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    Kevin Harts personal shopper allegedly used actors credit cards to buy himself $1M in luxury goods 20 Jobs With the Most Financial Security LeBron James hits tying 3-pointer, Lakers beat Thunder in third straight OT game © Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images LeBron James got the Lakers to overtime for their third straight game. He then ensured they won their sixth straight game. Los Angeles beat the Thunder 114-113 in overtime Wednesday. In their previous two games, the Lakers beat the Pistons in double overtime and Oklahoma City in overtime. Tonight’s game went long thanks to LeBron’s game-tying 3-pointer with 19.6 seconds left in the fourth quarter: Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad With Los Angeles up one in the final seconds of overtime, LeBron broke up the Thunder’s inbound pass and left them to miss a desperation heave: Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD...
    BOSTON (CBS) — The Celtics have gotten off to an impressive start this season. But if there is one thing they’ve yet to prove on a consistent basis, it’s that they can beat the best teams that the NBA has to offer. Boston is going to get the best team in the league on Saturday night in the Los Angeles Lakers. And LeBron James and company will be a pretty angry bunch when the two teams renew the NBA’s best rivalry. At 14-6 on the year, the defending champs have hit very few speed bumps this season. But they’re currently riding their first losing streak of the season, dropping back-to-back road contests to the 76ers and the Pistons. Those were L.A.’s first two road losses of the 2021 campaign. Anthony Davis sat out Thursday night’s defeat in Motown, so he’ll be well rested for Saturday night’s primetime showdown with the...
    Getty Kawhi Leonard guarding Bradley Beal. After a disastrous end to last season, the Los Angeles Clippers have come out swinging to start this season. They beat the Lakers in the first game and are now only one game behind the Utah Jazz for the top seed in the Western Conference. Whatever new head coach Ty Lue is doing appears to be working well. However, it’s hard to forget about last year’s playoff collapse. The roster is mostly the same outside of the minor additions of Serge Ibaka and Luke Kennard. Though it’s possible the Clippers finish with a better regular-season record than the Lakers, it’s still hard to imagine them beating the Los Angeles rivals in a seven-game playoff series. If the team also believe they can’t beat the Lakers, they may need to look at upgrading their roster. ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith believes that a trade...
    Tobias Harris hit the game-winner that allowed the 76ers to hand the Lakers their first loss on the road this entire season. The Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Lakers met up Wednesday in a battle of NBA elites. The Lakers entered with a 10-0 road record and things got physical midway through the game when LeBron James sent Joel Embiid crashing to the floor on what was deemed a flagrant foul. The game was back-and-forth until the end, when Tobias Harris took it upon himself to send the 76ers home victorious. TOBIAS CALLED GAME. 76ers hand the Lakers their first road loss of the season. pic.twitter.com/73cZKEnS2Z — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 28, 2021 Harris wins it for the 76ersThis was a clutch shot and a key reason why the 76ers acquired Harris in the first place. He scored 24, Embiid had 28, and Ben Simmons finished with 17 as...
    CLEVELAND — Back home, LeBron James kept the Lakers perfect on the road. James went on a scoring tear in the fourth quarter, getting 21 of his 46 points with a variety of dazzling shots and plays only he seems to make, leading Los Angeles to a 115-108 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night. James’ first game in Ohio in more than two years couldn’t have gone much better. “Home cooking,” said James, who got a meal made by his mom, Gloria. “It felt good to be back in my haven.” Anthony Davis added 17 points as the defending NBA champions improved to 10-0 away from home. The win for Los Angeles came on the eve of the one-year anniversary of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant’s tragic death in a helicopter crash. James’ outburst in the fourth was reminiscent of something Bryant might do as well, and it was...
    CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James went on tear in the fourth quarter on his former home court, scoring 23 of his 46 points to keep the Los Angeles Lakers unbeaten on the road with a 115-108 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night. Isaac Okoro #35 of the Cleveland Cavaliers fights for a rebound over LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first quarter of the Jan. 25 game at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) Anthony Davis added 17 points as the defending NBA champions improved to 10-0 away from home. The win for Los Angeles came on the eve of the one-year anniversary of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant’s tragic death in a helicopter crash. James’ outburst in the fourth appeared to be directed at someone sitting among Cleveland’s front office group in the socially-distanced front row across from the...
    CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James went on tear in the fourth quarter on his former home court, scoring 23 of his 46 points to keep the Los Angeles Lakers unbeaten on the road with a 115-108 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night. Anthony Davis added 17 points as the defending NBA champions improved to 10-0 away from home. The win for Los Angeles came on the eve of the one-year anniversary of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant’s tragic death in a helicopter crash. James’ outburst in the fourth appeared to be directed at someone sitting among Cleveland’s front office group in the socially-distanced front row across from the Cavs’ bench. He made 9 of 10 shots in the fourth, posing to hold his form after draining a 34-foot 3-pointer just before the 24-second clock expired to put the Lakers ahead 103-98. James followed that with a step-back 3 and...
