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January 19, 2014 | By Dan Loumena
Indiana Pacers power forward David West has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for elbowing Clippers power forward Blake Griffin in the jaw during their game Saturday in Indianapolis, the league announced Sunday. The incident occurred at the end of the second quarter, when Griffin missed a shot as time expired and the two reached for the rebound. West was behind Griffin and each had a hand on the ball. As the two separated, West brought his arm down and caught Griffin in the jaw. West was given a flagrant foul two and ejected from the game.
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December 19, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Lakers forward/center Pau Gasol has had an up-and-down season, recently playing through an ankle sprain that limited his mobility. "I felt better the last two games," Gasol said in a phone interview with The Times.  "More effective, more explosive. " In a loss to the Atlanta Hawks and a win over the Memphis Grizzlies, Gasol averaged 18.5 points while shooting 76.2% from the field. Conditioning has been a challenge for Gasol after off-season knee procedures to help alleviate tendinosis.
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December 19, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
While in Memphis on Tuesday to play the Grizzlies, Pau Gasol joined his brother Marc for a visit to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The Lakers forward/center has a long relationship with St. Jude, dating back to his days with the Grizzlies (2001-08). "I [visit] every year at St. Jude," said Gasol on a telephone interview with The Times. "I do it a few times a year here at the children's hospital in L.A. " The Gasol brothers spent well over an hour with sick children as part of the NBA Cares' #NBAGiveBIG program.
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December 17, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers (11-13) wrap up their four-game road trip with a stop in Memphis on Tuesday, visiting the Grizzlies (10-13). Memphis has dropped three straight, struggling to play without center Marc Gasol, who is sidelined with a knee injury. The Lakers lost on Monday night to the Hawks in Atlanta. Their Tuesday night game will be their fourth in five nights. Kobe Bryant is still playing point guard with Jordan Farmar (hamstring), Steve Blake (elbow) and Steve Nash (back) all out with injury.
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December 17, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - If this were college football, it would've been the Injury Bowl. The Memphis Grizzlies played without Marc Gasol and Mike Conley, a big problem it turned out, while the Lakers continued to play NBA games without any healthy point guards. When it was over, the Lakers would have been the ones joyfully hoisting a brass trophy of a guy on crutches. Or parading around with a priceless crystal sculpture of a swollen ankle. BOX SCORE: Lakers 96, Memphis 92 They outlasted the Grizzlies, 96-92, Tuesday night, adding just enough feel-good indicators to finish their trip with a 2-2 record.
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December 17, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Lakers 96 - Memphis Grizzlies 92 (end of regulation) Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol both scored 21 points as the Lakers held on to beat the Grizzlies in Memphis on Tuesday night, 96-92. In their fourth road game in five nights, the Lakers gave up multiple leads to the Grizzlies until Bryant hit a long three-pointer with 2:39 on the clock, to give his team a six-point lead. BOX SCORE: Lakers 96, Memphis 92 The Grizzlies never truly threatened in the final minutes.
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December 11, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
With two straight losses, the Lakers have dipped back below .500 to with a 10-11 record. In the competitive Western Conference, the Lakers now stand in 12th place -- ahead of the New Orleans Pelicans (9-10) by mere percentage points. The road ahead isn't easy for the Lakers as they try to reintegrate Kobe Bryant, back from an Achilles' tendon injury. The team plays the next four games in five nights, all on the road against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Charlotte Bobcats, Atlanta Hawks and Memphis Grizzlies.
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December 6, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
CLEVELAND - There are signs of improved play from the Clippers' reserve unit. That was evident Thursday night against the Memphis Grizzlies, when the Clippers' bench players combined for 50 of Los Angeles' 101 points. Three of the substitutes scored in double figures and another was one point shy against the Grizzlies. In their last six games, the Clippers' reserves have outscored their counterparts, 246-126, an average of 20 points per game. "I just think they're starting to find their way," said Clippers Coach Doc Rivers . "They're getting used to it, especially the defensive coverages.
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December 6, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
After not playing in the first 14 games, Antawn Jamison has played in the last six straight for the Clippers. He had his best game so far with 11 points on three-for-five shooting - all of them three-pointers. He also had four rebounds against the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday night. Jamison, a 15-year veteran, said he had to work hard to stay in shape and keep his conditioning. “My legs are fine,” Jamison said. “I'm starting to feel good a little bit.” Jamison is making only 37.5% of his shots so far, but he said he's still trying to get his rhythm back.
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December 6, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
  MEMPHIS, Tenn. - It has become apparent that the Memphis Grizzlies look forward to playing the Clippers anywhere, any time. And it has become apparent that the Clippers and Grizzlies aren't fond of each other. "I think our guys get up to play them too," said Clippers Coach Doc Rivers . "The difference is they've beaten us. If we would have beaten them, they would have said the same thing. They beat us last year in the playoffs. " The Clippers and Grizzlies have met the last two years in the playoffs, with Memphis knocking the Clippers out in six games last May and with Los Angeles beating the Grizzlies in seven games in the 2012 playoffs.
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