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Friday
Dec122014

Scoreboard Roundup - 12/12/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Chicago Bulls 115 (14-8) - Portland Trail Blazers 106 (17-6)

Washington Wizards 104 (16-6) - Los Angeles Clippers 96 (16-6)

Atlanta Hawks 87 (16-6) - Orlando Magic 81 (9-16) 

New York Knicks 101 (5-20) - Boston Celtics 95 (7-14)

Brooklyn Nets 88 (9-12) - Philadelphia 76ers 70 (2-20)

Toronto Raptors 106 (17-6) - Indiana Pacers 94 (7-16) 

Memphis Grizzlies 113 (18-4) - Charlotte Hornets 107 (6-16) - Double Overtime

Oklahoma City Thunder 111 (10-13) - Minnesota Timberwolves 92 (5-17)

New Orleans Pelicans 119 (11-11) - Cleveland Cavaliers 114 (13-9) 

Detroit Pistons 105 (4-19) - Phoenix Suns 103 (12-12)

Miami Heat 100 (11-12) - Utah Jazz 95 (6-17)

Los Angeles Lakers 112 (7-16) - San Antonio Spurs 110 (16-7) - Overtime

NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins 3 (19-6-3, 41pts) - Calgary Flames 1 (17-12-2, 36pts) 

Florida Panthers 3 (12-8-7, 31pts) - Detroit Red Wings 2 (17-6-7, 41pts) - Shootout

Montreal Canadiens 6 (19-10-2, 40pts) - Los Angeles Kings 2 (15-10-5, 35pts)

Anaheim Ducks 4 (20-6-5, 45pts) - Edmonton Oilers 2 (7-18-5, 19pts)

Top 25 Men's Basketball: (14) Iowa State 90 (7-1) - Iowa 75 (8-3)


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Wednesday
Dec102014

Magic Johnson: 'I Hope the Lakers Lose Every Game'

Akpanudosen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Hall of Famer Magic Johnson thinks the Lakers should cash it in this season and hope for a high draft pick.

"I hope the Lakers lose every game," Johnson told reporters at a promotional event Tuesday in New York City. "Because if you're going to lose, lose. And I'm serious."

The Lakers are tied for the second worst record in the NBA and finished last year with a 27-55 record, which was the worst 82-game stretch in franchise history.

"I don't see teams tanking. It doesn't happen. Maybe there are certain teams in the league -- and this is not one of them -- where ownership sits up there in their office and they're crossing their fingers quietly and hoping," Lakers All-Star Kobe Bryant said. "But the players themselves? Never. Players play. Players play and players try to win every single game. That's just what we do."

Lakers head coach Byron Scott played with Johnson and wasn't looking too much into those comments.

"It's more of a laughing matter to me than anything," Scott said. "I know Ervin and how competitive he is and I understand where he's coming from -- 'Yeah, lose every game and hopefully you'll get the No. 1 pick.' That doesn't guarantee that you're going to get the No. 1 pick. You go out here and try to win as much as you can to try to create that culture of winning again instead of having that loser's mentality. That's how I look at it."


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Monday
Dec012014

Lakers' Kobe Bryant Makes NBA History

Chris Graythen/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The accolades continue to pour in for Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant. On Sunday, Bryant became the first player in NBA history to score over 30,000 points and have over 6,000 assists.

Bryant recorded his 6,000th assist midway through the third quarter during the Lakers' overtime win over the Toronto Raptors.

"It's a huge honor. It means I pass more than people say," Bryant said after the game.

"He's just an amazing basketball player. That's the bottom line. He's had an unbelievable career. He's still going pretty strong," Lakers head coach Byron Scott said. "There's a lot left in that tank, it's obvious. His accomplishments are just fantastic. To watch him continue to compete the way that he does at this level is remarkable."

Bryant also recorded his 20th career triple double in the victory.

The 36-year-old Bryant is in his 19th NBA season, all with the Lakers. Entering Monday, Bryant is averaging 26.6 points per game, which leads the NBA.


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Saturday
Nov222014

Kobe Bryant Defends his Contract, says Players shouldn't take Discounts

Chris Graythen/Getty Images(DALLAS) -- With the losses piling up for the Los Angeles Lakers, many wonder why Kobe Bryant didn't take a pay cut in order to help the team assemble a better roster. According to Bryant, he shouldn't have to do that.

The 36-year-old Bryant signed a two-year extension with the Lakers prior to the start of last season worth $48.5 million. Even though some players like Tim Duncan and Dirk Nowitzki have agreed to below market value salaries for the good of the team, Bryant isn't going for it.

