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Clippers Coach Doc Rivers sympathizes with Donald Sterling's wife

chicagotribune.com — One Clippers fan was surrounded by bodyguards as she arrived and departed Staples Center for Tuesday's game. It was Rochelle "Shelly" Sterling, the wife of Clippers owner Donald Sterling. She called Coach Doc Rivers ahead of time and asked if she could attend the team's playoff game against Golden State the same day her husband was handed a lifetime NBA ban by league Commissioner Adam Silver.

Lakers beat Utah Jazz, 119-104, and attitude is 'Thanks but no tanks'

latimes.com — PRO BASKETBALL Lakers-Jazz highlights. SALT LAKE CITY - Poor Lakers. They lose even when they win. They hammered the similarly woeful Utah Jazz on Monday, 119-104, but damaged their lottery percentages for the draft. If the Lakers had lost, Utah would have caught them (and Boston) in the overall standings, forging a three-way tie for the NBA's fourth-worst record.

Mitch Kupchak won't discuss Mike D'Antoni's future with Lakers

latimes.com — Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni reacts to a call during the second half of the team's 119-104 win over the Utah Jazz on Monday. Are the Lakers planning to keep D'Antoni for the 2014-15 season? (Rick Bowmer / Associated Press / ) SALT LAKE CITY - Mitch Kupchak paused for several seconds.

Lakers' 'rough year' continues with 102-90 loss to Grizzlies

latimes.com — Lakers-Grizzlies highlights. The Lakers gave out gas cards, fast-food coupons and casino getaways on fan appreciation night. They couldn't give their fans a victory, much like the rest of the season. The Memphis Grizzlies needed a win to help stay in playoff contention and got it, 102-90, Sunday at Staples Center.

Pau Gasol doesn't shut door on returning to Lakers next season

latimes.com — Pau Gasol will do one thing when July rolls around. He'll listen. He won't make next season close to the $19.3 million he pulled down this season with the Lakers, but he could be a popular guy when free agency begins. "It's a great position to be in," he said Sunday.

Lakers put up little fight in 112-95 loss to Golden State

latimes.com — Nobody got hurt. The Lakers didn't lose by 50. There are only three games left. These were reasons for the Lakers to celebrate a 112-95 loss Friday to Golden State at Staples Center. The season that won't ever end is down to a handful of days. Nobody's complaining. No crying.

Lakers' Mike D'Antoni uses humor to keep sanity

latimes.com — As the losses pile up at a record-setting rate, the Lakers coach often responds with humor while fielding reporters' questions. It's sometimes self-deprecating and usually followed by a laugh, his way of coping with a season to be remembered for two things: many injuries, many losses.

Lakers don't dwell on present lows in 145-130 loss to Houston

latimes.com — It could always be worse. The Lakers could have been pounded into a sad corner of team history with Dwight Howard in Houston's lineup. So they got hit with the next worst thing, losing to the Rockets without the injured Howard, 145-130, and clinching their most miserable win-loss record since moving to Los Angeles in 1960.

Steve Nash: D'Antoni wants him to play to move up career assists list

latimes.com — Steve Nash talks with Coach Mike D'Antoni during the Lakers' game against Utah on Feb. 11. (Danny Moloshok / Associated Press) Steve Nash will play Tuesday against Houston even though his back might flare up any moment and the Lakers have been eliminated from playoff contention for almost four weeks.

Steve Nash: Not even John Wooden could have helped the Lakers

latimes.com — But Steve Nash came to Coach Mike D'Antoni's defense Tuesday. "With the amount of injuries and the rebuilding and the evaluating different players, I don't know that any coach is going to be real successful this season," Nash said. "John Wooden is not going to be dealt a great hand with all the change and injuries we've had.
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Oct 22, 2014

Lakers rookie Jordan Clarkson will play tonight after sitting out more than a week because of a strained calf muscle.

Oct 22, 2014

Kobe will finish exhibition play with averages of 19 points, 4 assists, 3 rebs, 1.7 steals in 26.7 mins. Also of note: shooting 39.6%.

Oct 22, 2014

Jordan Hill might sit Lakers exhibitions tonight in Ontario and maybe Friday in Vegas. He has a strained neck.

Oct 22, 2014

Kobe Bryant will not play the Lakers' last two exhibition games. He's going to rest. Opener is next Tuesday vs. Houston.

Oct 20, 2014

RT @EricPincus: Team hasn't announed yet - but I've heard the Lakers have waived both Jeremy Tyler and Keith Appling

Oct 19, 2014

Lakers play a little defense and get back into this game. And, of course, there's Kobe's 21 points in 22 mins.

Oct 19, 2014

This doesn't feel like a surprise, but the Lakers trail Utah, 43-25. It's just past the midpoint of the second quarter.

Oct 19, 2014

So there's this now: Ryan Kelly was on his way back from a hamstring injury but tweaked the other one in the last drill at shootaround today

Oct 17, 2014

State of the Lakers these days: Jeremy Lin tweaked his other ankle during individual workouts Thursday. Still hopes to play Sunday.

Oct 17, 2014

What did Byron Scott like the most about tonight's game? "That it's over." Lakers lost to Utah by 33.

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