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April 17, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers (44-37) need to deal with James Harden on Wednesday when they host the Houston Rockets (45-36) in a must-win game that will determine whether they will make the playoffs, finishing in seventh, eighth or ninth place. With no Kobe Bryant (Achilles' tendon injury), the Lakers are going to have to try to win the matchup defensively. And without Bryant, the Rockets have a significant advantage over the Lakers at shooting guard. Shooting guard - probable starters: Jodie Meeks versus James Harden The Lakers would naturally prefer to have Bryant with the season on the line, but he's sidelined for at least six months as he recovers from surgery.
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April 12, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
Jamal Crawford missed five of his first six shots Saturday, a clear sign the Clippers reserve shooting guard was out of rhythm after sitting out the last five games recovering from a strained left calf. But Crawford made his next two shots, a clear sign he is confident enough to take shots when the result hangs in the balance, even if he's still trying to find his way after being out for so long. "I think in the second half, I got more comfortable," Crawford said after scoring 10 points on three-for-eight shooting.
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April 27, 2010 | By Chris Foster
Matt Carlino a 6-foot-2 shooting guard from Bloomington (Ind.) South High, has committed to accept a basketball scholarship from UCLA. Carlino, who is a junior at South, plans to graduate a year early and enroll at UCLA in June. He visited the campus last week and said, "It's probably the best campus around. I love the coaches and the guys on the team." Carlino had committed to Indiana, but changed his mind in March. He already has the necessary credits to graduate from high school and Howland convinced him he could make the transition.
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April 8, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
A Marine standing guard at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina shot and killed another Marine guard with an M4 rifle on Tuesday evening, officials said. The incident was not thought to be an act of terrorism, nor was it an active-shooter situation, according to a news release from base officials. Further details, including the names of the Marines involved, were not immediately released. The shooting comes nearly a week after an Army serviceman went on a rampage at Ft. Hood in Texas, killing three people and wounding 16 more before he killed himself.
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December 14, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
Clippers guard Jamal Crawford will start at shooting guard against the Washington Wizards on Saturday night over the struggling Willie Green. Crawford, the Clippers' sixth man, is third on the team in scoring at 16 points a game. Green had been inserted into the starting lineup after J.J. Redick went down with a broken right hand and torn ligaments on the right side of his wrist. Green, who has started seven games in place of Redick, was averaging 5.1 points, but he was shooting only 31.9% from the field and 26.7% (eight of 30)
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November 3, 2002 | Elliott Teaford, Times Staff Writer
Eric Piatkowski will return to the starting lineup as the Clipper shooting guard today against the Detroit Pistons. Quentin Richardson will move into a reserve role. That's the way the Clippers played it last season, when Piatkowski got them rolling with accurate outside shooting and Richardson gave them a boost whenever he entered the game.
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July 1, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
While the Clippers continued putting the final details on a contract extension for Blake Griffin, they spent Sunday on the phone talking to the representatives of their own and other free agents. The Clippers offered Griffin a five-year, $95-million extension when the free-agency period began Saturday night. Though the team has been given every indication that Griffin will agree to the deal, the Clippers and the All-Star power forward's agent are working on finalizing things. Griffin, who will make $7.2 million next season, can negotiate a five-year deal with an opt-out clause after the fourth season or he can get a four-year deal and get the opt-out clause after three seasons.
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April 7, 2010 | By Baxter Holmes
Life is tightfisted with certainties. It gave us death and taxes, not much else. But women's basketball-wise, it bequeathed Connecticut, a sledgehammer squad whose national collegiate championship win Tuesday was as "no duh" as a gridlocked 405 Freeway come 5 p.m. In the same category, it bestows another guarantee Thursday: With the first pick in the 2010 WNBA draft, the Connecticut Sun will select center Tina Charles from the University of...
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February 19, 1997 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
Opportunity knocks again for Kobe Bryant, no longer the backup point guard but, unexpectedly, the starting shooting guard. "Like we said before when we increased his playing time, we hope to find out exactly where he may be before the playoffs," Coach Del Harris said. Bryant has flashed his talent but not consistently, hardly a knock against someone who has played three positions in the NBA before his 19th birthday. In the last eight games, he is shooting 31.
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October 14, 1988 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, Times Staff Writer
Shooting guards, who earn their money by adding 2s and 3s to the scoreboard, are also able to subtract, especially when the equation is a simple one. At the Clippers' camp, that calculates to seven guards fighting for five available spots. "Anyone in camp can see that there's still basically two cuts to be made, maybe three," said Grant Gondrezick, the former Pepperdine Wave and Phoenix Sun who is one of those on the bubble.
