Los Angeles Lakers
Tyson Chandler had 20 points to lead seven Mavericks in double-figure scoring, and Dallas tuned up for the postseason with a 120-106 victory over the Lakers on Sunday night.
Steve Nash played through pain and injury for essentially his entire career. But he finally surrendered to his back woes last weekend after 19 years in the NBA and “failure” in Los Angeles.
It all came together Sunday night against the Lakers. Monta Ellis shot 12-for-22 and scored 18 of his 31 points in the third quarter to help the Mavs pull out a 100-93 win.
Bryant injured his right shoulder in the second half of the Lakers’ loss at New Orleans on Wednesday night. An MRI exam in San Antonio revealed the tear, the club says.
The Mavericks can avoid a season-high third straight loss Friday night with a fifth consecutive victory over the Lakers, who are likely to again be without Kobe Bryant.
Kobe Bryant has reached rarefied air. The Lakers star passed Michael Jordan for third on the NBA’s career scoring list Sunday night in a 100-94 win over the Timberwolves.
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has no sympathy for the 3-9 Los Angeles Lakers, saying on a radio show recently that he hopes they “suck forever.”
Ben and Skin take a look at the historically bad Los Angeles Lakers’ season so far and discuss how Kobe is taking over the team whether it leads to wins or not.
After Lakers rookie Julius Randle left his NBA debut strapped to a wheeled stretcher, every player at Staples Center gained a sober perspective on the season opener.
Nash will miss the entire season because of a back injury, the Lakers announced Thursday, putting the two-time NBA MVP point guard’s career in doubt.
Jeremy Lin joined the Lakers on Sunday in a trade with the Rockets, who also gave up first- and second-round draft picks in 2015 for the rights to European center Sergei Lishchuk.
LeBron James singularly orchestrated the Big Three union. And now that he has opted out of his Miami Heat contract, he’s once again the Alpha Male of pro sports. Teams are scrambling to find the proper finances and expiring contracts, flipping over cushions for salary cap coin.