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  • Mitch Kupchak says Lakers can be in 'hunt quickly' after lost season

    Mitch Kupchak says Lakers can be in 'hunt quickly' after lost season
    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...
  • Why the Lakers stunk so bad this season, and how they can recover

    Why the Lakers stunk so bad this season, and how they can recover
    The Lakers are in utter disarray, meekly finishing their worst season ever with a 122-99 loss Wednesday to the almost-as-meek Sacramento Kings. The hand-wringing has been nonstop among the fan base, a championship never seeming so far away. What went...
  • Jordan Hill to play a big part in Lakers' free agency plans

    Jordan Hill to play a big part in Lakers' free agency plans
    Jordan Hill hadn't appeared in many games lately, exiled to the end of the bench as the Lakers went with younger, less experienced players. Don't worry, though. He'll play a large part in tipping off the Lakers' free-agency plans. The team holds a $9-...
  • NBA's Western Conference has six legitimate title contenders

    NBA's Western Conference has six legitimate title contenders
    Anything could happen in the stockpiled, stockpiled West. Clippers Coach Doc Rivers likes to say that four very good teams will be disappointed after losing in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs, but the sunny-side-up news is that six...
  • Trail Blazers torch Lakers in fourth quarter for 107-77 victory

    Trail Blazers torch Lakers in fourth quarter for 107-77 victory
    The Trail Blazers pulled ahead of the Lakers early and, after absorbing a charge led by rookie guard Jordan Clarkson, pulled away late to beat the Lakers, 107-77, on Friday night at Staples Center. Blazers reserve guard C.J. McCollum scored 27 points in...
  • Clippers' Blake Griffin has learned not to be bugged by NBA thuggery

    Clippers' Blake Griffin has learned not to be bugged by NBA thuggery
    The NBA playoffs are upon us. For Blake Griffin, that means the beginning of his two-sport season. Basketball and Wrestlemania. The days of finesse in Dr. Naismith's game are as long gone as the peach baskets. The sport is about as noncontact as NASCAR....
  • Ira Winderman: Curry spices NBA award possibilities

    Ira Winderman: Curry spices NBA award possibilities
    The award ballots are due Thursday, the day after Wednesday's close of the regular season. Like the standings, plenty remains to be decided. So, for now, one man's view at the moment, very much subject to change, of the NBA's postseason awards. Most...
  • Preview: Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers

    Preview: Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers
    The Portland Trail Blazers (48-26) lost a critical game on Wednesday night to the Clippers (50-26), weakening the Blazers' chance at home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. They'll visit the Lakers (20-54) on Friday night at Staples...
  • Five takeaways from Clippers' 126-122 victory over Portland

    Five takeaways from Clippers' 126-122 victory over Portland
    You could see it coming. And then you couldn’t. A low-energy start resulted in a 19-point deficit for the Clippers, who somehow fought back to emerge with a 126-122 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night at the Moda Center....
  • The Times' NBA rankings

    The Times' NBA rankings
    Broderick Turner ranks the 30 teams. Last week's ranking in parentheses; statistics are through Friday's games: 1. GOLDEN STATE: Closing in on franchise-best record, and on home-court advantage throughout West playoffs. (1) 2. CLEVELAND: Whether...
  • Ira Winderman: Patience from Riley? Don't bet on it

    Ira Winderman: Patience from Riley? Don't bet on it
    Pat Riley has always been in a hurry. Impatience has been his virtue. At least when it has come to his tenure with the Miami Heat. Barely two months after his arrival in 1995, he blew up his roster and traded for Alonzo Mourning. Less than three...