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Reserves Jamal Crawford and Matt Barnes each scored 16 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers easily routed the Memphis Grizzlies 99-73 Monday night with Chris Paul missing his first game this season because of a bruised right kneecap.
Share TweetThe Lakers have turned to none other than Kobe Bryant to spearhead that defensive turnaround.
Lakers' Gasol to miss fifth game with concussionUpdated Jan 14 Share TweetPau Gasol is expected to miss his fifth straight game for the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night while he recovers from a concussion.Source: CNNSI.com
Cleveland Cavaliers may target LeBron James in 2014 free agency, according to reportUpdated Jan 14 Share TweetAfter a Sunday night loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, the Cleveland Cavaliers sit at 9-30, owners of the second-worst record in the NBA and, outside of the transcendent Kyrie Irving, possessed of relatively little that's likely to stoke fans' interest. I…Source: yahoo.com
Dirk Nowitzki Tries To Crash A Video Review, Gets Stonewalled By Awesome Security GuardUpdated Jan 14 Share TweetI was not previously aware of the fact that there are NBA security guards whose job it is to prevent players from getting too close to the referees during video reviews. But as the video above shows, such security guards do indeed exist, and one of them…Source: deadspin.com
Forward Lee hopes to end Warriors' All-Star droughtUpdated Jan 14 Share TweetWhen he worked as a broadcaster, Mark Jackson was adamant that David Lee didn't deserve to be an All-Star with the New York Knicks in 2010. No matter how eye-popping Lee's statistics looked, Jackson said, the power forward played on a bad Knicks team.Source: nba.comShare TweetThe Lakers snapped a six-game losing streak with a 20-point win over the last-place Cavaliers, thanks in large part to the return of Dwight Howard from a shoulder injury. But the real star of the show was Metta World Peace, who, with reporters gathered …Source: deadspin.com
Best N.B.A. Games of the WeekUpdated Jan 14 Share TweetBest N.B.A. games this week pit the Lakers and Bucks, the Rockets and Pacers and the Warriors vs. the Spurs.Source: nytimes.com
McMenamin: Still plenty of questions for LakersUpdated Jan 14 Share TweetDespite return of Howard and a victory over lowly Cavs, L.A. remains unsettledSource: ESPN.com
A Hungry Carmelo And Chris Copeland Will The Knicks Over New Orleans; The Lakers Get Dwight And A WinUpdated Jan 14 Share TweetOn Sunday, the Knicks were looking to Chris Copeland (22 points) to guide them early harder than someone lost looks for the North Star. The “other” guy in the Knicks’ recent starting five hit his first three threes in rapid fire to keep his team aflSource: dimemag.comShare TweetDwight Howard had 22 points and 14 rebounds in his return from a three-game injury absence, and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped their six-game losing streak with a 113-93 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night.Source: ESPN.comShare TweetNuggets rally past Warriors for fifth straight winSource: CNNSI.com
Q&A: Phoenix Coach Alvin Gentry on the Suns' Struggles and Michael BeasleyUpdated Jan 14 Share TweetMoving on from Steve Nash has proved difficult so far for Phoenix. The Suns are 12-26, just a game up on New Orleans in the race for worst record in...Source: grantland.com
Importance Of Lakers Beating HeatJan 14Antonio Davis discusses the Lakers' Thursday game against the Heat.
Durant Dunks On GortatJan 14Kevin Durant dunks on Marcin Gortat.
Durant Drops 41 Points On SunsJan 14Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook combine for 77 points in Thunder's win.
Heat Reaction: Miami Heat at Utah JazzJan 14Quick takes at the buzzer on Heat-Kings.
Daily Dime: Heat issues are showingJan 14The Miami Heat have chemistry issues that were showing at the end of a long road trip, Brian Windhorst writes.