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November 12, 2012 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers have announced that Steve Blake has suffered a minor abdominal strain and is listed a day to day. Blake left midway in the first quarter Sunday night in the Lakers' 103-90 victory over the Sacramento Kings. The Lakers will have to face the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night without Blake, who will sit out after his ultrasound exam by Dr. Steven Yoon revealed the strain. Steve Nash is still unavailable with a non-displaced leg fracture, which leaves second-year point guard Darius Morris and veteran Chris Duhon.
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April 21, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
Stephen Curry isn't one to snap at referees. Technical fouls aren't his thing. But his shot hadn't been falling, his team was getting crushed by the Clippers and, yeah, he was angry. So he picked up his first technical foul this season after yelling at a non-call, thinking he was fouled by Chris Paul and/or Blake Griffin on a layup in the Clippers' 138-98 dismantling of the Golden State Warriors. Strange game for Curry, an All-Star who pretty much disappeared as the Clippers took a 26-point halftime lead Monday.
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November 6, 2012 | By Eric Pincus
The NBA has fined Lakers guard Steve Blake for "directing inappropriate language toward a fan. " According to Stu Jackson, executive vice president of basketball operations, Blake was fined $25,000 in connection with a fourth-quarter incident during Friday's game against the Clippers. Blake made his first start of the season against the Clippers, replacing Steve Nash who sat out with a non-displaced leg fracture. Blake played just under 39 minutes, scoring eight points before fouling out with 29.2 seconds left.
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April 11, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
Nobody got hurt. The Lakers didn't lose by 50. There are only three games left. These were reasons for the Lakers to celebrate a 112-95 loss Friday to Golden State at Staples Center. The season that won't ever end is down to a handful of days. Nobody's complaining. No crying. Tension was sucked out of this season a month ago, if not longer. BOX SCORE: Golden State 112, Lakers 95 There's a lot of losing, though, six in a row for the Lakers (25-54) after a late run fell short, extending their team record for losses in a season.
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July 9, 2012 | By Mark Medina
Below is a Q&A segment featuring Lakers guard Steve Blake, who's hosting basketball camps today through July 13 at Lake Oswego High School in Oregon and July 30-Aug.3 at Discovery Sports Center in Germantown, Md. This is the first part of an occasional series with Lakers players highlighting off-the-court questions. Favorite music: It all depends on the day and how I'm feeling. I have periods where I listen to regular rap, Jay-Z, Eminem and Lil Wayne. The next day I might have some Christian alternative music.
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May 17, 2012 | By Mark Medina
The moment Steve Blake's potential game-winning shot hit off the rim, various reactions ensued. Once the Lakers' 77-75 Game 2 loss Wednesday to the Oklahoma City Thunder became official, Kobe Bryant looked frustrated Metta World Peace didn't pass him the ball. Most other teammates walked off the court with a solemn expression. Andrew Bynum, for some reason, left with a smile on his face. But there was one particular reaction that struck Blake the most. It went beyond any disappointment for missing the final shot, lamenting the Lakers blowing a seven-point lead or assessing their chances of overcoming a 0-2 deficit.
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February 19, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
The Lakers began their rebuilding process Wednesday, sending versatile veteran guard Steve Blake to Golden State, The Times has learned. The Lakers received young, seldom-used shooting guards Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks in return for Blake. The deal saves the Lakers almost $1 million in salary the rest of the season and about $3 million in luxury taxes. Blake seemed stunned by the trade, which was finalized a little more than an hour before the Lakers played the Houston Rockets at Staples Center.
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November 6, 2012 | By Eric Pincus
After getting fined $25,000 by the NBA for inappropriate language directed toward a fan, Steve Blake  met with the fan and his father, longtime court-side ticket-holder Steve Jackson, at the team's practice facility on Tuesday. "We got a chance to speak and talk about the situation," said Blake.  "I just let him know that I was sorry for the way I acted.  I didn't handle myself the way I wanted to.  We were able to talk and hopefully build a relationship off of that. " Video of the incident can be seen here . Blake noted that he got caught up in the moment, frustrated the Lakers were losing their third-straight game to start the season.
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November 7, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
  On Wednesday's Google+ Hangout, Times Lakers writer Mike Bresnahan and Clippers writer Brad Turner, discusses the slow starts by both teams, the Steve Nash injury, limiting Kobe Bryant's minutes, and the interaction between Steve Blake and a fan the other night. Bresnahan tells everyone why, if Blake wanted to yell at a fan, he chose the wrong person. As Eric Pincus wrote the other day: "After getting fined $25,000 by the NBA for inappropriate language directed toward a fan, Steve Blake   met with the fan and his father, longtime court-side ticket-holder Steve Jackson , at the team's practice facility on Tuesday.
