A rough week for the former No. 1 opens the path to the early season throne.
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With the Lakers off to a hot start, Dave McMenamin and Bobby Marks join Brian Windhorst to discuss LA's title hopes and if they can keep this defense up for the entire season (19:38). But before that, what really happened to Dion Waiters -- and what should Miami do about it? Plus, the guys talk about Toronto's stifling defense (32:58) and how Gordon Hayward's injury will impact the Eastern Conference (39:28).
Lakers star Anthony Davis says he still feels discomfort in the right shoulder he jammed on a missed dunk attempt two weeks ago. "There's really never a play I don't feel it," Davis said.
Pascal Siakam had 24 points and 11 rebounds, Fred VanVleet finished with 23 points and 10 assists and the Toronto Raptors snapped the Los Angeles Lakers' seven-game winning streak with a 113-104 victory Sunday night.
Lakers star LeBron James told ESPN on Friday night that he has no plans to miss games due to load management, saying that unless he's hurt this season, he'll be playing.
Anthony Davis had 26 points and nine rebounds, and LeBron James scored 12 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers' seventh consecutive victory, 95-80 over the Miami Heat on Friday night.
With so many top players and teams struggling early on, Jackie MacMullan and Tim MacMahon join Brian Windhorst to discuss what's wrong with the Rockets, what's right with the Lakers (16:06) and why a few of the league's most notable names can't seem to get it right early on (29:28).
Down by 13 to begin the fourth, the Lakers got a big push from Kyle Kuzma, who scored 11 of his 15 points in the final quarter to key a 16-0 run to lead L.A. to a 118-112 win over the Bulls on Tuesday night.
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