THE LAKERS trip in their series against the Phoenix Suns, and LeBron James' legendary first-round playoff streak comes to an end as Devin Booker and company deal the team a heartbreaking 113-100 defeat. Lakers fans held out hope that the ...
Jun 4, 2021
NBA
LEBRON James has entered uncharted waters.He has been to the NBA playoffs in 15 of his 18 NBA seasons, and has never missed the second round - a streak that is now very much in doubt. James and the Los Angeles Lakers ...
Jun 3, 2021
NBA
PHOENIX - The Phoenix Suns made LeBron James look away.Riding an orange wave of support in the desert, the Suns sent the four-time league MVP to the locker room early and took control of their first-round playoff series with a ...
Jun 2, 2021
NBA
PHOENIX - Devin Booker scored 30 points after two quiet games and the Phoenix Suns sent LeBron James to the locker room early, dismantling the Los Angeles Lakers, 115-85, on Tuesday night (Wednesday, Manila time) to take a 3-2 first-round ...
Jun 2, 2021
NBA
LOS ANGELES - Chris Paul had 18 points and nine assists, Devin Booker and Jae Crowder added 17 points apiece and the Phoenix Suns evened their first-round series with a 100-92 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Four on ...
May 31, 2021
NBA
LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles Lakers starting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has a mildly bruised left knee, and his availability is uncertain for Game Four of their first-round playoff series against Phoenix.An MRI exam of Caldwell-Pope's knee revealed ...
May 29, 2021
NBA
MIAMI - On their respective ways to the NBA Finals last season, there was one important element missing for both the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat.No fans were there.That changes for last year's finalists on Thursday night (Friday, ...
May 27, 2021
DEVIN Booker with 34. Trae Young with 32. When it comes to your big playoff debut, you couldn't ask for better numbers.In their first time in the postseason trail, these young guns came out with guns blazing, lighting up the ...
May 24, 2021
NBA
PHOENIX - All-Star guard Chris Paul was grimacing in pain early in the fourth quarter, playing essentially with one shoulder. Cameron Payne had just been ejected. Players had to be separated and emotions were heated.Phoenix coach Monty Williams had warned his ...
May 24, 2021
NBA
PHOENIX - Devin Booker scored 34 points, Deandre Ayton had 21 points and 16 rebounds and the Phoenix Suns won their first playoff game in 11 years, beating the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers, 99-90, on Sunday (Monday, Manila time).It was ...
May 24, 2021
NBA
LEBRON James isn't likely to miss the playoff opener despite violating NBA's health and safety protocols, according to reports.The event James attended earlier this week included an outdoor photo shoot for a tequila brand that he backs. It "didn&# ...
May 23, 2021
TWO titans of the West clashed. Only one walked away with a playoff spot.It was big Finals energy in the one-game Western conference play-in tournament, with fans keenly watching the showdown between the two teams. Los Angeles came in ...
May 20, 2021
NBA
LOS ANGELES - LeBron James and Steph Curry are used to meeting in the spring with an NBA championship up for grabs.The stakes will be so much different when they face each other this time: they will just be vying for a ...
May 19, 2021
NBA
PORTLAND, Oregon - Damian Lillard had 22 points and 10 assists and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Denver Nuggets 132-116 in the regular-season finale on Sunday night (Monday, Manila time) to secure their eighth straight playoff berth, the longest active ...
May 17, 2021
NBA
LEBRON James may be one game away from the playoffs. Or he may be one game away from the play-in tournament, and a possible high-stakes showdown against Stephen Curry.Either way, the NBA wins on Sunday (Monday, Manila time) - with ...
May 16, 2021
NBA
By Mark Ambrogi, APINDIANAPOLIS - Los Angles Lakers coach Frank Vogel liked what he saw of LeBron James' return"It is going to take time to get his timing back to 100%, but for most of the game he looked good," Vogel ...
May 16, 2021
NBA
THE play-in field isn't quite set.And nobody knows who'll play anybody yet.Welcome to the final weekend of the NBA's regular season, with every first-round playoff matchup - even every play-in game matchup - ...
May 15, 2021
NBA
LOS ANGELES - Kyle Kuzma's driving layup with 6.9 seconds remaining gave the short-handed Los Angeles Lakers a 124-122 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night (Thursday, Manila time) and kept the defending NBA champions' slim ...
May 13, 2021
NBA
LEBRON James will not be able to return to action yet, although he said he will be joining the ceremony as the Los Angeles Lakers raise the 2020 NBA championship banner to the stadium rafters on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time).James was ...
May 13, 2021
NBA
LEBRON James is expected to return to action with the Los Angeles Lakers against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time), according to reports.Recovering from a sprained right ankle, James was set to miss his fifth straight game as the ...
May 12, 2021
NBA
THIS didn't happen last year.There was no frantic final few days of the NBA regular season, replete with all the jostling for playoff positioning as well a scoring race that might go down to the wire. And there' ...
May 11, 2021
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