Horton-Tucker (calf) is active for Sunday's game against Phoenix, Ryan Ward of LakersNation.com reports.
Horton-Tucker was a game-time call Sunday after he missed the last two games due to a strained calf. Across his last five appearances, Horton-Tucker has averaged 8.0 points and 3.6 assists in 18.4 minutes per game.
Horton-Tucker (calf) will be a game-time call for Sunday's matchup against the Suns, Ryan Ward of Lakers Nation reports.
A strained calf has sidelined the second-year guard for the last two games, but there's hope that he'll gain clearance to return to action with the Lakers in desperate need of a victory. Horton-Tucker has been mostly underwhelming since LeBron James (ankle) went down, though he is shooting 54.9 percent from the floor over his last 10 appearances.
Horton-Tucker (calf) is questionable for Sunday's contest against the Suns, Jovan Buha of The Athletic reports.
A strained right calf has kept Horton-Tucker out over the past two games. Kyle Kuzma (lower back) is doubtful for Sunday's game, so if Horton-Tucker can play, he could see an expanded role.
Horton-Tucker (calf) is out for Thursday's game against the Clippers.
Horton-Tucker's calf injury will indeed force him to sit out Thursday's game, and Jovan Buha of The Athletic reports that he'll likewise be unavailable for Friday's contest against Portland. With LeBron James (ankle) also sidelined at least Thursday and Friday, the Lakers will be seriously short handed.
Horton-Tucker is questionable for Thursday's contest against the Clippers due to a right calf strain, Ryan Ward of LakersNation.com reports.
With LeBron James (ankle) already ruled out, the Lakers would be especially shorthanded at forward if Horton-Tucker also sits. In that case, Ben McLemore could be in line for extra minutes.
Horton -Tucker produced 24 points (8-13 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 5-7 FT), four rebounds, two assists and two steals across 28 minutes in Monday's 111-97 loss to the Jazz.
Horton has been the first man off the bench frequently over the past few weeks and is usually a direct replacement for Kyle Kuzma. Amid the absences of Anthony Davis and LeBron James, the team actually looks quite efficient in the rare moments where Horton-Tucker and Kuzma share the court. The predominant setup is a timeshare at small forward, however, Horton-Tucker often closes out lopsided games at the position.
Horton-Tucker notched 19 points (7-15 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 5-5 FT), seven assists, six rebounds and three steals across 27 minutes in Thursday's loss against the Celtics.
Horton-Tucker has earned a steady role off the bench for the Lakers and has scored in double digits in six of his last seven appearances (two starts) while also excelling as a passer, notching five or more assists three times over that span. He is averaging 13.9 points, 4.4 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game during that seven-game stretch and could be a decent streaming option in most formats, especially while LeBron James (ankle) remains out.
Horton-Tucker tallied 19 points (7-15 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 5-5 FT), seven assists, six rebounds and three steals across 27 minutes in a loss to Boston on Thursday.
The injury-ravaged Lakers needed a boost after falling to a 27-point fourth-quarter deficit, and Horton-Tucker came to the rescue, leading the team on a 24-2 run to nearly pull off a stunning comeback. Despite his team falling short, Horton-Tucker made a big impact in the box score, leading the Lakers with 19 points and contributing as a rebounder, passer and defender as well. The sophomore's performance can be hard to predict due to fluctuating minutes and inconsistency, but Horton-Tucker has begun to find a groove over his past seven games, averaging 13.9 points, 4.4 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 2.1 steals over that stretch.
Horton-Tucker totaled six points (2-8 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four assists, one rebound and one steal in a 101-93 victory over the Hornets on Tuesday.
With Markieff Morris (ankle) out of the lineup, Horton-Tucker got the start and continued his solid play as a distributor on offense. The forward has averaged 5.8 assists per game across his last four contests, which is good for second on the team over that span. Horton-Tucker has also been solid on the defensive end of the floor, recording a steal in each of his last six games.
Horton-Tucker will start Tuesday's game against the Hornets, Mike Trudell of Spectrum SportsNet reports.
With Markieff Morris (ankle) ruled out, Horton-Tucker will move back into the lineup for his second start in the last three games. He finished Saturday's win over Brooklyn with 14 points, 11 assists and three steals before posting 10 points, three rebounds and two assists in Monday's loss to the Knicks.
Horton-Tucker scored 10 points (4-9 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT) to go along with three rebounds, two assists and one steal across 22 minutes in Monday's loss to the Knicks.
As expected, Horton-Tucker lost playing time as Kyle Kuzma (calf) returned to the lineup after a two-game absence. Even so, he managed to score in double-digits for the fifth consecutive contest. In that same span, he's also chipped in an average of 4.0 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 2.2 steals across 26.0 minutes.
Horton-Tucker produced 14 points (4-16 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 4-5 FT), 11 assists, three rebounds and three steals across 34 minutes in Saturday's 126-101 win over the Nets.
