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LA: Wake up, wake up on a Sunday night

Baseball

The GIST: The good news? LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard returned to the Lakers and Clippers on Friday and Saturday, respectively. The bad news? Both LA teams welcomed them back with losses and slipped down the Western Conference standings. At least the Dodgers snapped out of their slump.

May 03, 2021
Source: Aaron Gash/AP Photo
Source: Aaron Gash/AP Photo

🏀NBA: The Lakers lost to the Toronto Raptors yesterday and are now in a three-way tie, record wise, with the Dallas Mavericks and Portland Trail Blazers...and in danger of falling to seventh in the standings, aka play-in tournament contention. Friday’s game against the Blazers is now more crucial than ever. Not, not nervous.

  • As for the Clips, losing three straight — including Saturday’s critical game against the Denver Nuggets that pushed them down to fourth in the West — isn’t great. They must find their groove down this last stretch. No playoff collapses this year, please.

⚾️Dodgers: The Dodgers avoided the sweep yesterday, overpowering the Milwaukee Brewers 16–4. Outfielders AJ Pollock and Matt Beaty (pronounced BAY-tee) drove in 15 (!!!) of the Dodgers’ runs and crushed a grand slam apiece in the first two innings. There’s the offense we’ve been looking for.