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March 6, 2011
Lakers today AT SAN ANTONIO When : 12:30 p.m. Where: AT&T Center. On the air: TV: Channel 7; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 44-19; Spurs 51-11. Record vs. Spurs (2010-11): 0-2. Update: The Lakers look at the Spurs as one of their true rivals in the NBA. The Lakers have lost both contests with the Spurs this season, by 15 in San Antonio and by one on a last-second tip-in. As good as the Lakers have been on defense during their six-game winning streak, they will face a Spurs team that runs an efficient offense.
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April 22, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Gregg Popovich has become just the third person ever to be named the NBA coach of the year three times. Popovich, who coached the San Antonio Spurs to a league-best 62-20 record, joins Don Nelson and Pat Riley in that elite group. He also won the honor in 2003 and 2012. The Spurs have won at least 50 games in 16 of Popovich's 18 seasons at the helm, including the last 15 straight. Phoenix's Jeff Hornacek was runner-up in the voting and Chicago's Tom Thibodeau finished third.
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SPORTS
March 14, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers were thoroughly outclassed on Friday night, getting dominated in San Antonio by the Spurs, 119-85. Playing on the second night of back-to-back games, the Lakers fell behind quickly in the first quarter and were completely out of contention by the halftime. Although the Lakers were only outscored by seven points in the second half, the Spurs had built a big enough lead by halftime, 61-34, that they didn't have to strain to get the win. Spurs power forward Tim Duncan played only 15 minutes, finishing with nine points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots.
SPORTS
April 21, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Craig Sager will be a notable absense from the NBA playoffs this year as he undergoes treatment for leukemia. The TNT sideline analyst known for his wild wardrobe made the announcement Friday in typically charismatic fashion. “My favorite time of year - city to city, round by round, 40 games in 40 nights" he said in a statement. A dramatic turn has matched me with acute myeloid leukemia. From the sidelines to being sidelined, 40 veins and 40 electrolytes. Too bad, I had some probing questions for Pop.” The last sentence refers, of course, to his famous on-screen relationship with San Antonio Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich, who is known for his terse answers to all reporters but seems to have developed an ever-so-slight soft spot for Sager.
SPORTS
December 27, 2009 | By Mark Heisler
Lakers, Spurs lead awards recipients Now, for our eagerly awaited NBA Decade Awards, or at least they might be eagerly awaited if they came up more often than once in 10 years. Teams of the decade -- Lakers and San Antonio. History isn't remembered by decades, but eras, which may not fit neatly into decades. The Lakers' 4-3 edge in titles over the Spurs this decade hardly demonstrates that they ruled, since it's 4-4 over 11 years counting the Spurs' title in 1999.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 28, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Thursday. The Electric Daisy Carnival documentary had its premiere in Hollywood last night, and a near-riot broke out. ( Los Angeles Times ) The cast of the 25th anniversary touring company of "Les Miserables" mashed up its musical with Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' "Empire State of Mind" for a video. ( Los Angeles Times ) A woman tried to burgle Alex Trebek's hotel room in San Francisco, but the "Jeopardy!" host gave chase.
SPORTS
December 8, 2009
at Utah 104, San Antonio 101: Deron Williams recovered after missing his first six shots and scored 17 points, including a go-ahead jump shot with 22 seconds left. at New York 93, Portland 84: Larry Hughes scored 21 points, David Lee had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and the Knicks won a season-high third consecutive game. at Oklahoma City 104, Golden State 88: Kevin Durant scored 28 points and rookie James Harden scored a career-high 26 to lead the Thunder. -- associated press
SPORTS
June 24, 2009 | Wire Reports
The Spurs acquired swingman Richard Jefferson from Milwaukee in a four-player deal Tuesday, giving San Antonio the extra offensive punch the aging former champions sorely needed. The Spurs sent veterans Bruce Bowen, Kurt Thomas and Fabricio Oberto to the Bucks in exchange for the 29-year-old Jefferson, who averaged 19.6 points in his one season with the Bucks. Milwaukee then dealt Oberto to the Detroit Pistons for forward Amir Johnson.
SPORTS
February 16, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
Looking ahead SAN ANTONIO AT CLIPPERS: Thursday at 7:30 p.m. TV: TNT The team with the best record in the NBA can't seem to beat the Clippers. The Spurs are 0-2 against the team they swept out of the Western Conference semifinals last season, even losing on a home court where they had won 17 of their previous 18 meetings. The common irritant in both defeats this season has been Clippers point guard Chris Paul, who averaged 14.5 points and 10 assists in those games. On the plus side for San Antonio, it is back at full strength after Tony Parker, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili sat out recent games because of injuries.
