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March 20, 2014 | Helene Elliott
Chris Paul pulled his right hand out of his pocket and looked intently at his thumb, almost as if he were trying to see beneath the skin. The Clippers' point guard sprained his thumb Feb. 21, adding to what has become a maddening succession of injuries. The sprain came after he separated his right shoulder Jan. 3 and sat out 18 games, but before the groin tweak he felt March 10 and the left ankle he rolled last Monday. "It's all right," he said of the thumb, though it probably isn't, at least not entirely.
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March 17, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Southern Section Commissioner Rob Wigod has scheduled a special meeting of the Southern Section Council for June 10 to approve playoff groupings.  April 30 was the original day the Southern Section Council was scheduled to meet to approve final playoff groupings for 2014-2016. That day was thrown out after the Southern Section lost in arbitration to St. Bonaventure, Oaks Christian, Damien and St. Lucy's over where the schools would be placed for their sports teams. Meanwhile, league representatives from the Mt. SAC Area, Northern Area and Parochial Area must put together new leagues.
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March 17, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
Don't feel sorry for Pau Gasol. He doesn't feel bad for himself. Kobe Bryant played only six games this season and Steve Nash barely made it through 10, but Gasol will appear in his 57th game Wednesday against San Antonio, the same team that blasted the Lakers by 34 on Friday. The Lakers had never lost by that many to the Spurs. They'd played 76 games against each other since 1976. "It's weird," Gasol said. "I'm sure it feels weird to them as well to see the team that we have out there and what we had in recent years.
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March 16, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
I'm still trying to figure out what was the point of the Southern Section Open Division playoffs other than to have a super division and help other teams win a section title. Fifteen of the 16 teams that were selected for the Open Division are still alive in the Southern California Regionals. The teams have a combined record of 25-1. If winning a section title means more than winning a state title, than the Southern Section has a public relations problem among the schools that got pulled from their divisions just so Mater Dei might have some competition in the Open Division.
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March 15, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
The Phoenix Suns have been like an eight-minute miler who stayed with the elite pack in a marathon through Mile 18. They're fading a bit now, needing a late push to cross the finish line among the top runners. Either way, it's been quite the rush for a franchise that appeared to be sucking wind in October. The Suns traded center Marcin Gortat for an injured replacement and a draft pick five days before their opener, leading to speculation they had essentially given up on the season to focus on restocking their roster.
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March 15, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers were the first NBA team to be eliminated from postseason contention with their 119-85 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night. That loss coupled with the Phoenix Suns' 87-80 victory over the Boston Celtics was enough to officially and mathematically knock the Lakers out of the postseason -- not that they had any real chance of a playoff run. The elimination is nothing more than a formality. Even though the eighth-place Memphis Grizzlies lost on Friday, 99-86, to the Toronto Raptors, the Lakers can no longer catch Memphis (38-27)
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March 15, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
There were distinct flickers of playoff-like hate, here and there Saturday night at Staples Center. You had Kings forward Jeff Carter and Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin snapping and taking jabs at each other behind the play in the first period with Carter later clearing out the defenseman along the boards. Then there was the game-within-a-game battle between Ducks star forward Corey Perry and Kings defenseman Robyn Regehr, flaring again at the end of the second period. BOX SCORE: Ducks 2, Kings 1 This may have been short of a true preview of what could possibly be a first-ever playoff matchup between the Ducks and the Kings.
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March 14, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Narbonne is out of the Southern California Regional Division I girls' basketball playoffs because of an ineligible player, the CIF office announced Friday night. Narbonne used a player in its first-round victory over Long Beach Millikan who had been ejected in the previous game. Under City Section rules, she was not allowed to play in the next game. Instead of playing Narbonne in its quarterfinal game, Alemany will advance via forfeit.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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March 14, 2014 | By Eric Maddy
BOYS' BASKETBALL SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL OPEN DIVISION First round, Friday Mater Dei 65, San Diego St. Augustine 38 Etiwanda 61, El Camino Real 54 Redondo 71, Carlsbad La Costa Canyon 51 Westchester 79, Riverside North 61   Regional semifinals, Tuesday, 7 p.m. unless noted Etiwanda at #1 Mater Dei, 7:30 p.m. Westchester at #3 Redondo     NORTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL OPEN DIVISION ...
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March 14, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
SAN ANTONIO - Sure, why not. Another ragged moment for the Lakers and their fine tradition. They never lost this badly to the San Antonio Spurs until Friday, a 119-85 blush of a game for the visitors that blew past their embarrassing 32-point defeat here in 1977. Insult meets injury meets history. Again. The Lakers (22-44) were officially eliminated from playoff contention after experiencing another brutal night on defense. Who knew their victory over Oklahoma City on Sunday would become the miracle of the NBA season?
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