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May 7, 2012 | By Mark Medina
The moment Kobe Bryant began a drive on the perimeter, the defenders reacted as they usually do. They double teamed him. Instead of forcing a contested shot, however, Bryant found Steve Blake for an open jumper. With ease, Blake knocked down the shot, capping off a prolific fourth quarter that led to the Lakers' victory. At first glance, this might read like a description of Blake's corner three-pointer that iced the Lakers' 92-88 Game 4 victory Sunday over the Denver Nuggets. But it isn't.
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April 11, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
Golden State Warriors 112- Lakers 95 (end of regulation) All the Golden State Warriors needed was a big second quarter to put away the Lakers on Friday night at Staples Center. All-Star guard Stephen Curry scored 11 points in the second on four-of-five shooting with four rebounds and four assists. The Warriors went into the half up 15, a lead that held up for the night. Nick Young heated up for 20 second-half points and 25 for the game, but it wasn't enough for the Lakers to upset the playoff-bound Warriors Curry finished a triple-double, scoring 30 points with 12 assists and 10 rebounds.  Klay Thompson and Marreese Speights added 16 apiece.
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April 10, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan and Eric Pincus
Kobe Bryant was annoyed. Really, really annoyed. The Lakers traded Steve Blake before the February deadline, immediately sending a dissatisfied Bryant to Twitter. He said he was "not cool" with the trade "AT ALL," hitting caps lock for effect and also calling Blake a "psycho competitor. " Blake is still appreciative two months later. He'll play with his new team, Golden State, against the Lakers in his return Friday to Staples Center. "Whenever you have support like that from a teammate, it feels great, especially from one of the greatest," Blake said in a phone interview.
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March 20, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers may finish with their worst record in franchise history, with injuries to blame. All-Star guard Kobe Bryant has played in just six games with Achilles and knee injuries. Steve Nash missed all but 10 games. Jordan Farmar, Pau Gasol, Steve Blake (since traded), Nick Young and Xavier Henry have all missed significant time. If the Lakers had any hope of a playoff run this season, they were quickly dashed with a decimated roster. Check out this graphic by the L.A. Times' Matt Moody showing games missed as a result of of injury.
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March 5, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers appear to be mulling over a lineup change. Since joining the team in December after the franchise suffered a slew of injuries at point guard, Kendall Marshall has made 33 appearances and 24 starts. On Tuesday night, in a loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, Marshall started the first half but not the second. Instead, Coach Mike D'Antoni told Jordan Farmar to take Marshall's place at halftime. "Jordan told me that coach told him that he was going to start the second half, and that's fine," Marshall said after the Lakers' 132-125 loss to the Pelicans.
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March 1, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni and assistant coach Kurt Rambis recently had a conversation that went something like this. Rambis: "Hey Mike. D'Antoni: "Hey Kurt. " Rambis: "Want to hear something bad?" D'Antoni: "No. " Rambis: "I'm telling you anyway. We have one of the hardest remaining schedules in the NBA. " D'Antoni: Pause. (Unintelligible.) As if the Lakers needed more bad news, it's coming fast and furious. Their game Friday against Sacramento was one of their last "easy" ones, or at least matchups that look favorable on paper.
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March 1, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
Fair leather fan San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili , on his foot bursting through the side of his custom Nikes during a game against Detroit, forcing him to put on a new pair: "I don't know what happened. I stopped and my foot kept going. It just happened. First time it's happened in my career. Very weird, but no big deal. " No Magic formula Former NBA big man Olden Polynice , on the state of the league: "The product that's being put out there is trash.
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January 16, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Steve Blake said he had a breakthrough Wednesday in his recovery from injury, practicing three-on-three for the first time since suffering an abdominal tear in early November. "It gave me a little confidence to say, 'Maybe I can do it,' " said Blake after practice. "But then after you put yourself through something the first day, we'll see how I wake up tomorrow. We'll see if I can walk. " The Lakers guard has played in just seven games this season, averaging 5.1 points in 26 minutes a game.
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February 4, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
MINNEAPOLIS -- Steve Nash and Steve Blake will start for the Lakers on Tuesday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves, ending lengthy injury absences for the Lakers' point guards. Don't expect Nash, who turns 40 on Friday, to play 48 minutes. He'll play the first five to eight minutes and then sit until the third quarter starts, Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni said. Then he'll play another five to eight minutes before likely being done for the night. That's fine with Nash, who has been sidelined since Nov. 10 because of nerve damage in his back.
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February 24, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
Two straight games for newcomer Kent Bazemore -- two straight career highs. The Lakers traded Steve Blake for the second-year guard/forward on Wednesday (along with MarShon Brooks). On Sunday, Bazemore made the first start of his NBA career. In a loss to the Brooklyn Nets, Bazemore scored 17 points in 29 1/2 minutes.  In his first appearance with the Lakers, a win over the Boston Celtics, Bazemore chipped in 15 points off the bench in almost 33 1/2 minutes. How has Bazemore handled the transition from a sparsely used reserve with the Warriors to a full workload with the Lakers?
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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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