45-31) are trying to hold on to a playoff berth.
The two will meet on Friday night at Staples Center, the Mavericks playing their second game at the...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 8:55 PM
The Memphis Grizzlies (48-32) had everything to play for Sunday night, still battling to hold onto the final available postseason berth with the Phoenix Suns (47-33) still a threat, and pulled away in the second half to defeat the Lakers, 102-90.
| Apr 11, 2014
| 9:50 PM
Golden State Warriors 112- Lakers 95 (end of regulation)
All the Golden State Warriors needed was a big second quarter to put away the Lakers on Friday night at Staples Center.
All-Star guard Stephen Curry scored 11 points in the second on four-of-...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 7:18 PM
Lakers 113 - San Antonio Spurs 100 (end of regulation)
The Lakers ended a difficult 2013-14 regular season with an easy win over the NBA's best San Antonio Spurs.
With Kobe Bryant (knee), Pau Gasol (vertigo), Steve Nash (nerve root irritation),...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 8:24 PM
Lakers 102, Utah Jazz 87 (end of regulation)
The Lakers had everything to gain with a loss in Utah on Monday night, but Nick Young wasn't thinking about the team's lottery standing when he scored 41 points to lead the Lakers to a 119-104 win....
| Apr 26, 2014
| 11:02 PM
Vince Carter made a three-point shot at the buzzer to give the Dallas Mavericks a 109-108 victory in Game 3 and a 2-1 first-round Western Conference series lead over the top-seeded San Antonio Spurs on Saturday at Dallas.
Carter took an inbound pass...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 8:10 AM
Kevin Durant is a career 88% free-throw shooter. He led the league last year, making 90% of his shots, and was seventh this season at 87%.
But with the game on the line Tuesday night, Durant missed a foul shot and the Oklahoma City Thunder went on to...