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Jazz knock around Lakers in blowout loss

Lakers forward LeBron James soars to the basket as Jazz forward Royce O’Neale, rear, defends during the first half of Wednesday’s game in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Lakers forward LeBron James soars to the basket as Jazz forward Royce O’Neale, rear, defends during the first half of Wednesday’s game in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley (10) lays the ball up as Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Po...
Tags: Utah, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Salt Lake City, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers, Staples Center, Mitchell, James, Lakers, Rick Bowmer, Wizards


Second half of Lakers’ schedule won’t let up a punishing rhythm

Out of the All-Star break, the Lakers will now know who they have lined up and be prepared. But will Anthony Davis be ready? That’s the lingering question for the defending champions, who learned on Wednesday where they’ll be going and who they’ll be facing for the final 35 games of the shortened 72-game schedule. The Lakers (22-10) have the good fortune of not having to make up games like some teams will, but that doesn’t make it much easier, facing eight back-to-backs and one seven-game road s...
Tags: Utah, New York, Minnesota, Washington, Boston, Milwaukee, Sports, Sacramento, Toronto, Atlanta, Sport, Indiana, Soccer, Brooklyn, Portland, Davis


Clippers’ second-half schedule starts March 11

Now, for those halftime adjustments. The NBA released its second-half schedule Tuesday, pandemic permitting. For the Clippers, the back half of the regular season begins March 11 against the Golden State Warriors in a game at Staples Center. At 23-10, the Clippers woke up Wednesday with the league’s second-best record as they head on the road for the final five-game sprint before the All-Star Game on March 7. Only Western Conference rival Utah – at 25-6 – has had more first-half success, althoug...
Tags: Utah, Abc, Milwaukee, Sports, Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns, Oklahoma City Thunder, Sport, Soccer, Spurs, Portland, Nba, Dallas, Rockets, Philadelphia, Espn


Paul George happy to be an All-Star, but no fan of game being held in 2021

Reggie Jackson cut short his postgame comments after Tuesday’s 135-116 victory over Washington; the All-Star of the evening had arrived. Jackson didn’t go, though, without giving his friend a properly hyped introduction: “The man y’all want is coming up — Pauuul George! Big buckets … No. 13, that man, P.G. — Paul George is coming to talk to you all, so here you all go! “Oh,” Jackson added, “Seven-time All-Star, don’t forget that!” A grinning George took his seat in front of the Zoom screen, fres...
Tags: Washington, Sports, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Jackson, Reggie Jackson, Memphis, Nets, Staples Center, Wizards, Paul George, George, Clippers, Grizzlies


Clippers match Wizards’ resolve, ride depth to win

The Clippers’ Reggie Jackson drives to the basket during the first half of Tuesday’s game against the Washington Wizards at Staples Center. Jakcson had 17 points in the 135-116 win as the Clipper reserves outscored the Wizards’ subs, 58-29. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) The Clippers’ Patrick Beverley passes through the Wizards defense during the first half of Tuesday’s game at Staples Center. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) Sound The ga...
Tags: Washington, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Williams, Nba, Reggie Jackson, Brooklyn Nets, Nets, Florida State, Staples Center, Russell Westbrook, Wizards, Washington Wizards, Paul George


Clippers’ Paul George an All-Star for seventh time

LOS ANGELES — Paul George’s All-Star sheen gets a seventh coat this season. The NBA announced Tuesday that the Palmdale native was among the Western Conference players selected as a reserve for the NBA All-Star Game on March 7 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. It’s a much-deserved honor, Clippers coach Tyronn Lue said before Tuesday’s game against the Washington Wizards at Staples Center. “In my eyes, he’s one of the top two-way players in our league. He has been for a while,” Lue said of George, ...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, United States, Nba, Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Brooklyn Nets, Nets, Staples Center, Oklahoma City, Washington Wizards, Paul George


Lakers fall to Wizards in OT for 3rd straight loss

The Lakers Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (1) shoots as Wizards’ Bradley Beal (3) and Russell Westbrook (4) defend during their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Monday, February 22, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) The Wizards’ Moe Wagner (21) gets a hand on the ball as the Lakers’ Alex Caruso (4) shoots during their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Monday, February 22, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sou...
Tags: Washington, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Nba, Ncaa, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Arizona Wildcats, Denver, Reserve, Los Angeles Lakers, Staples Center, James