Horton-Tucker returned from a one-game suspension and made a significant contribution in the lopsided win. The versatile hybrid guard absorbed a lot of Kyle Kuzma's (calf) output, and while he didn't shoot the ball well, he posted his first double-double since March 15. Horton-Tucker has been inconsistent since the Lakers lost LeBron James (ankle), but he's up to 15.5 points, 4.5 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game over his last four appearances.
Horton-Tucker will start in Saturday's game against the Nets, Jovan Buha of The Athletic reports.
Coming off a one-game suspension for his role in an altercation with the Raptors earlier this week, Horton-Tucker will make his second start of the season Saturday. With Kyle Kuzma (calf) and Wesley Matthews (Achilles) ruled out, Horton-Tucker should have an opportunity for extra minutes against the Nets. He's averaging 8.4 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 19.0 minutes per game this season.
Horton-Tucker has been suspended one game for his role in Tuesday's altercation with the Raptors, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Horton-Tucker, DeAndre' Bembry and Fred VanVleet were all hit with one-game bans for leaving the bench during Tuesday's fracas following a dust-up between Dennis Schroder and OG Anunoby. Horton-Tucker will presumably serve the suspension Thursday night against Miami, leaving the Lakers without one of their best playmakers in the absence of LeBron James (ankle) and Anthony Davis (calf).
Horton-Tucker tallied 17 points (6-10 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 2-3 FT), six assists, four rebounds and one steal in 26 minutes during Tuesday's 110-101 win over the Raptors.
Horton-Tucker has generally been up-and-down this season, but he's found consistency over the past three games. During this stretch, he's scored at least 15 points in each game while making more than half his attempts from the field. Until LeBron James (ankle) and Anthony Davis (calf) return, Horton-Tucker will continue being a focus of the Lakers' offense.
Horton-Tucker had 16 points (7-14 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds and two steals across 26 minutes Sunday in a 104-86 loss against the Clippers.
Horton-Tucker's 14 shot attempts marked his highest tally in the category since March 21 at Phoenix. He has scored 31 points on 26 shots across two games to commence this month. Horton-Tucker's history of inconsistent stat lines throughout the season renders him an unreliable option.
Horton-Tucker recorded three points (1-4 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), one rebound and one assist but six turnovers in 17 minutes during Wednesday's 112-97 loss to the Bucks.
Wednesday's performance was rough for Horton-Tucker, who made just one shot from the field and handed over a career-high six turnovers. He's been inconsistent all season, but Wednesday was a new low for the second-year player out of Iowa State. In March, he averaged 10.2 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 21.7 minutes.
Horton-Tucker finished Friday's 100-86 win over Cleveland with 15 points (6-11 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-4 FT), three rebounds, three assists and two steals over 32 minutes.
The 20-year-old bounced back from a pair of quiet efforts with a strong performance off the bench to help Los Angeles snap a four-game losing streak. Horton-Tucker's playing time continues to fluctuate, but Friday's 32 minutes were his most this season and could bode well for his outlook moving forward given the favorable outcome for both the player and the team.
Horton-Tucker had 17 points (6-16 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 5-6 FT), six rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in Sunday's loss to the Suns.
The game was pretty much over to before it started after the Lakers lost LeBron James (ankle) during Saturday's loss to Atlanta. Playing without three starters, the Lakers managed only 94 points for the second straight game, as Kyle Kuzma and Dennis Schroder failed to carry the offense against one of the best defensive teams in the league. Horton-Tucker saw 28 minutes of action off the bench, and while he's been inconsistent, he's a name to monitor over the next few weeks while James and Anthony Davis (calf) sit out. The second-year wing had some monster games during the preseason, so the potential is there for a mini-breakout while he sees increased minutes.
Horton-Tucker finished with nine points (4-12 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-1 FT), five boards and four assists in 21 minutes of a 99-95 loss to Atlanta on Saturday.
Horton-Tucker put in a well-rounded effort off the bench as the Lakers tried to overcome the loss of LeBron James (ankle) in the first half. The Iowa State product has been playing well lately and could likely see his role increase if James is forced to miss an extended period of time. The Lakers are already down one of their "big two" with Anthony Davis (calf) out, so it will be all hands on deck to try and keep the ship afloat until their return. Horton-Tucker will likely be one of the first in line to see an increase in minutes, especially with two road games in the next three days beginning with the Suns on Sunday.
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|05/07||@ POR||L 101-106||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/06||@ LAC||L 94-118||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/03||vs DEN||W 93-89||21||10||1||3||5||0||0|
|05/02||vs TOR||L 114-121||22||14||3||7||3||0||0|
|04/30||vs SAC||L 106-110||10||6||0||2||2||0||0|
|04/28||@ WAS||L 107-116||23||6||4||4||1||3||0|
|04/26||@ ORL||W 114-103||16||4||0||2||1||1||0|
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