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.
December 4, 2012 |
A common criticism thrown around by UCLA basketball fans is that if Kentucky can win with talented freshmen, as it did last season, then why can't the Bruins, who are loaded with freshmen stars this season? "We're no Kentucky," UCLA guard Norman Powell said Monday. "We don't have Anthony Davis. We don't have Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. We don't have that type of players. With Shabazz [Muhammad] and Kyle [Anderson], they're great players, but Shabazz isn't Anthony Davis.
March 28, 2014 |
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.
November 5, 2002
Florida State's Greg Jones, the leading rusher in the Atlantic Coast Conference, will miss the rest of the season because of a torn ligament in his right knee. An MRI exam Monday showed that Jones tore the anterior cruciate ligament and injured the medial collateral ligament during the Seminoles' victory over Wake Forest on Saturday, team trainer Randy Oravetz said. The 240-pound junior tailback had 938 yards rushing and eight touchdowns.
March 26, 2014 |
The Clippers are closing in on their third consecutive playoff berth. The Clippers need any combination of four wins or four losses by the Phoenix Suns to clinch a playoff spot. On Wednesday night, the Clippers play at the New Orleans Pelicans and the Suns play at the Washington Wizards. Even though the Clippers have defeated the Pelicans all three times this season by an average 19.3 points per game, it doesn't figure to be an easy time for Los Angeles. The Pelicans have won three consecutive games, seven of their last 10. The Pelicans duo of forwards Anthony Davis and Tyreke Evans have combined to average 53.4 points, 19.2 rebounds and 8.3 assists in their past 10 games.
November 8, 2013 |
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.
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.
November 2, 2008 |
Here I am, wondering why I'm at this pig roast, USC about to slaughter the worst team in the nation, and it's not Stanford, so nothing can go wrong. It's a waste-of-time game, and I'm here only to write about some USC fan who takes delight in being known as "syco." That's when I spot Anthony Davis. Davis is seated at a small table in the middle of tailgaters about 40 yards from Tommy Trojan. He looks as if he's still wearing his Halloween costume, a black and silver suit with a tie and a No.
November 28, 2004 |
Something about having a week off agrees with Ryan Killeen. By his own admission, the USC kicker has endured a rough season, making only nine of 18 field-goal attempts. His best game, a three-for-three outing against California, followed a bye week. The same thing happened against Notre Dame on Saturday, the Trojans coming off a bye and Killeen making both his attempts. "I had a lot of time to prepare and get mentally strong," he said. "I had visions of knocking them through all week long."
December 2, 1999 |
It's one of the best-remembered Times sports headlines of the 1970s: "DAVIS! DAVIS! DAVIS! DAVIS! DAVIS! DAVIS!" What else could be said of a 185-pound San Fernando comet named Anthony Davis after his historic six-touchdown afternoon in a 45-23 USC victory over Notre Dame? Retired Times sports editor Paul Zimmerman was moved to say that day: "I consider this one of the most historic days in college football history.