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Los Angeles: Future UCLA Stars will Compete in Tokyo Olympics

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The GIST: Clippers skating on thin ice, wins for both LA baseball teams, and some notable UCLA gymnastic stars.

June 28, 2021
Source: Lloyd Smith/Inside Gymnastics
Source: Lloyd Smith/Inside Gymnastics

๐Ÿ€Clippers: After losing an ugly 84โ€“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. Weโ€™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. 

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

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

๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ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. Futureโ€™s looking so bright in Westwood.