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March 4, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
PHOENIX - It is still uncertain when starting shooting guard J.J. Redick will return to the court for the Clippers. Redick is sidelined by a bulging disk in his lower back. He has missed the last 11 games, including Tuesday's game at Phoenix. When the Clippers disclosed the nature of the injury on Feb. 18, Redick had already missed four games with what the team had been calling a hip injury. There still is no timetable for his return, and Clippers Coach Doc Rivers was asked Tuesday night if he feared that Redick could be out for the rest of the season.
March 3, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
PORTLAND, Ore. - There was a gust of certainty Monday, a rarity in one of the most uneasy seasons in Lakers history. Steve Nash clearly wants to return next season. "I want to come back for sure," he said Monday. It's a longshot he'll even be back this season from recurring back soreness, but he's already looking to the future, where he's scheduled to earn $9.7 million in 2014-15 as the final part of a three-year, $28-million contract. The Lakers have until Sept. 1 to determine whether they want to waive Nash via the "stretch provision," in which his salary is spread out over the next three years.
March 3, 2014 | By Saba Hamedy
As actors and industry members flocked to the Dolby Theatre for the 86 th Academy Awards on Sunday, a group of about 50 security guards and community supporters took to Hollywood Boulevard to protest. In an effort to sway the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences to stop using non-union Security Industry Specialists for the annual event, the protesters held signs that read “Academy Awards: Support Good Jobs for Our Communities” and handed out fliers that read: “Why can't Oscar go Union?
March 2, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
On Dec. 30, the Clippers got rocked by the Suns at Staples Center, a surprising turn of events because Los Angeles didn't see that coming from a Phoenix team few expected to be that good. Now the Clippers and the rest of the NBA are fully aware of how good the Suns are, L.A. knowing first-hand after that 19-point beat-down. The Clippers get to see the Suns again when the two teams meet Tuesday night in Phoenix. So when asked if there was a revenge factor for that game, Coach Doc Rivers smiled and replied, "No, I don't think so. " "I mean, they just only came to our place and beat our butts," Rivers said.
February 27, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 One day, Lorne Currie of Fairfax has the chance to be considered one of the best basketball players in the City Section. It's up to him, and there are signs he understands that. The junior guard is back playing for the Lions, though he's suffering some knee pains that are limiting his playing time going into Saturday's City Division I semifinal game against El Camino Real. But he really seems to have learned valuable lessons after becoming academically ineligible at Fairfax last season, then transferring to St. John Bosco in January of 2013 trying to start over.
February 25, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton was arrested on three counts of criminal possession of a weapon after turning himself in to police early Tuesday morning. He is expected to be arraigned later Tuesday in Manhattan Criminal Court on charges of second- and third-degree criminal possession of a firearm, both felonies, and fourth-degree possession, a misdemeanor, according to a New York police spokesman. Felton was accompanied by his attorney when he arrived at the 20th Precinct on Manhattan's Upper West Side, police said.
February 25, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
INDIANAPOLIS  - Count Kendall Marshall among those dragged down by the Lakers' woes. He was a surprisingly successful pick-up from the NBA's Development League, churning out double-digit assists almost immediately when signed in December. Now, though, the guard is like the rest of the Lakers. And he's not enjoying it. "It's not fun at all the way we're playing," said Marshall, scoreless with only four assists in the Lakers' 118-98 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday.
February 25, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
There was a typical start, and the usual finish, to a USC basketball game at the Galen Center earlier this month. Trojans guard Byron Wesley wasted little time doing what he does best: driving hard through the defense toward the basket. After being fouled, he sank two free throws to boost USC into an early lead. By the end, Wesley had again led the Trojans in scoring, this time with 20 points against Utah. Yet the result was all too familiar - another loss in a Pac-12 Conference game.
February 25, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
They share a common bond because of the point guard position. That has helped strengthen the relationship between Clippers All-Star Chris Paul and Coach Doc Rivers . Paul is widely considered the best point guard in the NBA, and Rivers played point guard throughout his 13-year NBA career, and so the two of them often think the same way when it comes to running the Clippers' offense. "We obviously are starting to get a better feel for each other, and our communication," Paul said after Monday night's game in New Orleans.
February 24, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
Kent Bazemore used to be known for two things. He was the guy with the comically over-the-top celebrations on the Golden State Warriors' bench, spinning his arms wildly or punching the air with his fists. He was also the rookie who found his car filled with popcorn as part of a prank last year. His basketball life has changed considerably in the span of a week. Bazemore, 24, keeps getting points and playing time with the Lakers, scoring a career-high 15 on Friday against Boston and upping it two days later with another career high, 17 points against Brooklyn.
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