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February 4, 1996
Senior guard Scott Stark made a jump shot from the left side of the key with two seconds left to lift Montclair Prep to a 70-68 victory over Chadwick in a Southern Section Division V basketball showdown Saturday in Palos Verdes. The Mounties (20-3) entered the nonleague game ranked No. 1 in the section. Chadwick (18-6) was No. 2. Anwawn Jones led Montclair Prep with 18 points, 13 rebounds and five steals. Akil Anderson added 18 points. Stark had 10 points and six assists.
December 18, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
It is not only the picking-and-rolling and alley-and-ooping that have made the Clippers the NBA's best imitation of the Flying Wallendas. It is also Mr. Poetry in Motion, Jamal Crawford. He is usually their sixth man, but he has played his way lots closer to the top than that in fan appeal. "I feel like I've really found a home here," Crawford says, and lights up with stories about running into fans at Subway and Starbucks and hanging out for a while for a chat.
The last hoop was just like thousands of others, a sweet little jumper by Louis, the guy with a quick first step and a tattoo on his arm. As the ball dropped through the basket, the players sauntered off to the sidelines, dripping with sweat. Another Friday night basketball game was over, and it was time to go. But we lingered.
November 19, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
  On Tuesday, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant practiced for the second time  since April, after tearing his Achilles tendon in a win over the Golden State Warriors. Bryant's return date remains a mystery, although he suggested it could be before the end of the month. "We'll see," was said by both Bryant and Coach Mike D'Antoni. If Friday or Sunday at home is feasible, the Lakers certainly downplayed the possibility. A return against the Warriors on Friday would seem scripted, seven months after an injured Bryant hit two free throws to help seal the Lakers' win over Golden State.
November 30, 1985 | CHRIS BAKER, Times Staff Writer
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has won a lot of games over the years with his sky hook, but Friday night, he beat the Seattle SuperSonics with a jump shot . Abdul-Jabbar took an inbounds pass from James Worthy, faked a sky hook and made a 10-foot fallaway jumper over Sonic backup center George Johnson with three seconds left to lift the Lakers to a 108-107 win before a sellout crowd of 17,505 at the Forum. "We went to Kareem, and he took the turnaround jumper," Coach Pat Riley said.
March 21, 1998 | JAMES RICCI
I take off along the baseline under the basket, and a teammate named Frank--a young guy, very tattooed, a guy I do not know--gets me the ball at precisely the right instant. I leave my feet without dribbling, and twist and fall backward, lofting the ball just over the spread fingers of my defender. The net devours it like a chocolate truffle. Sweet, sweet, sweet. "Nice shot, buddy," says a tall guy named Tom, also a teammate.
February 22, 1985 | ALAN DROOZ, Times Staff Writer
Gonzaga guard Dwan Hurt made a jump shot at the buzzer to lift the Bulldogs to a 51-49 victory over Loyola Marymount Thursday night before a crowd of 1,180 at Loyola. Loyola's Keith Smith, who had 27 points, tied the game, 49-49, with eight seconds left. After a timeout, Hurt took the ball downcourt, stopped at the right of the free-throw line and made the shot under heavy pressure as time ran out. It was his only basket of the evening.
February 22, 1989 | STEVE ELLING, Times Staff Writer
Brent Lofton has responded to some unique challenges in his 2 1/2 years on the El Camino Real High basketball team, but the latest objective set forth went over about as big as Muslim fiction in a Tehran library. It all started during a trip to watch a game at UC Irvine last week.
Clipper guard Gary Grant got mugged Saturday in New York. A bunch of guys in red shorts jumped him in broad daylight, with one or two others in suits standing nearby waving their arms. The mob had Grant surrounded, and he kept getting smacked on the back, grabbed into bearhugs and shaken by the shoulders. So why didn't he seem to mind?
October 28, 2001 | JONATHAN LEVI, Jonathan Levi is a contributing writer to Book Review
About 10 yards from the curb of 6th Avenue, in the heart of New York's Greenwich Village, a chain-link cage, 20 feet tall, encloses a few dozen men in shorts or jeans, soiled Ts or hooded sweatshirts, who, on any given sunny day, will run one another into the ground in an attempt to put a vinyl ball through a hoop, 10 feet in the air.
December 2, 2012 | By Broderick Turner, Los Angeles Times
His Clippers teammates constantly encourage Blake Griffin to shoot the basketball when he's open. They know Griffin puts in the extra time working on his jump shot with Clippers shooting coach Bob Thate. They all know that the defense is doing all it can to limit Griffin's dunks and post-ups down low. So when he has that 15-foot jump shot, Griffin's teammates have just one thing to tell the All-Star power forward. "Every game, every practice, before every game, a lot of guys will come up and be like, 'Shoot it. We see you working on it every day. Shoot it,'" Griffin said.
