L.I.V.E (Game 1-Round 1-Playoffs NBA 2014) Golden State-Los Angeles Clippers (Apr 19, 9.30 PM C.E.T), Charlotte-Miami (Apr 20, 9.30 PM C.E.T)
PLAYOFFS NBA 2014
PLAYOFFS NBA 2014
The Lakers are officially eliminated from playoff NBA 2014
2013-14 Top 10 Lakers: http://www.nba.com/video/channels/top_plays/2014/04/16/20140417-lal-season-top10.nba
TOP INFO>> After Miami ,Indiana (East Conference), San Antonio Spurs (West Conference) already qualified for nba playoffs 2014, Oklahoma City, Los Angeles Clippers, Houston, Portland, Golden State, Dallas, Memphis (West Conference), Toronto, Chicago Bulls, Brooklyn Nets, Washington, Charlotte and Atlanta (East Conference) also get their ticket
TOP INFO>> New York Knicks, Cleveland, Detroit, Boston, Orlando, Milauwkee, Philadelphie (East Conference), Minnesota, Denver, New Orleans, Utah, Phoenix and Sacramento (West Conference) will not participate in playoffs nba 2014.
Lakers top Spurs in Season Final!
THE FACT: With consecutive wins to finish the regular-season, the Lakers slipped two spots, from fourth to sixth, in the odds to land the top selection through the NBA Draft Lottery.
THE LEAD: Jordan Hill scored 18 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, and eight of the nine Lakers who suited up on Wednesday scored in double figures as L.A. defeated the San Antonio Spurs 113-100 at AT&T Center.
The Lakers (27-55) face an offseason with three developments to watch: where their draft position will fall, the return to workouts next week for Kobe Bryant after knee surgery ended his season in December, and whether or not Mike D'Antoni will return as coach.
Kawhi Leonard scored 14 for the Spurs (62-20). Tiago Splitter added 12, and so did Tony Parker in a limited 15 minutes of play.
The top-seeded Spurs meet Dallas in the West's opening playoff round on Sunday at 1 p.m. (ET) at AT&T Center. The Mavericks lost in overtime at Memphis on Wednesday to finish the regular season.
QUOTABLE: "I hope you all saw that I went out there and played my heart out and you all got the best "Swaggy." With all the changes they're talking about, hopefully I'll be a part of their plans."
-- Lakers guard Nick Young, who scored 16 points in 6-for-12 shooting in almost 30 minutes of play
THE STAT: MarShon Brooks, who did not play in the first three quarters, was the only Lakers player who did not crack double-digits in scoring. He played almost nine minutes in the fourth quarter and scored seven points.
TURNING POINT: After a tie game at halftime, the Lakers opened the second half by outscoring the Spurs 11-2. The run was led by Hill and Kendall Marshall (15 points, 11 assists and 4-for-4 3-point shooting). Hill had a blocked shot and a steal and scored five of the points. Marshall had assists on four of the five baskets the Lakers scored in that stretch.
QUOTABLE II: "(We were) mentally prepared for the season. We could have easily fell in a hole and let last year's loss (against the Heat in the Finals) kill us. But we got back mentally together, trying to get the same goal accomplished."
-- Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard
HOT: The Lakers starting backcourt of Marshall and Jodie Meeks went 10-for-13 from the floor, including all six 3-point shots.
NOT: Danny Green was 3-for-13 from the floor (2-for-10 on 3s) after a season-high 33 points while knocking down 7-for-10 from the 3-point line (12-for-17 overall) in his last game against Phoenix (he did not play for the Spurs on Monday at Houston).
FANTASY SPOTLIGHT: Hill's double-double was his fifth in the last eight games, a stretch that started with an 18-point, 15-rebound performance April 2 against Sacramento. For the month of April, Hill averaged 16.6 points and 10.1 rebounds.
INSIDE THE ARENA: Kayla McBride of Notre Dame, the No. 3 overall selection in this week's WNBA Draft, was at the game. She'll play this season for the San Antonio Stars.
