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Ed Davis a bright spot for Lakers early in season — The Lakers are off to an 0-2 start while getting outscored by 19 points a night. One of the few bright spots has been the play of forward-center Ed Davis, who is averaging 12.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.0 blocked shots and 1.5 steals in 27.1 minutes a game.

Live updates: Lakers at Phoenix Suns — The Lakers (0-1) play their second game of the season on Wednesday night, visiting the Phoenix Suns (0-0) for their home opener. After losing rookie power forward Julius Randle to a broken leg on Tuesday in a loss to the Houston Rockets, the Lakers will need to regroup quickly against a Phoenix team that won 48 games last season.

Preview: Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns — After losing rookie power forward Julius Randle to a broken leg in the season opener on Tuesday, the Lakers won't have long to lick their wounds. On Wednesday, the Lakers visit the Phoenix Suns. The Suns will play their first game of the year after a 48-win season that just fell short of the playoffs.

Lakers are getting injured at an alarming pace — The Lakers season opener on Tuesday night saw rookie power forward Julius Randle carted off in a stretcher with a broken tibia. After a difficult 27-55 season, the Lakers drafted Randle with the seventh overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft. It's not entirely clear how long Randle will sit out, but his rookie season is certainly in jeopardy.

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Lakers rookie Julius Randle suffers fractured tibia in NBA debut — Lakers rookie power forward Julius Randle suffered a fractured right tibia in the team's season-opening loss to the Houston Rockets on Tuesday. With 6:46 left in the game, Randle collapsed on a drive to the basket, holding his right leg. Randle grimaced in pain and yelled out as members of the Lakers training staff tended to his injury.

Dwight Howard says he didn't leave the Lakers because of Kobe Bryant — Dwight Howard did not leave the Lakers because of Kobe Bryant, at least that's what he told the Houston Chronicle on Tuesday. "I didn't leave L.A. because I was afraid of Kobe Bryant," said Howard to the Chronicle. "I went to a good situation for myself.

Lakers fall behind Houston Rockets, 85-69, after third quarter — The Lakers (0-0) open the season on Tuesday night at Staples Center, hosting Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets (0-0). After a 27-55 season, the Lakers hope to bounce back with a healthy Kobe Bryant.

Lakers rookie Julius Randle suffers fractured tibia in NBA debut — Lakers rookie power forward Julius Randle suffered what appeared to be a serious injury in the Lakers' season opener on Tuesday night against the Houston Rockets .

Preview: Lakers vs. Houston Rockets — The Lakers are set to open the season Tuesday night, hosting the Houston Rockets at Staples Center. The Rockets (54-28) doubled the Lakers' win total last season, after plucking center Dwight Howard from Los Angeles in free agency. Kobe Bryant, out with Achilles and knee injuries, didn't get a chance to play against Howard through the 2013-14 season.
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Oct 31, 2014

Serge Ibaka got a CLEAN look at a 3 - I mean how that happened defensively Clippers? Seriously - but he missed - game over 93-90

Oct 31, 2014

1st FT made - but it's the 2nd that matters

Oct 31, 2014

There you go - JJ Redick to the line with 2.8 on clock

Oct 31, 2014

Clippers really just need to get the ball in and hit 2 FT - not much time for Thunde with no time outs to go full court

Oct 31, 2014

Double foul - Blake Griffin is out with 6 - Serge Ibaka gets his 4th

Oct 31, 2014

@mylesduve long ago rumors - rarely are such rumors much more than that

Oct 31, 2014

Best dance off at STAPLES - lady brought it

Oct 31, 2014

Perry Jones beasting tonight at Staples Center - 32 points, 10-17 shooting, 9-11 FT

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