November 7, 2010 |
OK, so it wasn't Miami. Or Boston. Or even Orlando. But the Portland Trail Blazers were supposed to pose some sort of threat to the Lakers' undefeated record against largely underwhelming teams. It didn't happen. In fact, it wasn't close. Pau Gasol had 20 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists, and the Lakers continued to beat up on their opponents ? good, bad or otherwise ? with a 121-96 victory Sunday night over Portland at Staples Center. The Lakers led by 22 at halftime, improved to 7-0 for only the fifth time in franchise history and even got their starters some needed rest.
February 15, 2012
Clippers tonight vs. Washington When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 980, 1330. Records: Clippers 17-9, Wizards 6-22. Record vs. Wizards: 1-0. Update: The Clippers beat the Wizards by 26 points 12 days ago at the start of a six-game trip. Blake Griffin came within two assists of a triple-double without playing in the fourth quarter. He had 21 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists. The Wizards have the third-worst record in the NBA. John Wall is the starting point guard and former USC star Nick Young is the starting shooting guard.
February 27, 2010
Dallas 111, at Atlanta 103 (OT): Dirk Nowitzki scored 37 points and Jason Kidd had a triple-double (19 points, 17 assists and 16 rebounds) in the Mavericks' sixth win in row. Cleveland 126, at Toronto 118 (OT): Mo Williams made back-to-back three-pointers in overtime. at New Orleans 100, Orlando 93: David West scored 40 points and the Hornets outscored the Magic in the fourth quarter, 28-13. Charlotte 93, at Memphis 89: Stephen Jackson scored 32 points and had a season-high 11 rebounds.
October 29, 2009 |
Andrea Bargnani scored 28 points, Chris Bosh had 21 points and 16 rebounds, and the Toronto Raptors overcame LeBron James' 25th career triple-double to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers, 101-91, on Wednesday night. James had 23 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds, but Cleveland opened its season with consecutive losses for the first time since an 0-3 start in 2004-05. Mo Williams scored 16 points and Shaquille O'Neal had 12 for Cleveland. Hedo Turkoglu scored 12 points in his Raptors debut.
May 27, 2010 |
Ron Artest received all the accolades, appropriately enough, after banking in the shot that won a game and possibly turned a playoff series toward the Lakers for good. But buried amid the celebratory mass of players was Kobe Bryant , the one who misfired badly on a three-point attempt with 2.5 seconds left but continually kept the Lakers afloat against the Phoenix Suns, once again coming close to another triple-double. He had 30 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists, the third consecutive game he's missed a triple-double by one or two marks on the stat sheet.
March 6, 2013 |
It was more than Blake Griffin's third career triple-double that helped the Clippers roll by the Milwaukee Bucks, 117-101, Wednesday night at Staples Center. To be sure, Griffin's 23 points, 11 rebounds and career-high 11 assists went a very long way in pushing the Clippers to their ninth win in 11 games. "It's exciting and I'm excited," Griffin said. "But at the same time, without my teammates making those shots, it doesn't happen. " And his teammates did make shots, to the tune of 54% from the field.
August 8, 2012 |
LONDON -- Kobe Bryant rallied from a scoreless first half with six three-pointers and LeBron James added a triple-double as the U.S. men's basketball team eliminated pesky, physical Australia, 119-86, in a London Olympics men's basketball quarterfinal Wednesday night at North Greenwich Arena. The U.S. advances to face Argentina, which defeated Brazil earlier. Russia will play Spain in the other semifinal. Bryant, who finished with 20 points, had missed all five of his shots before going nuts in the second half, including three consecutive three-pointers at one point while scoring 12 points in a little more than a minute of the fourth quarter.
March 19, 2011
Watch out for fans with cakes Charlotte Coach Paul Silas , on Kwame Brown , who averaged 9-9 and shot 54% in January, before sliding to 7-7 and 42% since: "I'm so excited for him. He's been much maligned in this league. Now he's playing up to his potential. " And it helps if one is Durant Cleveland Coach Byron Scott , on emulating Oklahoma City's rebuilding program: "You've got to admire the way they've done it, no doubt about that. It's nothing that's going to happen overnight.