| Apr 5, 2014
| 8:41 PM
The Portland Trail Blazers expected to make the playoffs. They never envisioned practically wrapping up a spot by the day after Christmas.
A 24-5 start gave them the best record in the NBA and made them the league's biggest marvel.
"I would lie,"...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 5:10 PM
There was an open seat in Section 106 amid the sellout crowd at Staples Center. Row 10, Seat 14.
It belonged to Mychal Thompson for Game 2 of the Clippers-Golden State Warriors playoff series. He wasn't sitting in it.
One of the Lakers' radio voices,...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 7:20 PM
Pau Gasol survived so many trade rumors over the years, including the one that really wasn't fabricated (David Stern, December 2011).
Now he has all the leverage, becoming a free agent in July and enduring questions about his final days ever with the...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 10:23 PM
Jeff Teague scored 25 points in the Atlanta Hawks' 107-88 rout Sunday of the reeling Indiana Pacers, who were held to a franchise-low 23 points in the first half of an embarrassing performance on their home court.
The Hawks (34-42) have won three of...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 10:15 PM
Portland Trail Blazers 124 - Lakers 112 (end of regulation)
A huge night from Nick Young wasn't enough as the Lakers fell on Tuesday night to the Portland Trail Blazers, 124-112.
Young had the hot hand, scoring a season-high 40 points on 15-of-26...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 1:40 PM
Pau Gasol may be back on the court on Tuesday night when the Lakers host the Portland Trail Blazers at Staples Center, after recovering from a scary bout of vertigo.
"We'll see," said Gasol after going through a full noncontact practice with the team...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 1:01 PM
Pau Gasol has wanted to play next to Chris Kaman for months. It will finally happen Tuesday against Portland.
Gasol and Kaman will start together against the Trail Blazers a day after Gasol said he hoped Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni would allow it.
| Mar 30, 2014
| 9:09 PM
The Lakers pulled out one of their easiest wins of the season, using 17 unanswered points in the second quarter to build an 18-point lead during a 115-99 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night at Staples Center.
Phoenix tried to make some runs in...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 3:50 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Pau Gasol will sit out Wednesday's game against the Sacramento Kings because of a severe recurrence of vertigo.
He returned to action Tuesday after missing four games because of dizziness and nausea but was relegated to his hotel room...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 3:07 PM
Portland Trail Blazers center Meyers Leonard, on his decision to stop using Twitter: "I heard it all. I've heard '… you, I hope you tear your ACL.' I've heard, 'You're a bust.' That's the reason I don't look at that stuff anymore, and I probably...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 6:11 AM
The NBA lost one of its elder statesmen on Monday with the passing of Hall of Fame basketball coach Jack Ramsay.
The former Portland Trail Blazers coach, and 1977 NBA champion, lost a long battle to cancer, dying in his sleep at age 89.