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  • For Byron Scott, Celtics are still the Lakers' biggest rival team

    For Byron Scott, Celtics are still the Lakers' biggest rival team
    Byron Scott still can't let go of his hatred of the Boston Celtics. Scott is coach of the Lakers now, and his team met the Celtics on Sunday night at Staples Center, a game he especially wanted to win because of the intense and hate-filled rivalry the...
  • Grammys: Sam Smith, Pharrell perform

    Grammys: Sam Smith, Pharrell perform
    Does this news make you happy? Top nominees Pharrell Williams and Sam Smith will perform at the Grammys this year, CBS announced Wednesday. Miranda Lambert, Usher, Common and John Legend are also set for the Feb. 8 event at the Staples Center in Los...
  • Lakers' Nick Young is nursing an ankle injury

    Lakers' Nick Young is nursing an ankle injury
    Nick Young didn't play Tuesday night because of a sprained right ankle, the small forward becoming yet another of the Lakers going down because of an injury. Young had an MRI test on the ankle Tuesday, which was negative. "It was good," Young said...
  • Byron Scott says Pau Gasol should get a 'standing ovation' from fans

    Byron Scott says Pau Gasol should get a 'standing ovation' from fans
    What reception should Pau Gasol get Thursday when he plays against the Lakers at Staples Center for the first time since leaving them? “Standing ovation,” Lakers Coach Byron Scott said Wednesday. “This is a guy that was here that...
  • Five takeaways from the Lakers' loss to the Houston Rockets

    Five takeaways from the Lakers' loss to the Houston Rockets
    The Lakers (12-33) lost their eighth straight game on Sunday night, falling to the Houston Rockets (31-14).  Here are five takeaways from their 99-87 defeat at Staples Center. 1. James Harden torched all comers, scoring 37 points in just over 35...
  • Five takeaways from the Lakers' loss to the Washington Wizards

    Five takeaways from the Lakers' loss to the Washington Wizards
    The Lakers (12-34) dropped their ninth straight game Tuesday night, falling to the Washington Wizards (31-15).  Here are five takeaways from their 98-92 loss at Staples Center. 1. Wayne Ellington and Jordan Clarkson had tremendous nights against the...
  • Bulls' Pau Gasol receives the ovation he deserves from Lakers fans

    Bulls' Pau Gasol receives the ovation he deserves from Lakers fans
    The applause swelled as fans at Staples Center rose to their feet Thursday, generously welcoming back Pau Gasol and the memories of better times, of moments such as the one shown on the video board of Gasol leaning on the NBA championship trophy after one...
  • Los Angeles Convention Center reports first profit in years

    Los Angeles Convention Center reports first profit in years
    After years of running at a deficit, the Los Angeles Convention Center is reporting profits of $3.3 million for the first year that the facility has been turned over to a private operator. The operator, a division of AEG, the entertainment group that...
  • Glen Davis gives Clippers a jolt often just by word of mouth

    Glen Davis gives Clippers a jolt often just by word of mouth
    His teammates often don't know what he's saying, much less doing. They tend not to care when it brings them together as it did Monday night. Glen Davis might have been the most active Clipper even though he played sparingly, exhorting the crowd and...
  • Clippers' surge brings new energy to steady broadcaster Ralph Lawler

    Clippers' surge brings new energy to steady broadcaster Ralph Lawler
    He is the most visible bridge between the losing and the winning, the humiliation and the hope, Sin City and Lob City. He has remained sturdy through 36 years of Clippers history, long carrying on his back the numbing weight of bad ownership and empty...
  • Clippers beat less-than-storied Celtics, but the storytelling is good

     Clippers beat less-than-storied Celtics, but the storytelling is good
    At first look, NBA schedule makers had made Monday's game at Staples Center a must-see. In town were the hated Celtics, the green-clad demons of Bill Russell, Bob Cousy, Larry Bird, John Havlicek and many more. They are the leprechauns Los Angeles has...