Adams’ double-double helps S. Utah beat Weber St. 90-82, OT

first_imgHarding led the Wildcats with 27 points. January 5, 2019 /Sports News – Local Adams’ double-double helps S. Utah beat Weber St. 90-82, OT Adams, who redshirted last season after transferring from Arizona State, has back-to-back double-doubles — the first two of his career. Cameron Oluyitan and Dre Marin each had 18 points, Brandon Better added 15 and Jacob Calloway scored nine with 10 rebounds for Southern Utah (6-7, 1-3 Big Sky Conference). The Thunderbirds snapped a six-game losing streak against Weber State and beat the Wildcats for just the ninth time in 41 tries. Written by Associated Press Cody John’s 3-pointer gave Weber State a six-point lead with three minutes left in regulation but SUU scored eight of the last 10 points to force OT. Tags: Andre Adams/Big Sky/SUU Thunderbirds Basketball/Weber State Wildcats Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah (AP) — Andre Adams tied his career best with 18 points and grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds to help Southern Utah beat Weber State 90-82 in overtime Saturday night and snap a four-game skid. Jerrick Harding’s 3-pointer gave Weber State (9-6, 3-1) a one-point lead just 29 seconds into overtime but Marin answered with a 3 and then hit two free throws to spark 14-3 run that made it 86-76 when he made two more foul shots with 52 seconds remaining.last_img read more

Bus smash carnage

first_imgSeveral parked cars were damaged in Jericho on Saturday as a bus driver lost control of his vehicle after making a right turn into a quiet side street. The driver of the Thames Travel bus turned into Cranham Street to find a vehicle parked on double-yellow lines. Attempting to avoid the vehicle, the bus clipped the wheel of the first in a row of parked cars, before hitting another and pushing it backwards. The bus eventually careered into a total of seven cars. Liza Picard, the owner of the first car to be hit, told Cherwell that two of the cars have been written off. She also expressed sympathy for the driver saying, “I feel sorry for him, I don’t know how this could have happened.”ARCHIVE: 1st week TT 2004last_img read more

Chris Robinson Brotherhood Tour Rolls On At Chattanooga’s Walker Theatre [Photos]

first_imgLast night, Chris Robinson Brotherhood made a stop at Chattanooga, TN’s Walker Theatre for a rocking two-set performance. While promoting Barefoot In The Head, the band’s sixth full-length record that is due out in 2019, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood are on their way toward completing 200 shows across the U.S. and Europe this year for the fourth year in a row.Chris Robinson Brotherhood opened the first set with “Jump In The Turnstile”, as they continued to work through fan-favorites and originals with “Someday Past The Sunset”, “High Is Not The Top”, and “Tulsa Yesterday”.  Next, the band rocked a cover of Bob Dylan’s “It’s All Over Now Baby Blue”, before closing the first set with “Hello L.A.”.Following a brief set break, CRB opened the second set up with “Rosalee”, continuing with “Rare Birds”, “Wheel Don’t Roll”, and “She Shares My Blanket”. Following some soul-clad renditions of “Venus In Chrome” and “Behold The Steer”, Chris Robinson Brotherhood brought the second set to a close with“Shore Power”. “Wasted Days & Wasted Nights” served at the evening’s encore.Recently, CRB  announced the forthcoming release of Betty’s Midwestern Magick Blends, due out November 16th via Silver Arrow Records. Produced by the longstanding Grateful Dead sound engineer, Betty Cantor-Jackson, Betty’s Midwestern Magick Blends is the fourth volume from the series, featuring highlights from three shows in Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago in October 2016.For more information on upcoming Chris Robinson Brotherhood tour dates, or to grab tickets, head over to the band’s website.Below, you can view a gallery of photos from last night’s Chattanooga, TN show via photographer Christian Stewart.Setlist: Chris Robinson Brotherhood | Walker Theatre | Chattanooga, TN | 10/18/2018Set One: Jump The Turnstile, Someday Past The Sunset, High Is Not The Top, Tulsa Yesterday, It’s All Over Now Baby Blue, Beware, Oh Take Care, Blue Sky Sky, Hello L.A.Set Two: Rosalee, Rare Birds, Wheel Don’t Roll, She Shares My Blanket, Hark, The Herald Hermit Speaks, Venus In Chrome, Behold The Seer, Shore PowerEncore: Wasted Days & Wasted NightsChris Robinson Brotherhood Upcoming Tour Dates:October 19 – Nashville, TN – 3rd & LindsleyOctober 20 – Atlanta, GA – Variety PlayhouseOctober 21 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Music HallOctober 23 – Asheville, NC – The Orange PeelOctober 25 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln TheatreOctober 26 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln TheatreOctober 27 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVaOctober 28 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood TheatreOctober 30 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music HallOctober 31 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Small’s TheatreNovember 2 – Ardmore, PA – The Ardmore Music HallNovember 3 – Ardmore, PA – The Ardmore Music HallNovember 4 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn SteelNovember 6 – Portland, ME – Port City Music HallNovember 8 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson TheatreNovember 9 – Washington, DC – 9:30 ClubNovember 10 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock ClubNovember 11 – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert HallNovember 13 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon ClubNovember 15 – Hartford, CT – Infinity Hall HartfordNovember 16 – Norfolk, CT – Infinity HallNovember 17 – Buffalo, NY – Town BallroomNovember 18 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s HallView All Tour DatesChris Robinson Brotherhood | Walker Theatre | Chattanooga, TN | 10/18/2018 | Photos: Christian Stewart Photo: Christian Stewart Load remaining imageslast_img read more

LeBron James one assist shy of a triple-double as Lakers edge Clippers in his return