Frank Vogel says Lakers struggling with midseason fatigue

LOS ANGELES — The All-Star break begins March 5. It’s a good bet that several Lakers have the date circled on their calendars. “Guys are definitely excited that All-Star break is coming up,” veteran Jared Dudley said, with a chuckle. “I would be lying if I didn’t say that guys are looking forward to that.” Between a short offseason, a stretch that has seen two of the Lakers’ top players unavailable and overtime results that have stretched workloads to the limit, the team is feeling the strain ne...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Staples Center, Orlando, James, Lakers, Mvp, Dudley, Utah Jazz, Jared Dudley


Clippers host Brooklyn Nets rematch at full strength

The Clippers might have been fully staffed for Friday’s big game against Utah – their full-bodied effort helped snap the Jazz’s nine-game winning streak – but still, they weren’t fully themselves, they said. They should, however, be a step closer when the next superb, surging team meets them Sunday at Staples Center; the Brooklyn Nets have won five consecutive games, a span in which their plus-10.3 net rating is second to only Utah’s plus-10.7. After the Nets and Clippers put on a tantalizing sh...
Tags: Utah, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Nba, Cleveland, Brooklyn Nets, Nets, Staples Center, Paul George, George, James Harden, Kevin Durant, LA Clippers, Clippers


Cold-shooting, short-handed Lakers no match for Nets

The Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma shoots over the Nets’ Landry Shamet during the second half of Thursday’s game at Staples Center. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket against the Brooklyn Nets in the second half of a NBA basketball game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Thursday, February 18, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds LeBron Jame...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Portland, Davis, Nba, Miami, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, TNT, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers, Staples Center, James


Cold-shooting Lakers can’t keep up with Nets

The Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma shoots over the Nets’ Landry Shamet during the second half of Thursday’s game at Staples Center. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket against the Brooklyn Nets in the second half of a NBA basketball game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Thursday, February 18, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds LeBron Jame...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Davis, Nba, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Brooklyn Nets, Nets, Los Angeles Lakers, Staples Center, James, Lakers, Irving


Short-handed Clippers can’t slow sizzling Jazz

The Clippers’ Lou Williams reacts toward an official during the first half of Wednesday’s game against the Utah Jazz at Staples Center. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) Utah’s Donovan Mitchell goes for a rebound during the first half of Wednesday’s game against the Clippers at Staples Center. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Serge Ibaka #9 of the LA Clippers wins the tip off against Rudy Gobert #2...
Tags: Utah, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Jackson, Clarkson, Reggie Jackson, Staples Center, Mitchell, Paul George, Utah Jazz, LA Clippers, Clippers, Serge Ibaka


Do the Kings have a goalie controversy brewing?

As the Kings navigate a campaign fraught with shifting schedules, rotating personnel and intense rivalries, they might now also have something of a goaltending controversy on their hands. The incumbent No.1 goalie Jonathan Quick – he of two Stanley Cups, an Olympic silver medal and a Conn Smythe Trophy – had played roughly one period in the Kings’ previous five games, and statistically had been outperformed by challenger Cal Petersen. Quick, 35, and Petersen, 26, are not only separated generatio...
Tags: Minnesota, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Kings, NHL, Staples Center, Los Angeles Kings, Quick, Petersen, Lizzo, Mclellan, Jonathan Quick, Todd McLellan, Andreas


Depleted Clippers share the ball to take down Heat

Clippers guard Lou Williams, left, shoots as Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo defends during the first half of Monday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler, left, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers center Serge Ibaka defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Los Angeles Clippers guard Terance Mann, center, shoots as Miam...
Tags: Utah, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Williams, Nba, Miami, Philadelphia, Staples Center, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, New York Knicks, Andre Iguodala, Kelly Olynyk, Paul George


Kings seek momentum against a Wild team coming off lengthy break

More hurry-up-and-wait moments awaited the Kings, who won big on Thursday but then had four days of downtime rather than an opportunity to gather steam. The Kings will confront the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night at Staples Center, trying to build on the decisive victory over the San Jose Sharks that snapped their five-game losing streak. “None of us should be talking about being rusty,” Kings coach Todd McLellan said. “We’ve had three practices and we’ve been able to maintain our game pace, whe...
Tags: Minnesota, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Kings, AHL, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Staples Center, Minnesota Wild, Los Angeles Kings, Todd McLellan, Marcus Foligno, Foligno, Drew Doughty