ROOKIE WATCH: Ryan Kelly scored 12 points on 6-for-11 shooting with eight rebounds during 36 ½ minutes. He finished his rookie season with 7.9 points per game, 42-percent shooting in 22 minutes per game. This was his 25th start of the season.
NOTABLE: Tim Duncan and Marco Belinelli were given the night off for rest for the Spurs. ... San Antonio fell one win short of matching a regular-season record; the 2005-06 club won 63 games. ... Lakers guard Kent Bazemore had surgery Wednesday to repair a torn tendon in his right foot.
Nick Young Drops 41 points vs Jazz. (April 14th 2014)
04-13-2014 - Grizzlies vs. Lakers - Nick Young 360 Reverse Layup
NBA Results Season 2013-2014
April 6: New York Knicks 91-102 Miami (J.R Smith 32pts N-Y, L.James 38pts!! MIA), Dallas 93-91 Sacramento (R.Gay 31pts, Cousins 28pts SAC), Atlanta 107-88 Indiana, Denver 125-130 Houston (Harden 32pts HOU), Memphis 92-112 San Antonio Spurs, Utah 102-130 Golden State (Thompson 33pts, Curry 31pts GOL), Oklahoma City 115-122 Phoenix (K.Durant 38pts!!, Westbrook 33pts OKC), New Orleans 94-100 Portland
April 8 http://www.nba.com/video/channels/top_plays/2014/04/09/20140408-top5.nba: Detroit 102-95 Atlanta (Stuckey 29pts DET), San Antonio Spurs 91-110 Minnesota, Brooklyn Nets 88-87 Miami (L.James 29pts MIA), Dallas 95-83 Utah, Oklahoma City 107-92 Sacramento
April 9: Detroit 100-122 Cleveland, Brooklyn Nets 111-115 Orlando (J.Johnson 31pts BRO), Philadelphie 114-125 Toronto (Lowry 29pts TOR), Charlotte 94-88 Washington (Gortat 27pts WAS), Boston 97-105 Atlanta, Miami 102-107 Memphis (L.James 37pts!! MIA), Indiana 104-102 Milauwkee, Chicago Bulls 102-87 Minnesota, Phoenix 94-88 New Orleans, Houston 116-123 Denver (Foye 30pts DEN), Sacramento 99-100 Portland (Cousins 30pts SAC), Oklahoma City 107-101 Los Angeles Clippers (Westbrook 30pts, K.Durant 27pts OKC, Griffin 30pts LAC)
April 10: San Antonio Spurs 109-100 Dallas, Denver 100-99 Golden State
April 11 http://watch.nba.com/nba/video/channels/top_plays/2014/04/11/20140411-top10.nba?cat=catId%3A58&p=2: Washington 96-86 Orlando, New York Knicks 108-100 Toronto (C.Anthony 30pts N-Y), Charlotte 103-106 Boston (Jefferson 32pts CHA), Atlanta 93-88 Brooklyn Nets (Millsap 27pts ATL), Indiana 86-98 Miami (L.James 36pts! MIA), Detroit 98-106 Chicago Bulls, Philadelphie 95-117 Memphis, Houston 110-112 Minnesota (Harden 33pts, Parsons 27pts HOU, Brewer 51pts!!!! MIN), New Orleans 94-116 Oklahoma City (K.Durant 27pts OKC), Cleveland 116-119 Milauwkee, Phoenix 104-112 San Antonio Spurs (Bledsoe 30pts, G.Green 27pts PHO, D.Green 33pts SAS), Portland 111-99 Utah
April 12 http://watch.nba.com/nba/video/channels/top_plays/2014/04/12/20140412-top10.nba?cat=catId%3A58: Sacramento 101-117 Los Angeles Clippers (Cousins 32pts SAC, Griffin 27pts LAC), Philadelphie 105-111 Charlotte (Jefferson 29pts CHA), Milauwkee 91-104 Washington, Miami 85-98 Atlanta (L.James 27pts MIA), Boston 111-99 Cleveland, New Orleans 104-111 Houston (Harden 33pts HOU), Phoenix 98-101 Dallas (Bledsoe 29pts PHO, Ellis 37pts!! DAL), Utah 94-101 Denver
