Lakers management still supporting Luke Walton as coach through rest of season

Lakers management still supporting Luke Walton as coach through rest of season

Westbrook hit all three of his foul shots, tying the game and forcing overtime after the Lakers failed to score on their ensuing possession.

The clock is ticking once again for the Los Angeles Lakers and the pressure is only getting worse with the Los Angeles Clippers now holding the sixth seed in the West. The Thunder opened the night as 10-point favorites against the short-handed Lakers and, if not for the grandeur associated with a TNT broadcast on a Thursday evening, the contest may have felt rather anonymous.

The Lakers enter Houston coming off an impressive overtime win over the Oklahoma City Thunder and are hoping this is the last time they will have to take the floor without LeBron James. James asked. "Asking for a friend @OfficialNBARefs". Lonzo Ball chipped in 18 points, 10 assists and six rebounds for Los Angeles. Without the 34-year-old superstar, the Lakers are 3-7. With the much-needed win, Los Angeles improved to 24-21 overall and 15-9 at home.

Upon contact, Westbrook immediately pulled up for a 3-pointer. The Lakers lost LeBron to a groin injury in the third quarter of the holiday game and since struggled with a 4-7 record.


Paul George top scored for the Thunder with 27 points, while Terrance Ferguson added 20 in the losing effort. They have dropped five of six.

The Lakers face the Warriors at the Staples Centre on January 22 but James is unlikely to be risked.

The Los Angeles Lakers have been looking to make a trade before the February 7 deadline and have been linked with numerous players since the season began in October.

The Lakers only say James will "progress towards a return to game play" after he rejoins practice next week.


James has not taken part in any full-court team activities since he suffered the injury in the Lakers' Christmas Day victory over the Golden State Warriors.

Kuzma finished with a game-high 32 points on efficient shooting to go with eight boards, four assists and three steals.

"At one point a month ago, they were dangling Lonzo [Ball] a little bit, but now they don't want to trade him", one of the execs said.


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