Nets keep up playoff push

Mar 31, 2015

Nets keep up playoff push

Alan Anderson patrolled the locker room area in a Michigan State hat, screaming “Spartan!” so loudly that his teammates wondered how they could live with him for the next week. The swingman’s college team is thriving again in March, and suddenly so is his ...

Mar 22, 2015

Two-time NBA MVP Nash retires

Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash announced his retirement Saturday, quietly ending a 19-year NBA career that included two MVP awards. After playing in just 65 games over the past three seasons due to injuries, the 41-year-old Canadian playmaker formalized his departure with a ...

Knicks prevail in ugly game against Lakers

Feb 2, 2015

Knicks prevail in ugly game against Lakers

Carmelo Anthony hears those voices saying he’s getting old, that he can’t jump like he once did. Hard not to, since some of them are coming from right in his locker room. Anthony answered in his own way Sunday, scoring 18 of his 31 ...

Lakers hold off Bulls in 20T

Jan 30, 2015

Lakers hold off Bulls in 20T

When the Los Angeles Lakers blew a nine-point lead in 70 seconds late in regulation, they certainly seemed to be careening straight toward another loss in overtime. That’s when the young, patchwork Lakers discovered a poise they’ve never had before — just in time ...

Cavaliers end six-game slide

Jan 16, 2015

Cavaliers end six-game slide

LeBron James scored 36 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers snapped their six-game losing streak with a 109-102 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night despite Kobe Bryant’s 19 points and career-high 17 assists. Kyrie Irving added 22 points for Cleveland, which had ...

Bryant passes Jordan on scoring list in win

Dec 15, 2014

Bryant passes Jordan on scoring list in win

Kobe Bryant has reached rarefied air. The Los Angeles Lakers star passed Michael Jordan for third on the NBA’s career scoring list Sunday night in a 100-94 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Bryant entered the game needing nine points to pass the icon with ...

Red-hot Davis powers Pelicans past Lakers

Dec 8, 2014

Red-hot Davis powers Pelicans past Lakers

Anthony Davis is just scratching the surface, and New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams is itching to see how much more the third-year forward can accomplish this season. Davis scored eight of his 23 points in the final 6 minutes of the fourth quarter, ...

Kobe's triple-double leads Lakers past Raptors in OT

Dec 1, 2014

Kobe's triple-double leads Lakers past Raptors in OT

Kobe Bryant wanted this one badly, especially after missing a clutch free throw in the final minute of regulation. And by the time the Los Angeles Lakers had beaten the Toronto Raptors, the 19-year veteran had his 20th career triple-double. Bryant had 31 points, ...

Kobe's big night helps Lakers defeat Hawks

Nov 19, 2014

Kobe's big night helps Lakers defeat Hawks

For Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers, it was a rare chance to celebrate. They didn’t pass it up. Bryant scored 28 points and the Lakers held on for just their second win, beating the Atlanta Hawks 114-109 on Tuesday night. A locker ...

Warriors drop Lakers to 0-4

Nov 2, 2014

Warriors drop Lakers to 0-4

Klay Thompson scored a career-high 41 points in his first game since signing a contract extension, teaming with backcourt star Stephen Curry to lead the Golden State Warriors past the winless Los Angeles Lakers 127-104 on Saturday. Thompson, who inked a four-year maximum extension ...

Griffin, Clips  edge Lakers

Nov 1, 2014

Griffin, Clips edge Lakers

Blake Griffin scored 39 points and went 11-for-12 from the free throw line, powering the Los Angeles Clippers to a gritty 118-111 victory over the winless Lakers in the first meeting of the season between the Staples Center co-tenants on Friday. DeAndre Jordan had ...