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2018 Schedule
31-40, 3rd in Pacific
Pelicans hold off Lakers for home victory (1:44)

Davis, Rondo, push Pelicans past Lakers, 128-125

Anthony Davis capped a 33-point performance with two clutch free throws and a game-sealing steal in the final seconds, Rajon Rondo had 24 points and 10 assists, and the New Orleans Pelicans rallied to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 128-125 on Thursday night.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Lonzo Ball finished 1-for-12 from 3-point range, including missing three (all 3's) of the Lakers' last four shots of the game. The Lakers, who surrendered 80 points in the paint, lost their fourth straight game after not scoring in the final three and a half minutes. The Pelicans totally backed off Ball and the rookie always has the confidence that he will take and make open 3's. But Ball — who finished with six points, 13 rebounds, nine assists and two blocks — is in a major slump and has not made more than one 3-pointer in a game in seven straight games. He is shooting just 7-for-48 from 3 during that span.

Lonzo finds KCP for 3-pointer in transition (0:20)
Davis thwarts Lonzo's layup attempt (0:15)
Randle stuffs at one end, dunks at the other (0:20)
Lakers' new 'winning culture' appealing to star free agents (1:32)
Josh Hart ranks favorite Lakers (0:48)

Oladipo helps Pacers rally past Lakers 110-100

Victor Oladipo sparked a decisive run and finished with 20 points, Myles Turner had 21 points and the Indiana Pacers recovered from a poor start for a 110-100 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night.

Lonzo sets up Randle's slam with no-look dime (0:18)
Randle scores quickly in transition (0:21)

Jacob Wolf ESPN Staff Writer 

Three-time NBA champion Rick Fox and Memphis Grizzlies' Grizz Gaming general manager Lang Whitaker at SXSW in Austin, Texas discuss the evolution of basketball teams and affiliates involvement in esports. Thirteen of the 30 NBA teams or their owners have some form of ownership in esports and Fox, the former Laker and Celtic, founded his own team, Echo Fox, in 2015.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Brandon Ingram said the next step to returning is to go on the court and ramp it up with the team. The next practice for the Lakers likely is early next week in New Orleans after they play in Indiana on Monday. "He obviously is coming with us on the road trip," Luke Walton said. "I wouldn't be surprised if he plays on the road trip. He is feeling much better he says. But we are going to keep being patient with him and make sure that he goes through all the proper channels before we throw him back out there."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Walton was asked if there's been any talk about using Luol Deng with so many injuries. Walton said it's been discussed internally and with Deng and that all parties involved are good with the veteran not playing. "We've discussed it," Walton said. "Multiple people [were part of the discussion] but we decided it was best to keep it where we've been at."

Thomas makes no excuses for missed late shot (0:39)
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Walton: Lakers lacked toughness in 1-point loss

Luke Walton wasn't happy with his Lakers' effort in their loss Friday to the Heat, saying the team needs to play tougher and cut down on the turnovers.

Heat edge Lakers by a point (1:14)

Dragic lifts Heat past Lakers 92-91

Goran Dragic scored 30 points, including a go-ahead jumper in the final seconds, and the Miami Heat beat the Los Angeles Lakers 92-91 on Friday night.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Walton says Miami "was tougher than us tonight. That's really frustrating." Walton said he wanted to go to Julius Randle on last play but Lonzo Ball's man went to help on Randle. Walton said he can live with an open shot by Isaiah Thomas at the end.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Kuzma's go-ahead 3 gives him 132 on the season — most 3-pointers by any rookie in franchise history.

Brook Lopez throws it down with authority (0:20)
Lonzo throws it down (0:18)

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"How have Julius Randle & Isaiah Thomas built chemistry so quickly?"

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Brook Lopez in starting lineup as expected and playing.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Warriors star Kevin Durant said he suffered his fractured rib Sunday in his team's loss at Minnesota. "Late in the game, I was driving to the rim, and I kind of rammed into Karl-Anthony Towns and that's when I felt it," Durant said. "That's when it happened, for sure, and they told me it got inflamed over the last couple days between games." Durant still played in his team's 117-106 win over the Lakers on Wednesday, notching a game-high 26 points, but in the second quarter of that game, Durant said he aggravated the injury when closing out on a defender on the perimeter. "That's when I felt it and I kind of stopped," Durant said. "I didn't know what was going on at that point, but when I went over to the bench, it was hurting pretty bad." He said he's not concerned, overall, about the issue. "Hopefully this feels better over the next week or so and I'll be out there," Durant said.

Team Stats

Points Per Game108.39th
Rebounds Per Game46.32nd
Assists Per Game23.87th
Points Allowed109.926th

Team History