February 19, 2014 |
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.
February 14, 2014 |
"Bravest Warriors" (Cartoon Hangover/YouTube). Given the enormity of my affection for the works of Pendleton Ward ("Adventure Time"), who created these characters, and Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi ("The Adventures of Pete & Pete") -- who, with writer-director Breehn Burns ("Dr. Tran"), helped develop Ward's 2009 "Random! Cartoons" short about a multicultural quartet of 31st century teenage space heroes into this Web series -- it surprises me that I have taken so long to get around to watching it. Possibly, as with all things I hope to take seriously, I was waiting for a moment of ease and concentration.
February 9, 2014 |
NEW YORK -- Mara Hoffman rocked the casbah with her Bedouin-chic fall 2014 collection shown Saturday afternoon at New York Fashion Week. The inspiration : Art, textiles, landscapes and jewelry of North Africa. Rugs of Morocco, camels of the Egyptian desert. The look : Bedouin warrior Key pieces : Rainbow star jacquard coat. Tribal galactic print maxi-dress. Sequin-embroidered chiffon tunic and pants. Sweater with kissing camels intarsia design. Black silk strapless jumpsuit with stair-step detail.
February 8, 2014 |
NEW YORK -- I had high hopes for the Duggal Greenhouse at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the venue to which Alexander Wang dragged the fashion crowd for his fall 2014 show on Saturday night. A greenhouse on the water seemed to suggest glass windows, a glittering skyline -- something cool. But no, it was a black box. A black box that took an hour to get to, complete with snarled traffic and tested tempers. But Wang is his generation's Marc Jacobs, and he wields enough power to make us all cross rivers.
January 31, 2014 |
The Clippers knew at some point the schedule would catch up to them, that it would test them. That moment came Thursday night when the Clippers played their Pacific Division rivals and personal nemeses, the Golden State Warriors, on the back end of a back-to-back. It didn't come as a surprise to Clippers Coach Doc Rivers that his team played mostly on empty. The Clippers had returned home early Tuesday morning from a seven-game, 11-day trip to the East Coast and played the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night at Staples Center.
January 30, 2014 |
OAKLAND -- This time, the Clippers and Golden State Warriors didn't display what has become their usual animosity toward the other. This time, there were no technical fouls, no flagrant fouls, no ejections, no trash-talking as in their first two meetings this season. This time, it was simply the Clippers being run down by the Warriors, 111-92, Thursday night at Oracle Arena. “I don't think there was a chance for chippiness tonight,” Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said.
January 30, 2014 |
It's probably too much to say the Clippers and Golden State Warriors have a rivalry. But it's not a stretch to say the Clippers and Warriors each have a deep-seated animosity toward the other. There's no other way to explain how during the Christmas night game between the two teams that there were two ejections, two flagrant fouls, three technical fouls and much trash-talking, even when the two teams walked off the court after the Warriors had defeated the Clippers. When the subject of the Clippers and Warriors having a rivalry came up Wednesday, Golden State Coach Mark Jackson maintained that wasn't the case.
January 30, 2014 |
The Clippers are playing perhaps their best basketball of the season, having won 10 of their last 12 games, but they have not played well in Oakland against the Golden State Warriors. The Clippers have lost their last four games to the Warriors at Oracle Arena and 14 of their last 16 there. The Clippers hope to change that when they face the Warriors tonight in Oakland. After a 10-game winning streak, the Warriors have struggled lately, losing six of their last nine games.
January 29, 2014 |
AT GOLDEN STATE When: 7:30. Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland. On the air: TV: TNT; Radio: 980. Records: Clippers 33-15, Warriors 27-19. Record vs. Warriors: 1-1. Update: These teams have developed a chippy rivalry going back to last season, when the Clippers thought the Warriors celebrated too much after making shots. Clippers forward Blake Griffin and Warriors counterpart Draymond Green were ejected from Golden State's 105-103 victory last month in Oakland, a testy game that resulted in both teams lingering on the court to exchange words afterward.
January 11, 2014 |
GOLDEN STATE AT OKLAHOMA CITY: Friday, 6:30 p.m. PST. TV: ESPN. If you can tune in for only a minute of this game, make sure it's the final 60 seconds. Both meetings between these teams have come down to the final play, with the Warriors pulling out a 116-115 victory Nov. 15 on Andre Iguodala's fallaway jumper at the buzzer. Two weeks later it was Oklahoma City's turn to beat the clock, with Russell Westbrook making a corner three-pointer with 0.1 of a second left in overtime to give the Thunder a 113-112 triumph.