    Anthony Davis missed seeing his family members in the stands. They would have witnessed quite a performance had they been allowed in the arena. Davis dominated with a season-high 37 points against his hometown team, LeBron James added 17 points and 11 rebounds and the Lakers beat the Chicago Bulls 101-90 on Saturday. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM The defending NBA champions improved to 9-0 on the road and a league-best 13-4 overall. And this one never was in doubt. Davis scored 26 points in the highest scoring half by a Laker this season as Los Angeles grabbed a 63-33 lead. The seven-time All-Star shot 14 of 21, nailing two 3-pointers, and grabbed six rebounds. "It's tough. Usually, when I come home I get to see my family," he said. "They come to the games and support me. Being in the Western Conference my entire career so...
    CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Davis scored a season-high 37 points against his hometown team, LeBron James added 17 points and 11 rebounds and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Chicago Bulls 101-90 on Saturday. The defending NBA champions improved to 9-0 on the road and a league-best 13-4 overall. And this one never was in doubt. Davis scored 26 points in the highest scoring half by a Laker this season as Los Angeles grabbed a 63-33 lead. The seven-time All-Star shot 14 of 21, nailing two 3-pointers, and grabbed six rebounds. James, coming off a season-high 34-point outing in a win at Milwaukee two nights earlier, had six assists and six turnovers. And the Lakers won their eighth in a row against Chicago. The Bulls had won three in a row and matched a franchise record by scoring 115 or more in seven straight games. But against Los Angeles, they...
    NBA : By Eurohoops team / info@eurohoops.net LeBron James scored a season-high 34 points and had eight assists plus six rebounds as the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 113 – 106. James also “won” the first battle of the season against Giannis Antetokounmpo, the man who beat him in the 2020 MVP race. The Greek Freak finished with 25 points on 11-17 shots plus 11 rebounds but also committed nine turnovers. “We’ve got to keep working, keep playing good basketball for longer periods of time, make shots, defend better, rebound the ball better,” Antetokounmpo said after the match. Ultimately, we’ve got to get better.” LeBron didn’t see the match as a clash between MVPs. “It’s never been about individual (honors),” he said. “It’s all about the team success. That’s all that matters. … I just want to play well and help our team versus...
    Getty Kawhi Leonard with LeBron James. Though the playoffs are still far away, the Los Angeles Lakers currently look like the premier team in the NBA. Their record is at 11-4, which is tied with the Clippers for best in the league. The team hasn’t been perfect but they appear to be even better than last season. That said, the Clippers could provide a potential problem. They beat the Lakers in the first game of the season and they are also playing at a high level, but it’s still hard to buy into them as legit threats to the purple and gold due to last season’s collapse. Lakers legend Shaquille O’Neal recently appeared on ESPN’s First Take and was asked if his former team is the favorite to win the championship. “I think they do deserve to be the favorites cause they’re the Champs,” O’Neal said. “There’s a...
    Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors are starting to make a habit of fourth-quarter rallies against teams from Los Angeles. Curry scored 26 points on Monday night as the Warriors rallied from a 14-point, fourth-quarter deficit to defeat the Los Angeles Lakers 115-113. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM "We kept our composure. The second unit was amazing both halves," Curry said. "We got some momentum in the second half to give us a chance and carry us down the stretch. It was similar to the Clippers game. We've done it twice now, but want to get leads early." Golden State trailed the Clippers by 22 in the third quarter on Jan. 8 before storming back for a 115-105 win. On Monday, the Lakers sprinted out to a 19-point lead in the first quarter and dominated the first 42 minutes.  LeBron James’ 3-pointer gave the Lakers a...
    Stephen Curry is more back than ever. The base of Golden state warriors was the main protagonist of the comeback and victory (115-113) of his team over Los angeles lakers, scoring 19 of his 26 points in the second half of the game. The Lakers trusted the Warriors and paid for it. Curry He participated in 12 of the 14 points with which the San Francisco Bay team turned the clash around and ended the streak of five consecutive victories for the Angelenos, who remain in command of the Western Conference. The last four minutes of the game were all an exhibition of Curry to which the Lakers knew how to respond. Those in purple and gold had a seven-point lead that they weren’t able to retain, watching it vanish with Decisive triple from the edge by the Warriors point guard. LeBron James had one last pitch to win the...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 26 points, Kelly Oubre Jr. added 23 and the Golden State Warriors rallied from a 14-point, fourth-quarter deficit to defeat the Los Angeles Lakers 115-113 on Monday night. LeBron James’ 3-pointer gave the Lakers a 97-83 advantage early in the fourth before the Warriors battled back. They trailed 106-97 with 5:52 remaining before going on a 15-2 run that gave Golden State its first lead. Oubre had tied it at 108 with a driving layup and Draymond Green’s layup with 2:40 remaining gave the Warriors their first lead of the night. James had a chance to win it at the end, but missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer as the Lakers had their five-game winning streak snapped. Dennis Schröder led Los Angeles with 25 points and James added 19. Anthony Davis had 17 points and 17 rebounds. Eric Paschall came off the bench...
