NBA fines Lakers guard Russell $25,000 for verbal abuse

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope of the Denver Nuggets is guarded by D’Angelo Russell of the Los Angeles Lakers in the first quarter during game five of the Western Conference First Round Playoffs at Ball Arena on April 29, 2024 in Denver, Colorado.   (Getty Images via AFP) NEW YORK  – Los Angeles Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell was fined…

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Clippers’ Tyronn Lue passes on addressing speculation over Lakers

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Tyronn Lue shouts to his players during the second half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Dallas Mavericks, Sunday, April 28, 2024, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter) DALLAS  — Tyronn Lue said he wants to be coach of the Los Angeles Clippers for the…

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Lakers fire head coach Ham after NBA playoff ouster

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Darvin Ham talks with forwards Taurean Prince (12) and Anthony Davis (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2023, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo) LOS ANGELES – Darvin Ham was fired as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday,…

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LeBron tight-lipped on future after Lakers playoff exit

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) checks the scoreboard in the first half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Denver Nuggets, Monday, April 29, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) LeBron James declined to be drawn on his NBA future on Monday in the wake of the Los…

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Nuggets’ Jamal Murray questionable for Game 5 vs Lakers

Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray, left, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James defends during the first half in Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Saturday, April 27, 2024, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) DENVER — Denver Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray’s playing status is in jeopardy for Game…

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Lakers comeback vs Nuggets in five

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) drives past Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, left, during the second half in Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Monday, April 22, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) MANILA, Philippines—The NBA Playoffs, particularly the first-round series between Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets, are bringing…

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76ers, Magic, Lakers head home trailing 2-0

Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid, right, is guarded by New York Knicks’ Isaiah Hartenstein during the first half of Game 2 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Monday, April 22, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) PHILADELPHIA — Joel Embiid and the 76ers had just dropped two straight playoff games in New York…

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Jokic leads Nuggets past LeBron, Lakers in NBA playoff opener

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) dunks against Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, back, during the second half in Game 1 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Saturday, April 20, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) DENVER — Unlike their crowd that drowned out the Los Angeles Lakers’ pregame introductions, the defending NBA…

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LeBron, Lakers take on Pelicans as NBA play-in tips off

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James drives to the basket against New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Sunday, April 14, 2024. The Lakers won 124-108. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) LeBron James will be out to extend his 21st NBA campaign on Tuesday when his…

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Timberwolves jump on Lakers minus LeBron James, Anthony Davis

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards, right, attempts to score against Los Angeles Lakers guard Austin Reaves (15) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, April 7, 2024, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Etienne Laurent) LOS ANGELES — Naz Reid hit six 3-pointers while scoring 31 points, and the Minnesota Timberwolves capitalized on LeBron…

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