Los Angeles Teams

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers announce left tackle Russell Okung is headed to the Pro Bowl as an injury replacement for Oakland Raiders tackle Donald Penn. Okung will make his second appearance in the annual All-Star game, joining teammates Casey Hayward, Melvin Ingram and Keenan Allen. Joey Bosa and Phillip Rivers earned Pro Bowl invitations but will not play in the game.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

As expected, Rams QB Jared Goff has officially been named to the Pro Bowl. He was a first alternate, and Eagles QB Carson Wentz can't play. Other Rams Pro Bowlers: RB Todd Gurley, LT Andrew Whitworth, DT Aaron Donald, K Greg Zuerlein, P Johnny Hekker, KR/PR Pharoh Cooper.

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Kings take lead on Pearson's goal (0:26)
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Quick fixes for what ails the Los Angeles Kings

A six-game losing streak brought the Kings back to the pack in the West, but a resilient Jonathan Quick and a rousing win over the Rangers showed why there's no need for L.A. -- which welcomes its top offensive weapon back for the stretch run -- to panic.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Walton admits that Alex Caruso could get some consideration to start at point guard with Lonzo Ball out. Caruso had nine points, eight assists and four rebounds in 30 minutes on Sunday against the Knicks while Tyler Ennis logged 11 minutes and went scoreless. Walton, though, does like the pairing of Caruso with Jordan Clarkson off the bench. "I don't think I will try it but he is an option," Walton said of Caruso starting in the future. "... He has got great size, he is tough, he can guard multiple positions in a modern NBA where a lot of teams switch everything, especially second units. We told him that he needs to work on is being able to knock down that spot-up 3-point shot. He is a good crafty playmaker when he gets in the paint so I think he is fine there... if he is hitting that shot consistently, I think in my opinion he is definitely a consistent NBA rotational player."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Kuzma scored 15 points in 10 minutes. Luke Walton played Kuzma just two minutes in the second half but not because Kuzma jammed his right index finger. The Lakers have been harping on Kuzma to concentrate on his defense over offense. "Yeah his hand was hurting but I took him out because of defense, not because of his hand," Walton said. "... But he was good to go. If the game went a certain way, he would have gotten another opportunity but our defense was getting every stop we needed so I didn't see the point to change that up."

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Lakers earn home win against Knicks (1:41)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Kuzma had an X-ray on his right index finger, which he jammed on a fall, and results were negative. Kuzma says he will be fine.

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Randle ignores KP's challenge for big jam (0:16)
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Ingram's pump fake leads to and-1 opportunity (0:17)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Kuzma jammed his right middle finger but is available to play.

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Nance Jr. adjusts dunk in air on alley-oop (0:22)
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Randle converts tough lay-in (0:15)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Kuzma took a hard spill to the floor and came up holding and shaking his right hand. He already had a sprained joint in his left hand. Kuzma is getting his hand looked at on bench.

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Lakers' hustle leads to Kuzma's jam (0:19)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Brandon Ingram is back in the starting lineup.