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August 2, 2012 | By Mark Medina
Below are five things to take from Team USA's 156-73 win Thursday over Nigeria: 1. Team USA stormed off to a great start and didn't let up. It turns out France and Tunisia woke up a sleeping giant. And anyone wondering if Team USA could correct its early shooting problems no longer need to question it. Team USA posted a near-perfect performance that can be broken down in several areas. First the historical: Team USA's 156 points set the record for most points in an Olympic basketball game, which Brazil once had when it scored 138 points over Egypt in 1988.
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March 28, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
HOUSTON - Blake Griffin seems to relish telling his critics how wrong they are about the perceived holes in his game. On Thursday night the Clippers power forward put the clamps on Dallas All-Star Dirk Nowitzki during the most important moments in the Clippers' 109-103 win over the Mavericks. Nowitzki missed all six of his fourth-quarter shot attempts, one of which was blocked by Griffin, who also pressured Nowitzki into throwing the ball into the backcourt for a turnover with 38.9 seconds left and the scored tied.
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May 31, 2012 | By Mark Medina
Kobe Bryant rarely lacks for motivation. He continually chases his sixth ring and beyond. Bryant thrives on proving he'll still stay dominant at the tail end of his career. As much as he shows respect for emerging young talent, such as Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, Bryant refuses to pass the torch to them. Bryant wants to squeeze every single ounce of talent out of himself to maximize his standing in the NBA history books. But Bryant also takes some kind of pleasure in reading the negative things the media write about him, or the challenges other stars bestow upon him. That's why Anthony Davis, whom the New Orleans Hornets will likely select with their No. 1 draft pick, perhaps should have thought twice before uttering these words: “[Kobe]
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March 4, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
This is what the Lakers do. They go out and beat one of the NBA's top teams on the road, only to return home and unfurl a clunker against a team that hadn't won since before the All-Star break. There's a reason the Lakers are 21-40. At least they made it somewhat entertaining. A crazed comeback from 21 points down fell short in the final minute Tuesday night at Staples Center, the New Orleans Pelicans doing just enough to emerge 132-125 winners. BOX SCORE: New Orleans 132, Lakers 125 Kent Bazemore and Jordan Farmar missed three-pointers that could have brought the Lakers to within one point and Bazemore followed by airballing a jumper with 13 seconds left.
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August 4, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan
LONDON - Sorry for the disturbance amid the parade of U.S. basketball royalty, but where's Anthony Davis? LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul and the endless stream of umpteen-time All-Stars were at post-game interview sessions with reporters, but Davis couldn't be tracked down. Turned out he had already wandered into the locker room, figuring nobody wanted to talk to him. Why would they? He's a footnote, an asterisk after all the bold type and exclamation points in the oft-breathless coverage by international media of the U.S. team.
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April 1, 2012 | Chris Dufresne
NEW ORLEANS — Louisville Coach Rick Pitino , after Saturday's NCAA national semifinal defeat, had the courage to compare Kentucky freshman center Anthony Davis to Bill Russell . Sacrilege? "When you see this young man at the collegiate level, you realize why they're so good," Pitino said of Davis. "Not that their other players aren't, but he's so much of a factor. " Davis had 18 points, 14 rebounds and five blocked shots in Kentucky's 69-61 win against Louisville.
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March 4, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
This is what the Lakers do. They go out and beat one of the NBA's top teams on the road, only to return home and unfurl a clunker against a team that hadn't won since before the All-Star break. There's a reason the Lakers are 21-40. At least they made it somewhat entertaining. A crazed comeback from 21 points down fell short in the final minute Tuesday night at Staples Center, the New Orleans Pelicans doing just enough to emerge 132-125 winners. BOX SCORE: New Orleans 132, Lakers 125 Kent Bazemore and Jordan Farmar missed three-pointers that could have brought the Lakers to within one point and Bazemore followed by airballing a jumper with 13 seconds left.
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November 22, 2010 | By Lance Pugmire
This is the week the " Notre Dame Killer" comes to life. Anthony Davis, on a late fall Saturday 38 years ago, led USC to a rout over the Fighting Irish with six touchdowns. Two years later, after the Irish took a 24-0 lead late in the first half, he ran for four more touchdowns in what became known as "The Comeback. " Davis is 58 now, but his achievements are never far from his thoughts. "Obviously, I'm someone of interest . . . I'm a name," says Davis, who now works as a part-time security guard and lives in his mother's Sylmar apartment.
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June 27, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
The consensus among NBA executives is that two things are a certainty about the 2012 NBA draft, which will take place Thursday. One is that Kentucky big man Anthony Davis is the clear No. 1 choice and the New Orleans Hornets will make him their selection with the first pick. The other point of agreement is that this is a deep, talented draft. But there are other story lines too. Many league executives wonder what Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan will do with the second pick.
