November 13, 2013 |
The Lakers suddenly have some catching up to do with the Clippers, and not just in the Pacific Division standings. The Lakers' home sellout streak ended at 270 regular-season games Tuesday when they were a little short of the 18,997 capacity at Staples Center against the New Orleans Pelicans. The Lakers sold out 320 straight games including playoffs before drawing 18,426 fans Tuesday. The last non-sellout for the Lakers at Staples Center came Dec. 6, 2006, against New Orleans/Oklahoma City in front of 18,535 fans.
November 9, 2013 |
When: 6:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 3-4; Timberwolves 4-2. Record vs. Timberwolves (2012-13): 3-0. Update: Minnesota is an improved team, in case a 19-point victory over Oklahoma City didn't prove the point. Kevin Love is a fantasy-basketball machine, averaging 27.2 points, 14.7 rebounds and five assists. Veteran guard Kevin Martin is averaging 23.3 points for Minnesota in a possible bounce-back year after coming off the bench for the Thunder last season.
November 6, 2013 |
Falling in line behind the likes of Macy's, J.C. Penney, OfficeMax, Kmart and more, Staples is joining the horde of retailers opening its doors on Thanksgiving without bothering to wait for Black Friday. The office supply chain will open on the holiday for the first time in its history, welcoming bargain-hunters at 8 p.m. before closing at midnight. The next day - the traditional holiday shopping kickoff - Staples will reopen at 6 a.m. The company also surveyed more than 1,000 consumers and found that two-thirds are equally as likely to buy gifts online as they are in stores.
November 5, 2013 |
DALLAS - There were so many problems last season for the Lakers, and one was unkind enough to stay awhile, tracking plenty of dirt onto the new carpet. The Lakers couldn't win on the road with Dwight Howard last season and can't do it without him so far. The sample size is small but strong, the Lakers falling meekly to the Dallas Mavericks, 123-104, Tuesday at American Airlines Center. GAME SUMMARY: Mavericks 123, Lakers 104 Pau Gasol and Steve Nash shot poorly, the entire team rebounded lamely and the Lakers trailed by 30 in a road game for the second time in six days.
November 3, 2013 |
Dwight Howard walked past Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak in that Staples Center tunnel last spring and never really stopped, the allure of less pressure and a permanent honeymoon triggering a Texas two-step. The hypersensitive hulk returns to the same court for the first time Monday night to face the Clippers, having gone from ejected in his final game as a Laker to elated in his first week as a Houston Rocket. "I'm just happy to be on the floor playing, being a lot healthier than I was last season," Howard told reporters a few days ago. "I'm just full of joy. " Why wouldn't he be?
November 2, 2013
HOUSTON AT CLIPPERS, 7:30 p.m. Monday. TV: Prime Ticket. Lakers fans may be tempted to buy tickets for this game just to boo Dwight Howard, who called Staples Center home for one maddening season before heading to Houston. The center has been everything the Rockets envisioned in his first two games, averaging 15 points and a league-leading 21 rebounds. His presence should provide plenty of motivation for Clippers counterpart DeAndre Jordan, who is attempting to steal the designation of being the NBA's top defensive player.