first_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers James’ presence changes so much for the Lakers. The Clippers’ defense was still forced to cave in on him, opening the floor for other 3-point shooters to find space to breathe.Arguably no one benefited more than Stephenson, who played plenty of riffs on his air guitar while draining a career-high-tying five 3-pointers (on eight attempts).There were welcome holdovers from the LeBron-less stretch when the team (which went 6-11 without James) was fighting nightly for survival, most notably Brandon Ingram’s continued hot streak.Heckling fans howling that he was about to be traded didn’t seem to bother him: He was 7 for 12 from the field with 19 points, a strong encore to his career-best scoring night (36 points) against the Sixers on Tuesday.Supporting efforts came for the Clippers from Harris (15 points, eight rebounds, eight assists), Patrick Beverley (17 points) and Marjanovic, who had all of his 11 points in the fourth quarter and overtime.Kyle Kuzma (hip strain) and Josh Hart (knee tendinitis) played through their ailments for the Lakers, combining for 12 points. Danilo Gallinari (back) did not, and was sorely missed by the Clippers.After the game, James said he was feeling about “80 percent” and would see how his groin was feeling in the morning, with the Lakers skipping practice after overtime. Rondo had a different evaluation.“I would say 83 (percent),” he said. “Looked pretty good.”[email protected] talks with @LakersReporter after finishing 1 assist shy of a triple-double in his first game back from injury. pic.twitter.com/2nybnGk5JN— Spectrum SportsNet (@SpectrumSN) February 1, 2019 Even the sweet shooting stroke of Lou Williams, who had 12 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, could not save the Clippers (28-24), who officially played host. And Williams’ typically unflappable poise flagged at the free-throw line, where he was 2 for 5 and missed a technical free throw in the final minute of extra time.While he was able to get his hands on the ball in the final 2.3 seconds of the game, he could not hoist a final shot for a tie. The Lakers were initially upset with Rondo, who attempted a trick play by bouncing the ball off Boban Marjanovic’s leg to run out the clock, but instead, it bounced to Williams. Rondo was able to defend Williams for the final seconds.The Clippers cried foul on a replay of Stephenson’s layup, which showed him hitting Marjanovic in the face with his elbow. Officials could not review the play for an offensive foul once the defensive foul had been called, which ultimately decided the game-winning margin.It wouldn’t have been a 2018-19 Laker game without a close finish. The Lakers led by as much as 14 but frittered away their advantage by failing to cover the Clippers’ 3-point shooters. That was the case as Tobias Harris, fresh off an All-Star snub, made a game-tying 3-pointer with 35 seconds left. The Lakers and Clippers then traded misses, and James lost the ball with 3.7 seconds left after an official review during a run into the paint when he was guarded by Harris.The full James arsenal was not yet at the ready. Particularly shooting the ball, he was rusty, missing his first two shots before notching his first basket on a layup four minutes in. The wildly deep 3-pointers that James calmly launched after a Monday practice earlier in the week were not as smooth in the game: He was just 1 for 6 from long range.“I haven’t played an NBA game in over a month,” James said. “I already knew that was gonna be a problem. I knew my wind wasn’t going to be where it wanted to be. I knew the timing of my shots. I missed a couple layups that I’m accustomed to making and I had a couple turnovers that was just out of character.”Up close, James was not quite himself either. One of the NBA’s most feared dunkers never flushed one in his looks at the rim. His typical steam-rolling drives to the rim lacked the kind of power that has cleared opponents out of his runway for years.But late in the game, his jumper, which the Clippers attempted to force him to, was surprisingly strong. Montrezl Harrell tipped his hat to the King.“A lot of those fadeaway jump shots that he takes in the mid-range, they’re just tough shots and not many people in the NBA can hit them, but he’s one of them,” he said. “That’s the shot that we forced and the shot we wanted him to go to, in order we felt like if for them to beat us, he had to hit them on a consistent basis and tonight he just did that. Nothing we can do about that.”Related Articles Luke Walton talks about the overtime win agains the Clippers and having LeBron & Kuzma back in the #Lakers lineup. pic.twitter.com/nMDZqV688D— Spectrum SportsNet (@SpectrumSN) February 1, 2019 [email protected]_Ingram13 on having LeBron back out on the floor, the importance of tonight’s game and his performance in the last few games. pic.twitter.com/DJcCaAr25o— Spectrum SportsNet (@SpectrumSN) February 1, 2019 Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions 🎥 Lakers take the fight into overtime and come out victorious over the Clippers, 123-120 #LakersWin pic.twitter.com/yRd4XEAPqL— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) February 1, 2019 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe Lakers (27-25) also are different – to no surprise, for the better.James was just one assist shy of a triple-double (24 points, 14 rebounds, nine assists) in his first game back on the court since Christmas, the 34-year-old’s strained left groin healed enough that he was able to help power the Lakers to a critical 123-120 win over the crosstown rival Clippers. It was a small step in the difficult journey ahead as the Lakers attempt to inch back up the crowded Western Conference standings with just 30 games left in the regular season – if the season ended today, they would not be a playoff team.It won’t be any more forgiving, either. The Lakers’ next trip begins with a visit to defending champ Golden State on Saturday in Oracle Arena, the same venue where James was injured.“None of these games are a make-or-break-type thing, but we know that it’s been unfortunate with the amount of injuries we’ve had that it’s gotten to that time now,” Coach Luke Walton said. “There’s 30 games left now and we really have to turn up and learn from everything, all the adversity we’ve been through as a group and it’s going to be tested in this upcoming schedule.”James was front and center in overtime: He hit a go-ahead turnaround jumper with a minute left, then fed Lance Stephenson for a fast-break layup with an added extra point at the line. He wasn’t quite the physical force of nature that has often characterized his 16-year NBA career, but he marshaled his forces convincingly with the game on the line. How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs PreviousThe Lakers’ LeBron James #23 before their game against the Clippers at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan 31, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma drives to the basket as the Clippers’ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander defends during Thursday’s game at Staples Center. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Brandon Ingram #14 and the Clippers’ Patrick Beverley #21 battle for the ball during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan 31, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsThe Lakers’ LeBron James #23 during their game against the Clippers at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan 31, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Brandon Ingram #14 and the Clippers’ Patrick Beverley #21 battle for the ball during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan 31, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ LeBron James #23 during their game against the Clippers at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan 31, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ LeBron James #23 during their game against the Clippers at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan 31, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Clippers head coach Doc Rivers during their game against the Lakers at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan 31, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma #10 shoots as the Clippers’ Tobias Harris #34 defends during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan 31, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Ivica Zubac #40 shoots as Clippers’ Patrick Beverley #21 and Tobias Harris #34 defend during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan 31, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ LeBron James #23 moves the ball up court s the Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell #5 defends during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan 31, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell #5 knocks the ball away from the Lakers’ Ivica Zubac #40 during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan 31, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Lakers head coach Luke Walton during their game against the Clippers at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan 31, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Josh Hart #3 shoots as Clippers’ Avery Bradley #11 and Mike Scott #30 defend during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan 31, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ JaVale McGee #7 blocks the shot fo the Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell #5 during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan 31, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell #5 battles for a rebound with Lakers’ Michael Beasley #11 and JaVale McGee #7 during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan 31, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell #5 battles for a rebound with Lakers’ Michael Beasley #11 and JaVale McGee #7 during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan 31, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ JaVale McGee #7 shoots as the Clippers’ Mike Scott #30 defends during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan 31, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ JaVale McGee #7 blocks the shot of the Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell #5 as Lance Stephenson #6 looks on during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan 31, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 drives to the hoop as the Lakers’ LeBron James #23 defends during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan 31, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Lakers head coach Luke Walton during their game against the Clippers at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan 31, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Michael Beasley #11 shoots as the Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell #5 defends during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan 31, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Ivica Zubac #40 shoots as the Clippers’ Marcin Gortat #13 defends during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan 31, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 passes the ball as the Lakers’ LeBron James #23 defends during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan 31, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ LeBron James looks to drive to the basket as the Clippers’ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander defends during Thursday’s game at Staples Center. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 lays the ball up as the Lakers’ Brandon Ingram #14 defends during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan 31, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 31: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers scores on a layup during the first half against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 31: Patrick Beverley #21 of the LA Clippers reacts to his three pointer during the first half against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 31: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lake reacts to the bench in front of Luke Walton during the first half against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers forward Mike Scott defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 31: Luke Walton of the Los Angeles Lakers look on during the first half against the LA Clippers at Staples Center on January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 31: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates a defensive stop during the first half against the LA Clippers at Staples Center on January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 31: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers is fouled by Mike Scott #30 of the LA Clippers during the first half at Staples Center on January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 31: Josh Hart #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers is fouled on a layup by Montrezl Harrell #5 of the LA Clippers during the first half at Staples Center on January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 31: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers is fouled by Mike Scott #30 of the LA Clippers during the first half at Staples Center on January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 31: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers watches the ball during the first half against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris, left, passes the ball as Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell, left, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James stands on the court