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Preview: Bucks at Pacers

The Indiana Pacers look to continue their recent dominance of the Milwaukee Bucks when they host the second meeting between the teams in six nights on Thursday. A 32-point performance from Paul George and 30 more from David West lifted Indiana to a 110-100 win at Milwaukee on Saturday, the Pacers' fourth straight win in the series and their ninth in the last 11 matchups. George then led a balanced attack with 20 points in a 118-98 home victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday.

NBA: George powers Pacers over Lakers

Indiana's Paul George scored 20 points while contributing seven rebounds and six assists to spark the NBA-leading Pacers over the Los Angeles Lakers 118-98 on Tuesday. The Pacers improved to 43-13, staying just ahead of Oklahoma City (43-14) for the league's best record, while the Lakers fell to 19-38, the worst mark in the Western Conference. Evan Turner, making his Indiana debut after being obtained from Philadelphia at the NBA trade deadline, came off the bench to score 13 for the Pacers while Lance Stephenson added 13 points and nine rebounds for the winners.

Preview: Lakers at Pacers

The Los Angeles Lakers haven't lost at Indiana in more than five years, a streak that will be tested when the NBA-best Pacers host the struggling Lakers on Tuesday. The Pacers haven't notched a home win over Los Angeles since Dec. 2, 2008, but they own the NBA's best home record at 26-3 and have outscored visitors by an average of 13.9 points. The Lakers have dropped five of their last six, including a 108-102 home loss to Brooklyn on Sunday, to fall into the Western Conference cellar.

Collins debuts for Nets in win over Lakers

Collins debuts for Nets in win over Lakers LOS ANGELES -- Jason Collins said the only difference in Sunday's game was being the center of attention. Usually, he is used to being one of the role players who blend in with the crowd. But this wasn't just an ordinary game. Collins became the first openly gay player to appear in an NBA game, and his Brooklyn Nets ended their losing ways against the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.

Preview: Nets at Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers got a big boost from a pair of newcomers on Friday and are hoping it’s the start of something positive. The Lakers will attempt to put together back-to-back wins at home for the first time since a three-game run from Nov. 17-24 when they host the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday. The Nets will be enduring the second night of a back-to-back after falling at Golden State on Saturday.

Lakers 101, Celtics 92

Lakers 101, Celtics 92: Pau Gasol, Chris Kaman and Jodie Meeks scored 16 points apiece as Los Angeles ended a franchise-record eight-game home losing streak by rallying to beat Boston. Recent acquisitions Kent Bazemore (15 points) and MarShon Brooks (14) both recorded season-high point totals and fueled a fourth-quarter rally in their Lakers’ debuts. Los Angeles was 16-of-23 from the field in the final quarter and outscored the Celtics 38-18 to end a four-game losing streak and win at home for the first time since Jan. 3.

Rockets 134, Lakers 108

Rockets 134, Lakers 108: Dwight Howard made his return to Los Angeles and recorded 20 points and 13 rebounds as visiting Houston crushed the Lakers. Howard, who was playing against the Lakers in Los Angeles for the first time since moving to the Rockets in free agency last summer, went 9-of-14 from the field in 28 minutes and blocked three shots. Fellow All-Star James Harden led Houston with 29 points and 11 assists while Chandler Parsons scored 18 points in the rout.

Lakers trade Blake to Warriors

(Reuters) - The Los Angeles Lakers traded away veteran guard Steve Blake on Wednesday, sending him to the Golden State Warriors a short time before he was scheduled to take the court. Blake was in uniform for the Lakers in anticipation of facing the Houston Rockets, when he was informed of the move and forced to clean out his locker. Golden State sent young guards Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks to the Lakers as part of the deal.

Thunder send Lakers to 7th straight home loss

Thunder send Lakers to 7th straight home loss LOS ANGELES -- Kevin Durant saved his best for last Thursday night. The Oklahoma City forward scored 31 of his 43 points in the second half, lifting the Thunder to a 107-103 victory over the injury-depleted Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center.

Jazz 96, Lakers 79

(Updated: ADDS that Lakers matched franchise record for consecutive home losses in Para 3) Jazz 96, Lakers 79: Alec Burks scored 24 points off the bench and Gordon Hayward collected 15 points, eight rebounds and seven assists as Utah took down visiting Los Angeles.
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