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April 7, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
A season of epic losses continued for the Lakers, who are dropping players almost as fast as they are games. Kent Bazemore was the latest to go down Monday after an MRI exam revealed the shooting guard had suffered a torn tendon in his right foot the previous day against the Clippers. He will miss the season's final five games and undergo surgery to repair the tendon. A timetable for his recovery will be given after the surgery. Bazemore joined Kobe Bryant (fractured knee)
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April 4, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
This was precisely why J.J. Redick wanted to come back when he did. So what if the Clippers shooting guard unfurled a clunker against the Dallas Mavericks in a game that will be forgotten by next week? Better than doing it in a playoff game, when an off performance could lead to an early off-season for a team with championship aspirations. That was the lesson Redick learned three years ago, when he sat out the final 17 games of the regular season for the Orlando Magic because of an abdominal injury and then came back for the first round of the playoffs.
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March 31, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
MINNEAPOLIS - Clippers reserve guard Jamal Crawford will not play against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night because of a sore left Achilles' tendon. The Clippers said Crawford's injury stems from the strained left calf that forced the shooting guard to miss eight of nine games over a two-week period in March. Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said he wasn't sure if they would shut Crawford down for an extended period of time. “It's a concern, though,” Rivers said. “Every time he plays two games it seems like since he's been back, it's sore again.
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March 27, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
DALLAS  -- Danny Granger was the latest of the Clippers to go down, suffering a strained left hamstring in the fourth quarter that forced him from the game against the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night. Granger said he will be reevaluated Friday and is listed as day to day. Granger was injured when Vince Carter came under him and forced the Clippers forward to twist his body. "He hit me and spun me sideways," Granger said. "I walked in the [locker room] and we tested it. It was strong, just some pain.
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March 25, 2014 | Eric Sondheimer
Dan Monson, the basketball coach at Long Beach State, will feel like a proud father this weekend in Sacramento as he watches not one, not two, not three, but four high school players he signed to letters of intent last November play for state championships. "I can cheer for every one of them because they're in four different games," he said. Shooting guard Deontae North of Corona Centennial, forward Jack Williams of West Hills Chaminade, point guard Justin Bibbins of Torrance Bishop Montgomery and power forward Temidayo Yussuf of Alameda St. Joseph Notre Dame form a recruiting class like few others in 49ers history.
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March 10, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
With Jamal Crawford out again because of a strained left calf and J.J. Redick still out because of a bulging disk in his lower back, the Clippers are missing a big part of their offense. Crawford is the reserve shooting guard who became the starter when Redick went down. Redick is the starting shooting guard when he's healthy. Together, they average a combined 34.4 points per game for the Clippers. Crawford, considered one of the leading candidates for the NBA's sixth-man-of-the-year award, is second on the team in scoring, averaging 18.7 points.
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December 27, 1992
Torrance High's Michael Dean has responded well to a preseason position switch from point guard to shooting guard. In fact, he has been scoring like another Michael. "He's Michael Jordan to us," said first-year Torrance basketball Coach George Tachibana. "This year I recognized right away that he was our main scorer and moved him to shooting guard. We run our offense around him now, and we didn't do that in the past."
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March 13, 1992 | SAM FARMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
To find out what makes Eddie Hill tick, understand what makes him ticked. It's not that Hill is irritable; he is one of the most popular players on the Washington State basketball team. Still, he fumes when his jump shot is off target. After a miss, the iron becomes the focus of Hill's ire. He glares at the hoop the way a tennis player plucks his strings after an errant smash or an embarrassed outfielder searches his glove for a gap in the leather. The gesture amuses WSU players and coaches.
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March 4, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
PHOENIX - It is still uncertain when starting shooting guard J.J. Redick will return to the court for the Clippers. Redick is sidelined by a bulging disk in his lower back. He has missed the last 11 games, including Tuesday's game at Phoenix. When the Clippers disclosed the nature of the injury on Feb. 18, Redick had already missed four games with what the team had been calling a hip injury. There still is no timetable for his return, and Clippers Coach Doc Rivers was asked Tuesday night if he feared that Redick could be out for the rest of the season.
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February 24, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
Kent Bazemore used to be known for two things. He was the guy with the comically over-the-top celebrations on the Golden State Warriors' bench, spinning his arms wildly or punching the air with his fists. He was also the rookie who found his car filled with popcorn as part of a prank last year. His basketball life has changed considerably in the span of a week. Bazemore, 24, keeps getting points and playing time with the Lakers, scoring a career-high 15 on Friday against Boston and upping it two days later with another career high, 17 points against Brooklyn.
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