Basketball

  • Letran eyes bounce-back win versus EAC Generals

    HAD themselves buried by a dagger winning three-pointer in their National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Season 93 debut last week, the Letran Knights are out to bounce back when they return to the floor today against the Emilio Aguinaldo College (EAC) Generals.

    Set for 12 noon at the FilOil Flying V Center in San Juan City, Letran versus EAC opens things for seniors play in the scheduled triple-header that will also see the defending champions San Beda Red Lions take on the College of St. Benilde Blazers at 2 p.m. and the Arellano Chiefs face off with the Jose Rizal University Heavy Bombers at 4 p.m.

  • Letran, Arellano out to get back lost ground

    By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

    GOT tripped in their previous assignments, the Letran Knights and Arellano Chiefs look to get back some lost ground and give their struggling campaign in Season 93 of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) a jolt when they collide against one another in league action today at the FilOil Flying V Center in San Juan City.

  • Lewis roasts Browne about domestic violence allegations, Ronda Rousey, after KO win

    Derrick Lewis had an interesting post-fight interview after he knocked out Travis Browne at the main event of UFC Halifax.

    Derrick Lewis had an impressive come from behind victory at the headliner of UFC Halifax, knocking out Travis Browne in the second round. He picked up his 6th straight win, then took the mic for a pretty interesting post-fight interview with Brian Stann.

    When asked about the kicks to the body that he struggled with in the opening round, Lewis claimed he wasn’t truly hurt at all.

  • Lillard Time Sinks Lakers, 113-110

    Damian Lillard nails a game winner with 0.7 seconds left to beat the Los Angeles Lakers. Check out the highlights.

    After playing one quarter of solid basketball, the Blazers produce three quarters of head-scratching play, but it led to a memorable finish. Damian Lillard hit the game-winner in the closing seconds to beat the Los Angeles Lakers, 113-110

    The Blazers were led by Damian Lillard with 32 points, Jusuf Nurkic with 28 points and CJ McCollum with 22 points.

  • Lillard, Crabbe Shoot Blazers Past Grizzlies

    Memphis brought an unstoppable inside game but they couldn’t keep up with Portland’s long-range parade.

    The long history of tough, close, crazy games between the Portland Trail Blazers and Memphis Grizzlies continued full force tonight as the two teams faced off in Portland’s Moda Center. A narrow 112-109 Blazers victory took care of the “close” part. A series of deep-dug defensive stands to finish the game covered the “tough” designation.

  • Lin not looking to recreate ‘Linsanity’ in Brooklyn

    The early months of 2012 were a banner time in the life of then-New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin. His meteoric rise from little-used backup to sudden superstar and catalyst to success in New York birthed a worldwise craze often dubbed “Linsanity”. Lin is many years removed from that time, but his decision to sign with the Brooklyn Nets this offseason had some hoping perhaps “Linsanity” would be born anew. That’s the furthest thing from Lin’s mind, though, reports NetsDaily.com:

  • Lonzo Ball bounces back with triple double in second Summer League game

    LaVar Ball said his son would be back and better, and he was right.

    After posting a dud in his Summer League debut, scoring only five points on 2-of-15 shooting, Lonzo Ball reminded the world why the Lakers selected him with the No. 2 overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft.

  • Lonzo Ball named Las Vegas Summer League MVP

    The NBA also named its Vegas Summer League 1st and 2nd teams, and the names shouldn’t surprise you.

    Los Angeles Lakers rookie point guard Lonzo Ball was named Las Vegas Summer League Most Valuable Player Monday night ahead of his team’s championship game against the Portland Trail Blazers. Ball will not dress for Monday night’s game after exiting his matchup against Dennis Smith Jr. and the Dallas Mavericks with right calf tightness.

  • Lonzo Ball showed he's more than a passer against the 76ers

    Lonzo Ball fans should be excited after he stuffed the stat sheet against the 76ers.

    Lonzo Ball had himself a game Wednesday against the 76ers. He stuffed the stat sheet with 36 points, 11 assists, eight rebounds, five steals, and two blocks, becoming the first player in Summer League history to put up at least 30 points and 10 assists.

  • Lonzo Ball will work out for the Lakers again, according to report

    Los Angeles wasn’t thrilled with Ball’s conditioning the first go-round. But a follow-up could be a sign of things to come.

    ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne is one of the world’s foremost authorities on all things NBA basketball. So anything she says is worth its weight in truth, especially when it comes to the Los Angeles Lakers.