"It's the popular thing to do," Bryant said. "The player takes less, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. I think it's a big coup for the owners to put players in situations where public perception puts pressure on them to take less money. Because if you don't, then you get criticized for it.

"So did I take a discount? Yeah. Did I take as big a discount as some of you fans would want me to? No. Is it a big enough discount to help us be a contender? Yeah. So what we try to do is be in a situation where they take care of the player and the player takes care of the organization enough to put us in a championship predicament eventually."

Heading into Saturday, the Lakers have the second-worst record in the Western Conference. Nowitzki's Mavericks have third-best record in the West while Duncan's Spurs won the NBA title last season.


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Friday
Nov212014

Scoreboard Roundup - 11/21/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Phoenix Suns 122 (8-5) - Philadelphia 76ers 96 (0-12)

Orlando Magic 105 (6-8) - Charlotte Hornets 100 (4-9)

Atlanta Hawks 99 (5-5) - Detroit Pistons 89 (3-9)

Toronto Raptors 124 (10-2) - Milwaukee Bucks 83 (7-6)

Memphis Grizzlies 117 (11-2) - Boston Celtics 100 (4-7)

San Antonio Spurs 121 (8-4) - Minnesota Timberwolves 92 (3-8)

Washington Wizards 91 (8-3) - Cleveland Cavaliers 78 (5-6)

Brooklyn Nets 94 (5-7) - Oklahoma City Thunder 92 (3-11)

Dallas Mavericks 140 (10-3) - Los Angeles Lakers 106 (3-10)

Denver Nuggets 117 (5-7) - New Orleans Pelicans 97 (6-5)

Golden State Warriors 101 (9-2) - Utah Jazz 88 (5-8)

Portland Trail Blazers 105 (9-3) - Chicago Bulls 87 (8-5)

NHL: New York Islanders 5 (12-6-0, 24pts) - Pittsburgh Penguins 4 (13-3-1, 27pts) - SO

Boston Bruins 4 (13-8-0, 26pts) - Blue Jackets 3 (6-12-2, 14pts) - SO

New Jersey Devils 2 (9-9-2, 20pts) - Edmonton Oilers 0 (6-12-2, 14pts)

Top 25 College Basketball: (1) Kentucky 89 (4-0) - Boston University 65 (1-2)

(4) Duke 74 (4-0) - Temple 54 (2-1)

(7) Louisville 85 (3-0) - Marshall 67 (3-1)

(8) Florida 61 (2-1) - UL Monroe 56 (2-1) - OT

(9) Virginia 59 (4-0) - George Washington 42 (2-1)

(10) Texas 71 (4-0) - California 55 (3-1)

(17) Connecticut 75 (3-0) - Dayton 64 (2-1)

(19) Michigan State 87 (2-1) - Loyola 52 (2-1)

(23) Syracuse 66 (3-1) - Iowa 63 (2-2)

(25) Utah 88 (2-1) UC Riverside 42 (1-2)


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Thursday
Nov202014

Lakers Win Consecutive Games for First Time This Year

Chris Graythen/Getty Images(HOUSTON) -- For the first time in the 2014-15 season, the Los Angeles Lakers won consecutive games with a 98-92 win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. Kobe Bryant led the way with 29 points, seven assists, and five rebounds for the Lakers (3-9).

"Look, we had a bad start," Bryant said. "Are we a 3-9 team? No. We're a much better team than that. We got off to a really bad start, but we'll (get better)."

Trailing by four with less than a minute to play, Los Angeles used a 7-1 run to take a 94-92 lead and pick up the victory. Nick Young scored 16 points in just his second game of the season, scoring 17 in Tuesday night's win. Young added a pair of free throws late to seal the win.

The Rockets (9-3) were playing without center Dwight Howard who missed the game with a knee injury. James Harden paced Houston with 24 points while three other players scored in double figures. Despite shooting 15-of-38 from beyond the arc, the Rockets turned the ball over 17 times and were out-rebounded 47-38 in the loss.

It was the first meeting between the Western Conference foes after Houston's opening night win in Los Angeles. That contest featured a small spat between Howard and Bryant, heightening the drama going into Wednesday's game. 


