The Sports Report: Lakers Are One Win Away From Advancing

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Dan Voike: Older engines take longer to warm up.

LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the Lakers’ veterans with the heaviest responsibilities and burdens, missed the first 48 minutes.

Well, the first 47 minutes and 59.2 seconds.

With 0.8 left, James hit a jumper to force overtime, and after the first four quarters of overtime, James and Davis took over, scoring the Lakers’ first nine points in a 117–111 overtime victory. on Grizzly.

James scored in overtime, yelling and screaming at the crowd as victory was close.

The Lakers visit Memphis tomorrow night for Game 5 where they will have a chance to end their streak with a win.

James finished with a career-high 22 points and 20 rebounds. This was the Lakers’ first 20/20 postseason game since Shaquille O’Neal in the 2004 NBA Finals.

Monday, a period when the Lakers’ first-round shot could swing one way or the other, should be mostly the stakes. There were too many fouls, too many whistles, too many missed shots and too many mistakes to give the game any meaningful momentum.

That means the Lakers and Grizzlies must take every moment, basketball at its best, every frame, every dribble, every big decision to make the most of the minimal moment available.

D’Angelo Russell hit one of those stretches, hitting three 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to regain some steam. Austin Reaves had his moment, Jared Vanderbilt, Dennis Schroder and Troy Brown Jr.

Reaves also led the Lakers with 23 points to Davis’ 12.

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By Andrew Greif: Clippers star Kawhi Leonard did not practice Monday as he is being treated for a sprained right knee that kept him out of the team’s final two first-round games against the Phoenix Suns, coach Tyronn Lue said.

When asked if the treatment would give him a chance to return for Tuesday’s Game 5 in Phoenix, Lue said there’s always a chance.

Leonard missed Game 5 due to reports of an injury to the Clippers after lunch.

Phoenix led the seven-game series 3-1.

It wasn’t until Game 3 that the Clippers learned that Leonard had injured his knee in Game 1 of the series and aggravated it in Game 2 of the series.

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Results, calendar
quiet all the time

Western Region

2.Memphis vs. 7. Lakers
Game 1: Lakers 128, Memphis 112
Game 2: Memphis 103, Lakers 93
Game 3: Lakers 111, Memphis 101
Game 4: Lakers 117, Memphis 111 (Old)
Wednesday at Memphis, 4:30 p.m., TNT
*Friday at Lakers, TBD
*Sunday at Memphis, TBD

#4 Phoenix vs. 5. Lawn mowers
Game 1: Clippers 115, Phoenix 110
Game 2: Phoenix 123, Clippers 109
Game 3: Phoenix 129, Clippers 124
Game 4: Phoenix 112, Clippers 100
Tonight at Phoenix, 7 p.m., TNT
*Thursday at Clippers, TBD
* Saturday in Phoenix, TBD

No. 1 Denver and No. 8 Minnesota
Game 1: Denver 109, Minnesota 80
Game 2: Denver 122, Minnesota 113
Game 3: Denver 120, Minnesota 111
Game 4: Minnesota 114, Denver 108
Tonight at Denver, 6 p.m., NBA TV
* Thursday at Minnesota, TBA
* Saturday at Denver, TBA

#3 Sacramento vs. #6 Golden State
Game 1: Sacramento 126, Golden State 123
Game 2: Sacramento 114, Golden State 106
Game 3: Golden State 114, Sacramento 97
Game 4: Golden State 126, Sacramento 125
Wednesday at Sacramento, 7 p.m., TNT
Friday at Golden State, undecided
*Sunday at Sacramento, TBA

Eastern Conference

1. Milwaukee vs. No. 8 Miami
Game 1: Miami 130, Milwaukee 117
Game 2: Milwaukee 138, Miami 122
Game 3: Miami 121, Milwaukee 99
Game 4: Miami 119, Milwaukee 114
Wednesday at Milwaukee, 6:30 p.m., NBA TV
*Friday at Miami, TBA
*Sunday at Milwaukee, TBA

#2 Boston vs. #7 Atlanta
Game 1: Boston 112, Atlanta 99
Game 2: Boston 119, Atlanta 106
Game 3: Atlanta 130, Boston 122
Game 4: Boston 129, Atlanta 121
Today at Boston, 4:30 p.m., TNT
* Thursday at Atlanta, TBA
* Saturday in Boston, TBD

#3 Philadelphia Vs. Number 6 Brooklyn
Game 1: Philadelphia 121, Brooklyn 101
Game 2: Philadelphia 96, Brooklyn 84
Game 3: Philadelphia 102 vs. Brooklyn 97
Game 4: Philadelphia 96 vs. Brooklyn 88

#4 Cleveland vs. #5 New York.
Game 1: New York 101 vs. Cleveland 97
Game 2: Cleveland 107, New York 90
Game 3: New York 99, Cleveland 79
Game 4: New York 102, Cleveland 93
Wednesday at Cleveland, 4 p.m., NBA TV
*6. match in New York, undecided
*7. game in Cleveland, undecided

*-If necessary


Kevin Baxter: Kings coach Todd McLellan can learn from his team’s loss to the Edmonton Oilers in Game 4 of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Sunday.

