December 14, 2013 |
Lakers 88, Charlotte Bobcats 85 (final) Pau Gasol shut down Charlotte's Al Jefferson in the final minutes as the Lakers made a late push to end a three-game losing streak, winning their first game since the return of Kobe Bryant from an Achilles injury. Kemba Walker, the game's leading scorer with 24 points on 10-of-13 shooting, converted a jump shot with 2:50 left to give the Bobcats a six-point lead. They wouldn't score again. With the Lakers down by six, Nick Young hit a three-pointer to slice Charlotte's lead in half. Kobe Bryant hit a layup and a pair of free throws to give the Lakers the lead.
January 14, 2010
at Houston 120, Minnesota 114 (3OT) : Aaron Brooks scored a career-high 43 points, Chuck Hayes grabbed a career-best 17 rebounds and the Rockets won in triple overtime. Al Jefferson pulled down a franchise-record 26 rebounds and scored 26 points for the Timberwolves. at Denver 115, Orlando 97: Carmelo Anthony scored 27 points and Chauncey Billups added 24 as the Nuggets won for the fourth time in five games. Matt Barnes scored a season-high 28 points for the Magic. San Antonio 109, at Oklahoma City 108 (OT)
January 9, 2010
at Atlanta 93, Boston 85: Jamal Crawford scored 18 points, and the Hawks beat the Celtics for the second time this season. Dallas 112, at San Antonio 103: Dirk Nowitzki scored 26 points, 16 in the fourth quarter, when the Mavericks rallied from a 10-point deficit. at Denver 99, Cleveland 97: The Nuggets won without injured Carmelo Anthony, and despite LeBron James' 35 points for the Cavaliers. Miami 109, at Phoenix 105: Dwyane Wade had 33 points, nine rebounds and eight assists for the Heat.
February 1, 2014 |
The Lakers are well-represented throughout the NBA. On Saturday, former Lakers center Andrew Bynum signed with the Indiana Pacers. Guard Shannon Brown, who won two titles with Bynum and the Lakers, also signed a 10-day contract on Saturday with the San Antonio Spurs. On Friday night, the Lakers fell to the Charlotte Bobcats, 110-100, a team armed with four ex-Lakers. In total, 14 former Lakers are under contract with other teams -- more if training camp invites and traded draft picks are included: Charlotte Bobcats: Ramon Sessions, Josh McRoberts, Jannero Pargo and Chris Douglas-Roberts (training camp invite)
March 18, 2011 |
Kurt Rambis was back in town, enduring a season that couldn't get much worse. Somehow his dry sense of humor remains intact while approaching the end of his second season as coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves. He eyed up a small group of reporters when it was time to start his pregame news briefing Friday at Staples Center. There was a slight pause. Nobody asked any questions. "Is that it?" he said wryly, breaking the brief silence and pretending to head back into the locker room.
June 30, 2013 |
Chris Paul and Dwight Howard became free agents at 9:01 p.m. PT on Sunday. At 9:02 p.m., all but a handful of NBA teams stopped daydreaming and resumed their pursuit of more realistic options. If Paul and Howard represent the Rodeo Drive of this year's free-agent class, available to a select few, then there is still plenty of quality shopping to be done at nearby mega-malls. Andrew Bynum, Al Jefferson and Nikola Pekovic are all available. And those are just some of the top centers.