April 28, 2012 |
Among the highlights of my conversation with the Denver Post's Benjamin Hochman on the Lakers-Nuggets series: --Hochman jokingly laments Metta World Peace's six-game suspension because that also means Hochman can't perform standup comedy with him anymore. The two apparently fed off one another, and Hochman remains unsure how he'll adjust: --Hochman explains the Nuggets' 11-4 record to close out the season --Hochman believes Nuggets small forward Danilo Gallinari will benefit from World Peace's absence.
April 2, 2012 |
Among the highlights of my breakdown of the Lakers' 120-112 victory over the Golden State Warriors: The Lakers don't expect Andrew Bynum's injury to be serious. He suffered a left ankle injury that the team described as "moderately sprained" after he received X-rays that turned out negative. He will be reexamined again on Monday We've seen Kobe Bryant back from shooting slumps and it's amazing to see him bounce back so quickly. Besides from his never-ending drive, it's pretty simple.
March 31, 2012 |
Among the highlights of my breakdown on the Lakers' 88-85 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Saturday: The Lakers tried putting a positive spin on the late-game effort, but don't buy it. New Orleans (13-39) remains the worst Western Conference team and played without five key players -- Trevor Ariza, Carl Landry, Emeka Okafor, Gustavo Ayon and Chris Kaman -- because of numerous injuries. Only Kobe Bryant could overcome a three-of-21 performance by nailing a game-winner.
September 13, 2009 |
Sparks today AT PHOENIX When: Noon PDT Where: U.S. Airways Center, Phoenix On the air: ESPN2 Records: Sparks 17-16, Mercury 23-10. Record vs. Mercury: 0-3 Update: The Sparks already clinched the third seed in the Western Conference playoffs for the second year in a row, but they still want to end the season on a high note. Sparks Coach Michael Cooper and his players say playing the Mercury, the West's top-seeded team, will provide a good barometer for the postseason.
September 11, 2009 |
Sparks tonight VS. MINNESOTA When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: Prime Ticket. Records: Sparks 16-16, Lynx 14-18. Record vs. Lynx: 2-1. Update: The Sparks have already clinched a playoff berth, but a win tonight would further cement their position for the No. 3 seeding in the Western Conference. That's why center Lisa Leslie, who is playing in her last regular-season game before retiring from the WNBA after a 13-year career, said she hopes she will not be distracted by the festivities surrounding her farewell game.