1:30 PM EST, Sat December 10, 2016
Straight Outta Vancouver 4 hours ago
Five Questions with Golden State of Mind

Five Questions with Golden State of Mind

We got with SB Nation’s Warriors blog to ask them about tonight’s game. The Golden State Warriors are coming to town, so, like we did with the Blazers on Thursday, we reached out to our sister SB Nation site, Golden State of Mind, to get their thoughts on the season so far and the matchup with the Grizzlies. I got with Dru Krupinsky to ask him five questions. 1. There’s been a lot made about Draymond Green and his tendency to wind up with his foot in places it shouldn’t be. What are your thoughts on this? Do you think it’s intentional, or does he just flail more than average NBA...
Silver Screen and Roll 3 hours ago
The Lakers are the worst first half team in the NBA, and it’s leaving them zero margin for error

The Lakers are the worst first half team in the NBA, and it’s leaving them zero margin for error

Los Angeles is attempting to figure out why they start so slow and close so well. LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers started out their game [on fire/unable to hit a shot], but were truly unable to [pull away from/keep up with] their opponent, [team x], in the first half. In the second half, stronger play from Los Angeles allowed the team to [close out a win/narrowly fall]. No, we didn’t accidentally publish an unfinished draft. The preceding recap template just describes nearly every Lakers game this year, and things were no different against the Phoenix Suns on Friday night. The...
San Francisco Chronicle 17 hours ago
Warriors’ Patrick McCaw looking like draft-night steal

Warriors’ Patrick McCaw looking like draft-night steal

SALT LAKE CITY — Twenty minutes after he was finally selected in the 2016 NBA draft, Patrick McCaw received a call from his agent, Bill Duffy. Fresh off their second straight Finals appearance, the Warriors wanted to sign McCaw — a second-round pick from UNLV — to a guaranteed two-year deal. With backup point guard Shaun Livingston sitting out Thursday’s 106-99 win at Utah, McCaw impressed in extended minutes. “I just stay prepared, knowing that my hard work is paying off,” said McCaw, who has twice as many assists (21) as turnovers (10). A spindly shooter who struggled to...
Posting and Toasting 3 hours ago
Knicks 103, Kings 100: ‘The Knicks really tried to take me out’

Knicks 103, Kings 100: ‘The Knicks really tried to take me out’

That was close... There are some games that are perhaps better viewed the morning after. If you’re waking up to discover that the New York Knicks triumphed in a taut, 103-100 win over the Kings in Sacramento, don’t feel bad for missing out. Those of us who saw the game live lost years off our lives when Carmelo Anthony missed two potential game-sealing free throws, followed by a desperation heave from DeMarcus Cousins which bounced off the front of the rim. As P&T’er eomede07 lamented, the Knicks seemed like they were trying to kill us. That isn’t to say that this was an uninspiring...
Los Angeles Times 1 hour ago
Five takeaways from the Lakers' 119-115 loss to Phoenix Suns

Five takeaways from the Lakers' 119-115 loss to Phoenix Suns

Defense was a problem for the Lakers last season. Their defensive rating ranked last in the NBA. Defense is still a problem. It has been all season, but when the Lakers were shooting better that masked their problems on defense. So when Julius Randle was asked what had changed that has caused the...

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Orange County Register 20 hours ago
Clippers are monitoring Blake Griffin's sore right knee

Clippers are monitoring Blake Griffin's sore right knee

PLAYA VISTA – As Doc Rivers navigated through questions ranging from existential queries about the Clippers’ mindset, a reported shrinking preseason and a seldom-used rookie’s health, the Clippers coach noted that perhaps Friday was shaping up...
Arizona Republic 20 hours ago
Long-time Suns long to win, keep playoff hope

Long-time Suns long to win, keep playoff hope

Eric Bledsoe and P.J. Tucker are the longest-tenured Suns and are holding out playoff hope amid a 6-16 start.         
Orange County Register 22 hours ago
Lakers' D'Angelo Russell, Nick Young make progress with rehab

Lakers' D'Angelo Russell, Nick Young make progress with rehab

LOS ANGELES -- The injury report stayed the same as the Lakers gear up for yet another game without their starting backcourt. But Lakers point guard D'Angelo Russell and shooting guard Nick Young showed some progress by participating in all of...

Clippers still trying to determine if Blake Griffin will play against New Orleans

Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said Friday that team officials would determine after the day’s practice whether Blake Griffin will play Saturday against the New Orleans Pelicans. Before members of the media were escorted out of the early morning practice, Griffin, who is dealing with issues with his...
Lakers podcast: Injuries Threatening to Derail Early Momentum

Lakers podcast: Injuries Threatening to Derail Early Momentum

Few teams could withstand injuries to multiple starters, but when you are talking about a team as young as the Los Angeles Lakers, it becomes an even more perilous situation. Mark Medina and Bill Oram of the Southern California Media Group examine...
Arizona Republic Dec 9, 2016
Suns getting whistles while they work at NBA-high rate

Suns getting whistles while they work at NBA-high rate

The Suns are trying to have an aggressive defense but it is translating to the NBA's highest foul pace since 2005-06.         

Friday's Lakers News: Russell, Young making progress towards their return

Friday's Lakers News: Russell, Young making progress towards their return

Warriors hang on for 106-99 win over Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY — With 2:43 left on the game clock Thursday night, Kevin Durant nabbed a steal, raced down court, bounced off Trey Lyles and soared for the tomahawk dunk. A once-raucous Vivint Smart Home Arena crowd of 19,911 was silent as Durant stopped at the baseline, pounding his chest as he unleashed a roar. Golden State lost the rebounding battle, and for extended stretches in the second half, appeared overwhelmed by a cast of role players. Draymond Green, who returned after tweaking his left ankle late in the third quarter, finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists and...
Los Angeles Times Dec 8, 2016

Lakers' D'Angelo Russell, Nick Young are getting closer to return

While the rest of their teammates went five on five against their coaches, D’Angelo Russell and Nick Young went through shooting drills on the other end of the Lakers’ practice court. The team’s starting backcourt is getting closer to its return, but neither player has returned to contact drills...

Pacific Player News

  • 4 Lou Williams

    Lou Williams

    Former Sixer Lou Williams lighting it up with Lakers off the bench

  • 4 Blake Griffin

    Blake Griffin

    Sore knee could sideline Clippers' Blake Griffin on Saturday against New Orleans

  • 2 Eric Bledsoe

    Eric Bledsoe

    Eric Bledsoe scores 30, Suns hold off Lakers 119-115 The Associated Press

  • 1 Zaza Pachulia

    Zaza Pachulia

    Warriors game day: Can Golden State out-tough Memphis?

  • 1 Thomas Robinson

    Thomas Robinson

    Lakers' Thomas Robinson brings energy to the court

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