March 31, 2013 |
With Steve Nash hampered by a strained hamstring, the Lakers will need veteran point guard Steve Blake to help keep the team afloat through the final eight games. Nash hopes to play but on Saturday he didn't get through two minutes before he asked Coach Mike D'Antoni to take him out. Blake missed much of the season with an abdominal tear, which required surgery. He's played in 37 games, averaging 6.1 points and 3.8 assists. When Blake has his jumper working, like he did in the recent victory over the Sacramento Kings when he made five three-pointers, the Lakers are harder to contain.
March 28, 2013 |
MILWAUKEE - The older, slower, stumbling Lakers were playing on the second night of a back-to-back, so the outcome was practically predetermined. What were not expected were dual injuries to their aging backcourt, Steve Nash unable to finish the game and Kobe Bryant limping through the locker room after a 113-103 loss Thursday to the Milwaukee Bucks. Bryant was bothered by a bone spur in his left foot, Nash sidelined by what he called a hip spasm. BOX SCORE: Bucks 113, Lakers 103 Bryant will be evaluated by doctors in Sacramento when the Lakers arrive there Friday, a day before they play the Kings to complete a four-game trip.
February 16, 2013 |
California is driven by a talented pair of guards, Allen Crabbe and Justin Cobbs. USC's two point guards, on the other hand, are nursing injuries going into Sunday's game against the Golden Bears in Berkeley, although both are expected to play. Senior Jio Fontan, who bruised his left knee when it hit the court Thursday during the Trojans' win at Stanford, said that while the contact left a mark, he would be able to play Sunday. "But I'm happy to have an extra day," Fontan said.
January 10, 2013 |
BOULDER, Colo. - Josh Scott scored 14 points and Askia Booker had 12 to help Colorado end a skid at two games by holding off USC, 66-60, on Thursday night. The Trojans (6-10, 1-2 Pac-12) will have to keep searching for a road win. USC has dropped 14 consecutive games away from the Galen Center. Eric Wise finished with 16 points for the Trojans, who haven't won on the road since Nov. 30, 2011, at UC Riverside. The Buffaloes (11-4, 1-2) ran their home record to 7-0. After a fast start by USC to open the game, the momentum began to shift late in the first half when Jio Fontan hobbled off the court.
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December 20, 2012 |
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has refused for more than two years to allow its agents to cooperate with a Los Angeles Police Department investigation into the death of a drug suspect shortly after he was arrested in a DEA operation, according to LAPD records. The LAPD's homicide investigation has effectively stalled, and officials said in documents reviewed by The Times that without assistance from the DEA they cannot determine how the man's fatal injuries were inflicted.
December 11, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Optimism surrounding secretive high-level budget talks faded quickly Tuesday amid a fresh round of partisan finger-pointing, reducing the chances of a resolution to the fiscal standoff by Christmas. House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) spoke to President Obama by phone late in the evening after presenting a GOP counteroffer. Republicans, meanwhile, showed further signs of political division. Top members of the party, including former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, said the GOP should accept the president's offer to raise tax rates on the top 2% of Americans in exchange for spending cuts.