April 13 http://watch.nba.com/nba/video/channels/top_plays/2014/04/13/20140413-top10.nba: Oklahoma City 97-102 Indiana (K.Durant 38pts!! OKC), Toronto 116-107 Detroit (DeRozan 30pts, Lowry 28pts TOR), Orlando 88-97 Brooklyn Nets, Chicago Bulls 89-100 New York Knicks, Golden State 117-119 Portland (Curry 47pts!!!! GOL), Minnesota 103-106 Sacramento (K.Love 43pts!!! MIN, Cousins 35pts! SAC)
April 14 http://www.nba.com/video/channels/top_plays/2014/04/14/20140414-top-10.nba: Boston 108-113 Philadelphie (Olynyk 28pts, J.Green 27pts BOS), Milauwkee 100-110 Toronto, Miami 93-114 Washington, Charlotte 95-93 Atlanta (Jefferson 27pts CHA), Orlando 95-108 Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs 98-104 Houston, Oklahoma City 89-101 New Orleans (Evans 41pts!!! N-O), Memphis 97-91 Phoenix (Randolph 32pts MEM), Minnesota 120-130 Golden State (K.Love 40pts!!! MIN, Curry 32pts GOL)
April 15 http://watch.nba.com/nba/video/channels/top_plays/2014/04/15/20140415-top-5.nba?cat=catId%3A58: New York Knicks 109-98 Brooklyn Nets, Denver 105-117 Los Angeles Clippers
April 16 http://www.nba.com/video/channels/top_plays/2014/04/16/20140416-top-10.nba: Chicago Bulls 86-91 Charlotte, Indiana 101-86 Orlando, Dallas 105-106 Memphis (Nowitzki 30pts DAL, Randolph 27pts MEM), Atlanta 111-103 Milauwkee (Knight 31pts MIL), Utah 136-130 Minnesota (Burke 32pts UTA, K.Martin 36pts! MIN), Houston 100-105 New Orleans, Detroit 111-112 Oklahoma City (Caldwell-Pope 30pts DET, K.Durant 42pts!!! OKC), Washington 118-102 Boston (Beal 27pts WAS), Brooklyn Nets 85-114 Cleveland, Philadelphie 100-87 Miami, Toronto 92-95 New York Knicks (J.R Smith 30pts N-Y), Los Angeles Clippers 104-110 Portland (Crawford 34pts LAC), Phoenix 104-99 Sacramento (Goodwin 29pts PHO, McLemore 31pts SAC), Golden State 116-112 Denver (J.Crawford 41pts!!!, Barnes 30pts GOL, Foye 32pts DEN)
Playoffs NBA 2014 (Game 1), April 19: Brooklyn Nets-Toronto, Golden State-Los Angeles Clippers, Atlanta-Indiana, Memphis-Oklahoma City
Playoffs NBA 2014 (Game 1), April 20: Dallas-San Antonio Spurs, Charlotte-Miami, Washington-Chicago Bulls, Portland-Houston
Kobe Passes Wilt for Fourth All-Time
Chamberlain isn't the only center of note Bryant surpassed this season; he moved past Shaquille O'Neal on February 2 at Philadelphia. And in 2010-11, the Black Mamba surpassed Hall of Famers Moses Malone, Elvin Hayes, Hakeem Olajuwon, Oscar Robertson, Dominique Wilkins and John Havlicek.
Bryant also ranks second in NBA history for total points with a single franchise, passing Jordan's 29,277 with Chicago in L.A.'s March 27, 2012 victory at vs. Golden State. Only Malone's 36,374 with Utah beat Kobe's current mark. For the Lakers record, Bryant surpassed the great Jerry West during the 2009-10 season, West having scored 25,192 in purple and gold.
How many more points Bryant scores appears to be up to him, and how many more seasons he wants to play. One suspects he'd want to at least surpass Jordan, the man after whom he shaped his game and drive more than anybody else.
Only time will tell on that one. Regardless, ranking fourth in the history of basketball is already a much more impressive task than current perspective can lend to the feat.
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