Los Angeles in the NBA Playoffs

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Although the Lakers figured in another disappointing season, Ingram was one of the lone bright spots for the team as he averaged a career best 18.3 points, 3.0 assists and 5.1 rebounds in 52 games played.

Having not played in Los Angeles' last two games, Ingram underwent further testing by the team's medical staff Friday that revealed a Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) in his arm. Kyle Kuzma also missed his second consecutive game Saturday night after rolling his ankle last week. The Lakers' deficit grew to 20 points early in the second before LeBron James began to spearhead a comeback win. "I'm just finding out a lot of it myself".

"You got to get on the right timeline", Van Gundy said. Meanwhile, Jackson was trying to point out that such a trade would represent a bad "business decision" for the Lakers, as dumping James after one season would send an off-putting message to future high-profile free agents. Bosh eventually retired due to blood clotting issues, but many other athletes have continued to compete. The Lakers will need to go something around 11-4 over their final 15 games in order to have a reasonable shot to be in a position to steal a playoff seed. An injury on Christmas day kept him out of play until January 29, 2019. As Charania notes, this early start on the offseason will provide ball a full summer to prep for the first time in three National Basketball Association seasons.

"I don't want to give up on this team", Hart said when asked if being shut down might be a consideration.

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The Spaniards had survived an early scare when Giorgio Chiellini's goal was disallowed after a VAR review. Atletico Madrid is back in the round of 16 after failing to make it out of the group stage last season.

"I would've assumed that we got hit with a lot of injuries".

"Why me? You know, how do you tackle this?"

With Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram ruled out for the season, James put on a show at United Center like he did so many times as a member of the Cavaliers and Heat. Regardless, the thought of the Lakers trading perhaps the best player of all time a season after they landed him is unthinkable to most (if not Van Gundy). As with Ball, it's unclear if he'll be back in a Lakers uniform next season, and Magic Johnson is expected to make some big changes to the Lakers lineup this summer.