    Anthony Davis and LeBron James each scored 26 points, rallying the Los Angeles Lakers to a 94-92 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday night. James added 11 rebounds and seven assists, and Dennis Schroder finished with 12 points for Los Angeles. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM "That’s why he’s great," Lakers coach Frank Vogel said of James taking over the game with Davis. "He finds a way to make those superhero-type of plays. Our focus is on making sure we don’t need those superhero-type of plays to close games out." Jonas Valanciunas, Dillon Brooks and Gorgui Dieng led Memphis with 13 points apiece, and Brandon Clarke added 12 points. Valanciunas finished with 11 rebounds. On a poor shooting night for both teams, the Lakers were able to depend on James and Davis down the stretch. Los Angeles trailed 79-77 with five minutes left when the two...
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Anthony Davis and LeBron James each scored 26 points, rallying the Los Angeles Lakers to a 94-92 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday night. Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, drives against Memphis Grizzlies center Jonas Valanciunas (17) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill) James added 11 rebounds and seven assists, and Dennis Schroder finished with 12 points for Los Angeles. “That’s why he’s great,” Lakers coach Frank Vogel said of James taking over the game with Davis. “He finds a way to make those superhero-type of plays. Our focus is on making sure we don’t need those superhero-type of plays to close games out.” Jonas Valanciunas, Dillon Brooks and Gorgui Dieng led Memphis with 13 points apiece, and Brandon Clarke added 12 points. Valanciunas finished with 11 rebounds. On a poor shooting night...
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Becky Hammon would have preferred a victory over history after becoming the first woman to coach an NBA team. The assistant coach took over the San Antonio Spurs in the second quarter after coach Gregg Popovich was ejected in a 121-107 loss to LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night. “I try not to think of the huge picture and huge aspect of it because it can be overwhelming,” Hammon said. “I really have had no time to reflect. I have not had time to look at my phone. So, I don’t know what’s going on outside the AT&T Center.” CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – MARCH 03: Becky Hammon of the San Antonio Spurs during the first quarter during their game against the Charlotte Hornets at Spectrum Center on March 03, 2020 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images) Hammon and...
    RAUL DOMINGUEZ, Associated Press SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Becky Hammon became the first woman to direct an NBA team, taking over the San Antonio Spurs after coach Gregg Popovich was ejected in a 121-107 loss to LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night. James celebrated his 36th birthday with 26 points, eight assists and five rebounds in the Lakers’ third double-digit victory. The teams will compete the two-game set Friday night. Popovich was ejected by official Tony Brown with 3:56 remaining in the second quarter. Popovich screamed at Brown and entered the court following a non-call on DeMar DeRozan’s attempted layup and a subsequent attempted rebound by Drew Eubanks. Popovich was applauded as he exited the court by several of the team’s family members in attendance. Hammon took over the team’s huddles during timeouts and walked the sideline following Popovich’s ejection. Hammon was the first full-time female...
    Samuel Little, most prolific serial killer in U.S. history, dies This New Year’s Eve, Times Square will be filled with hope. But not people. Hammon first woman to direct NBA team; Lakers beat Spurs SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Becky Hammon became the first woman to direct an NBA team, taking over the San Antonio Spurs after coach Gregg Popovich was ejected in a 121-107 loss to LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night. © Provided by Associated Press Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) is pressured by San Antonio Spurs guard Lonnie Walker IV (1) and guard Keldon Johnson during the first half of an NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) © Provided by Associated Press San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich walks off the court after he was ejected during the first half of the team's...
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Becky Hammon became the first woman to direct an NBA team, taking over the San Antonio Spurs after coach Gregg Popovich was ejected in a 121-107 loss to LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night. LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers hangs on the rim after a dunk during the first half of the Dec. 30 game against the Spurs at the AT&T Center in San Antonio. (Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images) James celebrated his 36th birthday with 26 points, eight assists and five rebounds in the Lakers’ third double-digit victory. The teams will compete the two-game set Friday night. Popovich was ejected by official Tony Brown with 3:56 remaining in the second quarter. Popovich screamed at Brown and entered the court following a non-call on DeMar DeRozan’s attempted layup and a subsequent attempted rebound by Drew Eubanks. Popovich was applauded...
    Two months later than usual, and after an expedited preseason, the NBA is set to tip off Tuesday night. Here’s how the league’s hierarchy looks entering the season opener: A Class of Their Own 1. Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James, Anthony Davis and a strong offseason? Run it back. The Threats to a Repeat 2. Milwaukee Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo is locked in, but will his supporting cast be enough, even with the addition of point guard Jrue Holiday? 3. Los Angeles Clippers The talent is there, but the chemistry needs some work. 4. Brooklyn Nets The Kevin Durant-Kyrie Irving partnership is finally in action. 5. Miami Heat Trying to prove their NBA Finals appearance was no fluke. 6. Boston Celtics They’ve been close, but need their young stars to take another step. 7. Denver Nuggets Back for more after reaching the Western Conference finals. 8. Toronto Raptors “We The North”...