Clippers extend win streak, defeat Cavs without Paul George and Kawhi Leonard

Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams, right, agues with referee Eric Lewis before receiving a technical foul during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams, left, shoots as Cleveland Cavaliers guard Isaac Okoro defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Sound The g...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Williams, Steve Ballmer, Nba, Miami, Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland, Reggie Jackson, Memphis, Staples Center, Los Angeles Clippers, Paul George


Clippers stars Kawhi Leonard, Paul George both sidelined against Cleveland

LOS ANGELES — The Clippers star wattage was dimmed significantly Sunday night, when Kawhi Leonard joined Paul George on the shelf. Leonard was sidelined with a left lower leg contusion; Paul George missed his fifth consecutive game with what’s being classified as bone edema in a right toe. Clippers coach Tyronn Lue said he didn’t know when Leonard’s injury occurred of what his prognosis was — or what George’s is either, for that matter. George did do some shooting before Sunday’s game. “I’m not ...
Tags: Minnesota, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Williams, Nba, Miami, Cleveland, Staples Center, Orlando, Paul George, George, PAUL, Clippers, Kawhi Leonard


Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard, Paul George both sidelined against Cavaliers

LOS ANGELES — The Clippers star wattage was dimmed significantly Sunday night, when Kawhi Leonard joined Paul George on the shelf. Leonard was sidelined with a left lower leg contusion; Paul George missed his fifth consecutive game with what’s being classified as bone edema in a right toe. Clippers coach Tyronn Lue said he didn’t know when Leonard’s injury occurred of what his prognosis was — or what George’s is either, for that matter. George did do some shooting before Sunday’s game. “I’m not ...
Tags: Minnesota, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Williams, Nba, Miami, Cleveland, Staples Center, Orlando, Paul George, George, Cavs, Cavaliers, PAUL


Kings start and finish strong to rout Sharks, end losing streak

Kings goalie Calvin Petersen (40) stops a shot during their NHL game against the Sharks at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Kings players congratulate Jeff Carter (77) after he scored a goal in the third period during their NHL game against the Sharks at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resu...
Tags: Minnesota, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Kings, San Jose, AHL, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Staples Center, Jones, Dustin Brown, Minnesota Wild, Los-angeles-kings


Amanda Zahui B. joins Sparks, Riquna Williams departs

Amanda Zahui B. is headed to Los Angeles from New York City – a move she made Instagram official shortly before the L.A. Sparks did, via a series of happy snapshots of herself holding aloft a “Los Angeles basketball” T-shirt. “I am thrilled at the opportunity to continue my career with the Los Angeles Sparks,” said Zahui B., a 6-foot-5 center, in Thursday’s news release from the team confirming the signing, which a league source indicates is a multi-year agreement. “From my first conversation wi...
Tags: Instagram, New York City, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Williams, Las Vegas, Staples Center, WNBA, Sparks, Derek Fisher, Fisher, Stockholm Sweden, All Star


Kings allow tying goal late, fall to Sharks in shootout

Sharks goalie Martin Jones eyes the puck as Kings forward Dustin Brown looks on during the second period of Tuesday’s game at Staples Center. Brown had two goals and an assist in the Kings’ 4-3 shootout loss. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) Sharks goalie Martin Jones eyes the puck as Kings forward Dustin Brown looks on during the second period of Tuesday’s game at Staples Center. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) Sound The gallery will resum...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Kings, San Jose, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Diego Maradona, Staples Center, Jones, Dustin Brown, Los-angeles-kings, Kane


Alexander: Lakers hit the February grind still winning

Even in a shortened schedule, and one that for good measure didn’t begin until late December, February is the NBA’s dog days. Especially for the last teams standing last season, the 72-game 2020-21 season is a major grind right about now. The path to the end is literally nowhere in sight since the league has yet to release the back end of its schedule. As of now, for example, the Lakers’ dance card is only filled through March 3, Game 37 at home against Sacramento. So if they occasionally look s...
Tags: Utah, Sports, Sacramento, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Staples Center, James, Lakers, Oklahoma City, Alexander, The Lakers, Achilles


The pilot in Kobe Bryant's fatal helicopter crash appeared to violate flight standards and likely became disoriented when he flew through the clouds, NTSB finds

Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Bryant attend a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Atlanta Hawks at Staples Center on November 17, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images Investigators say the pilot flying Kobe Bryant's helicopter violated federal standards before crash. They said the pilot flew through clouds and became disoriented. Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven others died in the helicopter crash last year. Visit the Bus...
Tags: Death, News, California, US, Sports, Los Angeles, Trends, Ap, Nba, Dallas, Helicopter Crash, Kobe Bryant, Orange County, Detroit, Faa, Ventura County


Lakers survive Thunder with second straight OT win

The Lakers’ LeBron James drives to the hoop as the Thunder’s Hamidou Diallo (6) and Darius Bazley (7) defend during Monday’s game at Staples Center. James had a 28-point triple-double in a 119-112 overtime victory. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) The Lakers’ Wesley Matthews (9) shoots as the Thunder’s Kenrich Williams (34) defends during their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Monday, February 8, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG...
Tags: Sports, Memphis Grizzlies, Oklahoma City Thunder, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Detroit, Los Angeles Lakers, Staples Center, Thunder, James, Lakers


Review: The Weeknd is solid, not super at Super Bowl LV

The Weeknd turned in a bizarre, but mostly enjoyable, high-concept mini-concert during the Super Bowl LV Halftime Show on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. Appearing first before our eyes as the driver in a two-seater sports car, parked in front of a Vegas-like backdrop, the 30-year-old Toronto talent — born Abel Tesfaye — then stepped out of the car and took a seat at the edge of the stage. The camera pans back and we realize the edge of the stage was actually the top of the stage — and...
Tags: California, Football, Sacramento, Toronto, Los Angeles, Sport, Daft Punk, Things To Do, Soccer, Ariana Grande, San Diego, San Jose, Drake, Staples Center, NFL Network, Bay Area


Lakers survive Pistons’ upset bid in double-OT nail-biter

The Lakers’ Dennis Schroder scores in front of the Pistons’ Sekou Doumbouya during the first half of Saturday’s game at Staples Center. The Lakers won in double-overtime. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE. LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 06: Talen Horton-...
Tags: California, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Jackson, Detroit, Grant, Los Angeles Lakers, Staples Center, Detroit Pistons, James


Short-handed Clippers can’t close out Celtics in final minute

The Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard, right, battles for the rebound against the Celtics’ Jayson Tatum (0) during the first half of Friday’s game at Staples Center. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) Head Coach Tyronn Lue of the LA Clippers looks on as the Boston Celtics defeat the LA Clippers 119-115 during a NBA basketball game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday, February 5, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) Sound The gallery will re...
Tags: Boston, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Reggie Jackson, East Coast, Staples Center, Boston Celtics, Thompson, Brad Stevens, Celtics, Paul George, George, LA Clippers


Short-handed Clippers can’t close out Celtics down the stretch

The Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard, right, battles for the rebound against the Celtics’ Jayson Tatum (0) during the first half of Friday’s game at Staples Center. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) Head Coach Tyronn Lue of the LA Clippers looks on as the Boston Celtics defeat the LA Clippers 119-115 during a NBA basketball game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday, February 5, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) Sound The gallery will re...
Tags: Boston, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Williams, Nba, Jackson, Reggie Jackson, East Coast, Staples Center, Boston Celtics, Thompson, Pat, Brad Stevens, Celtics


Lakers overwhelm Nuggets in second half, roll to 3rd straight win

LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket against the Denver Nuggets in the first half of a NBA basketball game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Thursday, February 4, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers fights for the rebound against Paul Millsap #4 of the Denver Nuggets in the first half of a NBA basketball game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Thursday, February 4, 2021. (Photo by Keith Bi...
Tags: Germany, Sports, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Denver, Los Angeles Lakers, Staples Center, Michael Malone, James, Lakers


Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic has built MVP buzz rivaling LeBron James

Among Nikola Jokic’s many gifts, the Serbian has deadpan humor down to a science. Fielding a question about similarities to LeBron James, the 25-year-old center listed them: They play at the same speed. They’re similarly athletic. James is older, so maybe Jokic can jump higher. He couldn’t keep up the gag forever. “I’m joking,” Jokic said, his face breaking. “Oh my God, I mean, guys, he’s the best player in the league.” Even though Jokic might be comfortable jesting at his own expense, that’s no...
Tags: Germany, Boston, Sports, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Miami, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Houston, Denver, Staples Center, Anthony, James