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2019 Schedule
0-1, 3rd in Pacific
LeBron: 'It's gonna take patience' (0:40)
Stephen A.: Lakers need to improve 3-point shooting (1:16)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Lonzo Ball said he's still trying to get his wind and conditioning back after what was just his third game since the end of last March.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Lonzo Ball said the two dunks at the start of the game by LeBron James were two of the best plays he's ever seen.

LeBron's 1st dunk as a Laker looks familiar (0:26)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

When asked what he thought about LeBron James' two thunderous tomahawk jams to start the game, Josh Hart said, "He's the best player in the world and he showed that."

Lakers still finding their way with LeBron (1:42)
LeBron scores 26 in debut with Lakers (1:06)
Ball hits first 3 of season (0:16)
Hart beats buzzer at end of 3rd (0:29)
Kuzma puts away breakaway slam (0:16)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Josh Hart hit the first Lakers 3-pointer of the season late in the third quarter. The Lakers opened the game missing their first 15 attempts from behind the arc. Perimeter shooting could be problematic for the Lakers this season although the front office is banking on the likes of Hart, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Kyle Kuzma to improve their shooting this season.

Kuzma fakes out Nurkic for pretty finish (0:17)
McGee shows out with 2 big blocks, 2 bigger dunks (0:58)
LeBron and Lillard exchange thunderous dunks (0:46)
LeBron throws down first points as Laker (0:19)
McGee hammers home monster slam (0:16)
LeBron gets mixed reaction in introduction (0:16)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

A concern heading into the season was whether the Lakers had enough perimeter shooting around LeBron James. In the first half, the Lakers opened the season going 0-for-12 from behind the arc. Brandon Ingram and Lance Stephenson were both 0-for-3 from 3-point range. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, whom the Lakers are hoping will be one of their best shooters this season, made two free throws but was 0-for-0 from the floor in the half.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

JaVale McGee appeared to be hit in the head right after a score inside and he went and sat down on the Lakers baseline as play went down in the opposite direction. McGee appears to be OK and rejoined the Lakers huddle after a timeout.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Lonzo Ball checked into the game for the first time with 3:22 left in the first quarter with LeBron James and Rajon Rondo taking their first break. Ball joined Josh Hart, Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma and JaVale McGee. Luke Walton got to see how this Lakers unit would do without either James or Rondo on the floor.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

First Laker off the bench for the season is Kyle Kuzma, who scored right away from a terrific bounce pass from Rajon Rondo. Kuzma subbed in for JaVale McGee and immediately had to defend Jusuf Nurkic inside as well.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Lakers opened the game with LeBron James directing the offense and making a concerted effort to get the ball to Brandon Ingram and let him take his man offensively.

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LeBron: Team chemistry not like 'instant oatmeal'

After losing in his much-anticipated Lakers debut, LeBron James stressed patience with the squad, saying that developing team chemistry doesn't happen as fast as making "instant oatmeal."

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Team Stats

Points Per Game119.06th
Rebounds Per Game46.0Tied-14th
Assists Per Game23.010th
Points Allowed128.029th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2018-1901.000
2017-183547.427
2016-172656.317
2015-161765.207
2014-152161.256