April 1, 1991 |
Need a tonic for a heartbreaking NBA loss? Try the Sacramento Kings. They arrived Sunday night with a 31-game road losing streak dating to November and a 42-game Forum losing streak dating to the presidency of Gerald Ford. The Lakers, smarting from Friday's swan dive before the Portland Trail Blazers, called by broadcaster Chick Hearn "the hardest loss I ever endured," dispatched the Kings, 115-87, behind Terry Teagle's season-high 35 points. Teagle had 19 of them in the second period.
January 16, 1991 |
Terry Teagle hit town Tuesday night. He has been here for three months, or someone borrowing his body has, but the lethal weapon that Jerry West traded a No. 1 pick for? No one saw that incarnation in purple and gold until Tuesday when Teagle made his first nine shots and scored 27 points in 20 minutes in a textbook rout of the Charlotte Hornets, 128-103, before a crowd of 16,858 at the Forum.
November 17, 1990
How does Mike Dunleavy hope that "his new team will become the Lakers of old" (Nov. 12) when he has emasculated their fast break by taking away the outlet pass and changed their half-court attack from an inside game to a perimeter game? The Lakers had a great team last year. They lost to Phoenix in the playoffs primarily because of double-teaming on James Worthy and the failure of Byron Scott to make open jump shots. The brilliant acquisitions by Jerry West of Sam Perkins and Terry Teagle more than adequately solved the two major problems.
October 17, 1990 |
Taking a break from their usual exhibition fare, the Lakers bumped aside Maccabi Tel Aviv Tuesday night, 129-106, before a crowd of 17,505 at the Forum, but they had to stay awake later than was expected. Maccabi was within 90-83 early in the fourth quarter before the Lakers went off, sparked by Terry Teagle. Teagle, three for 25 in exhibition games until then, made seven of eight shots in the fourthquarter and finished with 21 points.
October 11, 1990 |
In a pastel-hued hotel room high above Waikiki, Terry Teagle munches a hamburger. A year ago, he was stuck in a stadium under jet planes descending into Oakland International Airport, but now his view stretches from Diamond Head to paradise. He's wide-eyed. He's in awe. He's a weapon. In this slight body, beneath this soft-spoken demeanor, a bomb set for opening day ticks inexorably. He offers no hint of it, however. He doesn't herald his arrival like World B.
September 27, 1990 |
Last act of the Terry Teagle trade: The Lakers disclosed Wednesday that the deal for the Golden State guard was made possible by Magic Johnson, who volunteered to give up part of his salary. Along with the salary of Mark McNamara, who was traded to the San Antonio Spurs, Johnson's rebate gave the Lakers the necessary room under the NBA's salary cap to pay Teagle. Johnson reportedly earns $2.5 million a year. He is thought to have given about $75,000 of it back.
September 26, 1990 |
Jerry West, known for pulling plums out of the bottom of the draft, took next summer's shot early, swapping the Lakers' No. 1 choice in 1991 for Golden State guard Terry Teagle on Tuesday. Teagle, ticketed for Michael Cooper's old No. 3 spot, is coming off his finest season, when he had an average of 16.1 points as a reserve while shooting 48% from the field and 83% from the free-throw line. "We felt maybe we didn't have enough scoring off the bench," West said.
March 19, 1986 |
Terry Teagle scored a season-high 32 points and Larry Smith grabbed 14 rebounds Tuesday night, leading the Golden State Warriors to a come-from-behind 126-122 NBA victory over the Clippers. The Clippers outscored the Warriors, 42-32, in the opening quarter and was ahead, 60-44, midway through the second period before the Warriors turned things around. Golden State pulled within 71-67 at halftime and went ahead to stay late in the third period on a three-point shot by Teagle.
December 30, 1985 |
Sunday night's Laker-Golden State Warrior game was shaping up a lot like one of the Rocky movies. You know the script. The hero gets knocked around and bloodied, but there's no doubt who is going to defeat adversity and pull it out in the end. Same thing at the Forum Sunday. Or so it seemed. The 25-4 defending world champs were going against an 11-22 squad whose away performances looked like the road to oblivion.