2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
17-29, 3rd in Pacific

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."

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.

Randle ignores KP's challenge for big jam (0:16)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

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

Nance Jr. adjusts dunk in air on alley-oop (0:22)

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.

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

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Brandon Ingram is back in the starting lineup.

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17hOhm Youngmisuk

Lakers' Ball uncertain for five-game road trip

Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton doesn't expect his rookie point guard Lonzo Ball to return to action in the near future. Ball missed his fourth straight game on Sunday with a sore left knee.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Brandon Ingram (ankle) is available to play against the Knicks.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Achilles) is out. Brandon Ingram (ankle) is a game-time decision. Lonzo Ball (knee) is feeling better but remains out. Luke Walton expects Ball to make five-game road trip later this week but his playing status remains uncertain for the trip.

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2dOhm Youngmisuk

Lakers hoping mind matters in solving FT woes

Luke Walton has had the Lakers go through monthly meditation sessions with Andy Puddicombe, co-founder of a meditation and mindfulness app company Headspace.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Lonzo Ball did some running on a treadmill on Saturday, a week after he injured his knee in Dallas. Luke Walton says the rookie has to clear several more steps before returning to practice. Ball is out for Sunday's game. "There's some steps that come after the treadmill that you've got to go on the court," Walton said. "Do agility work, be able to cut, change direction, sprint all that type of stuff before you get to try to practice."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Lonzo Ball (knee) is out for Sunday's game against the Knicks. Brandon Ingram (ankle) and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Achilles) are questionable to play.

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2dOhm Youngmisuk

Parody stripe: Lakers win with record-worst FTs

With three injured starters on the bench, the Lakers shot an abysmal 2-for-14 from the foul line -- the worst percentage in a game in NBA history -- but still managed to beat the Pacers on Friday.

ESPN Stats and Information  

The Lakers shot 2-14 on free throws Friday, the lowest FT pct (14.3%) by any team in a game in NBA history with at least 10 attempts (ELIAS). Shaq only had 1 worse game in his Lakers career with at least 10 attempts (0-11 FT on Dec. 8, 2000)

Team Stats

Points Per Game106.610th
Rebounds Per Game46.23rd
Assists Per Game23.76th
Points Allowed109.927th

Team History