Los Angeles: Future UCLA Stars will Compete in Tokyo Olympics

June 28, 2021
The GIST: Clippers skating on thin ice, wins for both LA baseball teams, and some notable UCLA gymnastic stars.
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Source: Lloyd Smith/Inside Gymnastics
Source: Lloyd Smith/Inside Gymnastics

🏀Clippers: After losing an ugly 84–80 affair to the Phoenix Suns on Saturday, the Clippers must win Game 5 tonight to keep their season alive. Hey, head coach Ty Lue has overcome a 3-1 series deficit before, when he coached the Cleveland Cavaliers to an NBA championship in 2016. We’re hoping he can do it again.

  • In order to win tonight, the Clips have to shoot better in general, but especially from the 3-point line. They led the league with a 41.1 3-point percentage in the regular season, but shot an abysmal 16.1% from beyond the arc on Saturday.

⚾️MLB: The Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 7–1 yesterday to grab the series win. Pitcher Clayton Kershaw threw a season-high 13 strikeouts and center fielder Cody Bellinger — who returned from the injured list on Wednesday — is back in business. Hell yes.

  • Meanwhile, the Angels snapped their five-game skid yesterday, defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 6–4. Two-way player Shohei Ohtani was a single short of the cycle and stole a base. Always doin’ the most.

🤸‍♀️Gymnastics: Huge congrats to Jordan Chiles, who was named to the four-person U.S. Olympic team last night, and Brooklyn Moors, who was selected for Team Canada two weeks ago. The pair is expected to compete for UCLA in 2022. Future’s looking so bright in Westwood.