This is the April 26, 2013 news archive. View today's NBA Pacific rumors and news.

NBA Pacific News and Rumors

Riddled by injuries, Lakers start Goudelock, Morris

Riddled by injuries, Lakers start Goudelock, Morris

nba.com yahoo.com ESPN.com Updated Apr 26, 2013
Andrew Goudelock knows he's no Kobe Bryant, and Darius Morris realizes he can't compare to Steve Nash.
Upvote Share Tweet
  • Warriors' Curry starting despite sprained ankle

    Warriors' Curry starting despite sprained ankle

    nba.com ESPN.com Apr 26, 2013
    Point guard Stephen Curry is in Golden State's starting lineup for Game 3 against the Denver Nuggets on Friday night despite a sprained left ankle.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Step Right Up: The already-hurting Los Angeles Lakers will have…

    Step Right Up: The already-hurting Los Angeles Lakers will have …

    CNNSI.com Apr 26, 2013
    The already-hurting Los Angeles Lakers will have to dig out of an 0-2 hole with Darius Morris taking Steve Nash's place, as the Spurs will look to take a commanding 3-0 series lead.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Wild 'Til The Wire: The Warriors and Nuggets went back and fort…

    Wild 'Til The Wire: The Warriors and Nuggets went back and forth all …

    CNNSI.com Apr 26, 2013
    The Warriors and Nuggets went back and forth all game long, but Golden State rode a raucous home crowd to a thrilling 110-108 win, giving them a 2-1 series lead over Denver.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Lakers without Nash for Game 3 against Spurs

    Lakers without Nash for Game 3 against Spurs

    ESPN.com Apr 26, 2013
    The Los Angeles Lakers will be without Steve Nash for Friday night's pivotal Game 3 against the San Antonio Spurs.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Paul wants to be more aggressive against Grizzlies

    Paul wants to be more aggressive against Grizzlies

    nba.com Apr 26, 2013
    Chris Paul has had a chance to watch the tape, and the Clippers guard is not happy with himself.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Why Jamal Crawford Should’ve Won The NBA Sixth Man Of The Year

    Why Jamal Crawford Should’ve Won The NBA Sixth Man Of The Year

    dimemag.com Apr 26, 2013
    While the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs is well underway, the NBA regular season awards are wrapping up. Every year there are some awards that are obvious no-brainers (hint: LeBron for MVP), but there are also the ones that ignite debate among fa…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • 6 More Hidden X-Factors In The Western Conference First Round

    6 More Hidden X-Factors In The Western Conference First Round

    dimemag.com Apr 26, 2013
    From the intensity of the playoffs, the most memorable moments arise. Amid the chaos, reputations are forged, particularly for those whose renown does not (yet) land them gaudy shoe deals. Yesterday we took a look at hidden x-factors in the Grizzlies/Cl…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Russell Westbrook's injury will test Kevin Durant's leadership

    Russell Westbrook's injury will test Kevin Durant's leadership

    CNNSI.com Apr 26, 2013
    With Russell Westbrook sidelined, the spotlight falls on Kevin Durant. Can he put the Thunder on his back? This may be the ultimate test of Durant's leadership, writes Ian Thomsen.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • How Much Does Defense Matter in the N.B.A. Playoffs?

    How Much Does Defense Matter in the N.B.A. Playoffs?

    nytimes.com Apr 26, 2013
    Does defense really win championships in the N.B.A.? If it does, the Indiana Pacers are riding high.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • 8 Things We’ve Learned So Far From The NBA Playoffs

    8 Things We’ve Learned So Far From The NBA Playoffs

    dimemag.com Apr 26, 2013
    It’s the most wonderful time of the year, basketball fans. For the next two months or so, we’ll be treated to only the best of the best the league has to offer. With every game broadcasted on national television, there’s a lot of NBA to digest, and
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Zach Randolph and Matt Barnes celebrate of their love of flagra…

    Zach Randolph and Matt Barnes celebrate of their love of flagrant fouls with hugs, headbutts (Video)

    yahoo.com Apr 26, 2013
    Pop quiz, hotshot: If I asked you which member of the Los Angeles Clippers would be most likely to commit a flagrant foul, and which member of the Memphis Grizzlies would be most likely to sincerely appreciate it, which two names would you come up? Wait…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Randolph, Griz rebound with win over Clips

    Randolph, Griz rebound with win over Clips

    ESPN.com Apr 26, 2013
    Zach Randolph had 27 points and 11 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies returned to form Thursday night by beating the Los Angeles Clippers 94-82 to pull to 2-1 in the first-round series.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Video - Man vs Machine : Golden State Warriors 04:50

    Man vs Machine : Golden State Warriors

    Apr 26
    Playing in the shadow of Silicon Valley, it was only a matter of time before Golden State employed their own number crunchers to break out from basketball irrelevancy.
  • Video - Playoff Coaching In The Crosshairs 04:55

    Playoff Coaching In The Crosshairs

    Apr 26
    David Thorpe and Marc Stein on which coaches are killing, and getting killed, in the playoffs.
  • Video - Flip Chart: Anatomy Of A Comeback 02:50

    Flip Chart: Anatomy Of A Comeback

    Apr 26
    Flip Saunders breaks down what the Lakers and Celtics need to do to overcome 2-0 deficits.
  • Video - Warriors Survive To Take 2-1 Lead 03:14

    Warriors Survive To Take 2-1 Lead

    Apr 26
    Highlight Of The Night: Stephen Curry played through a sprained left ankle, scoring 29 points to lead the Warriors to a 110-108 win over the Nuggets.

Sports Columnists

  • Lee Jenkins: With Westbrook out, the ball is in Durant's hands

    Apr 26
    Kevin Durant would dribble up and down the street outside his grandmother's house in Capitol Heights, Md., so bound was he to be a point guard. He played the point as a freshman at National Christian Academy in Fort Washington. He ran it during pickup g…
  • Ian Thomsen: Russell Westbrook's injury will test Kevin Durant's leadershi…

    Apr 26
    Now the spotlight focuses on Kevin Durant.
  • Toronto Raptors weighing run at Phil Jackson, sources say

    Apr 26
    Among the options being considered by the Toronto Raptors as they weigh the futures of team president Bryan Colangelo and coach Dwane Casey is making a run at Phil Jackson, according to sources with knowledge of Toronto's thinking.
  • 2013 NBA playoffs: Oklahoma City Thunder without Russell Westbrook

    Apr 26
    5-on-5: Our experts discuss the impact of Russell Westbrook's injury