Los Angeles: time is running out for Clippers to succeed in Playoffs

May 27, 2021
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Los Angeles: time is running out for Clippers to succeed in Playoffs
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🏀NBA: Are we ever going to see a Battle of LA playoff series? The Lakers did their part on Tuesday, evening their series with the Phoenix Suns at 1-1. But the Clippers aren’t holding up their end of the deal, losing both games at home to fall behind 0-2 to the Dallas Mavericks. Mamma mia, here we go again.

  • Though Kawhi Leonard scored 30 points in the first half on Tuesday and Paul George added 28 points and 12 rebounds, the Clips still couldn’t shut down the Mavs. Maybe former head coach Doc Rivers isn’t to blame for all the Clips’ playoff woes.
  • Game 3 tomorrow at 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT is a must-win road game for the Clips: no NBA team has ever come back from 0-3 to win a series.

⚾️MLB: It’s all about the pitching. The Dodgers relied on the arm of Clayton Kershaw to take down the detested Houston Astros on Tuesday, but then lost yesterday. Angel two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani (who blasted a three-run homer on Tuesday) will look to replicate Kershaw on the mound tonight against the Oakland A’s.

And finally, the news we’ve all been waiting for: after suspending him three months ago for sexual harassment allegations, the Angels finally fired pitching coach Mickey Callaway yesterday following the completion of MLB’s investigation. Good riddance.