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Phil Jackson won 11 titles as an NBA coach, but the Lakers' victory in seven games over the Boston Celtics in 2010 stands out as his favorite. "For me, this was the most gratifying victory of my career," writes Jackson in his upcoming book, "Eleven...
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Memphis has never been about the flash. It has always been about the grind and work of the game. So when the Grizzlies found themselves leading by only two points in the fourth quarter against Oklahoma City on Wednesday, they didn't get...
Check any correct answer to the following question: What is 42? a) the number worn by Jackie Robinson when he played with the Brooklyn Dodgers. b) a movie about Robinson's courage in breaking baseball's color barrier in 1947. c) the number of...
Kevin Durant had 35 points, 15 rebounds and six assists and nailed the go-ahead shot with 11.1 seconds left as top-seeded Oklahoma City rallied to upend visiting Memphis 93-91 in the opening game of the Western Conference semifinals. Kevin Martin...
The NBA toughened its anti-flopping rules for the playoffs, perhaps giving the Lakers an unintended nudge. The team widely expected to meet the Miami Heat in the Finals made a sham-mockery of the season's first four months, not to mention its league-...
The Baltimore SunSince Steve Blake went to the Los Angeles Lakers three years ago, the former Maryland point guard had rarely been much of a factor – first playing behind Derek Fisher, then Ramon Sessions and finally this season behind Steve Nash. Many Lakers fans...
It was a simple basketball move, Kobe Bryant spinning toward the basket, dribbling hard to his left. Legendary careers are not supposed to finish this way, but when the Lakers guard collapsed on the floor, clutching his leg, fans may have witnessed...
The Lakers retired Shaquille O'Neal's jersey Tuesday night as L.A. hosted the Dallas Mavericks. Knowing he wouldn't have the time or ability to thank everyone properly in the ceremony, O'Neal released a video on YouTube -- seemingly on the set of "Jimmy...
‘ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE’ 1. MIAMI (57-15) Nothing makes starting over easier than a game against the Hornets. (1) 2. SAN ANTONIO (55-17) As mobster Danny Vermin would say, Rockets beat Spurs once . . . ONCE! (2)...
The Lakers continued their pursuit of a playoff berth, finishing Week 18 two games above .500 with a 33-31 record. The week started slowly as the Lakers on Tuesday lost to the Thunder in Oklahoma City, 122-105, after their rally fell apart late. Prior...
The Lakers will travel overseas to China in October for a pair of preseason games against the Golden State Warriors. On Oct. 15, the Pacific Division rivals will play in Beijing at the MasterCard Center. On Oct. 18, they'll visit Shanghai at the...
1979-80 FINALS Lakers 4, Philadelphia 76ers 2 An old dog, a new trickster and birth of 'Showtime' "Showtime" began as 20-year-old rookie Magic Johnson inspired this talented team to first in the Pacific Division. After four close games in the...
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