2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
20-51, 5th in Pacific
Shaq's legendary tenure with the Lakers (1:52)
Titles dominate Shaq's L.A. story (0:55)

ESPN Stats and Information  

The Cavs are currently 22nd in the NBA in defensive efficiency. Last season's team ranked 10th in the metric, tied with the 2005-06 Heat for the second-worst by a NBA champion in the last 20 seasons.

Stephen A. loses it after Ball likens Lonzo to Magic (2:17)
10 years ago, Kobe made scoring history (1:11)
Stephen A. goes off about Shaq statue (1:44)

Elhassan on NBA rest controversy

ESPN's Amin Elhassan joins Thompson and Trudell to comment on the player rest controversy in the NBA, the problem with Gregg Popovich and the L.A. Lakers lack of consistency.

Shaq once customized Walton's Cadillac because he got sick of looking at it (0:40)

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

With the Lakers set to unveil a statue of Shaquille O'Neal outside of Staples Center on Friday, head coach Luke Walton, who played with O'Neal during the 2003-04 season, was asked about his favorite Shaq memory. Walton said O'Neal once got sick of looking at his beat-up car, so he had his car customs shop take Walton's car and trick it out.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson won't attend the Shaq statue unveiling Friday in Los Angeles because he'll be on the road, scouting the UCLA-Kentucky Sweet 16 matchup.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

The rest discussion followed the Cavs again Wednesday in Denver and LeBron James, who made sure to tell a visiting reporter that he would indeed be playing Wednesday night in emphatic fashion, added another point to his argument that he receives undue attention when he rests compared to the rest of the league. "It's never a discussion when a team decides to shut their players down when they feel like they can't make the playoffs," James said, referring to the Los Angeles Lakers taking Timofey Mozgov and Luol Deng out of the rotation for the final month of the season.


Shelburne on Buss family drama

Is there still beef between Shaq and Kobe? Plus, Ramona Shelburne talks about the Lakers loss to the Clippers, D'Angelo's 'two experiment,' Adam Silver's "resting" memo and the latest Buss drama.

Crawford puts on a show in Clippers' win (1:16)
Crawford drains half-court shot at buzzer (0:31)
Paul converts four-point play (0:19)
Paul beats first-half buzzer with deep 3 (0:22)
Only a fan can stop Crawford (0:19)

Team Stats

Points Per Game104.6Tied-17th
Rebounds Per Game43.616th
Assists Per Game20.826th
Points Allowed112.228th

Team History


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