January 5, 2013 |
He's actually 5-9 and 185 pounds Detroit forward Charlie Villanueva , responding to Sacramento guard Isaiah Thomas' calling him a "dirty player" after Villanueva was fined $25,000 for a flagrant 2 foul on Thomas: "Dirty player? Not at all. He saw an open lane, I tried to block the ball and he's 4 foot 11, 100 pounds wet, so he looks bad. I'm not a dirty player. . . . I know a lot of people that would testify to that. " Yes, he was joking Brooklyn interim Coach P.J. Carlesimo , giving a tongue-in-cheek response when asked if would give the Nets permission to speak with Jeff Van Gundy about the permanent job: "No. I told [owner]
December 6, 2013 |
After four days off, the Lakers (9-9) visit the Sacramento Kings (4-12) on Friday night. The Lakers defeated the Kings on Nov. 24, a 100-86 victory at Staples Center. Xavier Henry had a big night with 21 points off the bench. Pau Gasol and Jordan Hill notched double-doubles in the win. Greivis Vasquez led the Kings with 20 points, followed by DeMarcus Cousins with 17. Sacramento has struggled for wins so far this season, but the Kings won't be an easy win for the Lakers on Friday.
April 2, 2014 |
The short-handed Lakers fought to the end, but ultimately fell to the Sacramento Kings, 107-102, for their 50th loss of the season. A Wesley Johnson tip-in with a minute left cut the Lakers' double-digit deficit to three points, 105-102. The Lakers got a vital stop, but Kent Bazemore missed an driving layup that stalled the Lakers' comeback. Now with a record of 25-50, the Laker's loss was an important one in the NBA draft lottery standings, as the seventh-worst Kings improved to 27-48, two wins ahead of the Lakers, who have seven left to play.
November 23, 2013 |
Clippers players and Coach Doc Rivers were unanimous Saturday in offering their sympathy to Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose , who tore the medial meniscus of his right knee and will require surgery. Rose lives in Los Angeles and spent time here during his rehabilitation from a torn left anterior cruciate ligament. The Bulls, who announced the nature of Rose's injury Saturday, will face the Clippers at Staples Center on Sunday afternoon. "To know how hard he worked to get back, it's the saddest thing ever," Chris Paul said after the Clippers' 103-102 victory over the Sacramento Kings.
February 1, 2009 |
Justin Dentmon scored a career-high 30 points and freshman Isaiah Thomas had 25 as No. 23 Washington handed No. 14 Arizona State its second consecutive home defeat, 84-71, on Saturday at Tempe, Ariz. Washington (16-5, 7-2 in the Pacific 10 Conference) led by 19 points twice in the second half before Arizona State got to within 74-68 when Derek Glasser made three free throws after being fouled on a three-point attempt with 1:58 left.
February 15, 2009 |
Led by the starring foursome of Isaiah Thomas, Justin Dentmon, Quincy Pondexter and Jon Brockman, Washington ran over Oregon, 103-84, Saturday afternoon at Seattle and took a 1 1/2 -game lead in the Pacific 10 Conference standings. The foursome each topped the 20-point mark, led by Thomas' 24 points. Dentmon finished with 21 points, same as Brockman, who also tied his career high with 18 rebounds. Pondexter had 20 points, the third time he has scored 20 or more in Washington's last four games.
March 1, 2009 |
Jon Brockman raised his arms, and on cue 10,000 followers obediently rose to their feet in full voice. After four years of blue-collar service to Washington, Brockman was rewarded Saturday with an accomplishment nearly a quarter century in the making -- ownership of a Pacific 10 Conference regular-season title.
March 12, 2009 |
Arizona (19-12) vs. No. 23 Arizona State (22-8), noon, FS West -- A victory might give Arizona its 25th consecutive trip to the NCAA tournament, the longest such streak in the nation. The Wildcats, the fifth-seeded team, have had their way with Arizona State this season, winning both games. Arizona has lost four of its last five overall. Arizona State, the fourth-seeded team, was zeroing in on a conference championship, then lost in overtime to Washington and Washington State. Sophomore guard James Harden, the conference player of the year, is a lock first-round NBA pick if, as expected, he enters the draft.
March 13, 2009 |
Jon Brockman scored 20 points, Isaiah Thomas sparked a decisive second-half spurt with nine points and 13th-ranked Washington defeated Stanford, 85-73, in the Pacific-10 tournament quarterfinals Thursday at Staples Center. Washington (25-7), which has won six in a row, will play 23rd-ranked Arizona State (23-8) in today's semifinals. The Huskies swept the regular-season series, winning the second game by three points in overtime. "Another tough opponent," Huskies Coach Lorenzo Romar said.