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Los Angeles: Clippers Hope to Shine in Round 2 of NBA Playoffs


June 08, 2021
Source: Ashley Landis/AP
Source: Ashley Landis/AP

 ๐Ÿ€NBA: While the Lakers wonโ€™t defend their championship (still crying), the Clippers are keeping the City of Championsโ€™ title hopes alive, defeating the Dallas Mavericks in Game 7 yesterday to advance to the second round. 

  • Kawhi Leonard almost collected a triple-double, while Reggie Jackson and Marcus Morris came up big late in the fourth quarter. We like it like that.
  • The Clips face the Jazz in Utah for Game 1 tomorrow at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. No rest for the wicked.

๐Ÿ€Sparks: Although both Ogwumike (pronounced oh-gwoo-MIH-kay) sisters are out with injuries, Erica Wheeler stepped up with a season-high 22 points in the Sparksโ€™ 68โ€“63 victory over the Chicago Sky on Saturday. LAโ€™s defense was stellar as well, with Amanda Zahui B.โ€™s (pronounced ZAH-wee BEE) four blocks and Nia Coffeyโ€™s timely swat down the stretch. Bam.

๐ŸŽ“๐ŸฅŽUCLA: Despite an early, three-run homer from pitcher Rachel Garcia, the defending champs UCLA were eliminated from the WCWS by No. 1 Oklahoma on Saturday. Not how we wanted to see one of the all-time greats end her collegiate career.

  • Garcia and utility player Bubba Nickles will trade in the blue and gold for the red, white and blue when they join Team USA at the Tokyo Olympics next month.

โšพ๏ธMLB: Both the Dodgers and Angels lost yesterday, with the Dodgers dropping a three-game series to the Atlanta Braves and the Halos splitting a four-game series with the Seattle Mariners. You win some, you lose some.