during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris, left, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, tries to drive past Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers center Marcin Gortat, left, and Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma go after a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers center Marcin Gortat, right, reaches for the ball held by Los Angeles Lakers center Ivica Zubac during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart, left, and Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams reach for a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 31: Actor Billy Crystal smiles as he broadcasts the game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the LA Clippers during the first half at Staples Center on January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Clippers announcer Ralph Lawler, left, laughs with actor Billy Crystal before an NBA basketball game between the Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Los Angeles. Crystal was a guest announcer on the broadcast. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell, top, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Lakers’ JaVale McGee #7 shoots as the Clippers’ Boban Marjanovic #51defends during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan 31, 2019. The Lakers defeated the Clippers 123-120 in overtime. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Lou Williams #23 lays the ball up as Lakers’ Lance Stephenson #6 and Rajon Rondo #9 defend during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan 31, 2019. The Lakers defeated the Clippers 123-120 in overtime. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ LeBron James #23 shoots as the Clippers’ Tobias Harris #34 defend during overtime of their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan 31, 2019. The Lakers defeated the Clippers 123-120 in overtime. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Lance Stephenson #6 scores and draws the foul from the Clippers’ Boban Marjanovic #51 during overtime of their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan 31, 2019. The Lakers defeated the Clippers 123-120 in overtime. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Clippers head coach Doc Rivers during overtime of their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan 31, 2019. The Lakers defeated the Clippers 123-120 in overtime. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Lance Stephenson #6 and the Clippers’ Avery Bradley #11 battle for the ball during overtime of their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan 31, 2019. The Lakers defeated the Clippers 123-120 in overtime. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ LeBron James #23 during overtime of their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan 31, 2019. The Lakers defeated the Clippers 123-120 in overtime. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Lance Stephenson #6 and the Clippers’ Avery Bradley #11 jump for the ball during overtime of their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan 31, 2019. The Lakers defeated the Clippers 123-120 in overtime. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Tobias Harris #34 passes the ball as the Lakers’ Lance Stephenson #6 defends during overtime of their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan 31, 2019. The Lakers defeated the Clippers 123-120 in overtime. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Lou Williams #23 shoots the final shot of the game as Lakers’ Josh Hart #3 and Rajon Rondo #9 defend during overtime of their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan 31, 2019. The Lakers defeated the Clippers 123-120 in overtime. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 31: Lance Stephenson #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates his three pointer during a 123-120 win over the LA Clippers at Staples Center on January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 31: Tyson Chandler #5 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates a basket from Brandon Ingram #14 during a 123-120 win over the LA Clippers at Staples Center on January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 31: Tyson Chandler #5 and Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers move for a rebound with Patrick Beverley #21 of the LA Clippers during a 123-120 Laker win at Staples Center on January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers center Boban Marjanovic defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 123-120. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers guard Avery Bradley defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 123-120. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 31: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers and Luke Walton talk during a timeout during a 123-120 win over the LA Clippers at Staples Center on January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 31: Lance Stephenson #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers tries to protect the ball from Avery Bradley #11 of the LA Clippers during a 123-120 Laker win at Staples Center on January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Clippers guard Avery Bradley, top, and Los Angeles Lakers guard Lance Stephenson grapple for the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 123-120. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 31: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to a basket from Lance Stephenson #6 during a 123-120 win over the LA Clippers at Staples Center on January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 31: Doc Rivers of the LA Clippers celebrates a basket from Tobias Harris #34 to tie the game 112-112 with the Los Angeles Lakers during a 123-120 Laker win at Staples Center on January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 31: Lou Williams #23 of the LA Clippers reacts as he has the ball pulled away from Lance Stephenson #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers during a 123-120 Laker win at Staples Center on January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 31: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks toward the bench during a 123-120 win over the LA Clippers at Staples Center on January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 31: Doc Rivers of the LA Clippers looks on during a 123-120 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 31: Lou Williams #23 of the LA Clippers goes after the ball under Tyson Chandler #5 of the Los Angeles Lakers as Lance Stephenson #6 and Brandon Ingram #14 look on during a 123-120 Laker win at Staples Center on January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 31: Jerome Robinson #10 of the LA Clippers celebrates a basket from Boban Marjanovic #51 from a rebound off of a free throw during a 123-120 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 31: Montrezl Harrell #5 of the LA Clippers reacts to his technical foul with Tobias Harris #34 and Patrick Beverley #21 during a 123-120 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 31: Montrezl Harrell #5 of the LA Clippers reacts to his technical foul during a 123-120 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 31: JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to his foul during a 123-120 win over the LA Clippers at Staples Center on January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo, second from left, blocks a shot by Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams at the end of the game as Lakers guard Josh Hart, left, watches and referee John Goble signals during overtime of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 123-120. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James stands on the court during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 123-120. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart, right, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 123-120. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers center Tyson Chandler, left, and Los Angeles Clippers center Boban Marjanovic battle for a rebound during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 123-120. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers guard Lance Stephenson, left, shoots as he elbows Los Angeles Clippers center Boban Marjanovic in the face during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 123-120. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers guard Lance Stephenson celebrates after scoring and drawing a foul from Los Angeles Clippers center Boban Marjanovic during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 123-120. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, right, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers guard Avery Bradley defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 123-120. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, top, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 123-120. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, drives by Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 123-120. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers guard Lance Stephenson celebrates after scoring and drawing a foul from Los Angeles Clippers center Boban Marjanovic during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 123-120. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee, right, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 123-120. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 31: Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers watches during a 123-120 win over the LA Clippers at Staples Center on January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 31: Boban Marjanovic #51 of the LA Clippers dunks past Lance Stephenson #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers during a 123-120 Laker win at Staples Center on January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 31: Jerome Robinson #10 of the LA Clippers scores as he is fouled between JaVale McGee #7 and Lance Stephenson #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers during a 123-120 Laker win at Staples Center on January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 31: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts as he is fouled during a 123-120 win over the LA Clippers at Staples Center on January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 31: Lou Williams #23 of the LA Clippers drives on Rajon Rondo #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers during a 123-120 Laker win at Staples Center on January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 31: Lou Williams #23 of the LA Clippers dribbles up court during a 123-120 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 31: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers waits to enter the game during a 123-120 win over the LA Clippers at Staples Center on January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 31: Montrezl Harrell #5 of the LA Clippers fouls Rajon Rondo #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers during a 123-120 Clippers loss at Staples Center on January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 31: Tyson Chandler #5 of the Los Angeles Lakers smiles during a 123-120 win over the LA Clippers at Staples Center on January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams sits on the bench during the overtime portion of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 123-120. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Lakers’ LeBron James warms up before Thursday’s game against the Clippers at Staples Center. It was James’ first game back after missing 17 games because of a strained hamstring. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)The Lakers’ LeBron James #23 before their game against the Clippers at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan 31, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma drives to the basket as the Clippers’ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander defends during Thursday’s game at Staples Center. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 98The Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma drives to the basket as the Clippers’ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander defends during Thursday’s game at Staples Center. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)ExpandLOS ANGELES — The chatter of reporters huddled in the Lakers locker room died the moment LeBron James’ broad shoulders appeared in the door frame on Thursday night.It had been more than a month since he had made his familiar confident pregame stride to his locker. His jersey had been hanging there in the 17 games he missed, but for the first time in 2019, James draped it over his chair, and then put it on.“I didn’t come here to sit on the bench,” James said later. “I love clothes. I love suits. But I didn’t come here to put on a suit every day, I came to put on a jersey.”Nights with LeBron James are just different, from the distinctive ritual of his pregame preparation to the robust applause he received from the supposedly Clippers “home” crowd. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more