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NBA Power Rankings Week 14

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We’re more than halfway through the 2019-20 season, and the Milwaukee Bucks remain locked in our No. 1 spot as the Los Angeles Lakers nip at their heels. Our biggest risers this week? The New Orleans Pelicans, who are expected to debut star rookie Zion Williamson on Wednesday against the......
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LeBron James propels Lakers past Rockets and James Harden

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here HOUSTON — The Los Angeles Lakers were determined to start the second half of their season on a high note following a loss that snapped a nine-game winning streak. They were able to do that by riding a......
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A cramp couldn’t stop Markelle Fultz from stunning Lakers

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here LOS ANGELES — Markelle Fultz faked LeBron James off his hip, weaved through traffic in the waning seconds and scored the final bucket of his phenomenal triple-double performance. Fultz then dropped to the court with a cramp. The......
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Markelle Fultz takes over late in win vs. Lakers — Showed ‘what I can do’

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LOS ANGELES — With his game uniform bunched up in a plastic bag in one hand and a satisfied smile across his face, Orlando Magic guard Markelle Fultz walked out of Staples Center victorious on Wednesday. The Magic edged the Los Angeles Lakers 119-118, snapping L.A.’s nine-game winning streak and......
Sports Illustrated - NFL

NBA midseason grades: Evaluating every team in the West

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTY5NzYwNzMxMjAwMjM0NjU3/west-2.jpg Rohan Nadkarni We’ve practically reached the halfway point of the regular season, with numerous teams at or around the 41-game mark. This checkpoint is a perfect time to hand out grades for the NBA, starting today with the Western Conference. (My colleague Jeremy Woo will handle the East.) Professor......
Sports Illustrated - MMA

NBA power rankings: Lakers, Bucks continue to dominate

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTY5NzE0MDQwODc5MTk1Mjk3/lakers-lebron-james-role-players.jpg Michael Shapiro Was the Lakers’ win in Oklahoma City on Saturday the best win of the year? Los Angeles thrashed the Thunder 125-110 without LeBron James or Anthony Davis, showcasing its deep collection of rotational talent. Kyle Kuzma has found his shooting stroke. Rajon Rondo is taking dips in......
Sports Illustrated - MMA

LeBron James out vs Thunder with flu-like symptoms

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTY5Njc1MTQxNjI4ODMwODgx/lebron-out-vs-thunder-flu.jpg Jenna West Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports The Lakers could be missing several key players on Saturday night when they face the Thunder. The team announced LeBron James will miss the game with flu-like symptoms, and Danny Green has been ruled out with a sore right hip. Anthony Davis has......
New York Post

Lebron James leads Anthony Davis-less Lakers past Mavericks

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here DALLAS — LeBron James had 35 points and 16 rebounds, Kyle Kuzma scored a season-high 24 points starting in place of injured star Anthony Davis, and the Los Angeles Lakers went up big early in a 129-114 victory......
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Ten NBA things I like and don’t like, including the Lakers without LeBron

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Let’s roll with Jan. 10 NBA things: 1. Some precarious Lakers minutes It’s really the only blemish on an otherwise dominant season: The Lakers average 100.5 points per 100 possessions with LeBron James on the bench — three points worse than the league’s clankiest offense. It’s all shooting: The Lakers......
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Lakers extend Rob Pelinka’s contract in addition to promotion, sources say

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7:32 PM ET Adrian Wojnarowski Close Senior NBA Insider Host of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017 Ramona Shelburne Close ESPN Senior Writer Senior writer for ESPN.com Spent seven years at the Los Angeles Daily News Los Angeles Lakers vice president of basketball operations and general manager Rob Pelinka......
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Rob Pelinka promoted: Lakers’ GM named VP of Basketball Operations

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTY5NjU1NzI2MjI5MTY5MzEz/rob-pelinka-lakers-gm.jpg Ben Pickman The Lakers have promoted Rob Pelinka to Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager, the team announced Friday. His contract has  been extended from his initial five-year deal, according to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne and Adrian Wojnarowski.  Pelinka was first hired as the team’s GM in March of......
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Knicks F Bobby Portis draws $25,000 fine from league after flagrant foul in loss to Lakers

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NEW YORK — New York Knicks forward Bobby Portis was fined $25,000 for recklessly making contact above the shoulders of an airborne shooter, the league announced Wednesday. The incident, for which Portis was assessed a flagrant foul 2 and ejected, occurred with 8:02 remaining in the second quarter of the......
Sports Illustrated - MMA

Anthony Davis back injury: MRI shows bruise for Lakers star forward

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTY5NjAwODc5NzY1MjM1NDA2/anthony-davis-back-injury-lakers-cropped.jpg Chris Chavez Los Angeles Lakers star forward Anthony Davis’ lower back MRI came back clean and he plans on traveling with the team to its upcoming road trip against the Dallas Mavericks and Oklahoma City Thunder, according to The Athletics’ Shams Charania. Davis exited Tuesday night’s game against the......
Sports Illustrated - NCAA Football

LeBron James: Lakers’ star is putting on passing clinic

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTY5NTk4MDg1NjIwNTczOTAy/lebron-james-passing-ability.jpg Ben Pickman Throughout his 17-year NBA career, there isn’t much that Lakers superstar LeBron James hasn’t done. He’s won three NBA titles and four MVP awards. He’s a 15-time (going on 16-time) All-Star and a two-time Olympic Gold medalist. He’s invented statistical categories and shot up the list of......
Sports Illustrated - MMA

Lakers’ Anthony Davis to undergo MRI, miss two games after hard fall

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTY5NTkyMTI3Njk1NjI4MTAx/anthony-davis-lakers-knicks.jpg Michael Shapiro Anthony Davis will miss the Lakers’ upcoming two-game road trip after injuring his back against the Knicks on Tuesday, according to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin.  Davis hurt his back on a hard fall in the third quarter at the Staples Center. Los Angeles’ big man attempted to block......
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Knicks’ Bobby Portis ejected after knocking Lakers’ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope on the head

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LOS ANGELES — New York Knicks big man Bobby Portis was ejected in the first half of Tuesday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers for forcefully knocking Kentavious Caldwell-Pope across the head while the Lakers’ guard was airborne. The Lakers led the Knicks 39-30 with 8:02 remaining in the second......

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