Lowry leads Raptors past Lakers for fifth straight win (AFP)
3 Dec 2016 at 3:55am
Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan combined for 40 points on Friday as the Raptors clobbered the Los Angeles Lakers 113-80 in Toronto to stretch their NBA winning streak to five games. Lowry finished with 24 points and seven assists while DeRozan tallied 16 points and six assists in a wire-to-wire victory for the Raptors, who didn't allow the Lakers to get within 17 points in the final quarter.
NBA results (Reuters)
3 Dec 2016 at 3:31am
Dec 3 (Gracenote) - Results from the NBA games on Friday (home team in CAPS) CHICAGO 111 Cleveland 105 LA Clippers 114 NEW ORLEANS 96 Detroit 121 ATLANTA 85 BOSTON 97 Sacramento 92 TORONTO 113 LA Lakers 80 NY KNICKS 118 Minnesota 114 Orlando 105 PHILADELPHIA 88
Raptors beat Lakers 113-80 (The Associated Press)
3 Dec 2016 at 3:04am
TORONTO (AP) -- Kyle Lowry had 24 points and seven assists and the Toronto Raptors rolled past the Los Angeles Lakers 113-80 on Friday night for their fifth straight victory.
James will sport Cubs attire as Cavs visit Bulls (The Associated Press)
2 Dec 2016 at 7:52am
LeBron James might not be in the most wonderful mood Friday when his Cleveland Cavaliers tip off against the Chicago Bulls. For one thing, James is coming off his worst performance of the season. For another, the Akron native and Cleveland Indians fan agreed to show up to the United Center wearing the full uniform of the Chicago Cubs.
NBA standings (Reuters)
2 Dec 2016 at 7:20am
Dec 2 (Gracenote) - Standings from the NBA on Thursday EASTERN CONFERENCEATLANTIC DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Toronto 12 6 .667 - 2. Boston 10 8 .556 2 3. NY Knicks 9 9 .500 3 4. Brooklyn 5 13 .278 7 5. Philadelphia 4 14 .222 8 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Cleveland 13 4 .765 - 2. Chicago 10 7 .588 3 3. Milwaukee 9 8 .529 4 4. Detroit 10 10 .500 4 1/2 5. Indiana 9 10 .474 5 SOUTHEAST DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Charlotte 11 8 .579 - 2. Atlanta 10 9 .526 1 3. Miami 7 12 .368 4 4. Orlando 7 12 .368 4 5. Washington 6 11 .353 4 WESTERN CONFERENCENORTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Oklahoma City 12 8 .600 - ...
Raptors search for tighter defense vs. Lakers (The Associated Press)
2 Dec 2016 at 1:18am
After the Toronto Raptors were pushed to the limit before defeating the depleted Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, coach Dwane Casey is urging his team to put up a "defensive presence" from the start of their game Friday against the visiting Los Angeles Lakers. If the Raptors were caught underestimating a Grizzlies team that was hit by absences to key players, they plan to be ready for the Lakers, who are coming off a 96-90 win over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday. "They're playing well right now with a lot of confidence," Casey said of the Lakers on Thursday.
Randle makes late layup to help Lakers edge Bulls 96-90 (The Associated Press)
1 Dec 2016 at 6:03am
The Los Angeles Lakers needed a basket, and Julius Randle wanted the ball. Coach Luke Walton loved the whole thing. ''If it's a one-on-one situation with space, we feel very confident that he'll win that matchup,'' Walton said.
Lakers G Young sidelined by calf injury (The Associated Press)
1 Dec 2016 at 4:58am
The Los Angeles Lakers will be without Nick Young for two to four weeks due to a strained right calf muscle, adding another injury to an already depleted backcourt. Young was hurt in the first quarter Tuesday night in a 105-88 loss at New Orleans. ''He's been playing great, such a huge part of what we've done so far,'' first-year coach Luke Walton said.
NBA-National Basketball Association roundup (Reuters)
1 Dec 2016 at 1:03am
Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young is expected to be out two to four weeks with a strained calf muscle in his right leg, the team announced Wednesday. Young was injured in the first quarter of Tuesday night's 105-88 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center and did not return. The 31-year-old Young fell to the floor after trying to prevent a breakaway layup by Pelicans guard Tim Frazier.
Young sits as Lakers injury woes continue (AFP)
30 Nov 2016 at 9:51pm
Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton said they are going to have to "get creative" with their roster after guard Nick Young was placed on the injured list on Wednesday. The 31-year-old Young suffered a strained right calf muscle in the Lakers' 105-88 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday and is expected to be out for two to four weeks. "It will be tough," Walton said.
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