| 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...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 4:59 PM
Normally the NCAA tournament is a curiosity for Lakers fans. The team rarely drafts in the first round, making it difficult to guess whom it might take with the 48th pick (Ryan Kelly in 2013) or the 60th (Robert Sacre in 2012).
But this year, with the...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 10:52 PM
1 Arizona (30-4, at-large) vs.
16 Weber State (19-11, Big Sky champion)
Arizona, the 1997 NCAA champion, is 13-5 as a top-seeded team. Senior guard Davion Berry averages 19.1 points for Weber State, making its first appearance since 2007.
| Mar 21, 2014
| 6:16 AM
At 22-45, the Lakers are in position to have a top-10 pick in June's NBA draft.
A number of first-round prospects can be found in the NCAA tournament, which started this week.
Thursday's games didn't feature many top prospects, but Tyler Ennis of...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 10:46 AM
The second round of the NCAA tournament concluded on Friday with a number of top NBA draft prospects ousted far earlier than expected.
Duke's Jabari Parker could be the No. 1 pick in June NBA's draft (or at least top three) but the Mercer Bears, a...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 7:45 AM
More top prospects fell on Sunday, as the NCAA tournament wrapped up the first weekend of play.
The Kansas Jayhawks were defeated by the Stanford Cardinal, 60-57, knocking freshmen Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid out of the tournament.
| Mar 7, 2014
| 1:03 PM
The Lakers hit a low point on Thursday night, getting destroyed by the Clippers in a 48-point drubbing.
General Manager Mitch Kupchak was caught on the national TNT broadcast with a clearly displeased facial expression as his team suffered its largest...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 3:40 PM
After a surprise win in Portland on Monday against the Trail Blazers, the Lakers have completely fallen apart with three straight losses including a 48-point drubbing by the Clippers.
The Lakers have given up an average of 136 points a game through that...