The fans went crazy as the LA Lakers won their first game against the Houston Rockets 120-114 in their home opener, post-Kobe Bryant era on October 26. They drop their first road game of the season next. Utah Jazz handed the Lakers their first loss 96-89 of the season Friday October 28. And just last Sunday, Lakers battled hard but still fall to the Oklahoma Thunder 113-96. Russell Westbrook was just hard for anybody to defend. He made yet another triple double.
Yesterday was game 4 on the road. Lakers looked to pick up a second victory at Indiana. But they didn’t finish and win the game. Paul George puts up 30 to lead the Indiana Pacers past the LA Lakers 115-108. He took over the last minutes of the game down the stretch.
The LA Lakers are in Georgia today as they hit the floor against the Atlanta Hawks for the only time this season. Will the Atlanta Hawks stay undefeated with a win vs. the Lakers or will the Lakers make the Atlanta Hawks suffer their first loss of the season? Catch the game 5 tip at 7:30. Lakers have ruled Timofey Mozgov out due to left eye contusion for today’s game.
The under-construction UCLA Health Training Center will be the new home of the Lakers and Development League’s D-Fenders. It is scheduled to open in the fall of 2017. The Lakers will own their new building rather than lease space, as they do now from the NHL’s LA Kings.
Lakers COO Tim Harris said that it is not a sponsorship. It is a true partnership with UCLA. Not only the team will have their new practice facility, UCLA Health will also serve as the exclusive in-game health provider.
“The new building is three times the size of the one we’re in now. It’s got state-of-the-art everything,” coach Luke Walton said.
Miss Jeanie Buss, and the mayor of El Segundo was also at the event.
Source: Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Daily News