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Jordan Crawford's performance doesn't surprise me. Dude can flat out ball. Good to see HB getting hot at the right time.
The biggest playoff games are usually saved for ABC come playoff time. Two of the first four Clippers-Warriors playoff games are on ABC.
Barnes: "They wanted it and we wanted it, let’s do it."
Barnes: "They’ve been asking for us and we’re on a course to see each other… You got to be careful what you want and what you wish for."
Barnes: "It’s going to be the best first round series. It’s been a knock-down drag-out affair for past two years."
Doc: "Is there something there? Who cares? They’re in our way and we’re in theirs and at the end of the day somebody’s got to move."
Doc on Warriors: "We’re in their way and they’re in our way and somebody has got to get out of the way."
Does anybody else watching the Angels game hear the high-pitched freak show in the crowd? Wanna make sure it’s not just me. AK
Lakers scheduled for exit interviews with D'Antoni/Kupchak tomorrow: Kaman, Hill, Farmar, Young, Nash, Gasol, Meeks, Johnson, Sacre, Kelly.
Exit interviews start tomorrow at 9:30 AM with Christopher Zane Kaman. Everyone is going fishing, but he'll probably go hunting.
Danny Granger told me he could have played tonight. He'll practice Thursday and plans to play Saturday.
Friday is Kobe and Vanessa's 13th wedding anniversary. (No, I wasn't at their wedding, no matter what Heisler wrote in his book.)
We'll really learn about Mattingly's faith in League if he lets him hit in the ninth. BK
The Lakers beat the Clippers by 13 on opening night and the Spurs by 13 on closing night. The slices of bread in a turd sandwich season.
So, the Lakers ended the season with two straight wins. What's one word to describe this season?
Hanley is happy they got the double play. I think he's happier he can still bear children. BK
Even a little bit of gap power makes Gordon a completely different player. BK
All the times are local. PST.
5 - Tue April 29 GSW @ LAC TBD 6 - Thu May 1 LAC @ GSW TBD 7 - Sat May 3 GSW @ LAC TBD TNT
1 - Sat 4/19 GSW @ LAC 12:30pm ABC 2 - Mon 4/21 GSW @ LAC 7:30pm TNT 3 - Thu 4/24 LAC @ GSW 7:30pm TNT 4 - Sun 4/27 LAC @ GSW12:30pm ABC
Game 3 for the Clippers-Warriors is Thursday, April 24.
1 - Sat 4/19 GSW @ LAC 12:30pm ABC 2 - Mon 4/21 GSW @ LAC 7:30pm TNT 3 - Thu 4/26 LAC @ GSW 7:30pm TNT 4 - Sun 4/27 LAC @ GSW12:30pm ABC
The Clippers-Warriors first round schedule is out. Here it is...
Ducks go up, 4-0, in Game 1 of playoff series against Dallas.
Danny Granger is actually in uniform on the Clippers bench but will not play tonight. He will return to practice Thursday or Friday.
D'Antoni: "I think the coaching staff did their job as far as improving these guys."
Came out to the parking lot to find a guy urinating behind my rental car. Fitting end to the season.
Thanks to my teammates and coaches for making my rookie year so great!
Know that the season didn't go as well as we and the fans wanted it to go but all the guys in our locker room gave it their all!
Season 5 in the books! Time flies!!
Popovich's postgame press conference was one statement ending with reference to DAL-MEM: "I am going to go watch them. You guys take care."
"I hope you all saw that I went out there and played my heart out, and y'all got the best Swaggy. I hope you liked it." -- Swaggy
Free agent-to-be Nick Young after No. 82: "You all got the best of Sawggy. I hope you liked it."
With CP3, Griffin, Reddick & Granger in L.A. and Jordan playing just 2 minutes, the Clippers are essentially going with 9 players tonight.
Gary Vitti gave Nick Young a hug in the locker room after the game and joked, "It was nice knowing you."
Nick Young on it all coming to an end: "Mentally, I think a lot of us is in France with Kobe right now."
Nick Young says he has a book coming out in July. He joked that the title will be: "The Mystery of the P"
ji thankful for the opportunity the Lakers gave me this year. Woulda never thought in Nov it woulda worked out like this.
If the Clippers wanted the 2 seed, Chris Paul, who is healthy, would be in Portland.
Clippers-Blazers game tonight is essentially meaningless. Clippers have been wanting to play the Warriors, and vice versa, for awhile.
The Clippers will play the Warriors in the first round of the playoffs. Game 1 is Saturday in L.A.
MDA: "Its time to close this season." Amen.
D'Antoni: "Thought they put everything in they had...there werent any slackers."
D'Antoni: "The guys individually ... never hung their heads this season."
Worthy said there are things Marshall needs to improve on and should have someone examine his game. Lacks defense/footspeed, per Worthy
"Character of this team is tremendous" Kendall Marshall said. Can't argue that.
That’s a wrap on 2013-14, folks. Thanks to all of you for following along all season; it’s appreciated.
Clippers players were scoreboard watching on their phones pregame.
Thanks to all the Lakers fans around the world for your support this season! Let’s have the greatest comeback that the league has ever seen.
Final: Lakers 113, Spurs 100. Eight players scored in double figures as LAL ended the season w/two straight wins.
"Revenge is sweet and quick..."
The Lakers win 113-100 to finish the 2013-14 season at 27-55. Should be a busy offseason.
It's over. And I think the final game may have clocked in at under two hours.
Lakers have a 6.3% chance at the No. 1 overall draft pick and 21.5% chance at the top three.
Lakers have a 6.3% chance at getting top pick in the draft after finishing with NBA's sixth-worst record. Lottery day is May 20.
Lakers beat Spurs in meaningless final game and finish the season 27-55, a .329 winning percentage, worst in L.A. Lakers history.
MarShon Brooks just scored and his confidence is back. Too bad there’s only 58 seconds left in the game.
And I still haven't won in San Antonio
LAL hold a 105-92 lead at SAS w/2:48 left this year. They've gotten something from everybody tonight, with 8 of 9 players in double figures.
Lakers are going to win their first and last games of the season. Everything that went on in between? I don’t remember anymore.
Seven of the Lakers eight players have reached double figures.
Young Kobe and Shaq. Oh wait, it’s MarShon Brooks and Robert Sacre in 2014.
Sacre is developing the ability to dunk the basketball in the final game of the season. Can’t wait to see what he adds to his game.
Something to watch with poised Spurs this postseason: SA is 51-1 when leading entering 4Q. (Only loss was blowing a one-point lead to POR.)
Even if not coaching, Phil will want veterans in Knicks locker room to pass his messages along. Lamar always loved by all teammates.
“Robert Sacre has it all’ - No One (except Mike D’Antoni).
Happy for Lamar Odom that he's with hometown Knicks and getting chance to stick for next season. Potential locker-room glue guy for Phil.