Los Angeles Lakers

  • NBA: Lakers return to glory, claim record-tying 17th NBA title
    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, restoring the storied franchise to the top of the basketball world. 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. Fin
  • NBA: Butler torches Lakers as Heat cut NBA Finals deficit to 2-1
    (Reuters): Jimmy Butler and the undermanned Miami Heat breathed new life into the NBA Finals with a gritty 115-104 upset victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday that cut the best-of-seven series deficit to 2-1. The Heat, well aware that no NBA team has ever come back from a 0-3 series deficit to win in seven games, squandered a 14-point third-quarter lead but dug deep in the fourth to avoid being pushed to the brink of elimination. “I think we realized that we be
  • NBA: LeBron James ends Lakers' 10-year Finals drought
    New York, September 27 (IANS): Los Angeles Lakers earned a comfortable 117-107 win against Denver Nuggets in Game 5 to win Western Conference Finals 4-1 in their latest encounter of the ongoing NBA season. Saturday night's game was the 10th NBA Finals appearance for LeBron James and first in a decade for Lakers. This will be Lakers' 32nd NBA Finals, most in the history of the NBA. Lakers, who last won a championship in 2010 with Kobe Bryant, now have a chance to equal the
  • Lakers rout, eliminate Rockets behind LeBron’s 29 points
    (Reuters): LeBron James had 29 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists and the Los Angeles Lakers eliminated the Houston Rockets from the NBA playoffs with a 119-96 victory in Game 5 on Saturday at the NBA bubble near Orlando. Kyle Kuzma scored 17 points, Markieff Morris added 16 and Danny Green chipped in 14 for the Lakers. Anthony Davis contributed 13 points and 11 boards but committed six turnovers. James Harden had 30 points, six rebounds and five assists and Jeff Green finishe