SPORTS
February 9, 2010 | By Mike Bresnahan
They did it again, indelibly, as if to show the first time wasn't a fluke. Two days after weathering a typically stormy game in Portland without Kobe Bryant (when it started) and Andrew Bynum (when it ended), the Lakers undercut a more refined San Antonio team Monday night. They played again without their two starters, but it didn't matter, in case the raucously appreciative Staples Center crowd didn't demonstrate it with a series of ovations. Lamar Odom, Pau Gasol and Ron Artest took turns pushing and prodding the Lakers in a 101-89 victory over the Spurs, a testimony to their depth, 36 minutes of strong defense and a dose of hustle that isn't always associated with this team.
SPORTS
April 18, 2014 | Ben Bolch
Pick a champion, any champion. You could make a case for any of the eight playoff teams to win the wonderfully wild Western Conference. San Antonio has the best record in the NBA and features more precise movement than Cirque du Soleil. Oklahoma City has the hardest player to stop in the game, Kevin Durant, and a home crowd that makes the Thunder roster seem 18,203 deep. The Clippers are capable of being more than a tease under Coach Doc Rivers, who has molded his stars into new and improved versions of themselves.
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April 17, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
It's springtime in Los Angeles, otherwise known as the season when the Clippers march merrily into the playoffs and the Lakers conduct exit interviews. OK, so maybe this isn't exactly an annual occurrence. The Lakers haven't missed the playoffs during a season in which the Clippers qualified since 1975-76, when the Clippers were located in Buffalo and the Lakers somehow finished two games below .500 with a roster that included Hall of Famers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Gail Goodrich.
SPORTS
April 16, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers' worst season (26-55) in Los Angeles finally comes to an end Wednesday night when they visit the San Antonio Spurs (62-19). The Spurs finished with the best record in the NBA and are hoping to make another run to the NBA Finals. The Lakers, meanwhile, are set to hold exit meetings on Thursday and Friday. Out again Wednesday will be Pau Gasol (vertigo), Chris Kaman (calf), Kobe Bryant (knee), Xavier Henry (knee, wrist), Steve Nash (back) and Kent Bazemore (foot)
SPORTS
April 16, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
SAN ANTONIO - Finally. The Lakers crawled past the finish line Wednesday, kissing goodbye to the 2013-14 season (without any further injuries) in a 113-100 victory over the half-interested San Antonio Spurs at AT&T Center. After a series of record-setting lows, the most important date for the Lakers becomes May 20, the night of the NBA draft lottery. They have a 6.3% chance of landing the top overall draft pick after finishing with the NBA's sixth-worst record. While the Lakers (27-55)
SPORTS
April 16, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
Lakers 113 - San Antonio Spurs 100 (end of regulation) The Lakers ended a difficult 2013-14 regular season with an easy win over the NBA's best San Antonio Spurs. With Kobe Bryant (knee), Pau Gasol (vertigo), Steve Nash (nerve root irritation), Chris Kaman (calf), Xavier Henry (knee, wrist) and Kent Bazemore (foot) all sidelined, the Lakers finished the season with a 27-55 record after 113-100 victory on the road. The Spurs sat Tim Duncan and Marco Belinelli, along with Tony Parker in the second half, as they prepare for their first-round matchup against the Dallas Mavericks (49-32)
SPORTS
April 15, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
AT SAN ANTONIO When: 5 PDT. Where: AT&T Center. On the air: TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 26-55, Spurs 62-19. Record vs. Spurs: 0-3. Update: The Lakers didn't fare so well the last time they played in San Antonio, losing by their largest margin ever against the Spurs (34 points). San Antonio clinched the NBA's best record and might rest some starters against the Lakers. Then again, all the Spurs' starters sat out the fourth quarter of that game last month in San Antonio.
SPORTS
January 22, 2011
at New Orleans 96, San Antonio 72: David West had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and the Hornets led by as many as 31 points in earning their eighth consecutive victory and ending the Spurs' win streak at eight. San Antonio's 37-7 record is the NBA's best, but it has lost twice to New Orleans (29-16). at Oklahoma City 101, New York 98: Kevin Durant's three-pointer from the right wing as time expired, the first game-winning shot of his NBA career, lifted the Thunder over the Knicks, who lost their sixth straight.
WORLD
April 11, 2014 | By Mery Mogollon and Chris Kraul
CARACAS, Venezuela - A marathon meeting between President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leaders that ended early Friday kept alive the possibility of a compromise between the two sides to halt Venezuela's slide toward anarchy. Maduro hosted 11 opposition leaders Thursday night at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, the capital, and the political foes leveled bitter accusations. Each blamed the other for the violence that has left 41 people dead and more than 1,000 injured since February.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2014 | By Howard Blume
A popular Los Angeles high school science teacher has been suspended after students turned in projects that appeared dangerous to administrators, spurring a campaign calling for his return to the classroom. Students and parents have rallied around Greg Schiller after his suspension in February from the downtown Cortines School of Visual & Performing Arts. Supporters have organized a rally on his behalf at the campus for Thursday, gathered hundreds of signatures on a petition calling for his reinstatement and set up a social media page.
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