| May 20, 2014
| 4:32 AM
Tonight in midtown Manhattan, 14 pingpong balls numbered 1 to 14 will descend into an air-mixing lottery drum. The machine will turn on, sending the white spheres in different directions.
After 20 seconds, one pingpong ball will be drawn. After...
| May 20, 2014
| 7:56 PM
NEW YORK — Orlando Magic executives and fans dreaded hearing these words from the NBA’s deputy commissioner, Mark Tatum.
“And the fourth pick in the 2014 NBA Draft goes to . . .,” Tatum said, pausing as he opened an envelope....
| May 20, 2014
| 6:08 PM
The Lakers' string of bad luck continues.
They dropped a spot in the NBA draft, from sixth to seventh, after Tuesday's lottery provided one big winner that wasn't them.
The Cleveland Cavaliers vaulted from the ninth pick to the top overall selection...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 1:04 PM
The Lakers climbed to 26 wins on Monday night, defeating the Utah Jazz, 119-104, behind a big night from Nick Young.
In beating the Jazz, the Lakers lost the chance to finish the season tied with Utah at 25 wins. The Jazz (24-57) have the fourth-worst...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 9:36 AM
The Lakers finished the 2013-14 regular season with two straight wins, finishing at 27-55.
The last two victories, over the Utah Jazz (25-57) and San Antonio Spurs (62-20) were costly, dipping the Lakers to sixth position in the NBA draft lottery.
| Apr 22, 2014
| 12:07 PM
Kentucky forward Julius Randle has declared for the NBA draft.
"I've been blessed and fortunate to be put in a position to have to have decisions. A big decision for me is whether to declare for the NBA draft or not," Randle said in a press conference...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 6:27 PM
The NBA's regular season ends April 16, and for the bottom-dwellers the draft lottery May 20 looms large. Below are standings of the eight worst teams after Friday's games, their odds to land the No. 1 overall pick and mock draft picks from current...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 3:10 PM
The NBA's regular season ends Wednesday, and for the bottom-dwellers the draft lottery on May 20 looms large. Below are standings of the eight worst teams after Friday's games, their odds to land the No. 1 overall pick and mock draft picks from current...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The Arizona Wildcats (No. 1 seed) advanced to the Elite 8 of the NCAA tournament Thursday with a hard-fought 70-64 win over the San Diego State Aztecs (No. 4).
Arizona freshman Aaron Gordon finished with 15 points on 7-for-9 shooting with six rebounds...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Power forward Julius Randle made a strong impression Friday night, helping the No. 8-seeded Kentucky Wildcats get past the No. 4-seeded Louisville Cardinals to advance to the NCAA tournament's Elite Eight.
Along with forward Aaron Gordon of top-seeded...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 6:16 AM
The Lakers lost their 50th game of the season on Wednesday night, falling 107-102 to the Sacramento Kings (27-48).
Given the Lakers (25-50) have been long eliminated from the playoffs, the worse they do in the standings, the higher their position in the...