January 18, 2014 |
The NBA's top players can be divided into three categories at next month's All-Star game: The West, the East and the creased. Several stars will be wearing freshly pressed suits as the result of injuries that have seemingly left no roster untouched. Derrick Rose, Brook Lopez and Al Horford have been sidelined for the rest of the season, and Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook and Kobe Bryant all hope to return within the next month. Dr. Riley J. Williams III, medical director for the Brooklyn Nets and sports medicine surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York (not to mention a lifelong Lakers fan who played football at Loyola High in Los Angeles)
January 18, 2014 |
BROOKLYN AT NEW YORK: Monday, 11:30 a.m. PST. TV: ESPN. The Nets and Knicks must have tired of seeing themselves on "Late Show" top-10 lists. They're starting to play better basketball after dreadful starts that provided daily fodder for comedy writers. Brooklyn has won six of its last seven games and actually would make the playoffs if they started Sunday (though that says more about the awful Eastern Conference than the mediocre Nets). New York has won six of its last 10, including victories over Miami and San Antonio, while shrugging off the quirks of Shoelace Bandit J.R. Smith.
January 15, 2014 |
Fox's cop-comedy "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" won two Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night, but it doesn't look as if that has helped much in the ratings yet, according to early numbers from Nielsen. Tuesday night's episode of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," which earned honors both for the series itself and its star Andy Samberg, drew 3.5 million viewers on average and a rating of 1.4 among the key 18-49 demographic. That's down about 6% from the previous week in the advertiser-desired age category and up 3% in overall viewers. Fox's other Tuesday night comedies were flat or down in 18-49 compared with last week, as "Dads" lost 20% of its demo rating, "New Girl" held steady at a 1.6 and "Mindy Project" lost a tenth of a point for a 1.2. CBS was the highest rated network, with the night's most-watched series "NCIS" (19.5 million viewers)
January 13, 2014 |
Goodbye, "Breaking Bad. " Hello ... "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"? AMC's drama about a teacher turned meth kingpin, "Breaking Bad," capped its celebrated final season with a win for best TV drama at Sunday's 71st Golden Globes in Beverly Hills. The series was nominated last year but had never won the Globe before. But maybe the night's biggest shocker came with the TV comedy prize for "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," Fox's new cop spoof starring Andy Samberg, who also scored a head-turning coup as lead comedy actor.
January 12, 2014 |
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" beat out some heavy-hitting favorites to emerge victorious in the race to win the Golden Globe for best comedy series on Sunday. Still in its first season, the rookie Fox show stars Andy Samberg as a childish police detective learning to deal with a strict new captain, played by Andre Braugher. Samberg also won the Golden Globe for actor in a television comedy. Sunday's surprise victory signaled a growing warmth toward the show, which has met with mixed but generally positive reviews.
January 4, 2014 |
If the NBA playoffs started Sunday, they would include one team five games below .500, two other teams with losing records at home and a fourth team that has gone 0-5 in its division. In what kind of an insane realm does this mishmash of mediocrity qualify as success, and where do the Lakers sign up? It's called the Eastern Conference, with membership confined to mostly poor, huddled masses yearning to wheeze free. Eleven of the 15 teams have losing records. Toronto's 16-15 record is good enough to lead the awful Atlantic Division, where the second-place team will probably be high in the draft lottery.
December 15, 2013
The heartbreak kid Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce , on leaving the Boston Celtics: "I'm a person that's always when it's time to move on, you move on. You can ask any girlfriend I've ever had. " No biggie Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert , on beating the two-time defending champion Miami Heat in their first regular-season meeting: "We're not going to run around chest-bumping and stuff like that. It's not like three years ago, when if we got a win like this it was the highlight of our season.
December 14, 2013 |
NEW YORK Santa, it seemed, was difficult to escape in parts of this snow-coated city Saturday. He was eating a burrito at Chipotle. He was getting money out of the ATM. He was buying Gatorade at Walgreens. But most of all, he was drinking at various bars throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn as part of SantaCon, an annual Santa-themed bar crawl. SantaCon has occurred for years, but after a few particularly rowdy parties, the event has gotten the city in a tizzy. Many New Yorkers this year expressed concerns about the level of booziness at SantaCon, which draws 30,000 people to New York and has been known to feature Santas puking, shouting and urinating publicly all over town.
December 13, 2013
NEW YORK - NEW YORK - All of the Clippers looked drained Thursday night, as if they had nothing left from the emotional night for their coach Wednesday and from Day 11 of a 13-day trip. The Clippers just didn't seem to have the energy to give it their all during a 102-93 loss to the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center. It was more than just playing a back-to-back game for the Clippers. The game in Boston was a celebration of Doc Rivers' coming back for the first time after spending nine years there as coach and winning a championship in 2008.
December 12, 2013 |
This old dog is still open to new tricks, witness this year's Golden Globes nominations. Fresh blood was the theme of this year's TV portion when nods for the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards were announced Thursday. The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. has long been open to embracing new TV shows, and that's no different this year. After getting passed over when SAG nominations were announced Wednesday, "Orange is the New Black" finally seems to be somewhat in season. The Netflix prison dramedy, based on the Piper Kerman memoir of the same name, scored nominations for its star Taylor Schilling, who plays Piper, a WASP-y artisan soap maker who is busted for smuggling drug money years after the fact.