| Apr 15, 2014
| 3:58 PM
CLIPPERS AT PORTLAND
Where: Moda Center.
On the air: TV: ESPN, Prime Ticket; Radio: 980.
Records: Clippers 56-24; Trail Blazers 53-28.
Update: Portland is locked in as the fifth-seeded team in the Western Conference and will open the...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 12:09 PM
The NBA has raised its salary-cap projection for the 2014-15 season from $62.9 million to $63.2 million.
The current salary cap for the 2013-14 season is $58.7 million. The new cap number, which won't officially be set until the NBA completes its annual...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 2:02 PM
Kobe Bryant forgot to mention someone of note in his rant about the Lakers’ future.
Thanks to Bryant’s payroll-devouring $48.5-million contract over the next two seasons, the Lakers will have little financial wiggle room to...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 6:05 PM
Pick a champion, any champion.
You could make a case for any of the eight playoff teams to win the wonderfully wild Western Conference.
San Antonio has the best record in the NBA and features more precise movement than Cirque du Soleil.
| Jan 8, 2014
| 11:40 AM
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Orlando Magic started their last game flat, and it produced a disastrous result, a 101-81 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers that was worse than the final score indicated.
Tonight, the Magic will try to avoid a similar start...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:31 PM
1. San Antonio
2012-13 finish: 58-24.
Coming: Marco Belinelli, Jeff Pendergraph.
Going: Gary Neal, DeJuan Blair.
Before anyone asks the Spurs to appear en masse on the next episode of "Derek," Ricky Gervais' thoughtful look at...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 8:15 PM
The Lakers experienced an early day, a 9 a.m. charter flight to Washington D.C.
As usual, Kobe Bryant was up before any of them.
He signed a two-year contract extension Monday morning for $48.5 million that stands to keep him with the Lakers until...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 6:42 PM
Was it the fadeaway jumper he made over Nick Young? The step-back shot that was too much for Xavier Henry?
The proof must have been on the practice court for the Lakers, who just committed two more years and $48.5 million to Kobe Bryant before really...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 4:47 PM
It's always more fun to be inclusive when it comes to NBA midseason awards.
So for every Kevin Durant (our most valuable player), we like to mix in a Larry Sanders (most exasperating) or a Kendall Marshall (most unlikely rise to a starter).
| Nov 23, 2013
| 6:08 PM
The Lakers are 6-7, lingering in the bottom half of the Western Conference and running on a treadmill the size of a franchise while awaiting the return of Kobe Bryant.
But how will Bryant look? What's the deal with Steve Nash? Who took over Jordan Hill'...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 10:16 PM
Doc Rivers' message had a nice ring to it: Vote for D.J.
The Clippers coach said Wednesday he had lobbied his fellow Western Conference coaches to cast an All-Star vote for center DeAndre Jordan, who has become one of the game's elite big men in his...