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March 23, 2012 | Eric Sondheimer
Reporting from Sacramento -- They looked ahead with blank stares, some with tears in their eyes. The ending in the Division IV state championship boys' basketball game Friday afternoon at Power Balance Pavilion left Los Angeles Price players feeling frustrated and helpless to change the result. Richmond Salesian came away with a 70-56 victory, thanks to a strong second-half performance behind scrappy defense that included taking three fourth-quarter charging fouls and the all-around play of 6-foot-5 junior standout Jabari Bird.
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March 19, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
When it comes to making three-point shots, no girls' basketball player in Southern Section history has had a better season than senior Courtney Jaco of Los Angeles Windward High. She enters the Open Division state championship game Saturday in Sacramento against Oakland Bishop O'Dowd as the single-season Southern Section record-holder with 142 three-pointers, according to CalHiSports.com. She has 408 three-pointers in her career. "Practice makes perfect," Jaco said of her success.
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March 2, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan
When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 21-14, Kings Record vs. Kings: 0-1. Update: The Kings are 4-17 on the road, worst in the Western Conference. They beat the Lakers at Power Balance Pavilion in the Lakers' second game of the season, 100-91. Andrew Bynum did not play that night. Marcus Thornton had 27 points and Tyreke Evans had 20 for the Kings.
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October 16, 2012
Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum was scheduled for another injection in his injured right knee. Bynum on Monday was expected to receive an injection of Synvisc — a gel-like substance that sometimes provides relief for inflamed tissue. The natural substance is designed to lubricate and cushion the joint. The 76ers say the shot has been a routine procedure for Bynum during the previous two seasons and is unrelated to the bone bruise on his right knee. Bynum will continue with conditioning drills.
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March 20, 2012
State championships at Power Balance Pavilion (Sacramento) FRIDAY Boys' Division IV: Price vs. Richmond Salesian, 1:30 p.m. Girls' Division IV: La Jolla Country Day vs. Richmond Salesian, 3:30 p.m. Girls' Division II: Riverside North vs. San Jose Mitty, 6 p.m. Boys' Division II: Carlsbad La Costa Canyon vs. San Jose Mitty, 8 p.m.   SATURDAY ...
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March 19, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
When it comes to making three-point shots, no girls' basketball player in Southern Section history has had a better season than senior Courtney Jaco of Los Angeles Windward High. She enters the Open Division state championship game Saturday in Sacramento against Oakland Bishop O'Dowd as the single-season Southern Section record-holder with 142 three-pointers, according to CalHiSports.com. She has 408 three-pointers in her career. "Practice makes perfect," Jaco said of her success.
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September 27, 2011 | By Jim Peltz
The nation's 29 NBA arenas and their workers are bracing for a loss of revenue and wages totaling tens of millions of dollars if the labor dispute between NBA owners and players leads to most or all of the 2011-12 season being canceled. The situation is particularly acute at Staples Center in Los Angeles, because it's home to two NBA teams, the Lakers and Clippers. While the other NBA arenas each host 41 regular-season home games a year, Staples Center has 82. "It's going to devastate these workers," said Mike Garcia, president of the SEIU-United Service Workers West union, with nearly 1,000 members working at the three NBA arenas in California: Staples Center, Oracle Arena in Oakland and Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento.
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March 23, 2012 | Eric Sondheimer
Reporting from Sacramento -- Her name is Emily Dinger, but she might as well change her last name to Dagger, because her three-point shooting in the second half and clutch free throw in the final seconds were the daggers in helping San Jose Archbishop Mitty defeat Riverside North, 56-54, in the Division II state championship game for girls' basketball at Power Balance Pavilion on Friday night. North (30-6) kept coming back but couldn't overtake the Monarchs (28-5) after Dinger's free throw put her team ahead by four points with 11 seconds left.
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March 24, 2012 | Eric Sondheimer
With foul trouble mounting and a fourth-quarter lead beginning to dwindle, Sun Valley Village Christian turned to the most unlikely of players, reserve guard Joe Shashaty, to deliver the decisive blows in the Division V state championship basketball game Saturday at Power Balance Pavilion. Shashaty made consecutive three-pointers midway through the final quarter, enabling the Crusaders (32-3) to protect a four-point lead and come away with a 62-51 victory over Alameda St. Joseph Notre Dame for their first state title.
