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  1. Lakers 123, Bulls 118 (2OT): End of the skid

    Baxter Holmes

    LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers stood one defeat from tying their longest losing streak in franchise history. Then they built a 15-point lead over a legitimate title contender. And they almost let it slip away on several occasions when ...

    Blog | January 29, 2015
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  4. NBA -- Damian Lillard saw Blazers' success coming

    Ramona Shelburne

    With Damian Lillard leading the way, the Blazers have emerged as title contenders.

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2015
  5. Blazers 106, Lakers 94: Lillard drops 34

    Jovan Buha

    LOS ANGELES -- For the sixth time in 11 games, the Los Angeles Lakers played without Kobe Bryant and, as they have done now in several of those games, were surprisingly competitive with a contender. They went down to the wire before losing 106-94 to ...

    Blog | January 11, 2015
  6. Lakers-Clippers Preview

    Lakers-Clippers Preview

    Preview | January 06, 2015
  7. Rajon Rondo trade to Dallas Mavericks signals championship push

    Jean-Jacques Taylor

    The arrival of Rajon Rondo shows Mark Cuban's commitment to building a title contender in Dallas, Jean-Jacques Taylor writes.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2014
  8. Wizards-Celtics Preview

    Wizards-Celtics Preview

    Preview | December 06, 2014
  9. Streaking Grizzlies fend off Lakers to maintain West-leading pace...

    Marc Gasol had 19 points and 11 rebounds, Mike Conley added 19 points, and the Grizzlies held off the Lakers 99-93 on Wednesday night for their seventh victory in eight games.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | November 26, 2014
  10. Kobe Bryant, Dirk Nowitzki: Two directions

    Baxter Holmes

    DALLAS -- On one side: a title contender whose star took less money. On the other: a rebuilding crew, starring the NBA's highest-paid player. For the traits that Kobe Bryant and Dirk Nowitzki share as 36-year-olds among the league's top-10 ...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  11. Grizzlies-Raptors Preview

    Grizzlies-Raptors Preview

    Preview | November 18, 2014
  12. Timberwolves-Pelicans Preview

    Timberwolves-Pelicans Preview

    Preview | November 13, 2014
  13. Chicago Bulls introduce Pau Gasol, Nikola Mirotic

    Pau Gasol prioritized joining a championship contender over money in choosing the Chicago Bulls as a free agent and believes his new team is "hungry" to win.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2014
  14. Chicago Bulls and San Antonio Spurs emerge as leading contenders ...

    Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne

    The Chicago Bulls and the San Antonio Spurs have emerged as the two leading contenders to land prized free-agent big man Pau Gasol, according to sources close to the process.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2014
  15. Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook make pitch to Pau Gasol

    Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne

    Pau Gasol met with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook in Los Angeles on Wednesday as the Thunder unexpectedly emerged as a leading contender for the free-agent center's services despite the financial limitations they would face in signing him.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2014
  16. Kobe Bryant of Los Angeles Lakers speaks with team's front office...

    Dave McMenamin

    After openly questioning Lakers management and declaring he has no patience for a rebuilding effort in L.A., Kobe Bryant has since opened up communication with the Lakers front office, the 18-year veteran said in a conversation with ESPN's Darren Rovell.

    Story | Conversation | March 23, 2014
  17. Rapid Reaction: Mavs 103, Blazers 98

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks emerged from a roller-coaster ride with a 103-98 win Friday night over the Portland Trail Blazers. How it happened: The Mavs managed to pull out a victory over a Western Conference contender after blowing a ...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  18. Clippers finally looking like a contender

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES - In the waning moments of the Los Angeles Clippers' 48-point victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday, Glen "Big Baby" Davis got up during a timeout and entertained his teammates by dancing to Alexandra Stan's "Mr. Saxobeat." I...

    Blog | March 07, 2014