| Mar 12, 2015
| 2:33 PM
The Lakers (17-46) ended a five-game losing streak on Tuesday with a win over the Detroit Pistons (23-41). On Thursday night, they'll host the worst team in the NBA at Staples Center, the 12-51 New York Knicks.
The Knicks defeated the Lakers in early...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 6:30 AM
The Lakers have let their two disabled player exceptions expired unused.
Earlier in the season, the franchise was granted a $4.9-million exception for Steve Nash (back), and a $1.5-million exception for Julius Randle (leg).
Either could have been used...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 3:01 PM
For seven local teams, the dream of advancing to the Class 3A and 4A boys basketball state finals in Peoria on the weekend of March 20-21 remains alive.
Hillcrest, Rich East, Morgan Park and Lincoln-Way West won 3A regional championships on Friday,...
| Mar 7, 2015
| 4:35 PM
They're known as "Grit and Grind," and that's just the way the Memphis Grizzlies like it.
They aren't flashy like Golden State's "Splash Brothers" or the Clippers' "Lob City" or Cleveland's "King James."
The Grizzlies' style of play isn't...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 4:25 PM
The Clippers signed small forward Jordan Hamilton to a second 10-day contract Friday morning.
The small forward has averaged 3.3 points and 1.5 rebounds in 11.5 minutes a game over four games, including two starts.
Hamilton, 24, had 10 points in...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 5:48 AM
The hard fouls keep coming for LeBron James.
For the second time in less than a week, James was on the receiving end of a flagrant foul 1 when Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas tackled the 6-foot-8, 250-pound Cleveland Cavaliers forward to the...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 6:37 PM
When Mac Bohonnon of Madison encouraged his friend Kiley McKinnon, also of Madison, to compete in aerial skiing because she was good at gymnastics and skiing, it wasn't exactly with the thought that they would be the best in the world at age 19. But...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 10:03 PM
Blake Griffin has intensified his workouts since undergoing elbow surgery and could return as soon as Sunday, which would qualify as perfect timing for the Clippers and the NBA.
The Clippers play the Golden State Warriors, the team with the best...
| Feb 28, 2015
| 11:48 AM
The Clippers play the Chicago Bulls at United Center in Chicago on Sunday at 10 a.m. in what will be their third game of a four-game trip.
The Clippers split the first two games of the trip, losing to the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, 110-105, before...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 6:45 AM
Matt Barnes apparently thinks there's a double standard in the NBA.
After the league announced Monday that Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden would be suspended one game without pay for kicking Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James in the...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 6:26 AM
The Houston Rockets beat the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday in a mostly forgettable midseason game outside of James Harden receiving a flagrant foul for kicking LeBron James in the groin.
Despite this, the folks running the Rockets' Twitter account...