The GIST: Big ups to Kings’ captain Anže Kopitar for earning his 1,000th career NHL point last night. The excitement keeps building with not one, not two, but three LA-area rivalries on deck this week.
🏀NBA: The Battle of LA between the Clippers and Lakers tips off tonight at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. And the clash between the Staples Center hallmates might be a : the Clips will likely be the third or fourth seed in the Western Conference, while the Lakers hope to secure fifth or sixth.
- For both sides, health is wealth. The energetic Patrick Beverley, who missed 12 games with a fractured hand, to help the Clips end a three-game skid.
- LeBron won’t play for the Lakers tonight to rest his , but the team still has their real secret weapon: singer and superfan Halsey, who on Monday. Welcome back.
⚾️MLB: Over at the Big A, the 13-16 Angels will host the 17-15 Dodgers in a starting tomorrow at 9:38 p.m. ET/6:38 p.m. PT. It’s early in the season, but despite the and big , neither team’s been faring quite so hot lately.
⚽️MLS: On the pitch, the Galaxy and LAFC will kick off the season’s first edition of El Trafíco on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. A match featuring Galaxy’s electric and LAFC’s Diego Rossi? Give us all the goals.