Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Okafor Wins Third Rookie Of The Month Award

- from the official site of the Charlotte Bobcats

For the third time this season, Bobcats forward Emeka Okafor earned the NBA’s Eastern Conference got Milk? Rookie of the Month award. Okafor, who also captured the honor in November and December, averaged 16.5 points and 12.4 rebounds in April.

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Lakers Screwing Up

It is getting to a point where it is kind of embarrassing to watch the Lakers right now. Even though they continue to fight although their Playoff efforts are long gone, the Lakers just don’t give enough. Kobe and Vlade have watched their extreme games go to waste over and over; Kobe especially. I read somewhere that we have lost 16 out of the last 18 games. Now, that’s just depressing.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Lakers Can't Stop Suns

- from the official site of the LA Lakers

Caron Butler's dunk with 2:12 to go made it a two-point game, but the Lakers couldn't overcome the deficit and fell 108-97 at home Monday to Phoenix. Kobe Bryant posted 20 points, 10 assists and five rebounds; Butler added 14 points and 11 rebounds.

Sunday, April 10, 2005

Camp Lakers 2005

For all you youthful Lakers’ fans, the team is putting together their annual camp to reach out to the youth. The camp is offered to children between the ages of 9-18 and can be attended for day or night camps. Camp Lakers was started back in 2000 and focuses on improving certain basketball skills in a fun, easy-going environment. It’s a great thing for teams to provide these programs for the youth to be able to get motivated in sports.


Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Lakers/Suns Preview

- from FOXSports.com

STANDINGS: Lakers - 3rd place, 23 GB, Pacific Division. Suns - 1st place, Pacific Division.

PROBABLE STARTERS: Lakers - F Caron Butler, F Slava Medvedenko, C Brian Grant, G Chucky Atkins, G Bryant or Sasha Vujacic. Suns - F Marion, F Quentin Richardson, C Amare Stoudemire, G Steve Nash, G Joe Johnson.

TEAM LEADERS: Lakers - Bryant, 27.6 ppg and 5.9 apg; Odom, 10.2 rpg. Suns - Stoudemire, 25.7 ppg; Marion, 11.4 rpg; Nash, 11.5 apg.


LAST MEETING: Dec. 8; Suns, 113-110. At Los Angeles, Richardson made the game-winning 3-pointer with 6.9 seconds left as the Suns rallied to win after trailing 107-94 with under six minutes remaining.

ROAD/HOME RECORDS: Lakers - 11-25 on the road; Suns - 26-9 at home.

INJURIES: Lakers - F Odom (shoulder); C Vlade Divac (back); G Tony Bobbitt (ankle); F Brian Cook (hand); G Bryant (shin); C Mihm (ankle). Suns - None.