October 24, 2013 |
For Clippers Coach Doc Rivers, it was a good thing to see his second unit have some success against the Utah Jazz during Wednesday night's exhibition game. Rivers said his second unit got beat pretty bad by the first unit during Tuesday's practice and “were losing their spirit a little bit.” But the second team of Jamal Crawford, Darren Collison, Ryan Hollins, Willie Green and Antawn Jamison played well against the Jazz. The second unit still doesn't have small forward Matt Barnes, who hasn't played in any of the seven exhibition games because of a sore left calf.
October 23, 2013 |
Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said that J.J. Redick will start at shooting guard Wednesday night against the Utah Jazz and that rookie guard Reggie Bullock also will play at Staples Center. Redick missed the first six exhibition games recovering from a partially torn left quad muscle and Bullock sat out with an injured right knee. “[Redick] had two really good days of practice, probably did more than we thought,” Rivers said before the game. “Going into practice, they said he would only go about half and he went through the entire session.
October 23, 2013 |
It didn't take long for J.J. Redick to score his first basket Wednesday night, and the Clippers shooting guard did it in a way he typically has used in his seven-year career - by moving without the ball. Redick had missed the first six Clippers exhibition games while recovering from a partially torn left quadriceps, an injury that kept him from practicing for two weeks. He had 14 points in 19 minutes 49 seconds during the Clippers' 103-99 victory over the Utah Jazz at Staples Center.
October 22, 2013 |
The Lakers beat the Utah Jazz 108-94 on Tuesday night at Staples Center in their seventh game of the preseason. Jordan Farmar scored 20 points off the bench on five-of-seven shooting, and had a leaping block of Utah's 7-foot-1 Rudy Gobert. The 6-foot-2 Farmar played 24 minutes off the bench behind Steve Nash, who was given an easy night (15 minutes) by Coach Mike D'Antoni. Lakers forward Wesley Johnson had his best game of the preseason, scoring 14 points, all in the first half.
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October 21, 2013 |
Jazz singer Gloria Lynne, whose roller-coaster career took her from hits like "I Wish You Love" in the 1960s to near-obscurity and then rediscovery, died on Oct. 8 in a Newark, N.J., hospital. She was 83. The cause of death was a heart attack, said her son Richard Alleyne, a rock arranger known professionally as P.J. Allen. Lynne was lauded for her interpretations of songs in a wide variety of styles, and "I Wish You Love," her best-known recording, scored high on the charts in 1964.
October 19, 2013 |
There is something nicely unexpected about "Dancing on the Edge," writer-director Stephen Poliakoff's seductive drama of jazz and England in the early 1930s. The series, which begins Saturday on Starz (it has already aired on the BBC), forms a kind of "Upstairs/Backstage" story with a mystery attached and comes in five parts, plus an epilogue - appendix might be the better word - in the form of interviews. To be sure, jazz has often lurked at the background of British period pieces - Lord Peter Wimsey dragged to some Soho cellar, Bertie Wooster knocking out a chorus of "Minnie the Moocher.