March 4, 2014 |
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.
February 15, 2014 |
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.
February 8, 2014 |
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.
November 19, 2013 |
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.
November 12, 2013 |
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.
November 11, 2013 |
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.