Memphis, Tennessee (Sporting Alert) — The Utah Jazz will look to keep the pressure on the Los Angeles Lakers for the last playoff place in the Western Conference with a win over Memphis Grizzlies at the FedExForum. Watch Utah Jazz vs Memphis Grizzlies Live Streaming on WatchESPN.com Lakers (44-37) and Jazz…Read More
LOS ANGELES (Sporting Alert) — The Los Angeles Lakers continue their push for a playoff slot on Sunday night with a difficult assignment against the San Antonio Spurs. San Antonio at LA Lakers LiveDate: Sunday, April 14, 2013 Time: 9:30 PM ET Place: Staples CenterLive TV: KENS (San Antonio), TWC SportsNet…Read More
LOS ANGELES (Sporting Alert) — Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D’Antoni has confirmed that star Dwight Howard will be fine to feature in tonight’s NBA clash with the Utah Jazz at STAPLES Center. reinjured the shoulder a little bit,” D’Antoni said. The LA Lakers (17-25) are on a very…Read More
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Sporting Alert) The Los Angeles Clippers came back from a staggering 19 point deficit to beat the Utah Jazz 116-114 in a thrilling finish at the EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City Friday night. Down 74-55 with 8:08 left in the third quarter, the NBA’s top…Read More
MIAMI (Sporting Alert) — Chris Bosh will miss the Miami Heat’s game with the Utah Jazz at AmericanAirlines Arena on Saturday night.
Bosh, who is averaging 18 points and 7.9 rebounds per game, will sit out the contest with what the club has reported as flu-like symptoms.
The star forward, who also missed Miami’s morning shootaround session on Saturday because of the virus, had played in all of the team’s 23 games thus far this season.
“I think the flu hit every single one of our guys, and most of the staff, at some point,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “(Bosh) called in and we told him to stay at home.
“I was hoping he might (play) … come back tonight and feel better. But I should have known better because everybody else who has missed a shootaround (before), they did not make it back (to play).”
The Miami Heat, which eased to a 110-95 win over the Dallas Mavericks in its last outing at American Airlines Center on Thursday night, are 12-2 at home and enter the clash with a 17-6 overall record.
In the win over the Mavericks, Bosh scored 17 points and pulled down seven rebounds in teaming up with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade to score 60 of Miami’s 110 total points.
Rashard Lewis could start for Bosh on Saturday, although Spoelstra is considering starting with center Joel Anthony.
Meanwhile, the Utah Jazz, which are 14-13 on the season, will be looking to rebound from the 104-84 defeat to the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night.
The Jazz have won just once in its last four games, but have taken victory in five of its last eight games.
LOS ANGELES (Sporting Alert) — Hours after the dismal of Mike Brown as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, it is being reported that one of the club’s superstar is calling for the return of Phil Jackson. According to reports, new recruit Dwight Howard wants the experienced coach back…Read More
NEW YORK (Sporting Alert) — Mike Brown’s future with the Los Angeles Lakers continues to be the main talking point of the new NBA season and reports are now claiming that the former Cleveland Cavaliers coach maybe on his way out.
Despite the big name additions during the trading period, where Steve Nash and Dwight Howard were added, the Lakers have had a poor start to the season – currently at 1-4, following Wednesday night’s defeat to the Utah Jazz, and many believe the it is only a matter of time before Brown is sacked.
Reports are suggesting that former Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan, ex-New York Knicks driller Mike D’Antoni and former Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy are all being considered, should Brown’s current situation not improved.
“Jerry Sloan to L.A. by December 1,” the HOOPSWORLD quoted a league source as predicting. “Nash and Howard are the new Stockton and Malone.
“He wants a ring, not to mention the money. He didn’t seriously consider Orlando, Charlotte or Portland [openings] over the summer because he knew Los Angeles would open up.”
It is believed that the Lakers are still struggling to adjust – mainly to the offensive style of Brown’s coaching, while Kobe Bryant, reports claimed is set to have his minutes cut until he’s fully fit.
Salt Lake City, UT (Sporting Alert) — The Los Angeles Lakers continued its struggling start to the new season after going down 95-86 to a well balanced Utah Jazz side at the Energy Solutions Arena on Wednesday night. Kobe Bryant led all scorers on the night with 29 points, but…Read More
LOS ANGELES (Sporting Alert) — Lamar Odom continues to be bothered by injuries, which are halting his preparations for the upcoming season, but his coach also believes that the former LA Lakers forward is overweight.
Odom’s participation in preseason outings has been limited with the LA Clippers so far this term with head coach Vinny Del Negro even holding him out in the preseason win over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night at Staples Center.
It has been reported that Odom, who won two NBA championship titles with the Lakers, is still being bothered by a knee problem, but Del Negro revealed that there are other issues affecting his time on the court with his new club.
“He’s got to work through some conditioning things and some health things right now, which he’s doing,” Del Negro was quoted as saying.
“Yeah, I wish he was in a little bit better conditioning, and he wishes he was.
“But he’s just got to continue to work every day and I’m sure he’ll get there eventually.”
(Sporting Alert) — The Los Angele Clippers, Utah Jazz and New York Knicks all picked up preseason exhibition win this weekend in different area’s across the globe. In their section meeting in China, the Clippers, with star guard Chris Paul back in the starting line-up, picked a 99-89 victory…Read More
SAN ANTONIO (Sporting Alert) — The San Antonio Spurs (50-16) are ready to start on the aggressive end in the opening Western Conference first round game against the Utah Jazz on Sunday.
The Texas team, which starts the series as the number 1 seed in the Western Conference again will look for better this post season and shoot around this morning has indicated that they are looking to keep their good form going.
Tony Parker (18.3), Tim Duncan (15.4) and Manu Ginobili (12.9), who is shooting 52.6 percent from the field and 41.3 percent from three point range – will be the main scorers for the Spurs, which are looking to add the their impressive 28-5 home road this season.
Reports are saying that Boris Diaw will start alongside Tim Duncan in today’s game.
The Utah Jazz (36-30) had to work hard to get to this point and one would believe that they will want to keep the fight going.
The 11-22 away record isn’t so much in their favour, but this is playoffs basketball!