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Parker, Spurs send Lakers to fifth straight loss

Parker, Spurs send Lakers to fifth straight loss

ESPN.com purpleandgoldblog.com Updated Jan 9, 2013
Tony Parker scored 24 points and the San Antonio Spurs handed the slumping Los Angeles Lakers their fifth straight loss with a 108-105 victory Wednesday night.
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  • Preview: Lakers vs. Spurs

    Preview: Lakers vs. Spurs

    purpleandgoldblog.com Jan 9, 2013
    After their loss to the Hornets on Monday, Manu Ginobili was gracious enough to say that his San Antonio Spurs (27-10) must play better against the Lakers (15-19), a team, he says, "got heart" and "play hard", in order for them to ke…
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  • With deals in hand, Angels' Big 3 a rarity in this era

    With deals in hand, Angels' Big 3 a rarity in this era

    MLB.com Jan 9, 2013
    Make room, LeBron, Wade and Bosh. There's another Big Three now, residing nearly 3,000 miles west of South Beach: Trout, Pujols, Hamilton.
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  • The 5 Teammates & Coaches Who Owe Steve Nash The Most

    The 5 Teammates & Coaches Who Owe Steve Nash The Most

    dimemag.com Jan 9, 2013
    Steve Nash became just the fifth player to record 10,000 assists last night, even as his disappointing Lakers team got manhandled by Houston’s backcourt of James Harden and Jeremy Lin. But Nash has always been all about the team and making other guys be
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  • Phil Jackson has ‘no intention’ of ever coaching again, accordi…

    Phil Jackson has ‘no intention’ of ever coaching again, according to report

    yahoo.com Jan 9, 2013
    When the Los Angeles Lakers decided to fire Mike Brown, the name at the top of most fans' coaching wish lists was Phil Jackson. This makes sense, as Jackson led the Lakers to five NBA championships between 1999 and 2011. When the Brooklyn Nets decided t…
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  • Steve Nash hits Metta World Peace with uncredited armpit-towel …

    Steve Nash hits Metta World Peace with uncredited armpit-towel assist during Lakers/Rockets (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com deadspin.com Jan 9, 2013
    Pretty harsh, Houston Rockets scorekeepers. The tape clearly shows that after Steve Nash passed off his pit-stunk towel to Metta World Peace, the Los Angeles Lakers forward went right up with it and connected. No dribbling, no stutter-steps, no hesitati…
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  • Tejada, Sherrill among Royals' spring invitees

    Tejada, Sherrill among Royals' spring invitees

    MLB.com Jan 9, 2013
    Among the Royals' 21 non-roster Spring Training invitees are a former American League Most Valuable Player Award winner, an All-Star reliever, a one-time top prospect of the Angels and a notorious thief on the basepaths.
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  • Rockets mascot Clutch slams cake in face of ‘Laker fan’ during …

    Rockets mascot Clutch slams cake in face of ‘Laker fan’ during big Houston win (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 9, 2013
    As I watched the Houston Rockets cut through the Los Angeles Lakers like a chainsaw through a stuffed animal during the third quarter of Tuesday night's matchup, I found myself wondering: If I was a Laker fan, how would I describe this? Like, if I had t…
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  • Chef Pujols: Albert’s wife Deidre launches cookware line

    Chef Pujols: Albert’s wife Deidre launches cookware line

    yahoo.com Jan 9, 2013
    With her husband Albert Pujols under contract until at least 2021 and ensconced in the Los Angeles Angels lineup, Deidre Pujols apparently decided now was the time to make a name for herself in business. As the Hall of Very Good has noted, she has expan…
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  • Nash mulls Lakers' struggles on milestone night

    Nash mulls Lakers' struggles on milestone night

    ESPN.com Jan 8, 2013
    Steve Nash became just the fifth player in NBA history to reach 10,000 career assists Tuesday, reaching the milestone late in the first half against the Houston Rockets.
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  • Why Nikola Vucevic Could Be the Next Marc Gasol

    Why Nikola Vucevic Could Be the Next Marc Gasol

    grantland.com Jan 9, 2013
    It's been nearly five years since the Memphis Grizzlies sent Pau Gasol to the L.A. Lakers in what was one of the more vilified deals in NBA history. I...
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  • Video - Spurs Hold Off Lakers, 108-105 01:12

    Spurs Hold Off Lakers, 108-105

    Jan 9
    Lakers lose fifth straight.
  • Video - LA Hot Button: Dwight Howard 02:08

    LA Hot Button: Dwight Howard

    Jan 9
    ESPNLA Now host Mark Willard answers the hot question: Will Dwight Howard be a Laker next year?
  • Video - No Players Elected To Hall Of Fame 06:47

    No Players Elected To Hall Of Fame

    Jan 9
    Tim Kurkjian, Buster Olney, Howard Bryant and Pedro Gomez react to the news that Baseball Hall of Fame voters didn't elect any candidates for induction into the Hall.
  • Video - Top MLB Players 25 And Under 01:45

    Top MLB Players 25 And Under

    Jan 9
    Keith Law breaks down his list of the top MLB players age 25 and under.

Sports Columnists

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    Jan 9
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  • Sports Guy Time Machine: Baseball HOF Revisited

    Jan 9
    Here's a column I wrote about the Baseball Hall of Fame in January 2007 for ESPN The Magazine, back when I still cared who made it. Six years later, I...