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2019 Schedule
24-21, 3rd in Pacific
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40mTim Bontemps

Apologetic Kyrie sought advice from LeBron

In the wake of his pointed criticism of the Celtics' young players, Kyrie Irving said Wednesday that he called LeBron James to apologize for how he behaved as a young teammate in Cleveland and for not "seeing the big picture."

Kyrie: Called LeBron to apologize for being young player (2:02)
Will the Lakers miss the playoffs? (1:51)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James has been cleared to practice starting next week. As ESPN's Dave McMenamin reported, James will not travel with the team on its upcoming two-game trip.

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23hDave McMenamin

LeBron (groin) to miss at least two more games

LeBron James (groin) will miss at least the next two tilts for the Lakers, as he will not travel with the team on its upcoming two-game trip, his agent told ESPN.

Lonzo says game vs. Bulls was 'pretty much a must-win' (0:31)
Lonzo dazzles with quick pass to Kuzma (0:27)
Kuzma isn't worried about Walton's job security (0:31)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Kuzma says Luke Walton has done "a great job" coaching through a variety of issues the Lakers have endured this season and backed his coach like he did last season. "I think Luke has done a great job this year handling all the adversity that we've been through," Kuzma said. "Especially coming through with all these injuries to suspensions and then trying to figure out how to balance a whole new team. It's a tough job. I'm glad I'm not coaching this team because there would be a lot of different issues I would have to handle too. So I think he's done a great job and as long as we just do our part and they do their part, everybody should be fine."

Lakers can't keep Bulls under 100, spoil free tacos for fans (0:50)
Lonzo leads Lakers past Bulls (1:12)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

In what amounted to a must-have win with their schedule taking a brutal turn coming up, the Lakers got two solid all-around games from Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball. Ingram finished with 16 points, nine rebounds and seven assists while Ball was aggressive all night with 19 points, eight rebounds and six assists. It was one of Ball's better shooting nights as he hit 8-for-17 overall, including 3-for-7 from the 3-point line. Kyle Kuzma added 16 points and 12 rebounds.

Lonzo, Carter take turns smashing dunks (0:22)
Kuzma crushes rim on tomahawk slam (0:17)

Malika Andrews ESPN 

Bobby Portis (elbow) will be restricted to 28 minutes tonight.

Malika Andrews ESPN 

Jim Boylen says Jabari Parker will play tonight. "He's practiced very well," Boylen said.

Walton optimistic about LeBron ahead of re-evaluation (0:47)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Walton says LeBron James shot and passed in halfcourt situations during shootaround. Walton says this is the most James has done at a shootaround since injuring his groin on Christmas. James will be re-evaluated tomorrow.

ESPN World Fame 100: Know your famous athletes (3:36)
Stephen A.: LeBron's feat better than Brady's (0:59)
Greater feat: LeBron to 8 Finals, Brady to 8 AFC Championships? (2:19)

Team Stats

Points Per Game111.316th
Rebounds Per Game47.15th
Assists Per Game24.2Tied-15th
Points Allowed110.416th

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2018 Draft Picks

RD(PK)PLAYERPOSSCHOOL
1(25)Moritz WagnerPFMichigan
2(17)Sviatoslav MykhailiukSGKansas

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2018-192421.533
2017-183547.427
2016-172656.317
2015-161765.207
2014-152161.256