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December 17, 2010 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
The next game for the 76ers is not just another in a seemingly endless line of 82 NBA contests. On Friday at 7 p.m., they will face the Los Angeles Lakers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers seem genuinely excited about playing the two-time defending NBA champions. The Lakers have an aura that gives a regular-season game a postseason feel. After Wednesday's 105-91 win over the Los Angeles Clippers, the Sixers were excited to find out that coach Doug Collins had given them Thursday off. Then they wanted to talk about facing the Lakers.
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May 14, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
The final second featured two unbelievable shots. Tim Duncan's might have been better, but Derek Fisher's came last. Fisher swished the game-winning 18-foot jumper off an inbounds pass with 0.4 seconds left, giving the Los Angeles Lakers a stunning, 74-73 victory over the host San Antonio Spurs last night for a 3-2 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series. "One lucky shot deserves another," the Lakers' Shaquille O'Neal said. The Lakers head home for Game 6 tomorrow night having won three straight.
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May 20, 2009 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Kobe Bryant scored 40 points as the Los Angeles Lakers scraped past the Denver Nuggets, 105-103, last night in the first game of the Western Conference finals. The Lakers, coming off a surprisingly difficult seven-game series against the Houston Rockets, staved off Carmelo Anthony (39 points) and the well-rested Nuggets at the Staples Center. Denver led most of the game in its return to the conference finals for the first time in 24 years, but Bryant was too much in the stretch, hitting six free throws in the final 30 seconds.
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November 29, 2012
The Washington Wizards earned their first victory after starting the season with 12 consecutive losses, getting 19 points from Jordan Crawford in an 84-82 win over the visiting Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night. The Wizards survived a scoreless stretch of 6 minutes, 47 seconds in the fourth period when Crawford hit on a three-pointer with 2:06 to play, and they finally took the 84-82 lead on Emeka Okafor's two free throws with 39.1 seconds to play. Elsewhere: Joe Johnson scored 18 points, Andray Blatche had 17 points and 13 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Boston Celtics, 95-83, after Rajon Rondo was ejected following a fight.
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February 27, 2013
Bradley Beal scored 20 points, and Nene added 11 points and nine rebounds, as the Washington Wizards beat the Raptors, 90-84, in Toronto on Monday night for their third consecutive victory. A.J. Price and Martell Webster each added 12 points for the Wizards, who won for just the fifth time in 27 road games. DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points and Kyle Lowry had 18 for the Raptors, who had won six of their previous seven. Elsewhere: Paul Pierce scored 26 points, including seven straight in overtime, and the Boston Celtics beat the Utah Jazz, 110-107, in Salt Lake City.
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May 19, 2001 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Kobe, Shaq and the Twin Towers will dominate the headlines in the Western Conference finals. Yet this long-awaited showdown between defending champion Los Angeles and 1999 champion San Antonio, which begins today in the Alamodome, could well be determined by the "other" guys. Derek Fisher and Horace Grant have crucial roles for the Lakers, and Robert Horry and Brian Shaw can do some offensive damage. Danny Ferry, Sean Elliott, Antonio Daniels and Terry Porter provide the outside alternative to the inside play of San Antonio's Tim Duncan and David Robinson.
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November 20, 2001 | Daily News Wire Services
As if they weren't playing well enough to start the season, the two-time champion Los Angeles Lakers could have guard Derek Fisher available by the end of the week. Fisher was cleared to play yesterday and went through his first full practice. He underwent surgery July 3 to repair a stress fracture in his right foot. "He probably won't be activated for a few days," Lakers spokesman John Black said. "At this point, it's really a coach's decision, it's up to Phil Jackson. He's indicated he wants Derek to get two or three days of practice, and go from there.
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November 26, 2001 | Daily News Wire Services
Vin Baker returned to the lineup after missing seven games and scored 19 points last night as the Seattle SuperSonics defeated visiting Indiana, 99-88. Baker, a four-time All-Star coming off the worst season of his career, played 33 minutes and shot 8-for-15. Before the game, Sonics coach Nate McMillan said Baker's bruised left knee was 75 percent, but that the forward had talked his way back onto the court by saying he wanted to play badly. Rashard Lewis scored 24 points as Seattle's sixth man, while Gary Payton scored 20 and Brent Barry had 17 for the Sonics.
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November 18, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Steve Francis scored 11 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter, and rookie Yao Ming shot 9-for-9 in scoring a career-high 20 points as the visiting Houston Rockets beat the Los Angeles Lakers, 93-89, last night. The loss was the fifth in six games for the three-time defending NBA champion Lakers (3-7), again playing without Shaquille O'Neal. O'Neal, recovering from offseason surgery on his arthritic right big toe, has said he hopes to play his first game of the season Friday night against the Chicago Bulls at Staples Center.
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August 7, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
The Los Angeles Lakers resumed their makeover yesterday by trading Gary Payton and Rick Fox to the Boston Celtics for Chucky Atkins, Marcus Banks and Chris Mihm. The Celtics also received a conditional first-round draft pick and cash in the deal and sent a second-round pick to the Western Conference champions. The teams were once among the NBA's fiercest rivals, but Boston has fallen on hard times since winning its 16th championship in 1986. Since then, the Lakers have won five titles and lost three times in the Finals, including this year's upset by the Detroit Pistons.
