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November 16, 1986 | United Press International
For the longest time, Doctor J was the basketball player and Julius Erving was the man. Gradually, the two personalities merged as Erving became appreciated for himself, rather than for the instantly recognized nickname attached to the skywalking legend of the old American Basketball Association. When the time came to announce his retirement, however, it was Erving, and not Doctor J, who said the time had come to pinpoint the end of his career.
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November 7, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
AT NEW ORLEANS When: 5 PST. Where: New Orleans Arena. On the air: TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 3-3; Pelicans 2-3. Record vs. Pelicans (2012-13): 4-0. Update: Power forward Anthony Davis has been a force so far in his second NBA season, averaging 21.2 points, 11.4 rebounds and four blocked shots. But only two other Pelicans players average double-figure scoring: Eric Gordon (16.6 points) and Jrue Holiday (13.8)
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December 18, 1996 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a 1993 interview, during the Women's Final Four in Atlanta, when Sheryl Swoopes and Texas Tech had sold out the Omni, NBA Commissioner David Stern was asked about women's professional basketball. "I think a women's pro league is an idea that should not be scoffed at," he said. "In fact, I have some staff in Atlanta now, studying those crowds." Fast forward to September 1995. At a news conference in Palo Alto, nine members of the 1996 U.S.
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November 6, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
CLIPPERS AT MIAMI When: 4 PST. Where: AmericanAirlines Arena. On the air: TV: TNT; Radio: 980, 1220. Records: Clippers 3-2; Heat 3-2. Record vs. Heat (2012-13): 1-1. Update: The Clippers' three-game winning streak ended in Orlando. LeBron James leads the Heat in points (25.6) and assists (8.0). Heat forward Chris Bosh will play after missing the last game for the birth of his second child, a daughter.
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December 27, 1995 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
No more pro basketball in Boston Garden, no more heated passion toward the Boston Celtics. What's a legendary rivalry to do? Tuesday night, the Lakers treated what was once The Opponent like any other team of late. They not only out-lasted the Celtics, 102-91, before 14,324 at the Forum to improve to 16-13 and climb three games over .500 for the first time this season, but they shut down another offense. Just like last Friday against the Sacramento Kings, who labored to 38.1% and 83 points.
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January 20, 1991 | MIKE REILLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's Tuesday night, and Leon Wood is looking for a basketball game. Not just any basketball game. An NBA game. It's not easy finding one around here. The closest franchise is nearly 500 miles away in Minneapolis. Except for national telecasts on the weekends and box scores in the local paper, Wood is completely isolated from the league he wants so badly to play in again. When he can't find a game on television, Wood goes bar-hopping. He is not out for that wild Rapid City night life.
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June 12, 2013 | By Stephen Bailey
He's an interesting guy, this coach. Resembles actor Richard Gere. Is said to be the very best in his field. Won NBA championships. Dated Jeanie Buss. Meet Chip Engelland, San Antonio Spurs assistant. The shooting specialist credited with sharpening the strokes of Grant Hill, Tony Parker and, most recently, Kawhi Leonard. Engelland, 52, was a UCLA ball boy in the days of John Wooden and led the City Section in scoring as a senior at Palisades High in 1979. Basketball fans around the Westside mention his name in the same breath as former NBA sharpshooters Kiki Vandeweghe and Steve Kerr.
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April 3, 1993 | EARL GUSTKEY
Is it too early to imagine that one day sports sections will carry NBA standings for men's teams . . . and women's? "I don't think it's a scenario that should be scoffed at," NBA Commissioner David Stern said Friday. "Women's pro basketball is a subject we talk about from time to time, and we're looking at it again now." Stern said he was impressed that this weekend's NCAA women's Final Four games sold out the Omni in Atlanta a week in advance. "I think it's terrific; I'll be watching," he said.
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December 31, 2004
A sampling of L.A. Nielsen ratings for Dec. 25-26: Weekday ratings: FRIDAY, Dec. 24 -- Pro football, Green Bay at Minnesota, Ch. 1, 7.1/20; Hawaii Bowl, Alabama Birmingham vs. Hawaii, ESPN, 1.2/3. -- SATURDAY over-the-air Channel Rating Share Pro basketball: Miami at Lakers 7 17.0 44 Pro football: Oakland at Kansas City 2 6.0 17 Golf: Skills Challenge (tape) 4 1.2 3 SATURDAY on cable Network Rating Share Pro football: Denver at Tennessee ESPN 4.3 11 Pro basketball: Detroit at Indiana ESPN 2.5 8 Hockey: World Junior Championships ESPN2 0.0 0 SUNDAY over-the-air Channel Rating Share Pro football: San Diego at Indianapolis 2 9.7 25 Pro football: Carolina at Tampa Bay 11 7.1 18 Pro football: Atlanta at New Orleans 11 1.8 5 Pro basketball: Clippers at Houston 5 1.4 3 Golf: Skills Challenge (tape)
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November 4, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
The Clippers' reserve unit remains a work in progress. But despite the bench's uneven play in the first three games, Coach Doc Rivers says he'll be patient. "We just need time together on the court," said forward Matt Barnes , one of the Clippers' primary reserves. "It's always hard to simulate a game situation when it's anything but a game. I think Doc will do a good job of kind of stealing minutes or a little extra time for all us bench guys to be together to try to get our chemistry down.
