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2019 Schedule
0-1, 3rd in Pacific
Ball hits first 3 of season (0:16)
Hart beats buzzer at end of 3rd (0:29)
Kuzma puts away breakaway slam (0:16)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Josh Hart hit the first Lakers 3-pointer of the season late in the third quarter. The Lakers opened the game missing their first 15 attempts from behind the arc. Perimeter shooting could be problematic for the Lakers this season although the front office is banking on the likes of Hart, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Kyle Kuzma to improve their shooting this season.

Kuzma fakes out Nurkic for pretty finish (0:17)
McGee shows out with 2 big blocks, 2 bigger dunks (0:58)
LeBron and Lillard exchange thunderous dunks (0:46)
LeBron throws down first points as Laker (0:19)
McGee hammers home monster slam (0:16)
LeBron gets mixed reaction in introduction (0:16)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

A concern heading into the season was whether the Lakers had enough perimeter shooting around LeBron James. In the first half, the Lakers opened the season going 0-for-12 from behind the arc. Brandon Ingram and Lance Stephenson were both 0-for-3 from 3-point range. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, whom the Lakers are hoping will be one of their best shooters this season, made two free throws but was 0-for-0 from the floor in the half.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

JaVale McGee appeared to be hit in the head right after a score inside and he went and sat down on the Lakers baseline as play went down in the opposite direction. McGee appears to be OK and rejoined the Lakers huddle after a timeout.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Lonzo Ball checked into the game for the first time with 3:22 left in the first quarter with LeBron James and Rajon Rondo taking their first break. Ball joined Josh Hart, Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma and JaVale McGee. Luke Walton got to see how this Lakers unit would do without either James or Rondo on the floor.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

First Laker off the bench for the season is Kyle Kuzma, who scored right away from a terrific bounce pass from Rajon Rondo. Kuzma subbed in for JaVale McGee and immediately had to defend Jusuf Nurkic inside as well.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Lakers opened the game with LeBron James directing the offense and making a concerted effort to get the ball to Brandon Ingram and let him take his man offensively.

AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer
3hOhm Youngmisuk

LeBron scores 26, but Blazers spoil Lakers debut

In his much anticipated debut with the Lakers, LeBron James scored his first two baskets on thunderous jams and finished with 26 points, but the Blazers spoiled his night with a 128-119 win at the Moda Center.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Walton said Rajon Rondo has shared his unique insight on things he learned from the Pelicans-Blazers series last year with the Lakers coaching staff.

LeBron arrives for much-anticipated Lakers debut (0:17)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The Blazers have left Paul Allen's seat open. Commissioner Adam Silver will be here. Terry Stotts says the Blazers will do their jobs to the best of their abilities on what will be an emotional night.

LeBron: 'Stronger when I play more minutes' (1:06)
Kelvin Kuo/AP Photo
10hDave McMenamin

Goals for LeBron: More minutes, another ring

LeBron James says he's "fresh" as he begins his 16th season with a new team -- the Lakers -- and winning championships continues to be the goal that drives him.

Doc Rivers: 'LeBron is far more Magic than Michael' (0:44)
Magic looks to Brandon Ingram to help LeBron this season (1:45)
Why the Lakers should limit LeBron's minutes in 2018-19 (1:42)

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Team Stats

Points Per Game108.111th
Rebounds Per Game46.42nd
Assists Per Game23.87th
Points Allowed109.625th

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