Los Angeles Lakers http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/33118/all en NBA: LA Lakers owner in hospital for cancer: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/nba-la-lakers-owner-hospital-cancer-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss, who has been in failing health for the past year, has been hospitalized in intensive care for cancer, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday.</p> <p>The 79-year-old was taken to hospital in July for "dehydration" and underwent surgery a month later for an undisclosed illness.</p> <p>The Lakers did immediately respond to requests for comment. It was not clear what form of cancer Buss is fighting.</p> <p>Buss purchased the Lakers in 1979 and has been in charge of the franchise for 10 of their 16 National Basketball Association championships.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/nba-la-lakers-owner-hospital-cancer-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Buss Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Lakers National Basketball Association AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 02:45:27 +0000 5756272 at http://www.globalpost.com NBA: LA Lakers owner in hospital for cancer: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/nba-la-lakers-owner-hospital-cancer-report-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss, who has been in failing health for the past year, has been hospitalized in intensive care for cancer, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday.</p> <p>The 79-year-old was taken to hospital in July for "dehydration" and underwent surgery a month later for an undisclosed illness.</p> <p>The Lakers did not immediately respond to requests for comment. It was not clear what form of cancer Buss is fighting.</p> <p>Buss purchased the Lakers in 1979 and has been in charge of the franchise for 10 of their 16 National Basketball Association championships.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/nba-la-lakers-owner-hospital-cancer-report-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Buss Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Lakers National Basketball Association AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 03:00:26 +0000 5756277 at http://www.globalpost.com NBA: LA Lakers owner in hospital for cancer: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/nba-la-lakers-owner-hospital-cancer-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss has been admitted to hospital for cancer treatment, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday.</p> <p>The 79-year-old, who has been in failing health for the past year, was taken to hospital in July for "dehydration" and underwent surgery a month later for an undisclosed illness. He has also suffered from blood clots.</p> <p>The LA Times report said Buss had spent time in intensive care.</p> <p>It was not clear what form of cancer Buss is fighting and the Lakers did not immediately respond to requests for a comment.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/nba-la-lakers-owner-hospital-cancer-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Buss Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Lakers National Basketball Association AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 06:45:35 +0000 5756350 at http://www.globalpost.com NBA: Bryant's 40 lift Lakers over Trail Blazers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/nba-bryants-40-lift-lakers-over-trail-blazers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Kobe Bryant scored 29 of his 40 points in the second half Friday as the Los Angeles Lakers capped an emotional week with a much-needed 111-107 NBA victory over the Portland Trail Blazers.</p> <p>Bryant added seven rebounds and two steals for the Lakers, who have won seven of their last 10 games and stand 3 1/2 games behind the Houston Rockets for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference standings.</p> <p>In an interview with Sports Illustrated published this week, Bryant said he was certain the Lakers would make the playoffs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/nba-bryants-40-lift-lakers-over-trail-blazers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Lakers National Basketball Association AFP Sat, 23 Feb 2013 07:15:21 +0000 5764065 at http://www.globalpost.com NBA: Lawson lifts Nuggets past Lakers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/nba-lawson-lifts-nuggets-past-lakers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ty Lawson scored 22 points and had eight assists as the Denver Nuggets scored 78 points in the paint en route to a 119-108 thrashing of the mistake-prone Los Angeles Lakers on Monday. </p> <p>Wilson Chandler scored 23 points to lead Denver, who have won three of their past four National Basketball League games. Chandler was filling in for injured Danilo Gallinari.</p> <p>The Nuggets had a huge 78-50 point advantage in the paint and also dominated on the free-throw line. The Lakers missed 17 of 31 free throws and turned the ball over 15 times.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/nba-lawson-lifts-nuggets-past-lakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Denver Nuggets Los Angeles Lakers McDonald's High School All-Americans National Basketball Association AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 07:45:57 +0000 5766654 at http://www.globalpost.com NBA: Westbrook paces Thunder in win over Lakers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/nba-westbrook-paces-thunder-win-over-lakers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russell Westbrook scored 37 points, leading six Oklahoma City players in double figures on Tuesday in a 122-105 NBA victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.</p> <p>Westbrook added 10 rebounds and Kevin Durant scored 26 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Thunder, whose two turnovers equalled an NBA record for fewest in a game held by the 2006 Milwaukee Bucks and 2009 Cleveland Cavaliers.</p> <p>Kobe Bryant scored 30 points for the Lakers, but was hampered by a right elbow injury suffered in the first quarter.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/nba-westbrook-paces-thunder-win-over-lakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Lakers National Basketball Association National Basketball Association Finals AFP Wed, 06 Mar 2013 07:01:02 +0000 5774691 at http://www.globalpost.com NBA: Clippers beat Lakers to clinch division title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130407/nba-clippers-beat-lakers-clinch-division-title <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Los Angeles Clippers clinched their first division title in their 42-year history with a 109-95 rout of the Los Angeles Lakers behind a 24 point, 12 assist effort from Chris Paul on Sunday.</p> <p>Blake Griffin finished with 24 points, 12 rebounds and five assists for the Clippers who ended the Lakers' five-year run atop the Pacific Division standings.