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May 18, 2001 | BILL PLASCHKE
On a team of exclamation points, he's the comma. In a town of relationships, he's the friend of a friend. He's been here nine months, yet only this weekend will the curtain be pulled back on the stranger intimately involved in the most important matchup in the Lakers' Western Conference finals series against the San Antonio Spurs. But we'll get to that later. Any discussion of Horace Grant must begin with--what else?--the glasses. Perhaps the most famous spectacles in sports.
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March 29, 2011 | Mike Bresnahan
There were plenty of blunders earlier this season -- and, yes, some as recently as last month -- but the Lakers finally see something ahead of them. It's not the finish line. It's the staggering San Antonio Spurs. The Lakers suddenly have a Texas-sized carrot in front of them for their final nine games: San Antonio is down to a 31/2-game lead atop the Western Conference after another loss Monday. The Spurs' four-game losing streak is entirely injury-driven, their Big Three limping a lot these days, be it Tim Duncan (sprained ankle)
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March 8, 1990 | DANNY ROBBINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On Dec. 13, 1982, Terry Cummings, in the middle of his rookie season with the then-San Diego Clippers, fainted on the court during a game in Salt Lake City. Doctors who examined Cummings would later determine that the 6-foot-9, 235-pound forward suffered from a cardiac arrhythmia--an irregular heartbeat. But at first, they were baffled. "All the usual studies kept coming up with negative assessments," said Dr. Richard Kehoe, a Chicago cardiologist who treats Cummings. "Only when Dr. H.C.
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March 3, 2009 | BILL DWYRE
The Lakers weren't even in the house Monday night. They had rented it out to the kids down the street. Probably some kind of community service thing. But the Lakers were still around. You could feel them. In the corners, hanging around the hallways, in the air ducts. Even when they aren't there, they are.
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May 14, 2003 | Tim Brown, Times Staff Writer
Phil Jackson's career choices in the next two summers -- he has said could retire after this season or next, depending on his health -- will have no effect on the decisions Kobe Bryant must make, Bryant said Tuesday. Bryant can opt out of his Laker contract after next season. Those close to him have long predicted he would exercise that clause, if only to experience free agency, and to test the parameters of what, presumably, will be a new collective bargaining agreement.
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October 2, 1993 | CHRIS BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Detroit Pistons traded disgruntled forward Dennis Rodman, the NBA's leading rebounder the last two seasons, to the San Antonio Spurs for All-Star forward Sean Elliott on Friday night. The Spurs also acquired reserve forward Isaiah Morris for reserve forward David Wood and exchanged draft picks with Detroit. San Antonio has the option to swap its 1994 draft pick with the Pistons unless Detroit's pick is in the top 10.
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May 23, 2001
Ties bind David Robinson and Gregg Popovich. There's the military schooling, and then there's time. Since 1989 they've been together for all but two years. But ties also bind their hands behind their backs--when they stand together in front of firing squads after losses. That is their position again today, the targets of a dejected city, officially Scapegoat No. 1 and Scapegoat No. 2. Which is which? Take your pick and fire. Ties bind them on this question too.
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May 22, 2001 | J.A. ADANDE
It was the backup coach's call. He stayed with the backup power forward. Every decision, every action seems to be working for the Lakers right now. We already knew they went two-deep in the superstar category. In their 88-81 throat-slit of a victory against San Antonio in Game 2 Monday, they showed they also are deep on the sidelines and in the trenches. Phil Jackson was ejected with four minutes left in the third quarter of the Lakers' most important game to date, and it didn't matter at all.
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May 19, 1995 | MIKE DOWNEY
They were great while they lasted. But just when the Lakers seemed to have the San Antonio Spurs right where they wanted them--at the Forum--that's when the red-red-Rodman came bob-bob-bobbin' along. Old carrot-top rejoined the Spurs' starting five Thursday night, just in time to knock the Lakers out of the playoffs, 100-88. It took the team with the NBA's best record to get rid of the Lakers, and it wasn't easy.
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October 3, 1995 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Faced with the possibility of dumping Dennis Rodman for nothing because he had become such a divisive influence, the San Antonio Spurs traded the game's best rebounder to the Chicago Bulls for backup center Will Perdue on Monday. The Bulls, hoping for another title run led by Michael Jordan, had been looking for a power forward to beef up a front line that already includes Scottie Pippen and Toni Kukoc.
