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2016 Schedule
73-9, 1st in Pacific
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Luke Walton proved he can coach

The Lakers' new head coach had a historic run as the Warriors' interim head coach. Walton was named the NBA Coach of the Month in October and November.

13hEthan Sherwood Strauss

Walton: Tough to leave GSW, ready for Lakers

Luke Walton said it was a "tough decision" to leave the Warriors to become the Lakers' new head coach but one the former Los Angeles big man was prepared to make.

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Walton: Had to take advantage of Lakers opportunity (1:41)
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Kerr all smiles recounting friendship with Walton (0:59)
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Can Blazers steal Game 1?

Steph Curry is expected to miss at least the first three games in the series against Damian Lillard & Co. Portland dealt Golden State one of its nine losses in the regular season.

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Walton on if he'll run the triangle in LA: "I don't think the triangle's the most appropriate style of offense for the players they have in place"

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Kerr would be shocked if Curry plays Tuesday, but won't rule him out either

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Get ready for Sunday

Charlotte travels to Miami for Game 7 at 1 p.m. ET, and that's just the appetizer. For the main course, the Trail Blazers begin their series against the Warriors at 3:30 p.m. ET. Watch both games on ABC/WatchESPN.

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Stein: Walton sees Lakers as his dream job (0:59)
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Curry hopeful of returning before May 9 target date (1:31)
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19hRamona Shelburne

Fast riser: Why Luke Walton chose Lakers

Why did Luke Walton take a leap of faith and leave the best team in basketball to take over one of the worst? The new 36-year-old coach of the Lakers knows how to make things work.

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Stein: Warriors believe Curry will return during Blazers' series (1:24)
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Haywood: Walton has to sell Lakers on culture (2:04)
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1dBaxter Holmes

Luke Walton is the new Lakers coach. Now what?

The Lakers have won the PR campaign with the hiring of Luke Walton. But is this the end of the questions for the storied franchise or just the start?

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Walton, 36, returning to Lakers as head coach

Luke Walton is headed back to the Lakers -- this time as a head coach. The sides have agreed to a deal, with GM Mitch Kupchak saying, "we feel he's going to start an outstanding coaching career."

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2dEthan Sherwood Strauss

Warriors' Curry 'optimistic,' aims for early return

Reigning MVP Stephen Curry is "optimistic" about returning to the Warriors ahead of the two-week timetable given after he suffered a strained MCL, he said Friday.

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Steph Curry leads in street clothes (4:21)
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What the Warriors are without Steph Curry

The Warriors are worse without their MVP, but it doesn't mean they can't win. They just have to do it differently.

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Curry on Tim Grover saying the ankle brace factored into the knee injury: "Simply a wet spot that put me in a very vulnerable position"

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Kerr on Curry lifting Ian Clark in celebration: "What are you doing?! I thought you were injured. Hopefully he'll have just as much joy but not as much display, physically of that joy."

Team Stats

Points Per Game114.91st
Rebounds Per Game46.24th
Assists Per Game28.91st
Points Allowed104.119th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-16739.890
2014-156715.817
2013-145131.622
2012-134735.573
2011-122343.348

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