November 24, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
- It seems as if every opponent is willing to give Blake Griffin the jump shot rather than have the Clippers All-Star power forward dunk. Griffin is aware of that. His teammates are aware of that. That's why Griffin said his teammates encourage him to shoot the jump shots. Against the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night, Griffin didn't hesitate. Griffin was particularly good in the first half, shooting eight for 13 from the field for 19 points. Griffin finished with 22 points on nine-for-17 shooting.
September 30, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
If Blake Griffin only had a consistent outside shot, the basketball naysayers constantly harped last season, imagine how much more of a force the Clippers power forward would be. If Griffin develops a jump shot, his critics have bellowed, think about how much more the 6-10 athletic human highlight would dominate. Well, Griffin, who has heard it all about how he can't shoot, how all he does is dunk and how his low-post game needs improvement, has been working diligently to improve that aspect of his game.
April 4, 2012 | By Ben Bolch
After the Lakers' fade came the fadeaways. Kobe Bryant made a pair of key jumpers in the final 3 minutes 1 second Wednesday night at Staples Center, helping the Lakers avoid a complete collapse during a 113-108 victory over the Clippers. Bryant's first jumper during the stretch run put the Lakers ahead, 105-104, after they had lost all of a 15-point, third-quarter lead. His second jumper gave the Lakers a 110-106 advantage with 24 seconds remaining. Bryant finished with 31 points on 13-for-19 shooting and Andrew Bynum had 36 points and eight rebounds in his return from a one-game injury absence as the Lakers claimed the season series against their cross-town rivals and increased their lead over the Clippers in the Pacific Division to 2 1/2 games.
February 7, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan
Maybe Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal will eventually look back on what could have been accomplished. For now, the weird, cautious chasm continues between two of the best in Lakers history. Bryant passed O'Neal for fifth on the NBA's all-time scoring list Monday, and O'Neal was one of the first to send an opinion on Twitter. "Congrats to Kobe for being the greatest laker ever," he wrote in a conciliatory tone. "Thanks for making us the greatest laker one two punch ever and congrats on passin me up 2. " Bryant took over the fifth spot on a long jump shot in the second quarter of the Lakers' 95-90 loss to Philadelphia.
February 1, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
Reporting from Salt Lake City - Stop that beat. The Clippers have finally won a game here, finally walking away with a smile instead of a frown, escaping with a 107-105 victory over the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutons Arena on Wednesday night. With Chris Paul playing the role of conductor, Blake Griffin providing the power, Mo Williams being the supersub and the team making free throws down the stretch, the Clippers won a game in Salt Lake City for the first time since Jan. 22, 2003.
December 23, 1990 | SUSAN KING, Times Staff Writer
Beau Bridges was in stitches as he recalled his first starring role in a movie. "When I was six years old, I had a leading role in a movie called 'Zamba,' " he said gleefully. "It was also starring Jon Hall, and the guy who was playing the gorilla Zamba was the Western star, Crash Corrigan. I parachuted over Africa and got stuck in a tree and all the wild animals came jumping at me, and then Zamba comes out of the jungle and saves me and takes me to his cave.
January 10, 1988 | SCOTT JONES
Pasadena College's Kirk Wagner hit a 10-foot jump shot with 35 seconds to play to lead the Lancers to a 71-68 victory over Fullerton in a South Coast Conference basketball game at Fullerton. Fullerton (10-8, 0-2) had taken a 68-67 lead on Geoffrey Adams' follow-up dunk of a missed shot with 50 seconds left. The Hornets worked the shot clock down to five seconds before Kellie McKinney's layup bounced away, but Adams was there for the rebound.
March 23, 2011 | Eric Sondheimer
When you walk onto the court at Sacramento's Power Balance Pavilion, formerly known as Arco Arena, the three-point line looks appealing to those high school players known for making threes. Then the game starts and they begin to understand how difficult it is to shoot in an arena setting. That's going to be one of the biggest challenges for the Southern California teams Friday and Saturday in the state basketball championships. "Whomever makes the most layups and jump shots is going to be victorious," said Los Angeles Windward Coach Miguel Villegas, whose team faces Richmond Salesian on Saturday in the Division IV boys' final.
November 17, 2010 | By Lisa Dillman
Reporting From Minneapolis ? Amazingly, there were no indents in the Target Center floor in front of press row from Vinny Del Negro's feet pounding, reacting to another huge blunder. Also known as a turnover from one of the Clippers Kids. The Timberwolves beat the Clippers, 113-111, on Wednesday night, extending their winless run on the road and putting the overall losing streak at seven consecutive games. Minnesota forward Michael Beasley, the impromptu point guard, hit the winning jump shot with 2.3 seconds remaining and acted like Ryan Gomes wasn't even in the vicinity.
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