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October 27, 1996
Freshman R. Jay Soward's 78-yard kickoff return to open the second half was his second in two games. It was the first time USC has had two kickoff returns for touchdowns in a season since Anthony Davis did it three times in 1974. * Junior tailback Delon Washington registered perhaps his best game since his 109-yard debut against Washington in 1994.
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March 4, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
New Orleans Pelicans 132 - Lakers 125 (end of regulation) The Lakers fought all the way back from 21 down, but couldn't close the deal against the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night at Staples Center. A 40-point fourth quarter (74 in the second half) got the Lakers within three with 18.1 seconds left but a pair of Eric Gordon free throws, followed by a Kent Bazemore missed three-point attempt, was enough to stop the Lakers' two-game win streak. Small ball has worked in recent games with Wesley Johnson guarding power forwards like LaMarcus Aldridge, but Anthony Davis was a load for Johnson and the Lakers.
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February 15, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
NEW ORLEANS - The kids are taking over the place. You can't toss a string of beads in the French Quarter this weekend without hitting a wide-eyed NBA All-Star. The festivities have become one extended Rising Stars Challenge between the six players making their All-Star game debuts Sunday at the Smoothie King Center and the five back for a second appearance. At 20, Anthony Davis can't even enjoy one of those oversized fruity alcoholic drinks so popular on Bourbon Street. Generation Next includes first-timers Stephen Curry, Damian Lillard, DeMar DeRozan, John Wall, Paul Millsap and Davis in addition to second-time participants Joakim Noah, Roy Hibbert, Paul George, Kyrie Irving and James Harden.
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February 8, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
Steve Nash finally returned to the Lakers' lineup Tuesday in a loss to the Timberwolves in Minneapolis. After sitting out a victory over the Cavaliers in Cleveland the following night, Nash celebrated his 40th birthday with a season-high 19 points in a win over the 76ers in Philadelphia. "To be able to just be back out there for two games -- yeah, I'm rusty, I'm not quite in game shape yet -- but to be moving freely and be able to do things you're accustomed to doing out there, it just makes the game a lot more fun," Nash said after practice Saturday.
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November 19, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Imagine if San Fernando and Granada Hills win out and meet in the City Section Division II championship football game. The alumni would be excited. The two schools have played some memorable games through the years, none more so than the 1970 City championship game between Dana Potter and Granada Hills against Anthony Davis and San Fernando. More than 15,000 filled Birmingham High. Granada Hills won, 38-28. San Fernando produced Heisman Trophy winner Charles White. Granada Hills produced Hall of Famer John Elway.
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November 12, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
The New Orleans Pelicans (3-4) visit the Lakers (3-5) on Tuesday night at Staples Center, just a few days after the Pelicans pulled away late for a 96-85 victory on Friday in New Orleans. Second-year forward/center Anthony Davis finished with a career high of 32 points with 12 rebounds and six blocked shots. Steve Nash, who sat out Friday, will miss at least two weeks with back issues. Steve Blake and Jodie Meeks are expected to be the Lakers' starting backcourt on Tuesday. Key matchup Pau Gasol, Chris Kaman, Jordan Hill, Wesley Johnson, Shawne Williams ... someone needs to slow down Davis.
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November 11, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
Lakers tonight VS. NEW ORLEANS When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 3-5; Pelicans 3-4. Record vs. Pelicans: 0-1. Update: Anthony Davis was thoroughly dominant in the Pelicans' 96-85 victory over the Lakers on Friday in New Orleans. Davis had a career-high 32 points, 12 rebounds and six blocked shots as the Pelicans finally ended an 11-game losing streak against the Lakers that dated to March 2010.
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November 22, 1990 | MAL FLORENCE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Anthony Davis says that a day rarely goes by when someone doesn't approach him to talk about the games. Davis, the former USC tailback, is irrevocably linked with Notre Dame and his astounding accomplishments in 1972 and 1974. "Sometimes people mix up the games," Davis said. "They say that they remember when I scored six touchdowns against Notre Dame in '74 and four touchdowns in '72." Davis sets them straight, reversing the order.
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April 17, 2012 | Staff and wire services
Kentucky's starting lineup of three freshmen and two sophomores did most everything together en route to the school's eighth national title. Now, they will each go their separate ways in the NBA. Freshmen Anthony Davis , Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Marquis Teague , and sophomores Terrence Jones and Doron Lamb declared for the draft in a nationally televised news conference Tuesday night. "We made it work," Jones said. "We all wanted to be there and do it together like we've done everything else together.
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November 8, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Pelicans 96, Lakers 85 (final) The New Orleans Pelicans pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Lakers by 11 points. The Lakers ran out of gas against the younger, athletic Pelicans, especially with second-year forward-center Anthony Davis providing a dominant performance with a career-high 32 points. Davis also had 12 rebounds and six blocked shots. Lakers guard Nick Young hit a pair of free throws with 3 1/2 minutes left to bring the Lakers to within three points, but New Orleans went on to score the next 12 points, extending the lead to 96-81.
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