February 22, 2014
Kevin Love had 37 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists, the first triple-double of his career, and the Minnesota Timberwolves cruised past the Utah Jazz, 121-104, Saturday night in Salt Lake City. Minnesota was again playing without starters Nikola Pekovic (ankle) and Kevin Martin (finger), but Love filled the void, keeping one step ahead of the Jazz throughout the game. He compiled all his statistics in just 32 minutes to earn a spot on the bench for the final nine minutes of the Timberwolves' third runaway win over the Jazz this season.
February 6, 2014 |
A selection of upcoming jazz and jazz-adjacent shows heading into this weekend. Dawn of Midi with Oneohtrix Point Never at Echoplex How, exactly, does one define Dawn of Midi? Composed of bassist Aakaash Israni, drummer Qasim Naqvi and pianist Amino Belyamani with roots in the fertile music program at CalArts, the telepathic piano trio's ever-evolving, 47-minute song on its brilliant 2013 album "Dysnomia" splits the difference between jazz, electronic music and minimalist composition.
February 4, 2014 |
Looking back from the fragmented media landscape of 2014, it's hard to imagine someone like John Lurie was ever possible. An immediately recognizable character actor who appeared in landmark indie films including Jim Jarmusch's "Down by Law" and "Stranger Than Paradise," Lurie was also a brilliant saxophonist who helped push the boundaries of jazz in the '80s and '90s with his band, the Lounge Lizards. But Lurie was forced to give up music and acting after being stricken with advanced Lyme disease and has since switched to painting (his work has been exhibited numerous times and was collected in a 2007 book, "A Fine Example of Art")
February 1, 2014 |
The Clippers didn't practice Friday and didn't have a shoot-around on Saturday because Coach Doc Rivers preferred to rest their legs instead. It was a strategy that worked for the weary Clippers, who defeated the Utah Jazz, 102-87, Saturday night at Staples Center. The Clippers were in the midst of playing 10 games in 16 days, eight of them on the road. They had played three sets of back-to-back games during that stretch. BOX SCORE: Clippers 102, Jazz 87 So resting their bodies was paramount for Rivers.
January 31, 2014 |
The Clippers knew at some point the schedule would catch up to them, that it would test them. That moment came Thursday night when the Clippers played their Pacific Division rivals and personal nemeses, the Golden State Warriors, on the back end of a back-to-back. It didn't come as a surprise to Clippers Coach Doc Rivers that his team played mostly on empty. The Clippers had returned home early Tuesday morning from a seven-game, 11-day trip to the East Coast and played the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night at Staples Center.
January 31, 2014 |
When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 980, 1330. Records: Clippers 33-16, Jazz 16-29 before Friday night's game. Record vs. Jazz: 1-0. Update: The Clippers will be playing just their second game at home in almost three weeks. They are 19-3 at home. The Jazz is 6-17 on the road.