Basketball

Nigel Hayes #10 of the Wisconsin Badgers celebrates late in the game against the Kentucky Wildcats during the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 4, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Top-Ranked Kentucky Falls Short Of Title With 71-64 Loss

Kentucky’s perfect season ends as Wisconsin reaches NCAA title game against Duke.

04/04/2015

Travis Trice #20 of the Michigan State Spartans goes up for a dunk against Justise Winslow #12 of the Duke Blue Devils in the second half during the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 4, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Michigan St Lacks Balance, Loses 81-61 In Semifinals To Duke

After looking so comfortable early on, Michigan State ended up shooting only 40 percent for the game. The Spartans missed 10 of their last 11 shots in the first half, a stretch they couldn’t afford against the favored Blue Devils.

04/04/2015

Mo Williams #7 of the Charlotte Hornets drives against J.J. Redick #4 of the Los Angeles Clippers on March 17, 2015 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Juan Ocampo/NBAE via Getty Images)

Redick, Clippers Take 22-point Lead, Hold Off Hornets

A game that appeared to be a laugher in the third quarter for the Los Angeles Clippers suddenly turned serious down the stretch.

03/19/2015

Derrick Favors #15 of the Utah Jazz dunks against the Los Angeles Lakers on March 19, 2015 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Hayward Scores 22, Jazz Hand Lakers Their 50th Loss, 80-73

Gordon Hayward scored 22 points, Trey Burke added 17 off the bench, and the Utah Jazz sent the Los Angeles Lakers to their 50th loss of the season, 80-73 on Thursday night.

03/19/2015

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League Changes Mind, Allows Girls Team To Play In Championship After Uniform Debacle

A local high school girls basketball team, that had been forced to forfeit playing in a championship game for wearing illegal uniforms, is now being allowed to play.

03/03/2015

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UCLA Holds Off Stanford, 69-67, For 3rd Straight Win

Norman Powell had 20 points and eight rebounds, Isaac Hamilton scored 18 points and UCLA survived to beat Stanford 69-67 on Thursday night for its third straight win.

02/05/2015

LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers goes up for a dunk against the Los Angeles Clippers on February 5, 2015 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (credit: Gregory Shamus/NBAE via Getty Images)

LeBron, Cavaliers Win 12th Straight, 105-94, Over Clippers

LeBron James scored 23 points, Kevin Love had 24 and the Cleveland Cavaliers pushed their winning streak to 12 games Thursday night with an easy 105-94 win over the Los Angeles Clippers, who also lost their composure.

02/05/2015

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Wall’s Wizards Rally, Send Lakers To 9th Straight Loss, 98-92

John Wall had 21 points, 13 assists and nine rebounds, and the Washington Wizards rallied from a 19-point deficit to send the Los Angeles Lakers to their ninth straight loss, 98-92 on Tuesday night.

01/27/2015

Los Angeles Lakers v New Orleans Hornets

Doc Rivers Open To Coaching Son If He Is Traded By Pelicans

The guard could be sent to the Celtics to help complete Boston’s impending trade of Jeff Green to Memphis. The Celtics reportedly wouldn’t keep Rivers, and that would allow him to be traded, possibly to the Clippers.

01/11/2015

Pero Antic #6 of the Atlanta Hawks shoots against the Los Angeles Clippers on January 5, 2015 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Hawks Beat Clippers, 107-98, For 7th Straight Road Victory

Paul Millsap scored 23 points, Jeff Teague added 20, and the Atlanta Hawks pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 107-98 Monday night and earn their seventh straight road victory for the first time in 21 years.

01/05/2015

Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers shoots against the Los Angeles Lakers on January 5, 2015 at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. (credit: Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lillard Scores 39 To Rally Blazers Past Lakers, 98-94

Damian Lillard scored 39 points and made the go-ahead basket with 36 seconds remaining as the Portland Trail Blazers rallied from a 10-point deficit in the second half to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 98-94 Monday night.

01/05/2015

Tony Parker and Robert Boezeman. (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

UCLA Rallies In 2nd Half To Beat UC Riverside 77-66

Another slow start had UCLA coach Steve Alford questioning his team’s toughness at halftime. He demanded to know who was going to be a leader and bring energy against an upstart UC Riverside team.

12/10/2014

Wesley Johnson #11 of the Los Angeles Lakers puts up a shot over Nik Stauskas #10 and Ryan Hollins #5 of the Sacramento Kings during a game at Staples Center on December 9, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (credit: Jonathan Moore/Getty Images)

Bryant Leads Lakers As They Rally, 98-95, Past Sacramento

Kobe Bryant scored nine of his 32 points in the final 3:14, leading the Los Angeles Lakers’ fourth-quarter comeback for a 98-95 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night.

12/09/2014

Byron Scott (L) and Earvin 'Magic' Johnson share a laugh during a press conference to introduce Byron Scott as the new head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers at Toyota Sports Center on July 29, 2014 in El Segundo, California. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Byron Scott Responds To Magic Johnson’s Comment That Lakers Should ‘Lose Every Game’

Magic Johnson wants the Los Angeles Lakers to lose for their own good. Coach Byron Scott thinks they are better off learning how to win.

12/09/2014

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 29: The Los Angeles Clippers logo is shown in the locker room before their game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on October 29, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

Clippers Beat Suns In OT On Griffin’s 45 Points

Blake Griffin scored a season-high 45 points, drilling the winning 3-pointer that hit the rim and dropped in at the buzzer, to help the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Phoenix Suns 121-120 in overtime Monday night for their eighth straight victory.

12/08/2014

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