March 19, 2013 |
CLIPPERS VS. PHILADELPHIA When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: Prime Ticket; Radio: 980, 1330. Records: Clippers 46-22, 76ers 26-40. Record vs. 76ers: 1-0. Update: The 76ers have the worst offense in the NBA, scoring a league-low 92.6 points per game. But the 76ers do play good defense, allowing just 96.2 points per game, the 10th-lowest figure in the league.
February 2, 2013 |
The top plays from the NBA's All-Star game invariably repeated themselves in the boy's front yard every year. As a preteen he would throw the ball off the backboard and dunk it, pretending to be Tracy McGrady. So what if the goal was only 7 feet and sometimes the kid's more athletic friends would execute the moves better than he did? He wasn't going to let anyone tell him he couldn't live his immeasurable dream. More than a decade later, Jrue Holiday will head to Houston perfectly content to be himself.
January 3, 2013 |
There may be no compromise short of a roster overhaul that can save a divided Lakers Nation from its biggest worry heading into 2013. You know, the physical cliff. The Lakers are Paleolithic by NBA standards, with an average age of 28.4. Three of their starters are already in need of retirement-benefits advisors: Pau Gasol is 32, Kobe Bryant is 34 and Steve Nash turns 39 next month. With advancing age come not only wear-and-tear injuries (see Gasol's knees, assorted Bryant body parts)
December 16, 2012 |
- Andrew Bynum has some advice for Dwight Howard. Be patient with Kobe Bryant. "I think Dwight's a great player, but he's going to have to get accustomed to playing with Kobe, obviously, and not touching the ball every single play," Bynum said Sunday before the Lakers beat Philadelphia, 111-98. Bynum said Bryant helped him "tremendously" earlier in his career, but the 7-footer wanted the ball often in the post as he gradually improved as a player. It didn't always happen. "Later I thought I was able to get the ball more and do more things with the ball, so I could definitely see how at the end it could stunt growth," Bynum said.
December 15, 2012
When: 3. Where: Wells Fargo Center. On the air: TV: Time Warner Cable SportsNet, Time Warner Cable Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 10-14; 76ers 12-11. Record vs. 76ers (2011-12): 0-1. Update: Former UCLA guard Jrue Holiday is enjoying a breakout year, averaging 18.4 points and 8.9 assists in his fourth season with the 76ers. The Lakers won four consecutive games against the 76ers until a 95-90 loss in Philadelphia last season. - Mike Bresnahan
November 24, 2012 |
Rory McIlroy sank a short birdie putt on the 18th hole Saturday to remain tied with Luke Donald as the world's two top-ranked golfers pulled three shots clear of a star-studded field after the third round of the Dubai World Championship in the United Arab Emirates. The top-ranked McIlroy, who has already wrapped up the European and PGA Tour money titles, struggled early when he bogeyed the first hole and missed several makable birdie putts. But he improved on the back nine, sinking a 30-foot eagle putt on 14 to go with three birdies for a six-under 66. Donald also had a 66 and is tied with McIlory with a 17-under total of 199. If Donald wins Sunday without carding a bogey, he will match the feat of Sweden's Jesper Parnevik, who won the 1995 Scandinavian Masters without dropping a shot.