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January 26, 2009 | MARK HEISLER, ON THE NBA
Which rivalry was that, again? The West race didn't actually end Sunday, because nothing ends at this time of year, except the NFL season. On the other hand, at this point there is no race in the West to end, with the San Antonio Spurs, the No. 2 team, hanging on by their wiles. Of course, with newly acquired Roger Mason and George Hill, the Spurs may be only one player away, if he's as big as, as athletic as and has the defensive presence of . . . Andrew Bynum.
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May 30, 2008 | Lonnie White, Times Staff Writer
Three Keys from Game 5 Mr. Bryant: Kobe proved again why he's the best closer around. Sloppy play: San Antonio's turnovers kept Lakers in the game early. Best team: At the end of the day, the Lakers are simply better than Spurs. -- Three Keys for NBA Finals Half-court defense: Lakers have been getting it done in the playoffs. Smart shooting: Don't fall in love with the three-point shot. Lamar factor: Make sure that Odom stays involved in the offense.
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May 29, 2008 | Bill Dwyre
If it looks like a foul, sounds like a foul and smells like a foul, it's a foul. We have much consternation, especially in San Antonio, over Tuesday's night's un-grand finale of Game 4 of the Lakers-Spurs series, which ended with three referees inhaling on their whistles. You saw it. A couple of seconds left, Lakers lead by two, ball into the Spurs' Brent Barry. He makes a head fake behind the three-point line, Derek Fisher buys it, flies through the air and lands on Barry. No call.
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May 28, 2008 | Mark Heisler
SAN ANTONIO -- New era starts here. Meet the new boss, the Lakers, not the same as the old boss, the Spurs, who just got official notice that their days are numbered, if not over. Tuesday night's 93-91 Lakers victory was anything but artistic -- they gave up five points of a seven-point lead in the last 42 seconds and needed a non-call on the last play -- but it was a win, nonetheless, giving them a stranglehold 3-1 lead in the Western Conference finals.
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May 28, 2008 | Jonathan Abrams, Times Staff Writer
SAN ANTONIO -- From one lucky shot deserves another to one non-call begets another. The Lakers and Spurs have a storied playoff past, highlighted by Derek Fisher's answer to a Tim Duncan shot four seasons ago with his own make during the conference semifinals with 0.4 seconds left. In Tuesday's Game 4 of the Western Conference finals, it was the non-calls on both ends that perhaps shifted the outcome of the Lakers' 93-91 win. With 6.
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November 5, 1994 | Associated Press
The San Antonio Spurs' season opener was delayed for 50 minutes Friday night when a fireworks display triggered the Alamodome sprinkler system, drenching fans, players and coaches. A high-pressure water cannon at the back of the stadium's eastern lower grandstand shot water out over the crowd shortly after the fireworks display that accompanied player introductions for the Spurs' game against the Golden State Warriors.
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June 10, 2007 | Mark Heisler
Just what is it we were supposed to be witnessing, again? As anyone who has seen those Nike-themed banners (RISE UP, WE ARE ALL WITNESSES) or the most recent of his seven Sports Illustrated covers knows, this is the Age of LeBron, in which he finally succeeds Michael Jordan. There's just one problem: We knew Michael Jordan and this isn't him. Little as it's understood, it's possible for LeBron James to be a dazzling young player without ever becoming as good as Jordan.
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May 27, 2008 | Jonathan Abrams, Times Staff Writer
SAN ANTONIO -- The Spurs may be old, but they don't appear to be aging. The league's eldest team whipped back into shape in Game 3, winning in dominating fashion over the Lakers and gaining some needed traction heading into Game 4. The Spurs lost a couple of games in Los Angeles, but they still have their confidence and swagger. "To be honest with you, we never lost it," point guard Tony Parker said. "We just lost two games. . . .
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May 26, 2008 | Jonathan Abrams, Times Staff Writer
SAN ANTONIO -- Left reeling from two frustrating Western Conference finals games, San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili started performing as he had done throughout the regular season by wheeling and dealing. He scored eight points in the second half. Not much of a footnote as the Spurs had already pulled away by then in Sunday's Game 3. It was the first half in which Ginobili, who has taken on a bigger scoring load for the Spurs this season, did his real damage.
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