    PHOENIX (AP) – LeBron James and Anthony Davis returned to the court for the Los Angeles Lakers, less than a week before the start of the regular season — and just over two months after winning the NBA title. This short offseason could be particularly tough on the Lakers after their run to the championship, but James and Davis played for the first time this preseason Wednesday night in Los Angeles’ 112-107 victory at Phoenix. Davis sank a turnaround to start the game and had 10 points in 17 1/2 minutes. James scored 11 points in 15 minutes. “I felt great, honestly,” Davis said. “Coming in, I thought I was going to be a little winded. You can try to get in shape all you want, but it’s nothing like getting in basketball shape.” The Lakers, who beat Miami to win the championship Oct. 11, start the new season against...
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    LeBron James and Rajon Rondo had played on opposing sides for the longest time. Between 2008 to 2012, Rondo and James faced off in the Playoffs 4 times out of a possible 5. Both players have won and lost to each other’s teams. The duo became renowned for their playmaking abilities while on the Celtics (Rondo), Cavaliers, and Heat (James) respectively. However, when the opportunity to play together in the Los Angeles Lakers presented itself, Rondo knew he had to take it. Rondo has been hailed as one of the NBA’s greatest playmakers. A traditional point-guard, the 2-time NBA Champion averaged 8+ assists per game for 10 of his last 13 seasons. He ranks 6th on the all-time Playoffs assists chart. Rondo’s career hit a rough patch after leaving the Boston Celtics in 2014; a poor stint in Dallas saw him fall out with Head Coach Rick Carlisle. His stints...
    What small business owners really need from the next president FDA Announces Major Recall on 18 Dog Food Brands Iman Shumpert thinks 2016 Cavs would easily beat 2020 Lakers Iman Shumpert thinks that LeBron James’ last championship team is clearly superior to his new one. © Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports Iman Shumpert makes a point about the 2016 Cavaliers that others might not share. The ex-NBA guard appeared this week on Complex’s “Load Management.” During the episode, Shumpert agreed with a co-host’s claim that the 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers would beat the 2020 Los Angeles Lakers in five games. “For sure, you f–-ing serious?” replied Shumpert. The 30-year-old also said that Timofey Mozgov could guard Anthony Davis and noted that the 2016 Cavs had “the real JR Smith.” It is definitely an interesting hypothetical. Mozgov’s role in Cleveland was diminished by 2016, especially against the small-ball Golden State Warriors. That...
    (Reuters) - The Los Angeles Lakers captured a record-tying 17th NBA Championship on Sunday with a 106-93 victory over the Miami Heat that sealed the best-of-seven title series 4-2. The Lakers' victory tied them with the Boston Celtics for most NBA championships and capped an unprecedented season that resumed in July at a spectator-free campus at Disney World in Florida after a four-month COVID-19 shutdown. LeBron James led the way for the Lakers, scoring 28 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists while spearheading a defensive masterclass that doused the Heat's offense. The Lakers, who won their first title since 2010, also got a key contribution from Rajon Rondo as the veteran point guard delivered an early offensive burst that helped them to a 28-point halftime lead. (Reporting by Rory Carroll in Los Angeles and Frank Pingue in Toronto; Editing by Peter Rutherford) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    The Miami Heat won game five of the NBA Finals late Friday night against the Lakers. The Heat entered the game down 3-1 in the series, but managed to end the night with a 111-108 victory to bring the matchup to 3-2. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) You can watch highlights from the game below. Well, the Heat have managed to make it an interesting series, which I didn’t even expect to be possible. I 100% expected the Lakers to win this 4-0 or 4-1. Now, the Heat have forced a game six, and that’s not something any of us expected to happen.   View this post on Instagram   we ain’t goin’ out like that. A post shared by Miami HEAT (@miamiheat) on Oct 9, 2020 at 9:25pm PDT Having said all of that, I still expect the Lakers to win...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami Heat and the LA Lakers went toe to toe in the fourth quarter of Game 5 of the NBA Finals. In the end, the Miami Heat came up on top by beating the Lakers 111-108 and avoid elimination. Game 6 with be played next Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
    The Los Angeles Lakers took a 3-1 lead Tuesday night in the NBA Finals after beating the Miami Heat 102-96. LeBron James and Anthony Davis combined for 50 points in the game, and the Heat simply had no answer for the duo. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) You can watch highlights from game four below. This series is over, my friends. There is no chance in hell the Miami Heat are coming back from a 3-1 deficit. If you all remember correctly, I told you from the start that the series might hit five games, but it wasn’t going past that. The Miami Heat simply don’t have the arsenal required to play against LeBron James and the Lakers.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Los Angeles Lakers (@lakers) on Oct 6, 2020 at 8:52pm PDT So...
    Who is “in trouble” now? The Lakers took a commanding 3-1 lead in The NBA Finals as LeBron James put together a strong second half after a sloppy start and outplayed the Heat’s Jimmy Butler. The Lakers’ 102-96 victory Tuesday at Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., puts James one win away from his fourth title, with a third team. It wasn’t fancy as the Lakers grinded on defense and James put up 28 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists. After a lackluster Game 3, Anthony Davis put up 22 points, played some defense on Butler and registered four blocks. The Game 3 loss to the Heat on Sunday put James in a different zone — and he texted his teammates after Tuesday’s morning shootaround that Game 4 was “a must-win.” “When I woke up from my nap this morning after our team meeting, I...
