| Apr 13, 2015
| 9:33 PM
The Lakers stayed with the Kings for three quarters, but heavy minutes took their toll and Sacramento pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 102-92 victory at Sleep Train Arena.
Omri Casspi put up big numbers, scoring a game-high 26 points with nine...
| Apr 29, 2015
| 7:00 PM
Random thoughts while waiting for Steve Ballmer to answer my help desk call:
• Sometimes the Clippers are their own opponent.
• Chicago Bears versus Green Bay Packers, on the NFL schedule for Thanksgiving, is the best holiday matchup since...
| Apr 25, 2015
| 7:38 PM
Kawhi Leonard has a passion for playing defense, but the San Antonio Spurs forward does not want to be regarded a one-dimensional player.
So, a day after earning NBA Defensive Player of the Year honors, Leonard's offensive outburst helped San Antonio...
| Apr 24, 2015
| 5:20 AM
In the final days before the deadline for underclassmen to declare for the NBA draft, the leaders of college and professional basketball agree the current arrangement is not ideal.
But when it comes to one-and-dones players who attend college for one...
| Apr 23, 2015
| 8:35 PM
BOSTON — After Game 2 of this opening-round series, after the Cavaliers had done the expected and taken both games in Cleveland, Jae Crowder was asked if he found 7-foot Russian Timofey Mozgov intimidating.
"Nobody on their team is intimidating,"...
| Apr 22, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Q: I think with Rick Carlisle's statement on Rajon Rondo, we can assume that Rondo will be playing with Kobe Bryant. Goran Dragic's second-preferred destination was the Lakers. We can assume Miami is the clear cut favorite and maybe only destination. --...
| Apr 22, 2015
| 11:53 PM
Blake Griffin leaned back as he sat on the court, covered his face with his hands and looked toward the rafters.
It was a moment of exasperation the Clippers star is not likely to forget any time soon.
Griffin lost the ball following a pair of...
| Apr 20, 2015
| 6:00 AM
The Lakers finished Week 25, and the 2014-15 season, with a pair of losses to the Sacramento Kings and a 21-61 record -- the worst winning percentage in franchise history.
Week 24 ended with a 120-106 loss to the Dallas Mavericks. Kobe Bryant and...
| Apr 19, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Disappointment found Chris Paul long before those early NBA playoff exits.
He was so worked up in his first game as a varsity high school point guard after two years on the junior varsity that he cried after his team lost its opener.
"I've had guys...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 5:50 PM
Eons have seemingly come and gone since Mitch Kupchak's declaration last September that "our expectations are to win a championship."
It's hard to imagine a Lakers season that felt longer than this one. So many losses, so many questions, so many...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 2:33 PM
Let the championship chase begin.
New Orleans and Brooklyn are in. Indiana and Oklahoma City are out. And while San Antonio slipped to sixth in the loaded Western Conference, the defending champions are looking awfully dangerous.
Forget the 82-game...