List of Articles by Nicholai R. Roska
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Displaying articles 11 to 20.NBA -- Warm L.A. welcome for D-Wade
18 Sep 2012
LOS ANGELES -- Every time Dwyane Wade and his loathed Miami Heat stop by this town to play the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center, fans only have jeers and the thorns of contempt for him and his reigning NBA champion teammates
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Lakers open postseason with a bang
30 Apr 2012
LOS ANGELES -- Unlike their previous campaigns, when they were heavy favorites to win it all, the LA Lakers are a mere No.3 seed in the Western Conference of this year's NBA playoffs.
But the back--to-back 200
NBA - Jazz eclipse Suns, nail last playoffs berth
25 Apr 2012
LOS ANGELES -- The Utah Jazz nailed the 8th and final playoffs berth in the Western Conference Tuesday night by beating the Phoenix Suns, 100-88, at the Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Utah hosted the hom
CLIPPERS VS SUNS: Blake Griffin overshadows point guard duel
29 Mar 2012
LOS ANGELES -- It was billed as a match-up between two of the top point guards in the NBA. A duel between cagey veteran and two-time MVP Steve Nash of the Phoenix Suns versus the young lion in Chris Paul of the LA Clippers
Lakers come from behind to stun Celtics
13 Mar 2012
LOS ANGELES -- When Ray Allen swished a 3-pointer off a Kevin Garnett assist with 2:41 left to play against the Lakers, the Celtics sat on what seemed like a comfortable 94-89 lead.
But as the guys in green foun
Lakers unmask Heat's lack of size
05 Mar 2012
LOS ANGELES -- A week after sustaining a broken nose at the All-Star Game in Orlando, Kobe Bryant continues to wear a protective facial gear as he and the Lakers toil through the second half of this lockout-shortened NBA
High-flying Clippers shore up frontcourt
05 Feb 2012
LOS ANGELES -- The rich just got richer.
Already loaded with a dynamite line-up starring Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and Chauncey Billups, the Los Angeles Clippers just got a tad more explosive Saturday afternoon when t
Kobe rising; Lakers fading
04 Feb 2012
LOS ANGELES -- Even at age 32, with 15 years of NBA wars under his belt and a bum wrist, Kobe Bryant is as brilliant as he's ever been.
The 11-time All-Star is averaging 30 points, 6.1 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game in
An NBA Civil War in Los Angeles
17 Jan 2012
LOS ANGELES -- It was one of the NBA's most anticipated games in the shortened season thus far: Lakers vs Clippers in a hoops version of Battle Los Angeles last January 14 at Staples Center.
The purple and gold Lakers
MY MERRY NBA CHRISTMAS
28 Dec 2011
LOS ANGELES -- I spent most of Christmas Day at Staples Center covering Opening Day festivities between the host Lakers and the visiting Bulls from Chicago. It was, to me, the most wonderful time of the year.