2019 ScheduleAll times ET

2019 Schedule
25-23, 3rd in Pacific
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7hDave McMenamin

LeBron still not ready to return, out vs. Wolves

LeBron James, who has participated in drills with the Lakers, will not play Thursday against Minnesota. Rajon Rondo, meanwhile, will be a game-time decision.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked about the Rams, Luke Walton didn't hesitate to offer up his Super Bowl prediction: "Super Bowl champs... I'll give you a score too. It's going to be 27-24, Rams."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James participated in some drills but did not do any contact today in practice according to Luke Walton. James will not play against Minnesota on Thursday. "With him and [Rajon] Rondo, it's gonna be how he's feeling tomorrow morning and take it from there and see how he's doing the next day after that and the next day," Walton said. "When they feel ready to play then they'll play... just having [Rondo's] leadership back on the court, whether that's tomorrow, whether that's Sunday, Tuesday... whenever it is, it's something we need right now."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Rajon Rondo said he's still taking things day-by-day when asked if he will play tomorrow. Rondo says his decision to play could be a game-time decision. While he hasn't had any swelling, he sounded hesitant because he hasn't had any contact. He said he was like a quarterback in practice today with the red jersey signifying not to touch him. "Except for Lance, he hacked me a couple of times on my jersey and my shoulders," Rondo said. "... I got to come back when I'm healthy. Things happen for a reason, I don't know why. I can't come back depending on whether [other] guys are out or not."

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16hBrian Windhorst

Why 'day-to-day' LeBron matters in Vegas

Will LeBron's lingering injury spur changes in the way the NBA reports player injuries in the future?

Stephen A.: Conley better fit for Lakers than Gasol (1:32)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Lakers controlling owner Jeanie Buss reiterated her support for Luke Walton, saying that Magic Johnson and the organization is behind the coach on Zach Lowe's The Lowe Post pod. “I can tell you right now, that everyone, Magic, [GM Rob Pelinka] myself, everyone in the organization is behind Luke… We are doing everything we can to make sure that Luke is successful in his job. That's our job... I think he is doing a terrific job. Given the injuries that we've had, it's a challenge and people forget that he has had two of our starters taken away from him and they've won really important games on the road, proving what is possible even without LeBron... I think Luke has done an impressive job."

Get Up! investigation: Jalen only allowed 18 of Kobe's 81 (1:49)
Should LeBron, Westbrook, Wade start in All-Star Game? (1:09)
Kellerman: 'It's over for Carmelo' (1:11)
Stephen A.: Klay would put Lakers into title picture (0:45)
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2dDave McMenamin

Lakers expect Rondo return Thursday vs. Wolves

Lakers coach Luke Walton said Rajon Rondo was set to return Thursday after missing 14 games while recovering from surgery to repair a ligament in his right ring finger.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Walton said he thinks Rajon Rondo will play Thursday barring any setbacks. Rondo has missed 14 straight games. As for LeBron James, Walton said, "I haven't seen him do contact yet so you know I don't feel as confident. I know that you know how serious he is about his rehab so he is doing everything possible. We've talked. I know he is dying to get back on the basketball court but he also knows getting healthy is top priority. Whenever that day comes, he will be back out there but I would say right now I feel more confident about Rondo being ready for Thursday."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Klay Thompson admitted that wanting some redemption for the Christmas Day loss to the Lakers played "a little bit" into his explosion. "I mean obviously they were shorthanded, missing their point guard and their best player," Thompson said. "But you can't feel sorry because teams aren't going to feel sorry for us when we're wounded. Just happened to be on one tonight, and I'm happy I was able to do it in front of my family."

Walton not confident in LeBron's imminent return (0:31)
Thompson's 3-point barrage overwhelms Lakers (1:59)

Thompson hits first 10 from 3, Warriors beat Lakers 130-111

Klay Thompson set an NBA record by making his first 10 attempts from 3-point range, scoring 44 points as the Golden State Warriors beat the short-handed Los Angeles Lakers 130-111 on Monday night to match a season high with their eighth consecutive...

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Klay Thompson was 10-for-10 from 3 before launching a heat check 3 that missed. According to ESPN Stats and Info, the most 3-point field goals in a game without a miss is nine, which happened three times.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Josh Hart will start with Lonzo Ball out according to Luke Walton. Ball is at Staples Center with a boot on. He was carted to the locker room from the parking ramp down the long way because the normal route there was closed off before the game.

Lonzo arrives to Lakers game on cart (0:22)
McMenamin: Lakers don't have a roster spot for Melo (0:47)
Pierce 'would rest LeBron as long as possible' (1:49)

Team Stats

Points Per Game112.311th
Rebounds Per Game47.55th
Assists Per Game24.415th
Points Allowed111.820th

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