    U.S. unveils restrictions on H-1B foreign work visas Restaurants and bars owned by celebrities Lakers hit back to beat Heat and take 3-1 NBA Finals lead (Reuters) - LeBron James overcame a sluggish start and Anthony Davis made a key three-pointer and block late on as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Miami Heat 102-96 on Tuesday to take a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven NBA Finals. © Reuters/Kim Klement NBA: Finals-Los Angeles Lakers at Miami Heat © Reuters/Kim Klement NBA: Finals-Los Angeles Lakers at Miami Heat Coming off a win in their last meeting, the Heat played with confidence early on as Jimmy Butler went 5-5 from the field, including a jump shot at the buzzer that cut the Lakers' lead to 27-22 at the end of the first quarter. The Miami defense frustrated the Lakers in a back-and-forth second quarter and the Heat went into the...
    The Miami Heat beat the Lakers 115-104 Sunday night in game three of the NBA Finals. The Heat entered the game down 0-2 in the series, and needed to snag a win if they wanted any real hope of making a run at not getting humiliated. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Well, Jimmy Butler dropped 40 as he led the Heat to their first win in the NBA Finals. You can check out the highlights below. Miami fans can now rest easy knowing that they won’t be swept. That can provide them some small level of comfort. I’m still 100% confident that the Lakers are going to win this series. I have no doubt about that at all.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Los Angeles Lakers (@lakers) on Oct 4, 2020 at 6:45pm PDT The Heat...
    Tim Reynolds, AP Basketball Writer LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Anthony Davis got most of his points with a feathery shooting touch. LeBron James flexed his muscle to bulldoze his way to damage. And whenever the lead looked even the tiniest bit threatened, the Los Angeles Lakers had an answer. TX Body: The NBA Finals are halfway to a coronation. James finished with 33 points, nine rebounds and nine assists, Davis made 14 of his first 15 shots on the way to 32 points, and the Lakers took a 2-0 lead in the title series by beating the short-handed Miami Heat 124-114 on Friday night. The Lakers shot 51%, making 16 consecutive shots from 2-point range in a stretch that started late in the first quarter and ended late in the third. The Lakers also took a season-high 47 3s, making 16. Jimmy Butler finished...
    Former Miami Heat forward Dorell Wright shared how the team could slow down LeBron James. The Miami Heat had no answers for LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. James finished with 25 points, 13 rebounds, and nine assists as he just missed another triple-double. The Heat now have some firsthand experience to use as a plan to stop James in Game 2. Or at least to slow him down. One former player has some tips as well. Dorell Wright was with the Heat from 2004-2010 after being taken No. 19 overall in the 2004 draft. His career since then has seen him play overseas and he even briefly returned to Miami at the end of the 2015-16 season. Wright sat down with FanSided’s Mark Carman for an interview. One topic discussed in particular was on how the Heat can defend James and...
    The Los Angeles Lakers easily beat the Miami Heat 116-98 during game one of the NBA Finals. LeBron James and company had no problem Wednesday night against Jimmy Butler and the Heat in game one of the title series. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) You can watch highlights from the game below. I said the moment the NBA Finals was set that there was pretty much no chance the Heat won the series, and I still hold that belief. There’s nothing about the Heat that makes me think they can hang with the Lakers. Last night only reinforced that idea.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Los Angeles Lakers (@lakers) on Sep 30, 2020 at 8:27pm PDT Say whatever you want about LeBron James off of the court, but there’s no doubt the dude is a...
    In a season which started with fireworks on October 22 few would have predicted we would be here, preparing for Game One of the NBA Finals on October 1. The positive Covid-19 test of Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert sparked a shutdown that would push everything deep into the summer, into a protected bubble in Orlando and almost 12 months on, just two teams remain. LeBron James' Los Angeles Lakers will take on the King's former side in the Miami Heat and while those from LA go into the seven-game series as heavy favourites, the underdog Heat have relished being written off.  The Los Angeles Lakers emerged from the Western Conference Finals to contend for the title They will take on an unfancied Miami Heat team that is thriving with their underdog status RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next NBA Finals Heat up! Miami...
    Minnesota Covid-19 survey halted after team members report racial slurs, state officials say The best cheap burger in every state James, Lakers beat Nuggets in Game 5 to reach NBA Finals © APARC Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) talks with Dwight Howard (39) during a timeout in the second half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game against the Denver Nuggets Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Lakers won 117-107 to win the series 4-1.(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) LeBron James is going to a 10th NBA Finals - and for the first time in a decade, so are the Los Angeles Lakers. James punctuated his 27th postseason triple-double with a big fourth quarter, powering the Lakers to a 117-107 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night to win the Western Conference finals in five games. James finished...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James is going to a 10th NBA Finals — and for the first time in a decade, so are the Los Angeles Lakers. James punctuated his 27th postseason triple-double with a big fourth quarter, powering the Lakers to a 117-107 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night to win the Western Conference finals in five games. James finished with 38 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists to become the fourth player to reach 10 NBA Finals. It took him two seasons to make it with the Lakers, after falling short of the playoffs in an injury-plagued first season following eight consecutive trips with Miami and Cleveland. The Lakers will face either Miami or Boston in their 32nd NBA Finals appearance, most in league history. They haven't played for the title since beating the Celtics in 2010 for the last of their 16...