</p> <p>"We did a tremendous job of starting the second half. This is my first division win, but we kind of had the mind set that this was what we're supposed to do," Griffin said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130407/nba-clippers-beat-lakers-clinch-division-title" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Inglewood, California Los Angeles Lakers McDonald's High School All-Americans National Basketball Association AFP Mon, 08 Apr 2013 02:35:44 +0000 5805209 at http://www.globalpost.com List of NBA champions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130621/list-nba-champions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - List of National Basketball Association champions:</p> <p>2013 - Miami Heat def. San Antonio Spurs 4-3</p> <p>2012 - Miami Heat def. Oklahoma City Thunder 4-1</p> <p>2011 - Dallas Mavericks def. Miami Heat 4-2</p> <p>2010 - Los Angeles Lakers def. Boston Celtic 4-3</p> <p>2009 - Los Angeles Lakers def. Orlando Magic 4-1</p> <p>2008 - Boston Celtics def. Los Angeles Lakers 4-2</p> <p>2007 - San Antonio Spurs def. Cleveland Cavaliers 4-0</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130621/list-nba-champions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Basketball Inglewood, California Los Angeles Lakers National Basketball Association Thomson Reuters Fri, 21 Jun 2013 14:51:41 +0000 5863464 at http://www.globalpost.com Spurs second-half surge enough for win over Lakers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131102/spurs-91-lakers-85 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Spurs second-half surge enough for win over Lakers</p> <p>LOS ANGELES -- The shots started falling in the second half for the San Antonio Spurs. That turned out to be the difference in their victory Friday night over the Los Angeles Lakers.</p> <p>Tony Parker scored 24 points and Manu Ginobili came off the bench to deliver 20 more as the Spurs defeated the Lakers 91-85 at Staples Center.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131102/spurs-91-lakers-85" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Lakers National Basketball Association National Basketball Association Finals Thomson Reuters Sat, 02 Nov 2013 08:31:04 +0000 5978071 at http://www.globalpost.com Lakers edge Rockets 99-98 on Blake's last-second 3-pointer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/131108/lakers-edge-rockets-99-98-blakes-last-second-3-pointer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Houston, Nov 8 (EFE).- Steve Blake connected on a 3-pointer with just 1.3 seconds remaining in regulation to give the Los Angeles Lakers a 99-98 road victory over the Houston Rockets.</p> <p>In the first game between the two teams since Dwight Howard's decision to leave the Lakers after one season and sign an $88 million deal with Houston, the big man's woeful night at the free-throw line was a key factor in the Rockets' loss.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/131108/lakers-edge-rockets-99-98-blakes-last-second-3-pointer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Lakers National Basketball Association National Basketball Association Finals Agencia EFE Fri, 08 Nov 2013 17:32:22 +0000 5984071 at http://www.globalpost.com Lakers pull away from Kings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131125/lakers-100-kings-86 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Lakers pull away from Kings</p> <p>LOS ANGELES -- A pivotal stretch in the third quarter allowed the Los Angeles Lakers to pull away from the Sacramento Kings.</p> <p>Forward Xavier Henry came off the bench to score 21 points, guiding the Lakers to a 100-86 victory over the Kings before a sellout crowd of 18,997 at Staples Center on Sunday.</p> <p>Henry hit seven of his 11 shots from the floor in only 21 minutes of play.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131125/lakers-100-kings-86" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Lakers National Basketball Association National Basketball Association Finals Thomson Reuters Mon, 25 Nov 2013 07:01:37 +0000 5999146 at http://www.globalpost.com Nene, Wall leads Wizards past Lakers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131126/wizards-116-lakers-111 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nene, Wall leads Wizards past Lakers</p> <p>WASHINGTON -- Injured Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant talked about his new contract extension pregame. Once the game tipped and over the closing minutes, Washington Wizards point guard John Wall and power forward Nene provided a wealth of offense as their team prevailed 116-111 on Tuesday night .</p> <p>Wall scored 13 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter and Nene had a career-high 30 points.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131126/wizards-116-lakers-111" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Lakers McDonald's High School All-Americans National Basketball Association Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Nov 2013 03:46:22 +0000 6001155 at http://www.globalpost.com Preview: Lakers at Kings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131206/preview-lakers-at-kings <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The much-anticipated return of Kobe Bryant will have to wait at least one more game. Bryant, who has been out with a torn Achilles since last April, was targeting Friday as a return date but instead will watch from the sidelines when the Los Angeles Lakers visit the Sacramento Kings. The Lakers are playing .500 basketball without their star but are picking things up with five wins in the last seven games and are averaging 105.7 points in that stretch.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131206/preview-lakers-at-kings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Lakers McDonald's High School All-Americans National Basketball Association Sacramento Kings Thomson Reuters Fri, 06 Dec 2013 15:18:55 +0000 6011671 at http://www.globalpost.com Preview: Lakers at Thunde http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131213/preview-lakers-at-thunde <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Los Angeles Lakers are winless in two games since Kobe Bryant's return, and they'll be hard-pressed to change that when they travel to Oklahoma City to face the Thunder on Friday. The Lakers are trying to avoid their first three-game losing streak of the season, even as their star eases back into action after a torn Achilles tendon. Oklahoma City has won four straight and 12 of 13 and owns a 10-0 home mark.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131213/preview-lakers-at-thunde" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Lakers McDonald's High School All-Americans National Basketball Association Thomson Reuters Fri, 13 Dec 2013 20:21:08 +0000 6019885 at http://www.globalpost.com Preview: Lakers at Bobcats http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131214/preview-lakers-at-bobcats <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Los Angeles Lakers are still looking for their first win with Kobe Bryant back in the lineup, and they'll try to get it on the road against the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday. The Lakers are 0-3 since Bryant's return from a torn Achilles - their first three-game losing streak of the season - and were never competitive in Friday's 122-97 loss at Oklahoma City. The Bobcats have dropped two straight and are looking to avoid their first three-game skid of the season.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131214/preview-lakers-at-bobcats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Los Angeles Lakers McDonald's High School All-Americans National Basketball Association Shooting guards Thomson Reuters Sat, 14 Dec 2013 14:41:39 +0000 6020332 at http://www.globalpost.com