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Nick Young #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers goes up for a shot over Josh Smith #6 of the Detroit Pistons at Staples Center on November 17, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (photo credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Jordan Hill Leads Lakers Past Pistons 114-99

Jordan Hill had career highs of 24 points and 17 rebounds, and Jodie Meeks and Nick Young scored 19 points apiece in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 114-99 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night.

11/17/2013

Doc Rivers poses for a portrait after being introduced as the new head coach and senior vice president of basketball operations of the Los Angeles Clippers during a press conference at the Clippers training center on June 26, 2013, in Playa Vista, California.  (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Doc Rivers Gets Down To Business With New Team

Doc Rivers inherited a Los Angeles Clippers team that won 56 games and set franchise records last season. Now it’s up to him to get the veterans and a mix of newcomers to do what the franchise has never done — make a sustained playoff run.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/30/2013

Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers poses for a picture during media day at the Clippers Training Center on September 30, 2013, in Playa Vista, California. (credit: Aaron Poole/NBAE via Getty Images)

Clippers’ New Alternate Uniform Has Sleeves

The Los Angeles Clippers are adding sleeves to a new alternate uniform.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/30/2013

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UCLA’s Kari Korver To Miss Basketball Season

UCLA guard Kari Korver will miss the upcoming basketball season with a right knee injury.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/26/2013

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Standout Valencia High Basketball Player Collapses During Practice

A standout Valencia High School basketball player suffered a medical emergency Wednesday afternoon on campus.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/25/2013

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Lakers Will Be Patient With Kobe’s Return

Although the Los Angeles Lakers are still uncertain when Kobe Bryant will be on the court this season, general manager Mitch Kupchak isn’t pushing for an answer.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/25/2013

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Ogwumike, Toliver Lead Sparks Past Lynx

Nneka Ogwumike had 25 points and 11 rebounds, Kristi Toliver added 19 points, and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Minnesota Lynx 85-84 on Thursday night.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/12/2013

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Ball Up Players Discuss How Streetball Is Putting A New Spin On Basketball

Demetrius Spencer, the CEO of Ball Up, visited KCAL9 Saturday morning to discuss the streetball team and their basketball tour this summer.

08/17/2013

Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a walk off solo home run in the 11th inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Dodger Stadium on July 28, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers won 1-0 in 11 innings. (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Sports Industry Pulled In $4.1B For LA Economy Last Year, Study Shows

Approximately 18.5 million people attended area sports events last year, ranging from major league sports like baseball and basketball, to the L.A. Marathon.

08/01/2013

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Report: Lakers To Use Amnesty Provision To Cut Metta World Peace

The Orange County Register reports that the team plans to use their amnesty provision to cut Metta from their roster.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/09/2013

Members of the Los Angeles Sparks have a conference during a game against the New York Liberty at Staples Center on July 4, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Toliver Ties Career High, Sparks Improve To 7-0 At Home With 97-89 Win Over New York

Toliver tied her career high with 29 points, going 12 of 17 from the floor, and Los Angeles led all the way in defeating the New York Liberty 97-89 on Thursday to improve to 7-0 at home.

07/04/2013

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Clippers Introduce Doc Rivers As New Head Coach

The Los Angeles Clippers Wednesday formally named Glenn “Doc” Rivers as the team’s Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/26/2013

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Cleveland Cavaliers Claim Top Draft Pick

The Cleveland Cavaliers claimed the No. 1 overall pick at the 2013 NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday night.

05/23/2013

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Clippers Head Coach Vinny Del Negro Out After 3 Seasons

The Los Angeles Clippers will not bring back head coach Vinny Del Negro for next season.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/21/2013

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Sports Verdict: Who’s The Bigger X-Factor? Kevin Durant Vs. Carmelo Anthony

With the game, series, or season on the line, would you rather have Carmelo Anthony or Kevin Durant on your squad?

05/09/2013

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