Lakers GM Kupchak says Kobe is worth it

LOS ANGELES -- Kobe Bryant was all smiles when he talked about his $48.5 million contract extension in November 2013, saying he would "run through a wall" for the Los Angeles Lakers to prove they were right and everybody who doubted them was wrong...

Jazz surprise Warriors, 110-100

SALT LAKE CITY--The Golden State Warriors, even with the NBA's top-ranked defense, once again failed to avoid getting outshot and out-rebounded.

Big man Andrew Bogut, whose presence on the court had led to 22 straight wins, played what he said ...

For the Lakers, a bright spot at point

LOS ANGELES--Jordan Clarkson wilted under the Chicago Bulls defense late in Thursday's game, and he nearly coughed away the lead, but Los Angeles Lakers Coach Byron Scott stuck with him.

"Sometimes," Scott said, "you got to throw a guy in the ...