CONTENT TYPES

FILTER BY DATE

    • From
    • To

SEARCH TOOLS

26 results for "western conference finals"

Page of 1
  1. Lakers 102, Spurs 93 -- At the buzzer

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Those hoping Tuesday's game would serve as some sort of preview for the Western Conference finals were likely disappointed from the jump, since Gregg Popovich kept Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, and Tony Parker in street clothes. Combined with a thinned-...

    Blog | April 12, 2011
  2. True or false: What follows are five true/false propositions for ...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    By the time a series reaches Game 6, the chips are basically on the table. Sure, there are adjustments still to be made, maybe some rabbits still lingering at the bottoms of hats, but everyone basically knows what has to happen for one team to beat t...

    Blog | May 29, 2010
  3. Kobe Bryant: Rumors of his demise were, well, exaggerated

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The playoffs have a way of bending time. Stephen Dunn/Getty Images Not every shot in this series has been this efficient for Kobe Bryant. It just seems that way. Only six weeks ago, the Lakers and Kobe Bryant were in a very different place...

    Blog | May 28, 2010
  4. Lakers 103, Suns 101: One moment... and beyond (Postgame video an...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Wednesday afternoon at practice, Phil Jackson repeated one of his favorite expressions about the game, that everything can change "on a trifle." The small things can add up. Little moments turn into bigger ones. The same can be said for playoff runs...

    Blog | May 27, 2010
  5. Four for Game 5: Big questions ahead of Thursday night's game

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Oh, for the carefree feeling of five days gone by, when the Lakers were storming through Phoenix and headed for the Finals like Godzilla tearing through the streets of Tokyo. Life for fans was easy. It was good. It was free of stomach acid and ulcers...

    Blog | May 27, 2010
  6. NBA Playoffs 2010: Los Angeles Lakers confident about Game 5

    Brian Kamenetzky

    While coach Phil Jackson was disappointed in the team's inability to win at least one game in Phoenix, he said he's still not worried

    Story | Conversation | May 26, 2010
  7. New PodKast: Zone D, Amare's revival, Bynum's future and a look t...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    People grieve in different ways. Some find a quiet corner of their house and shed a few tears. Others channel anger and sadness into a vigorous workout, sweating the pain away. Others still quilt or write haiku. Andy and me? We head to the studio ...

    Blog | May 24, 2010
  8. Top 10 Lakers playoff moments: Horry wins Game 4, Western Confere...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Catherine Steenkeste Man of the Hour: Robert Horry saved the day for the Lakers in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals against the Kings with a buzzer-beating triple. The Lakers would win the series in seven. May 26, 2002. Rick Fox stood on the...

    Blog | May 24, 2010
  9. Five big questions for Lakers vs. Suns, Game 3

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Look, folks, just because the basketball world (or at least the purple, gold, and green parts of it) has turned giddy in anticipation of an L.A. vs. Boston Finals- and Saturday night's pasting handed to the Magic gets us one step closer- doesn't mean...

    Blog | May 22, 2010
  10. PodKast: On Game 2, Amare's (lack of) D, looking ahead, and Billy...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The NBA has been kind enough to build in a lot of down time since the end of the conference semi-finals. As such, we were given ample opportunity to form an opinion on the Lakers vs. Phoenix. Would L.A. be able to contain the potent Suns attack? Woul...

    Blog | May 22, 2010
  11. To double or not to double Kobe Bryant: Phoenix, they have a prob...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    In Game 1, facing mostly single coverage, Kobe Bryant lit up the Suns for 40 points and five dimes as the Lakers shot 58 percent and rolled up 128 points. Not exactly what the Suns had in mind. So Wednesday night in Game 2, Suns coach Alvin Gentry we...

    Blog | May 20, 2010
  12. Exploiting Amare: Five ways the Lakers took advantage of Stoudemi...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Given the Lakers scored 128 points in Monday night's Game 1 matchup with the Phoenix Suns, this may be the wrong time to talk about how Alvin Gentry's crew has, in fact, improved on that end of the floor. But clearly they're not the Celtics, and the ...

    Blog | May 19, 2010
  13. Tuesday's number: 25

    Brian Kamenetzky

    This would be the total number of field goal attempts inside five feet for the Suns during Monday's Game 1 stomp job. In the postgame, I noted how effectively the Lakers minimzed good looks for the Suns near the rim, and it turns out I managed to ...

    Blog | May 18, 2010
  14. Lakers crush Phoenix in Game 1: The reactions

    Brian Kamenetzky

    As Andy and I noted when it was over, the third quarter of Monday's impressive 128-107 Game 1 win over the Suns at Staples belonged to L.A.'s star tandem of Pau Gasol and Kobe Bryant. Particularly Bryant, who scored more than half of the 40 points he...

    Blog | May 18, 2010
  15. Lakers vs. Suns: Bloggers roundtable preview

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Finally, it's here. The Western Conference Finals are upon us. Lakers vs. Suns. Speed vs. length. Pick-and-roll vs. the triangle. Jack vs. the Gorilla. And while only one of these teams was expected to be here back in October when all the pundi...

    Blog | May 17, 2010
  16. Derek Fisher on Steve Nash: "You have to make him work."

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Steve Nash is capable of putting the game on a string if allowed. Beyond the need for a solid team defensive scheme, one more strategy teams employ for controlling Nash is to make him work on the other side of the floor. It's no secret the two time M...

    Blog | May 16, 2010