| Oct 31, 2013
| 4:31 PM
San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan is doubtful for Friday's game as his team visits the Lakers at Staples Center.
Duncan was hit in the chest by Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen on Wednesday in a 101-94 Spurs victory. The Spurs All-Star played just...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Looks are never more deceiving than they are in the NBA's Western Conference.
Oklahoma City held what seemed to be exclusive rights to the conference championship as recently as summer 2012, when the Thunder's run-and-fun core of young stars was...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:31 PM
1. San Antonio
2012-13 finish: 58-24.
Coming: Marco Belinelli, Jeff Pendergraph.
Going: Gary Neal, DeJuan Blair.
Before anyone asks the Spurs to appear en masse on the next episode of "Derek," Ricky Gervais' thoughtful look at...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Kobe Bryant gave, but he didn't give enough.
In taking a $40-million to $50-million, two-year contract extension with the Lakers on Monday, Bryant accepted a discount from the maximum allowed under the rules at $66 million.
The Lakers' All-Star had...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:40 PM
After Week 2 of the 2013-14 NBA season, the Lakers dropped two spots in the Western Conference to 12th place.
With a 1-3 record for the week, the Lakers (3-5) are now 3 1/2 games behind the first-place San Antonio Spurs (6-1).
Only three teams in...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 1:42 PM
The NBA Christmas jerseys are here! Just in time for ... well, you know.
While the special short-sleeved (rather than the traditional sleeveless) jerseys with the extra-large team logos won't be worn on-court until Dec. 25, they are already available...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 3:17 PM
All Knicked up
New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony, on the discrepancy between the Houston Rockets being awarded 44 free throws and the Knicks 27 during a Rockets victory: "You see how guys get their calls. Me, I've got to get cut. You've got...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 11:28 AM
The Lakers hit Thanksgiving with an 8-8 record, putting the team in 11th place in the Western Conference standings.
Despite playing without Kobe Bryant (Achilles' tendon) and most of the season without Steve Nash (back), the Lakers are only three...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 10:26 PM
The game between the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves in Mexico City was postponed because of smoky conditions inside the arena Wednesday.
The game will be made up in Minnesota at a later date.
The arena was evacuated about 45 minutes...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 9:00 AM
The Lakers are in Sacramento on Friday to play the Kings, but rookie forward Ryan Kelly is off to Bakersfield.
Kelly was reassigned by the Lakers to the D-Fenders on Thursday, in time to play the fourth game of the D-League season against the Jam....
| Dec 7, 2013
| 8:55 AM
When the Lakers floundered last season, it was easy to blame Coach Mike D'Antoni.
His biggest crime was not being Phil Jackson.
The team spent most of the year pushing through injuries (Steve Nash, Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Pau Gasol,...