Clippers fall behind 3-1 to Golden State: Game 4 Analysis

During the Clippers’ first three playoff games against Golden State, feisty 6-foot-1 guard Patrick Beverley was tasked with attempting to stop 6-foot-9 scoring machine Kevin Durant. Durant averaged 27.3 points in those three games and the Clippers entered Easter Sunday’s Game 4 trailing the series 2-1. In response, Clippers head coach Doc Rivers switched Beverley […]

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Warriors restore series order against Clippers in Game 3: Analysis

The first question of Doc Rivers’ Game 3 postgame press conference was asked, “Where did things go wrong today?” Without hesitation, Rivers responded, “When we showed up.” Nothing went the Clippers’ way in their 27-point decimation to the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night. Kevin Durant’s 38-point performance exposed the Clippers and gave Golden State […]

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Bingo! Clippers equip for playoffs and celebrate Ralph Lawler

Before they dribbled once against Utah Tuesday night, the Clippers knew their playoff opponent. With Oklahoma City and San Antonio winning, a one versus eight matchup with the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors (57-25) was locked for Los Angeles. But, that didn’t stop the Clippers (48-34) from surviving the Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, Derrick […]

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Commentary and analysis from USC’s spring showcase

Speed. Fundamentals. Simplicity. With four of five spring practice weeks complete, these three concepts have become pivotal for USC football. Speed Trojans head coach Clay Helton has completely taken himself out of all things Xs and Os, leaving the schemes up to first-year offensive coordinator Graham Harrell and veteran defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast. Harrell’s air […]

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Rockets dominate Clippers: playoff implications and analysis

Chris Paul waited two years for a revenge moment against the Clippers. With .7 seconds remaining in the third quarter of Houston’s (51-28, West 3-seed) dominant 135-103 win over LAC (47-32, West 6-seed), he got one. Paul netted a 61-foot heave, turned to the crowd, rose his arms and took in the awes of 20,000 […]

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Spring practices provides fresh start for Helton, USC offense

With one week of 2019 spring practices in the books at USC, head coach Clay Helton and the Trojans are focused on leaving a tumultuous 2018 season in the past. A fresh calendar flip, new offensive coordinator and open quarterback competition have USC optimistic for what’s ahead. “We have identified and addressed the lessons we […]

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Colorado hands USC its second straight home loss

LOS ANGELES, CA- Colorado point guard McKinley Wright poured in 20 points on 64 percent shooting as the Buffaloes nailed late-game foul shots to beat USC at Galen Center, 69-65. Colorado’s Lucas Siewert picked up his fifth foul with 2:53 left and 6-foot-7 guard Tyler Bey replaced him. Wright scored twice, putting Colorado ahead 67-65 […]

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Utah rides fast start in dominant road victory over Trojans

LOS ANGELES, CA- Jayce Johnson scored 13 points on 63 percent shooting as Utah handed USC their first Pac-12 Conference home loss of the season, beating the Trojans 77-70. “It was a game of streaks,” Utah head coach Larry Krystkowiak said. Back-to-back sets of successful Bennie Boatwright foul shots and a Nick Rakocevic bucket brought […]

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Bennie Boatwright’s 3-point dagger lifts USC over Arizona State

LOS ANGELES, CA- For the USC men’s basketball team, their home game against Arizona State came down to the final seconds of the contest. USC held possession and trailed the Sun Devils by three points with under 20 seconds left in their Pac-12 Conference game played at the Galen Center on Saturday, Jan. 26. With […]

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Stars align for Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation’s ‘In the Spirit of the Game’ gala

BEVERLY HILLS, CA- A group of baseball’s greatest scouts, players, managers, executives and broadcasters convened Saturday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel for the Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation’s 16th Annual “In the Spirit of the Game” Spectacular. Home run specialist Jim Thome, Chicago White Sox legend Frank Jackson and Dodger Broadcaster Jaime Jarrin were inducted […]

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