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  1. Los Angeles Lakers' Mitch Kupchak says Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash he...

    Arash Markazi

    Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said Friday that Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash are healthier than they've been in years and that the goals for the team this season are loftier than simply making the playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2014
  2. Are Clippers currently 'America's Team?'

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- The Clippers may not be Los Angeles' team quite yet, but judging from recent television ratings and national headlines, they may have become America's team during these playoffs. The Clippers' 126-121 win over the Golden State Warr...

    Blog | May 04, 2014
  3. Rapid Reaction: Clippers 126, Warriors 121

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- The longest week in Los Angeles Clippers history ended Saturday, but their season will go on. Playing in their first-ever playoff Game 7 at home, the Clippers defeated the Golden State Warriors 126-121 to win their first-round play...

    Blog | May 03, 2014
  4. Doc Rivers says Los Angeles Clippers are joking, in better spirit...

    Arash Markazi

    For the first time since late Friday night, the smiles returned to the faces of Los Angeles Clippers players and coaches as they went through shootaround before Game 6 of their first-round series against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2014
  5. Rapid Reaction: Clippers 137, Rockets 118

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- At some point the Los Angeles Clippers will develop into the kind of defensive team that Doc Rivers wants, the kind of defensive team that Rivers believes they have to become to have success in the postseason. Until then, however, w...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  6. Clippers have playoff experience now

    Arash Markazi

    PLAYA VISTA, Calif. -- Before the playoffs began last season, Los Angeles Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro said that many of his players had no idea what was in store. "They think they know," Del Negro said then. "But they won't until they actually ...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  7. Next mission: Home court in 1st round

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- Now comes the hard part. Last week the Los Angeles Clippers clinched their first 50-win season, the division title and swept the season series against their in-building rival, the Los Angeles Lakers. They accomplished all of th...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  8. Kobe Bryant optimistic in final stretch

    Arash Markazi

    EL SEGUNDO, Calf. -- Kobe Bryant isn't used to scoreboard watching this time of year. He isn't used to having his playoff destiny rest in the hands of another team. But with five games left in the regular season for the Los Angeles Lakers, that's exa...

    Blog | April 08, 2013
  9. Steve Nash of Los Angeles Lakers not likely to face Los Angeles C...

    Arash Markazi

    Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash will likely miss his third consecutive game Sunday against the Los Angeles Clippers because of a hip injury.

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2013
  10. Steve Nash, Dwight Howard of Los Angeles Lakers back Kobe Bryant'...

    Arash Markazi

    Steve Nash, Mike D'Antoni and Dwight Howard stood behind Kobe Bryant's guarantee that the Los Angeles Lakers will make the playoffs and be a factor when they get there.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2013
  11. Dwight Howard -- Kobe Bryant getting onto same page as Los Angele...

    Arash Markazi

    Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant acknowledge that airing their differences in a recent, much-discussed team meeting has

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2013
  12. Kobe: "Every loss now cuts a little deeper"

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES - Despite starting 2013 with a loss and a below-500 record, Kobe Bryant still expects the Los Angeles Lakers to make the playoffs and compete for a championship. "I don't think there's a doubt about that," Bryant told Colin Cowherd Wed...

    Blog | January 02, 2013
  13. Los Angeles Clippers shouldn't hang their heads

    Arash Markazi

    They may have a lot to learn, but the Clippers overachieved this season.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2012
  14. 2012 NBA Playoffs -- Los Angeles Lakers' Pau Gasol shares blame f...

    Arash Markazi

    Kobe Bryant hoped for more aggressiveness from the Lakers All-Star forward Pau Gasol in the Lakers' loss to the Thunder.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2012
  15. Collapse of the young Los Angeles Clippers proves there's no rush...

    Arash Markazi

    Clippers' collapse proves there's no rushing the growth process.

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2012
  16. NBA Playoffs 2012: Los Angeles Lakers have uphill battle vs. Okla...

    Arash Markazi

    If you thought the Nuggets were tough on the Lakers, wait till you see the Thunder.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2012