December 6, 2012 |
The mantra from Coach Mike D'Antoni and the Lakers continues to be, "Wait for Steve Nash. " When he finally does return from a leg injury, will he solve all of the Lakers' problems? Not all but he'll certainly be a boon for the Lakers, who are playing with arguably the worst tandem at point guard in the league. Darius Morris started 10 games, averaging 5.5 points and 2.6 assists a game. The second-year guard has shown flashes of effective play but struggled for consistency.
March 10, 2010
Pacific Life Pac-10 Tournament MEN Quarterfinals, Thursday at Staples Center Oregon OR Washington State vs. No. 1 California (21-9), 2:30 p.m.— Cal is top-seeded for the first time after winning a conference title outright for the first time in 50 years. Senior guard Jerome Randle, the Pac-10 player of the year, averages 18.7 points. Senior guard Patrick Christopher (16.0 points a game) also was selected first-team all-conference and forwards Theo Robertson (13.8)
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.
February 24, 2014 |
The Lakers play a tough pair on the road in Week 18, visiting the Indiana Pacers and Memphis Grizzlies on successive nights. The team returns home to host the Sacramento Kings on Friday before getting the weekend off. The Lakers are finally getting healthier with Pau Gasol, Nick Young and Jodie Meeks returning during Week 17. Xavier Henry should be back this week, although Kobe Bryant (knee) and Steve Nash (nerve root irritation) remain out. Through 56 games, the Lakers are 19-37, four behind cumulative expectations . Tuesday at Indiana Pacers The Pacers (42-13)
February 7, 2010
The curse of the Clippers After many memorable years of being around the Clippers -- which, believe me, is as close as you want to come -- I was surprised to hear there's now a Clipper Curse. "That's not good," I thought. "A curse and Donald T. Sterling too?" Actually, the Clippers aren't cursed, nor were the Red Sox, who proved it, nor are the Cubs. Well, maybe the Cubs are. The Clippers did have a lot of injuries -- though not quite as many as reported, with "bad mood" a recurring problem -- but everything is explainable in two words: Bad management.
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.