Los Angeles Lakers’ woes continue in OT loss to Western Conference-worst Houston Rockets

HOUSTON – A triple-double from LeBron James and a high-scoring effort from Russell Westbrook weren’t enough to halt the Los Angeles Lakers’ self-destruction tour, with Wednesday’s 139-130 overtime loss to the Rockets being the latest lowlight in a season full of them. “We kind of messed around with the game and they had confidence throughout … Read more

Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James, fueled by ‘desperation,’ drops 56 in comeback win over Warriors

LOS ANGELES – Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors played the foil in the most notable bounceback of LeBron James’ career back in the 2016 NBA Finals. On Saturday, they were subjected to another classic “desperation” performance by James. James scored 56 points, his highest-scoring game ever with the Los Angeles Lakers and tied … Read more

Los Angeles Lakers’ Russell Westbrook says role changes nightly, but ‘I’m not a quitter’

LOS ANGELES – After the Los Angeles Lakers were crushed by the rival Clippers on Thursday night, Russell Westbrook said he was still trying to figure out his role with the team, which he said has “changed every single night.” The Clippers embarrassed their hallway neighbors 132-111 to sweep the season series 4-0. Reggie Jackson … Read more