    Lonzo Ball has been linked to the Los Angeles Lakers since he emerged onto the college basketball scene during his freshman season with the UCLA Bruins.

  • Lonzo Ball's Summer League performances by the shoes he's worn

    Is it the shoes?

    In his first game as an NBA player, Lonzo Ball played against the LA Clippers. It was his first game since his UCLA Bruins lost to Kentucky in the Sweet Sixteen in March. With almost four months between games, one would assume that there’d be a little rust, if not nerves for his first pro game.

  • Luc Mbah a Moute agrees to sign 1-year deal with Rockets

    The tough perimeter defender rejoins Chris Paul in Houston.

    The Houston Rockets have agreed to a deal with free agent wing Luc Mbah a Moute, according to ESPN’s Chris Haynes. It is a one-year deal at the veteran’s minimum of $2.1 million, according to ESPN’s Bobby Marks.

  • Luke Walton says ‘six to ten’ Lakers have been working out at the facility every day

    The young core is working hard over the summer.

    If the Los Angeles Lakers are going to outperform (or even reach) the 30ish win projections many have them pegged for, they’re going to need substantial production from their young talent. Brandon Ingram will have to make a sophomore leap, Ivica Zubac will need to be ready to play back-up center full time, Julius Randle will need to show he’s a helpful NBA player rather than just an intriguing collection of tools, Larry Nance, Jr. will have to make figurative leaps in his game instead of literal leaps off of the ground and so on and so forth.

  • Luke Walton wants D’Angelo Russell to keep shooting even when he struggles

    Los Angeles’ point guard has his coach’s support.

    D’Angelo Russell was as cold as the ice in his veins in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 109-106 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. The Los Angeles Lakers’ sophomore point guard scored just 12 points on 21 shots and missed all nine of his three-pointers on the night.

  • Lyceum eyes keeping spotless record intact

    CURRENTLY league-leading Lyceum Pirates return to the court today against the San Sebastian Stags with an eye on extending their good start to Season 93 of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

    Undefeated in their first two games in the brand-new season of the country’s longest-standing collegiate league, the Pirates (2-0) jostle with season hosts Stags in the 4 p.m. match set at the FilOil Flying V Center in San Juan City.

  • Lyceum stakes unbeaten run against CSB Blazers

    AFTER two cancellations of play dates because of inclement weather, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) seniors basketball returns today with the league-leading Lyceum Pirates staking their unbeaten record so far in Season 93 against the College of St. Benilde Blazers.

    Serving as the curtain-raiser in the scheduled triple-header at the FilOil Arena in San Juan City, the Pirates (4-0) gun for their fifth win in as many games and build on their strong tournament start against the Blazers (1-2) in their game set at 12 noon.

  • Magic 128, Suns 112: Orlando rides hot second half to a road win

    Another outstanding night from Aaron Gordon gets Orlando’s road trip started on the right foot.

    It wasn’t always pretty for the Magic. Despite their gaudy score, the offense often looked aimless without Elfrid Payton on the court, and even Payton himself struggled with turnovers (6 on the night). They missed 14 of their 43 free throws, including three straight technical free throws. They threatened to throw away a gigantic lead in garbage time.

  • Magic Johnson takes over Lakers front office after Mitch Kupchak, Jim Buss fired

    Magic’s takeover of the Lakers is happening two days before the trade deadline.

    The Los Angeles Lakers have hired Hall of Famer and five-time NBA champion Magic Johnson as president of basketball operations, the team announced on Tuesday. Long-time general manager Mitch Kupchak was relieved of his duties, and Jim Buss will no longer serve as Lakers executive vice president.

  • Magic start strong, but drop preseason opener in Memphis

    Sixteen Magic players logged minutes in Orlando’s opening preseason contest.

    The Orlando Magic took the floor Monday night for the first time this season, opening up their Preseason schedule at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, TN. The Memphis Grizzlies were able to grind out a 92-84 victory over the Magic in what can only be described as a typical early preseason game. There was sloppy play, poor shooting, and tons of guys on both rosters that logged minutes.

  • Mahindra keeps PBA hopes alive

    THE Mahindra Floodbusters drew timely triples from Reden Celda and Glenn Khobuntin in the final quarter to hold off Blackwater Elite, 96-87.

    Their efforts brightened the Floodbusters’ dimming hopes of reaching the playoffs of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup last night at the Araneta Coliseum.