2019 ScheduleAll times ET

2019 Schedule
31-39, 4th in Pacific
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Heavyweights out: Giannis, LeBron not playing

Lakers star LeBron James will again be sidelined, returning to the bench with a sore groin as Los Angeles takes on Milwaukee, which will be without Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle).

Jalen: LeBron showed 'disrespect to the coaching staff' (1:34)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale said in Toronto that LeBron James spoke to Kevin Knox for about ten minutes after Sunday's Knicks-Lakers game, per the New York Post. A nice gesture from James after what must have been a disappointing loss to the Knicks.

Kornheiser: Blaming LeBron for losing to the Knicks is stupid (1:33)
Jefferson: LeBron has 'spent his entire life caring' (1:56)
Stephen A. wants to know why LeBron was playing vs. Knicks (1:30)
Kellerman: Frazier can say what he feels about LeBron (0:55)
Stephen A. calls Frazier's comments on LeBron's 'irresponsible' (1:47)
Jones calls out LeBron critics: 'Stop it' (1:35)
LeBron has 'a lot' of advice for Zion (0:15)
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LeBron blocked late to cap career-worst quarter

The worst shooting quarter of LeBron James' career ended with the Lakers star getting blocked with seconds remaining in a road loss to the Knicks on Sunday.

LeBron drops 33 but gets denied in final seconds (1:35)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Mario Hezonja was asked about the Knicks' approach against James in the fourth quarter, when James went 4-15 in LAL's loss: "He just missed shots. Don't get that twisted. He had (33), 8 (assists) and 6 rebounds. He just missed shots. If you are saying you are the reason he's missing shots, you are an idiot. Pretty simple… We did a good job of sending him of where he doesn't like to be, if I can say that because he likes to be everywhere. But yeah, overall good job by the team on playing defense on him."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Mario Hezonja on his approach defensively against LeBron James on the Lakers' last possession, which ended with Hezonja blocking James' drive and sealing the Knicks' win: “He's one of the most un-guardable guys in the world and one of the greatest players of all time. So it is tough. But when we're on the court, who cares? I think you gain respect by fighting for that, so I just didn't care. I wasn't trying to look around. I was just trying to play as hard as I can and try to stop him.”

LeBron skips nasty bounce pass to Williams for dunk (0:19)
LeBron blasted by Frazier for distancing himself from huddle (0:41)
LeBron gets game-winner stuffed by Hezonja (0:36)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James, Kevin Knox and David Fizdale huddled for a conversation outside the visiting locker room after the Knicks' win over the Lakers. Fizdale said earlier in the year that he hoped to connect James and Knox.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks close their win over the Lakers on a 13-1 run and LeBron James goes 4-for-15 in the fourth quarter. Not the kind of performance Madison Square Garden is accustomed to from James.

LeBron gets loose for electrifying finish (0:21)
LeBron drops dime to Kuzma for dunk (0:19)
Kuzma finds McGee for no-look alley-oop (0:17)

Team Stats

Points Per Game111.916th
Rebounds Per Game46.110th
Assists Per Game25.312th
Points Allowed114.025th

Team History