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April 26, 2012 | By Ben Bolch
SACRAMENTO — There were hugs, high-fives and flying shoulder bumps involving Kobe Bryant on Thursday at Power Balance Pavilion. All to celebrate Bryant's winning the NBA scoring title on the last day of the regular season? Not so much. The Lakers star was taking part in a playful competition with teammates and assistant coach Chuck Person after the morning shoot-around to see who could make the most half-court shots. Bryant passed on the opportunity to make baskets that counted later in the day against the Sacramento Kings, essentially conceding the scoring title to Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant . Durant secured his third consecutive scoring title by averaging 28.03 points per game this season, a few ticks above Bryant's 27.86 average.
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April 7, 2012 | By Eric Sondheimer
Whether healthy or sick, injured or fit, Katin Reinhardt of Santa Ana Mater Dei found a way to make an impact. There was the 35-point performance with nine three-pointers on national television against New York Christ the King in mid-January. There was the 17-point first-quarter outburst with five three-pointers against unbeaten Bellflower St. John Bosco in late January when he was running a 102-degree temperature during the day. And there was the 30-point performance against Sacramento Sheldon in the state championship game when he made a Division I-record six three-pointers despite wearing a soft cast to protect the injured thumb on his shooting hand.
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April 5, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
SACRAMENTO -- This was a bounce-back game for the Clippers. It was a game to see how they would respond after losing a tough game to the Lakers on Wednesday night. It was a game to see how the Clippers would respond to playing a Sacramento Kings team that has one of the worst records in the NBA, to see if the Clippers would have the energy on a back-to-back night after exerting so much against the Lakers. Though it wasn't easy, the Clippers got the 93-85 victory over the Kings on Thursday night at Power Balance Pavilion, a game in which Blake Griffin and Sacramento's DeMarcus Cousins got physical and exchanged words right up to the end. "That's what we talked about going into the game, bouncing back," said Chris Paul, who didn't have one of his better games.
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April 5, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
When : 7. Where: Power Balance Pavilion. On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 980, 1330. Records: Clippers 32-21, Kings 19-35. Record vs. Kings: 1-0. Update: This will be the first of two games the Clippers play against the Kings this week. The Clippers will play host to the Kings on Saturday. Sacramento center DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 18.2 points and 11.1 rebounds.
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March 25, 2012 | Eric Sondheimer
Who could have imagined a scenario where it would take a senior basketball player wearing a cast on his shooting hand because of a thumb injury to produce the best three-point shooting performance in a Division I state championship game? Katin Reinhardt's six three-pointers Saturday night during Santa Ana Mater Dei's 66-48 victory over Sacramento Sheldon at Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento was both surprising and inspiring. The best record remains the single-game performance for most points in a state final established by Tracy Murray of Glendora when he scored 64 points in the Division II final in 1989.
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March 24, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan
There's a large white board in every NBA locker room filled with scribblings and strategies tailored for each upcoming game. Teams didn't exactly run out of ink while outlining what to do against the Lakers. Watch out for post-ups from Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol . Beware of isolations and post-ups from Kobe Bryant . The rest was pretty much fine print. Opposing coaches have to spend more time at the white board now that Ramon Sessions is with the Lakers.
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March 24, 2012 | Eric Sondheimer
With foul trouble mounting and a fourth-quarter lead beginning to dwindle, Sun Valley Village Christian turned to the most unlikely of players, reserve guard Joe Shashaty, to deliver the decisive blows in the Division V state championship basketball game Saturday at Power Balance Pavilion. Shashaty made consecutive three-pointers midway through the final quarter, enabling the Crusaders (32-3) to protect a four-point lead and come away with a 62-51 victory over Alameda St. Joseph Notre Dame for their first state title.
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March 24, 2012 | Eric Sondheimer
It's the state Division I championship game in boys' basketball. They're playing in an NBA arena, Power Balance Pavilion, where high school shooters haven't exactly performed well firing up three-pointers through the years. There's Katin Reinhardt of Santa Ana Mater Dei, his right hand wrapped in a cast because of a slight fracture of his thumb. And he's throwing in threes. He finished with 30 points Saturday night, including a Division I championship record six three-pointers, in a memorable individual performance that helped propel Mater Dei to a 66-48 victory over Sacramento Sheldon and give Coach Gary McKnight a record ninth state championship.
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