Lakers to test recent run of road success vs. 76ers

The Los Angeles Lakers will try to run their road-winning streak to four games when they visit the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. The Lakers are coming off a 121-115 road win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night. Seven of the eight Lakers who played against Cleveland scored in double figures, led again by power forward Anthony Davis, who finished with 32 points and 13 rebounds for his fifth straight double-double and 13th in

After latest milestone, LeBron James returns to Cleveland with Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James recently became the first NBA player to reach 39,000 points. He’s set to return to the city where his NBA career began when the Lakers visit the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night. “I haven’t had an opportunity to really wrap my head around what that means,” James said of the milestone. “There’s been so many great players that came across this league since the beginning of time and so

Mavericks look to ride high-octane offense in clash vs. Lakers

Sometimes the best way to ignite a dormant offense is with a stingy defense. In the case of the Dallas Mavericks, they appear to have it the other way around. The Mavericks will try to override their leaky defense with a high-octane offense when they visit the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night. Dallas is allowing an NBA 24th-best 120.4 points a game. The Mavericks, in turn, are scoring 122.8 points a game, which is

Lakers, vying to finish tourney group play 4-0, face Jazz

As the only 3-0 team in the NBA in-season tournament so far, the Los Angeles Lakers are out to finish perfect in group play when they welcome the Utah Jazz to Southern California on Tuesday. The Lakers are not the only team without a loss in the tournament — six teams are at 2-0 heading into Tuesday’s games — but they can be the first to advance to the knockout rounds with a perfect mark.

Lakers look to build on momentum against surprising Rockets

The host Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets will meet on Sunday for an early-season meeting in which both of them look to show that they can be serious threats in the Western Conference. The aging Lakers, who planned to reduce the on-court minutes of star LeBron James this season, are out to build on last season, when they rallied from a dreadful start to the campaign and made it to the Western Conference finals.

Lakers look to bounce back against Trail Blazers

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Portland Trail Blazers earlier this week without LeBron James. Five nights later, James is expected to be in the lineup when the Lakers visit the Trail Blazers in the NBA in-season tournament matchup. James sat out against Portland due to his left calf injury but is listed as questionable for the rematch. The Lakers won 116-100 as Anthony Davis recorded 30 points and 13 rebounds. In between, James played

Kings look to break out of road funk in LA

With De’Aaron Fox back in the fold, the Sacramento Kings visit the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, looking to solve what has ailed them on the road in the early part of the season. Fox returned from a five-game absence Monday to score 28 points with six assists in 36 minutes of a 132-120 home victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. But outside of its own building, Sacramento is just 1-3 and on a three-game road

Lakers, taking on Grizzlies, look to continue recent surge

After a start to the regular season that did not meet expectations, the Los Angeles Lakers will embrace another chance to participate in the NBA in-season tournament when they play host to the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday. The Lakers were just 3-5 and on a three-game losing streak when they played their first in-season tournament game Friday and pulled off a 122-119 victory on the road against the Phoenix Suns. Los Angeles rode the momentum

Suns eye revenge, aim to keep Lakers winless on road

As the Phoenix Suns exude optimism, with their entire team close to taking the court together soon, the Los Angeles Lakers are searching for unity and cohesion amid their own injury issues. The dueling mindsets are set to clash Friday when the Suns play host to the Lakers as the teams wade into NBA in-season tournament play for the first time. The Suns’ new backcourt pairing of Bradley Beal and Devin Booker has yet to