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  • Orlando Magic's Super Bowl — the 2014 NBA Draft Lottery — has arrived

    Orlando Magic's Super Bowl — the 2014 NBA Draft Lottery — has arrived
    Tonight in midtown Manhattan, 14 pingpong balls numbered 1 to 14 will descend into an air-mixing lottery drum. The machine will turn on, sending the white spheres in different directions. After 20 seconds, one pingpong ball will be drawn. After...
  • Lakers fall to seventh in draft lottery as Cleveland lands first pick

    Lakers fall to seventh in draft lottery as Cleveland lands first pick
    The Lakers' string of bad luck continues. They dropped a spot in the NBA draft, from sixth to seventh, after Tuesday's lottery provided one big winner that wasn't them. The Cleveland Cavaliers vaulted from the ninth pick to the top overall selection...
  • Lakers don't strike it rich in NBA lottery, drop from sixth to seventh

    Ring up the Lakers’ 56th loss of the season. Their string of bad luck continued Tuesday when they dropped a spot in the NBA draft, from sixth to seventh, after the lottery unveiled one big winner that wasn’t them. The Cleveland Cavaliers...
  • Costly win over Utah Jazz drops Lakers in lottery standings

    The Lakers climbed to 26 wins on Monday night, defeating the Utah Jazz, 119-104, behind a big night from Nick Young. In beating the Jazz, the Lakers lost the chance to finish the season tied with Utah at 25 wins. The Jazz (24-57) have the fourth-worst...
  • Lakers' No. 7 lottery pick is anything but lucky

    The best and most appropriate reaction to the Lakers' luck Tuesday came from the Jerry Buss and Chick Hearn dolls sitting on James Worthy's desk. Shaking, shaking, shaking their heads. For their final act of the 2013-14 season, the Lakers tanked the...
  • Magic receive the No. 4 and No. 12 picks in the 2014 NBA Draft Lottery

    Magic receive the No. 4 and No. 12 picks in the 2014 NBA Draft Lottery
    NEW YORK — Orlando Magic executives and fans dreaded hearing these words from the NBA’s deputy commissioner, Mark Tatum. “And the fourth pick in the 2014 NBA Draft goes to . . .,” Tatum said, pausing as he opened an envelope....
  • Mitch Kupchak thinks Lakers can get good player with No. 7 draft pick

    Mitch Kupchak thinks Lakers can get good player with No. 7 draft pick
    The Lakers and Boston Celtics can never be in harmony, no? So it wasn't surprising to hear Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak say he disagreed mildly with Celtics executive Danny Ainge, who said Tuesday he didn’t think there was anyone who would...
  • Mitch Kupchak: Lakers coach needs to get the most out of Kobe Bryant

    Mitch Kupchak: Lakers coach needs to get the most out of Kobe Bryant
    The Lakers are slowly moving toward finding a new head coach. Very slowly. "I would not anticipate hiring a coach in the next two or three weeks," Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said Wednesday during a conference call with reporters. A key...
  • Lakers' chance at Kevin Love dims, in Aaron Gordon-Marcus Smart range

    The Lakers had hoped to move up in Tuesday's NBA draft lottery, despite a 74.4% chance they'd pick sixth or seventh. While seventh wasn't their worst-case scenario (4.0% chance at eighth, 0.1% all the way to ninth), the Lakers can't be thrilled with the...
  • What's next for the Magic after they missed out on a top-3 pick?

    What's next for the Magic after they missed out on a top-3 pick?
    NEW YORK — The 2014 NBA Draft Lottery could have solved the Orlando Magic's overwhelming personnel problem. The franchise needs a cornerstone player. That's obvious. What's far less clear is how the Magic can acquire a player of that caliber....
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  • No. 8 Gonzaga defeats No. 9 Oklahoma State

    No. 8 Gonzaga defeats No. 9 Oklahoma State
    The seedings for the NCAA West Regional matchup were close. The game? Not so much. No. 8-seeded Gonzaga defeated No. 9-seeded Oklahoma State 85-77 on Friday. Gonzaga (31-4) was led by guard Kevin Pangos' 26 points, with 12 coming at the free-throw...