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November 4, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
The Clippers were off to the races Monday night, running over the foul-prone Dwight Howard and his Houston Rockets and running toward a historic night. With seven players scoring in double figures, and with Chris Paul leading the way with his fourth straight double-double, the Clippers defeated the Rockets, 137-118, Monday night at Staples Center. β€œIt was one of those games. We were making everything,” said Clippers Coach Doc Rivers, whose team shot 52.1% from the field, 39.5% (15 for 38)
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November 2, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
Another Cuban missile Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, alluding to Dwight Howard's decision to sign with the Houston Rockets: "Any potential free agent is an idiot if they consider the Mavs and don't come. " Oh, is that all? Sacramento Kings minority owner Shaquille O'Neal, on his message to center DeMarcus Cousins: "I told him, 'If you want to be the man, you have to start acting like a man and playing like a man.' That was the first conversation I had with him. The second conversation I had with him, I told him to stop being so sensitive.
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November 1, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
SACRAMENTO - What figured to be yet another challenge for the Clippers turned into something they were more than up for. But it took six Clippers scoring in double figures, it took them making clutch free throws, and it took them hanging tough when the game got tenuous for them to get by the Sacramento Kings, 110-101, Friday night at Sleep Train Arena. Chris Paul once again led the way, with 26 points and 10 assists. GAME SUMMARY: Clippers 110, Kings 101 But Blake Griffin also came up big, with 20 points, 17 rebounds, six assists and two blocked shots.
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October 31, 2013 | Helene Elliott
This was what the crowd came to Staples Center to see: Blake Griffin slamming home three consecutive monstrous dunks, each one set up by Chris Paul, in an electrifying sequence in the third quarter of the Clippers' 126-115 victory Thursday over the Golden State Warriors. What the 19,060 fans also saw was the Clippers making Staples Center their home, and not merely because they covered up the Lakers' 16 championship banners with super-sized roll-up photos of their own core players.
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October 31, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
When: 7. Where: Sleep Train Arena. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 980, 1220. Records: Clippers 0-1 (before Thursday night's game against Warriors); Kings 1-0. Record vs. Kings (2012-13): 3-1. Update: Clippers center DeAndre Jordan and power forward Blake Griffin will face tough foes in Sacramento center DeMarcus Cousins and power forward Patrick Patterson. Cousins is a physical 6-11, 270-pounder who plays down low and inside. Patterson is a good defender and rebounder.
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February 22, 1993 | EARL GUSTKEY
When they blow the final horn on the night of April 4 at the women's basketball Final Four, what then? After they turn out the lights and the players and coaches leave and line up for the airport vans, another wave of talented U.S. female players will look ahead to the two worlds of women's pro basketball, two oceans apart. There is no pro women's basketball in the United States, not since the Women's Basketball League folded in the 1980s. About 125 U.S. women play overseas pro ball.
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October 29, 2013
LAKERS-CLIPPERS TONIGHT When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: TNT; Radio: 710, 980, 1330. Records (2012-13): 4-0, Clippers. Update: Three of the Clippers' four victories over the Lakers were by double digits last season. The Clippers swept them for the first time since 1974-75 and have never done it two seasons in a row. Kobe Bryant will not play because of a torn Achilles' tendon, missing his first season opener since 2006. Clippers reserve guard Darren Collison has a bruised kneecap but is expected to play.
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October 28, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
PLAYOFF-BOUND 1. Miami 2012-13 finish: 66-16. Coming: Michael Beasley, Greg Oden. Going: Mike Miller, Juwan Howard. The Heat propped up its three-peat hopes with two balky knees and a whiff of controversy. Oden has already encountered knee swelling in his bid to play for the first time since 2009, enshrouding his return in further doubt. 2. Indiana 2012-13 finish: 49-32. Coming: Luis Scola, Chris Copeland, C.J. Watson, Solomon Hill.
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