    The Los Angeles Lakers are a victory away from returning to the NBA Finals — and only another comeback from 3-1 down by the Denver Nuggets can stop them. Anthony Davis scored 34 points, LeBron James had 26 and the Lakers beat the Nuggets 114-108 on Thursday night in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals. “We played great down the stretch, we played great overall,” Davis said. “Still some things that we can fix if we want to put this thing away.” Davis got the Lakers off to a fast start with his scoring and James helped them finish it with his defense, forcing Jamal Murray into some late misses after the guard had kept the Nuggets in it with an array of high-difficulty baskets. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM “I knew it was winning time and Jamal had it going,” James said. James added nine...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers are a victory away from returning to the NBA Finals — and only another comeback from 3-1 down by the Denver Nuggets can stop them. Anthony Davis scored 34 points, LeBron James had 26 and the Lakers beat the Nuggets 114-108 on Thursday night in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals. Davis got the Lakers off to a fast start with his scoring and James helped them finish it with his defense, forcing Jamal Murray into some late misses after the guard had kept the Nuggets in it with an array of high-difficulty baskets. James added nine rebounds and eight assists, and the Lakers had 12 offensive rebounds for a whopping 25-6 advantage in second-chance points. Game 5 is Saturday, when the Lakers can reach the NBA Finals for the first time in a decade. The Nuggets will be...
    Massachusetts elementary school student reportedly sent home after sneezing McDonalds All Day Breakfast might have disappeared forever, as workers and franchisees rally against the beloved menu Jamal Murray’s pass to beat the Lakers was his best play of the night The Denver Nuggets led the Los Angeles Lakers by 20 points early in the fourth quarter in Game 3 of their Western Conference Finals playoff series. Five minutes of game time later, the Lakers’ deficit was suddenly only three points. Los Angeles’ torrid run was powered by its defense, which used its physicality to force turnovers, score in transition, and turn a blowout into another nail-biter. Denver, already facing an 0-2 hole in the series after Anthony Davis’ back-breaking buzzer-beater to end Game 2, had to execute in the game’s final moments to avoid being on the wrong end of a historic comeback. They put the ball in...
    The LA Lakers had a big game two win over the Denver Nuggets. However, it had to be sealed by a prayer of a buzzer-beating three by Anthony Davis. The series currently stands 2-0 in favor of LA. Denver has made their name off big comebacks, but a particular NBA analyst and former champion seems to be ruling them out for this series. Kendrick Perkins boldly claimed that this series is over and that he is retracting his prediction of a 4-1 Lakers series victory for a 4-0 sweep by LA. .@KendrickPerkins is giving the Nuggets “no chance in hell” to come back and win the series ???? pic.twitter.com/xViTNyDwnz — Get Up (@GetUpESPN) September 21, 2020 “It’s not happening. Not against these Lakers. Not against this championship team. the Lakers had 24 turnovers last night and 16 to 18 of them were unforced. They were playing sloppy basketball and got...
    Lakers fans are not going to be happy with Charles Barkley’s latest playoff prediction. During Friday night’s “NBA on TNT” show, the Hall of Famer offered yet another bold “GUARANTEE” ahead of Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. Barkley declared the Lakers wouldn’t just win the series and advance to the NBA Finals — he believes they are going to dominate the Nuggets. MORE: Predictions, picks, schedule for 2020 Western Conference finals “I’ll bet every dime I got in the world on the Lakers this series. GUARANTEED!” Barkley said. “Seriously, I’m not even joking now, Allie [LaForce]. I’ll take, if [Nuggets coach] Mike Malone wants to cover it, I’ll bet whatever. Any amount of money I’m taking the Lakers. … If they want some motivation, I’m guaranteeing the Lakers [are] gonna kick their ass.” Ernie Johnson later pressed Barkley on exactly how many games it would take for Los Angeles to eliminate Denver....
    LeBron James now has been part of more postseason game victories than any player in NBA history, a record he’s earned over his 14 appearances in the playoffs. Earlier in this postseason, he also became the all-time leader in playoff road wins. That one seems a little fraudulent, in the sense that this year counts toward that total. The NBA has tried to dress the neutral courts up with the comforts of home since the season restarted at Walt Disney World in July; the home team gets its usual music, gets its graphics splayed everywhere, even has the traditional over-the-top introduction of the starting lineup. It’s all nice, but none of it really matters. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM For the first time in NBA history, “road” teams have a winning record through the first two rounds of the playoffs. The Milwaukee Bucks lost twice as many...
    The Los Angeles Lakers were on a wild ride at Disney. A huge lead in the first half had turned into a two-point deficit after three quarters. If they didn't turn things around, the No. 1 seeds would be down 2-0, though Anthony Davis said they weren't thinking about that. “Our mindset was, ‘How do we win this game?’” he said. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Having LeBron James take over usually does the trick. James had 28 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists, Davis added 34 points and 10 rebounds and the Lakers evened the Western Conference semifinals by beating the Houston Rockets 117-109 on Sunday night. Markieff Morris scored 16 points for the Lakers. They opened a 21-point lead in the first half, gave up 41 points in the third quarter to fall behind, and then regrouped behind some high-flying plays by James to pull away...
