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2018 Schedule
15-29, 4th in Pacific

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The Lakers are now 0-8 without Lonzo Ball this season. They have scored under 100 points in 6 of those 8 games.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope says he avoided any serious injury with his right Achilles tendon. "I was relieved when the X-ray came back negative," the guard said. "It was good. Hopefully it's short term, but we're just going to see tomorrow what I can do. I just didn't feel 100 percent [when he tested it after halftime]. I couldn't move how I wanted to move so I kind of just shut it down. It's not serious. No pop, no nothing."

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Julius Randle hit 8-of-11 shots –- at one point making seven straight shots in the second quarter -- and scored 16 points. However, all his points came in the first half as he played just nine minutes in the second half with the game getting out of hand. Randle also only had one rebound and Luke Walton said the Lakers needed Randle to set the tone physically for them. "He was good," Walton said. "Obviously with Julius, I've said this all year, my expectations for him are high. And one of the things I challenged him to do, we have a young team, he's our physical presence, he's our guy that needs to bully other teams and he did that offensively tonight... Defensively, not just he, but we got pushed around. We need him to be not necessarily our tough guy, but our guy when we're getting pushed around, pushes back a little bit."

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After saying that the Lakers let Memphis "punk us all over the floor" on Monday, Luke Walton said OKC "beat us up" and that the Lakers "weren't tough" as Los Angeles surrendered 21 offensive rebounds. The Lakers were out-rebounded 54-30 as Steven Adams set the tone with his 21 points and 10 rebounds (seven offensive). The Lakers' starting five totaled eight rebounds. "We weren't tough," Walton said. "They beat us up... the way Adams was doing whatever he wanted out there on the floor, we're not really giving ourselves a chance to win the game… We've got to realize certain teams like Memphis, OKC, Minnesota, these are big, strong men. We've got to be ready to fight and unfortunately we were not tonight."

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Thunder topple Lonzo-less Lakers (1:37)

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Kyle Kuzma (left hand joint sprain) hopes to be able to play on Friday against Indiana. He said his hand hurts but there isn't swelling as of now.

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope tried to test his strained Achilles before the start of the second half and couldn't play. However Caldwell-Pope and Luke Walton are optimistic that the guard avoided serious injury.

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Brandon Ingram tweaked his ankle injury again but Luke Walton said if the Lakers needed Ingram, he could've played.

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Steven Adams with a great performance against the Lakers (1:29)

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In two meetings against Oklahoma City without Lonzo Ball, the Lakers have lost by 37 and 24 points, respectively. The Lakers are now 0-8 when Ball is out. Besides Ball pushing the pace, creating ball movement and unselfish hockey assists on offense, the Lakers really miss their rookie point guard on defense. Entering tonight, the Lakers surrendered 107.8 points per game and 44.6% shooting with Ball. Without Ball, that swelled to 124.1 points and 51.9% shooting per game.

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Kuzma leaves game with hand injury (0:18)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Adding more pain to this night for the Lakers: Kyle Kuzma is done for the game with a left hand joint sprain.

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has been downgraded to out with a strained right Achilles tendon.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope strained his right Achilles tendon and is questionable to return. Josh Hart starts second half for KCP.

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is back in the locker room after hurting his foot/ankle area.

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Less than five minutes into the game, Luke Walton has burned two timeouts. Looking like it's going to be a long night for the Lakers against OKC again without Lonzo Ball.

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And Luke Walton calls his first timeout less than two minutes into the game after Oklahoma City scores their first two baskets and Lakers look completely stuck in mud on offense.

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Luke Walton says he doesn't expect Lonzo Ball to play Friday either. Walton added he's not a doctor but that Ball doesn't look like someone who will play Friday. "He could play but I don't expect him to," Walton said.

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Lakers' Ball out, Ingram to return vs. Thunder

Lakers coach Luke Walton said guard Lonzo Ball (knee) will not play Wednesday night against Oklahoma City, but forward Brandon Ingram will return after a one-game absence stemming from an ankle injury.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Walton said Lonzo Ball (knee) will not play. Brandon Ingram (ankle) will play.

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Lonzo Ball's jersey is 11th in the latest jersey sales results according to the NBA. The Lakers rank fourth in team merchandise as well. Here's the top 15 most popular NBA jerseys: 1. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors 2. LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers 3. Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors 4. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks 5. Kristaps Porzingis, New York Knicks 6. Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers 7. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder 8. Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers 9. Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs 10. James Harden, Houston Rockets 11. Lonzo Ball, Los Angeles Lakers 12. Kyrie Irving, Boston Celtics 13. Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors 14. Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers 15. Jimmy Butler, Minnesota Timberwolves

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Lakers' Ball likely out vs. OKC with sore knee

While Brandon Ingram returned to practice for the Lakers, rookie Lonzo Ball remained out with a sore left knee and likely will not play vs. the Thunder on Wednesday.

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Team Stats

Points Per Game106.311th
Rebounds Per Game46.33rd
Assists Per Game23.56th
Points Allowed110.527th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-181529.341
2016-172656.317
2015-161765.207
2014-152161.256
2013-142755.329