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March 27, 2015
NEW YORK - Derek Fisher sat in his slightly darkened office at Madison Square Garden and, as usual, reviewed videotape. It was 3 hours before his Knicks welcomed the Clippers to MSG on Wednesday. The video showed the Clippers' usual array of monster dunks and fastbreak thunder, but it also revealed a maestro at work. Fisher, less than a season removed from playing in the NBA, couldn't help but be awed at the deftness with which Chris Paul orchestrated the movements of every player on the court.
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January 16, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
GREENBURGH, N.Y. - On the day last week that Langston Galloway signed his 10-day contract with the New York Knicks, he called his college coach to share the good news, and from the St. Joseph's team bus, trundling through downtown Pittsburgh to a game against Duquesne, Phil Martelli gave Galloway a sound piece of advice: Don't let the culture around the NBA's worst team corrupt you. The Knicks' season has been a car crash that everyone should have...
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May 17, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
CARMELO ANTHONY scored 28 points to help the New York Knicks stay alive in the Eastern Conference semifinals with an 85-75 victory over the visiting Indiana Pacers in Game 5 last night. Reserves J.R. Smith and Chris Copeland each had 13 points for the Knicks, who trail 3-2 and will need a victory tomorrow in Indiana to force a seventh game in New York on Monday. They are trying to become the ninth NBA team to overcome a 3-1 deficit to win a series. Anthony, who didn't make a basket in the fourth quarter of either game in Indiana, made a jumper midway through the final quarter last night after Indiana closed within four points.
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May 7, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
NATE ROBINSON scored 27 points, Jimmy Butler added 21 points and 14 rebounds while playing every second for the third straight game, and the visiting Chicago Bulls stunned the Miami Heat, 93-86, last night to take Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. Trailing 86-83 with 2 minutes left, the Bulls scored the final 10 points of the game to beat the Heat once again. Joakim Noah added 13 points, Taj Gibson had 12 and Marco Belinelli added 10 for Chicago, which snapped a 27-game Miami winning streak during the regular season, and handed the Heat its first loss in its last 13 games in this one. LeBron James scored 24 points for Miami, which got 14 from Dwyane Wade.
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February 27, 2013
Bradley Beal scored 20 points, and Nene added 11 points and nine rebounds, as the Washington Wizards beat the Raptors, 90-84, in Toronto on Monday night for their third consecutive victory. A.J. Price and Martell Webster each added 12 points for the Wizards, who won for just the fifth time in 27 road games. DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points and Kyle Lowry had 18 for the Raptors, who had won six of their previous seven. Elsewhere: Paul Pierce scored 26 points, including seven straight in overtime, and the Boston Celtics beat the Utah Jazz, 110-107, in Salt Lake City.
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November 29, 2012
The Washington Wizards earned their first victory after starting the season with 12 consecutive losses, getting 19 points from Jordan Crawford in an 84-82 win over the visiting Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night. The Wizards survived a scoreless stretch of 6 minutes, 47 seconds in the fourth period when Crawford hit on a three-pointer with 2:06 to play, and they finally took the 84-82 lead on Emeka Okafor's two free throws with 39.1 seconds to play. Elsewhere: Joe Johnson scored 18 points, Andray Blatche had 17 points and 13 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Boston Celtics, 95-83, after Rajon Rondo was ejected following a fight.
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May 15, 2012
Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat were relieved by the diagnosis. It's the prognosis - or lack of one - that's a source of worry now. And suddenly, the Indiana Pacers may be even more of a threat. Bosh strained a lower abdominal muscle in Game 1 of the teams' Eastern Conference semifinal series, that original diagnosis confirmed Monday after an MRI exam. The team said Bosh is out "indefinitely," though coach Erik Spoelstra and others say the injury could have been worse. Either way, Bosh is out for Game 2 on Tuesday, and sounds as if he probably won't play again in the series.
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April 22, 2012
  LeBron James and Chris Bosh sat out the game, resting for the postseason. Dwyane Wade played and got hurt. Wade lasted less than three minutes before dislocating his left index finger, and without their three stars Saturday night, the Miami Heat lost at home, 86-84, to the woeful Washington Wizards. Wade appeared to get his finger caught in another player's jersey and immediately went to the locker room grimacing in pain. He never returned, even though fans chanted "We want Dwyane!"
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March 22, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
AFTER WINNING five NBA titles with the Los Angeles Lakers, Derek Fisher chose the West-leading Oklahoma City Thunder as the team where he wants to go for No. 6. Fisher signed with the Thunder for the remainder of the season on Wednesday, not quite a week after he was traded to Houston by the Lakers and subsequently bought out of his contract instead of playing with the Rockets. Fisher, who picked jersey No. 37, the same as his age, had five points in 19 minutes in last night's 114-91 win over the visiting Los Angeles Clippers.
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March 21, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
CHRIS BOSH scored 29 points, LeBron James survived two scary falls and the Miami Heat used a 17-0 fourth-quarter run to erase a 10-point deficit and beat the visiting Phoenix Suns, 99-95, last night for their 14th straight home victory. James finished with 20 points, Dwyane Wade had 19, and Udonis Haslem added a season-high 15 for the Heat, who survived two huge late scares - a double-digit hole, and a frightening collision between James and Grant Hill in the final minute. James was chasing a long pass and never saw Hill, crashing into him. James went down, failing on his first attempt to get up and stayed on the court holding his head for about a minute.
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