    Pro-Trump Boat Parades Over Labor Day Weekend to Feature Thousands of Boats Amid COVID-19 Pandemic This Popular Grocery Store Just Made a Major Change to Its Aisles The Rockets just beat the Lakers at their own game, and now Frank Vogel will have to do the same to Houston LeBron James is usually at least a little subtle about his gripes with teammates or his organization. He'll subtweet. His body language will speak louder than words. But on Friday, as he attempted only three shots in a scoreless fourth quarter of a Game 1 loss to the Houston Rockets, he was explicit.  © Provided by CBS Sports It came around two-and-a-half minutes into the quarter. Trailing by 12, James got the ball with Jeff Green in his face. The other four Rockets on the floor stood in formation at the baseline, ready to converge on his dribble. LeBron took...
    A loss in Game 1 of a playoff series often changes predictions. There were multiple predictions that the Los Angeles Lakers would crash out of the Playoffs after they lost Game 1 against the Portland Trail Blazers. Hall of Famer Charles Barkley predicted a Blazers sweep. But instead, the Lakers comfortably breezed them in five games. Now coach Frank Vogel says in the upcoming series against the Rockets, they are going to more creative. “We were still competing to win those games,” Vogel said. “But obviously, when you get into a seven-game playoff series there are so many more things you can be creative with on both sides of the ball that you wouldn’t see in a game like that, a regular-season game or a seeding game. So for the most part, we played them pretty straight up and the creativity comes now.” Los Angeles Lakers not overconfident The...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat are a game away from the Eastern Conference finals. And the NBA’s best regular-season team is on the brink of getting swept. Miami’s stunning run through the NBA playoffs continued Friday night, with Butler scoring 30 points and the Heat putting together a dominant fourth-quarter rally to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 115-100 on Friday night. The Heat outscored Milwaukee 40-13 in the fourth quarter — the biggest such final-quarter margin in NBA playoff history — to take a 3-0 series lead. No team in NBA history has ever successfully rallied from a 3-0 deficit. Bam Adebayo had 20 points and 16 rebounds, and Jae Crowder had 17 points to help the Heat improve to 7-0 in this postseason. Brook Lopez scored 22 points for Milwaukee, which got 21 points, 16 rebounds and nine assists from Giannis Antetokounmpo —...
    Why RHOPs Dr. Wendy Osefo Was Upset That Ashley Darby Brought Her Baby Boy on Cast Trip 2 Chicago police and a suspect are hospitalized after traffic stop shootout Why Did So Many People Think the Blazers Would Beat the Lakers? The top-seed Los Angeles Lakers did the thinkable on Saturday night when they eliminated the eight-seed Portland Trail Blazers from the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. The Lakers won four consecutive games in such a convincing manner that the outcome seemed incredibly obvious from the start. And yet... © Provided by The Big Lead LeBron James' bald spot. From the minute it looked like the Blazers would make a run at the final spot in the Western Conference, people were coming forward to proclaim them a huge obstacle for the Lakers. Charles Barkley said the Blazers could / would beat the Lakers before the season even...
    After sinking a deep 3-pointer midway through the final quarter, Damian Lillard did a little dance and teammate Jusuf Nurkic pointed to his wrist. This was Dame Time, playoff edition. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM “Every game since we’ve been here has been a playoff game. So that prepared us for a game like this," Lillard said. “It’s only one win. I’m happy to be here competing in the playoffs again, but we’ve got to move on to the next one.” Lillard had 34 points and the Portland Trail Blazers spoiled LeBron James' first playoff appearance for the Los Angeles Lakers with a 100-93 victory on Tuesday night in Game 1 of the teams' playoff series. James had 23 points, 17 rebounds and 16 assists, becoming the first player to have as many points, rebounds and assists in the playoffs. It was his 24th postseason triple-double and...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Damian Lillard had 34 points and the Portland Trail Blazers spoiled LeBron James' first playoff appearance for the Los Angeles Lakers with a 100-93 victory on Tuesday night in Game 1 of the teams' playoff series. James had 23 points, 17 rebounds and 15 assists for this 24th postseason triple-double. His assists were a career playoff high. Jusuf Nurkic had 16 points and 15 rebounds for Portland, which led by as many as 16 points in the first half. The Lakers narrowed the advantage to 57-56 at the break and stayed close the rest of the way. Trailing 78-75 going into the final period, the Lakers tied it at 78 on Kyle Kuzma's 3-pointer. James' layup gave Los Angeles the lead, and Kuzma added a pair of free throws and another layup to extend it to 84-78. Lillard's 3-pointer tied it at 87 with...