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Wednesday
Nov192014

Scoreboard Roundup - 11/19/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: San Antonio Spurs 92 (7-4) – Cleveland Cavaliers 90 (5-5)

Indiana Pacers 88 (5-7) – Charlotte Hornets 86 (4-8)

Los Angeles Clippers 114 (6-4) – Orlando Magic 90 (5-8)

Boston Celtics 101 (4-6) – Philadelphia 76ers 90 (0-11)

Dallas Mavericks 105 (9-3) – Washington Wizards 102 (7-3)

Phoenix Suns 88 (7-5) – Detroit Pistons 86 (3-9)

Toronto Raptors 96 (9-2) – Memphis Grizzlies 92 (10-2)

Minnesota Timberwolves 115 (3-7) – New York Knicks 99 (3-10)

Milwaukee Bucks 122 (7-5) - Brooklyn Nets 118 (4-7) 3OT

Denver Nuggets 107 (4-7) - Oklahoma City Thunders 100 (3-10)

Los Angeles Lakers 98 (3-9) - Houston Rockets 92 (9-3)

Top 25 Men’s College Basketball: (2) Arizona 71 (3-0) - UC Irvine 54 (2-1)

(3) Wisconsin 84 (3-0) - Green Bay 60 (1-1)

(13) Gonzaga 94 (3-0) - Saint Joseph's 42 (1-2)

Creighton 65 (3-0) – (18) Oklahoma 63 (1-1)

NHL: New York Rangers 2 (7-7-4; 18pts) - Philadelphia Flyers 0 (7-7-2; 16pts)

Vancouver Canucks 5 (12-6-0; 24pts) - Edmonton Oilers 4 (6-10-2; 14pts)


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Tuesday
Nov182014

Scoreboard Roundup - 11/18/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Los Angeles Lakers 114 (2-9) – Atlanta Hawks 109 (5-5)

Milwaukee Bucks 117 (6-5) – New York Knicks 113 (3-9)

Utah Jazz 98 (5-7) - Oklahoma City Thunder (3-9)

New Orleans Pelicans 106 (6-4) - Sacramento Kings 100 (6-5)

Top 25 Men’s College Basketball: (1) Kentucky 72 (3-0) - Kansas 50 (1-1)

(4) Duke 81 (3-0) – (19) Michigan State 71 (1-1)

(9) Virginia 75 (3-0) – South Carolina State 55 (0-3)

(11) Wichita State 71 (2-0) – Memphis 56 (0-1)

(15) VCU 87 (2-0) – Toledo 78 (1-1)

(16) San Diego State 53 (2-0) – (25) Utah 49 (1-1)

(20) Ohio State 74 (2-0) – Marquette 63 (1-1)

(21) Nebraska 82 (2-0) – Central Arkansas 56 (0-3)

NHL: Detroit Red Wings 5 (9-4-5; 23pts) – Columbus Blue Jackets 0 (6-11-1; 13pts)

Boston Bruins 2 (12-8-0; 24pts) – St. Louis Blues 0 (12-5-1; 25pts)

New York Islanders 5 (12-6-0; 24pts) – Tampa Bay Lightning 2 (13-5-2; 28pts)

Buffalo Sabres 4 (5-13-2; 12pts) – San Jose Sharks 1 (10-9-2; 22pts)

Pittsburgh Penguins 4 (13-3-1; 27pts) – Montreal Canadiens 0 (14-5-1; 29pts)

Nashville Predators 9 (12-4-2; 26pts) – Toronto Maple Leafs 2 (9-8-2; 20pts) 

Los Angeles Kings 5 (10-5-4, 24 pts) - Florida Panthers 2 (6-5-5, 17 pts)


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Tuesday
Nov182014

Lakers Forward Kelly Tears Hamstring

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES, Ca.) -- The Los Angeles Lakers continue to receive bad news in 2014.

Forward Ryan Kelly tore his hamstring in Sunday night's loss to the Golden State Warriors.  Kelly is expected to miss at least six weeks.

The 2014 season has started about as poorly as it could.  The team currently sits at the bottom of the Western Conference with a 1-9 record.

The Lakers also lost first round selection Julius Randle for the season on opening night when he broke his right tibia.

Kelly is averaging 3.7 points, 1.7 rebounds, 0.3 assists, and 0.33 steals in 8.2 minutes this season. 

 


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Saturday
Nov152014

Tim Duncan Passes 25,000 Points in Win Over Lakers

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Tim Duncan became the 19th player in NBA history to score 25,000 points on Friday night in the Spurs' 93-80 win over the Lakers.

Duncan scored his 25,000th point in the first half on an assist from Tony Parker.

"We're starting to play a little better," said Duncan, who finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds. "Hopefully we can hit a stride and see how we go from there."

Duncan joins Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in NBA history as the second player to reach 25,000 points, 14,000 rebounds, and 2,500 blocks.

The two-time NBA MVP won his fifth NBA title with the Spurs in June.

San Antonio is now 5-3 this season and the Lakers fell to 1-8, which is the worst start in franchise history.


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