September 2, 2009 |
Amid the rows of chilled, sparkling luxury suites at Dodger Stadium, one is not air conditioned. Coincidence or not, it's the one belonging to Ned Colletti. The Dodgers general manager was smiling through the stifling heat Tuesday, wearing a long-sleeve dress shirt in his fancy steam bath. "This is great," he said. "I'm great." Oh yeah? Well, it's about to get hotter. Colletti finished his season's work late Monday night, acquiring enough players to satisfy most of the team's postseason needs.
December 21, 2006 |
Nestled in between the blocked shots supplied by Andrew Bynum and the flawless passes crafted by Jordan Farmar was another sight welcomed by the Lakers. Their main free-agent acquisition during the off-season, Vladimir Radmanovic, was drilling three-pointers in a fourth quarter that carried them to victory Wednesday against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
May 7, 1997 |
Oh, if only Byron Scott could have gotten that last shot, because he had such a hot hand. Or, if only Robert Horry could have taken that last shot, because he could do no wrong. If only somebody could have shot that last shot. But in the span of a couple of seconds, Nick Van Exel couldn't get one off, and all the arguments in the world that Karl Malone had hacked him were of no use, because the Lakers had lost Game 2 of their series with the Utah Jazz, 103-101. What a waste.
April 27, 2001 |
So much for the rumors about Curtis Joseph having a sore right hand. Hot hand is more appropriate. Joseph stopped 32 shots and the Toronto Maple Leafs showed their new playoff look is for real, defeating the New Jersey Devils, 2-0, on Thursday night at East Rutherford, N.J., in the opener of the Eastern Conference semifinal. Joseph's third shutout of the playoffs and 12th of his career came after days of speculation about his right hand.
May 24, 1987 |
The Seattle SuperSonics may be one game away from being eliminated from the NBA playoffs, but star forward Xavier McDaniel said the SuperSonics aren't going to roll over and die. "It don't look too good for us," McDaniel said after the Lakers edged the SuperSonics, 122-121, Saturday to take a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven Western Conference finals. "It's like we're in the hospital in critical condition. And they're about to gather up the family because we aren't going to make it.
March 2, 1997 |
Pepperdine returned Saturday to the scene of its only road victory, but with the exception of center Bryan Hill, the Waves left their games at home. Despite a career-best 39 points by Hill, Pepperdine never recovered from a poor start and lost to St. Mary's, 85-69, in the first round of the West Coast Conference men's basketball tournament at Loyola Marymount.