    Getty Lakers guard Alex Caruso sports a Black Mamba jersey in 2018. It has not been an easy year in the NBA. January 1 struck with the death of one of the most transformational commissioners in all of sports and the predecessor of Adam Silver, David Stern, and was followed just weeks later with the tragic death of Lakers star Kobe Bryant, who retired in 2016, in a helicopter crash. Five weeks after that, the spread of the novel coronavirus forced Silver to put a halt to the NBA season, putting it into a four-month hiatus that only started again with players set apart in a sterile “bubble” environment in Orlando, without fans or even family members on hand. It might be only fitting that, if the Lakers should proceed in the playoffs, the team will bring this woebegone season back to Bryant by wearing the “Black Mamba”...
    Prince Harry Shares Reminder to Check in on Friends amid Stressful Coronavirus Pandemic Here’s how savers — both Republicans and Democrats — should vote to avoid a huge hit to their nest eggs Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in game, will face Lakers in 1st round The Portland Trail Blazers emerged victorious from the NBA's first-ever play-in game, beating the ninth-seeded Memphis Grizzlies 126-122 on Saturday. © Jesse D. Garrabrant / National Basketball Association / Getty Damian Lillard and Co. will now face the Western Conference's top-seeded Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of the playoffs. Game 1 tips off on Aug. 18 at 9 p.m. ET. More to come. Copyright © 2020 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.
    The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. Damian Lillard has been arguably the best player in the NBA bubble and undoubtedly the most exciting. He has a 61-point game and a 51-point game. In the restart opener, he put up 30 points and 16 assists. Two games later he went for 45 and 12, hitting 11-of-18 3-pointers. He has his Trail Blazers on the brink of an unlikely NBA playoff berth but, as good as he’s been, it’s probably not going too much further. If the Trail Blazers can hold onto the No. 8 seed their prize is a first-round series against LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Lakers. Now, Los Angeles has struggled in the bubble so far but they’d be heavily favored in a series against Portland. FiveThirtyEight’s...
    Isaias knocked out power to 2.8 million homes and businesses along the East Coast Fast Food Breakfast Has ‘Dried Up’ As Many People Arent Commuting To Work Anybody can beat anybody in the NBA bubble, and the championship field is wide open If we have learned anything from the first week of the NBA’s Orlando experiment, it is that there is no clear-cut championship favorite, at least not with less than two weeks remaining before the start of the playoffs. The depleted Brooklyn Nets entered Tuesday’s game against the Eastern Conference-leading Milwaukee Bucks as 18.5-point underdogs and left with the league’s biggest upset in more than a quarter-century, evidence that anyone can beat anyone at Walt Disney World’s Wide World of Sports Complex. Underdogs finished 5-1 on Wednesday (6-0 against the spread), the lone exception a Dallas Mavericks overtime victory against the Sacramento Kings. It remains to be seen...
    3 hot air balloons crash in Wyoming, injuring up to 20 people Florida man arrested, charged with murder after fatally shooting Burger King worker over drive-thru delay, police say Lakers beat Jazz 116-108 to clinch top seed in West © APARC Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) is fouled by Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP) LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Anthony Davis had 42 points and 12 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers clinched the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference playoffs by beating the Utah Jazz 116-108 on Monday night. The Lakers (51-15) own a six-game lead over the second-place Los Angeles Clippers and have five seeding games let before starting their first playoff run since 2013. ''If you're winning enough games...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Davis had 42 points and 12 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers clinched the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference playoffs by beating the Utah Jazz 116-108 on Monday night. Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers is fouled on a drive to the basket by Rudy Gobert #27 of the Utah Jazz during the first half of an NBA game at The Arena at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex Aug. 3 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.(Photo by Kim Klement/Getty Images) The Lakers (51-15) own a six-game lead over the second-place Los Angeles Clippers and have five seeding games let before starting their first playoff run since 2013. “If you’re winning enough games to secure the No. 1 seed, you’re building the right habits that are going to be necessary for you to win in the playoffs,” Lakers coach Frank...
    After undergoing a four-month hiatus, the 2019-20 NBA season is finally back to action and recently featured the clash between the two best teams in the Western Conference – the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers. With a 103-101 victory on Thursday night, the Lakers have succeeded to even their score with the Clippers. In the fourth regular-season matchup between the two Los Angeles teams, Jonathan Tjarks of The Ringer noticed one major thing that could prevent the Clippers from fully dominating the Western Conference and bringing home their first Larry O’Brien Trophy this year. With the way they created their roster, the Clippers have plenty of players that could guard and limit LeBron James’ production on the offensive end of the floor, including Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Marcus Morris Sr., JaMychal Green, and even Montrezl Harrell. However, they focused too much on James that they might have...
    Dwight Howard is still a quality shot blocker. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images) Besides a hope or a prayer, here’s how opponents can try to beat the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2020 NBA Playoffs. The hours of negotiations, epidemiological presentations, and press conferences were nothing more than whitewater following in the wake of LeBron James’ statement all the way back in the spring that he intended to finish out the 2019-20 NBA season. In the NBA, what James says goes, and he foresees future fallen dominoes better than most players. It didn’t hurt, either, that the Lakers were in prime position to get James back to the Finals for the 10th time. The past several months have been about building toward what James decided a while ago. In order for this season to be different than James’ previous two playoff runs, the Lakers will have to dominate a leveled...
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