Most notably, of course, it didn’t yield a three-goal lead at halftime. But this is not the only one.

“We have to fix some things. And we fixed some things,” McLellan said Monday before the Kings headed to Edmonton to begin a best-of-seven series on Tuesday in which the teams were two wins apart. . “Look what it happens when we do certain things. It works for us.”

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Results, calendar
quiet all the time

Western Region

Edmonton [P2] vs. King [P3]
Game 1: Kings 4 at Edmonton 3 (OT)
Game 2: Edmonton 4, Kings 2
Game 3: at Kings 3, Edmonton 2 (OT)
Game 4: Edmonton 5, Kings 4 (Old Time)
Tonight at Edmonton, 6:30 p.m., ESPN
Saturday at Kings, TBA
* Monday, Edmonton, TBD

Colorado [C1] vs. Seattle [WC1]
Game 1: Seattle 3, Colorado 1
Game 2: Colorado 3, Seattle 2
Game 3: Colorado 6 vs. Seattle 4
Game 4: At Seattle
Wednesday at Colorado, 6:30 p.m., ESPN
* Friday at Seattle, TBA
*Sunday at Colorado, TBA

Dallas [C2] vs. Minnesota [C3]
Game 1: Minnesota 3 vs. Dallas 2 (2OT)
Game 2: Dallas 7, Minnesota 3
Game 3: Minnesota 5, Dallas 1
Game 4: Dallas 3, Minnesota 2
Tonight at Dallas, 5 p.m., TBS
Friday at Minnesota, TBA
* Sunday at Dallas, TBA

Vegas [P1] vs Winnipeg [WC2]
Game 1: Winnipeg 5 at Vegas 1
Game 2: Vegas 5, Winnipeg 2
Game 3: Vegas 5 at Winnipeg 4 (2 AT)
Game 4: Vegas 4, Winnipeg 2
Thursday at Vegas, 7 p.m., ESPN2
* Saturday in Winnipeg, TBD
* Monday in Vegas, TBA

Eastern Conference

Boston [A1] vs Florida [WC2]
Game 1: Boston 3, Florida 1
Game 2: Florida 6 and Boston 3
Game 3: Boston 4, Florida 2
Game 4: Boston 6, Florida 2
Wednesday at Boston, 4 p.m., ESPN
*Friday in Florida, TBD
*Sunday in Boston, TBA

Toronto [A2] vs Tampa Bay [A3]
Game 1: Tampa Bay 7 at Toronto 3
Game 2: Toronto 7, Tampa Bay 2
Game 3: Toronto 4 at Tampa Bay 3 (OT)
Game 4: Toronto 5 at Tampa Bay 4 (OT)
Thursday at Toronto, 4 p.m., TBS
* Saturday at Tampa Bay, TBA
* Mondays in Toronto, TBD

Carolina [M1] vs. NY Islanders [WC1]
Game 1: Carolina 2, NY Islanders 1
Game 2: Carolina 4, New York Islanders 3 (Old Time)
Game 3: NY Islanders 5, Carolina 1
Game 4: Carolina 5 at NY Islanders 2
Today at Carolina, 4 p.m., ESPN
*Friday at NY Islanders, TBA
*Sunday at Carolina, TBD

New Jersey [M2] vs NY Rangers [M3]
Game 1: NY Rangers 5, New Jersey 1
Game 2: NY Rangers 5, New Jersey 1
Game 3: New Jersey 2 vs. New York Rangers 1 (Old Time)
Game 4: New Jersey 3, NY Rangers 1
Thursday at New Jersey, 4:30 p.m., ESPN
Saturday at NY Rangers, TBA
*Monday at New Jersey, TBA

*-If necessary


By Jack Harris: Mark Pryor is in his fourth season as Dodgers pitching coach, leading a team that has enjoyed almost unprecedented success on the mound.

Over the last three seasons, the Dodgers have led the team in ERA, WHIP and Wins Above Replacement. And despite a slow start for Pryor’s team this year — the team entered Monday ranked 18th with a 4.37 ERA through its first 23 games — the 42-year-old maintains a strong reputation for combining his pitching skills front with an undeniable presence. .

“I think Mark is tough and I respect him a lot,” Dodgers ace and future Hall of Famer Clayton Kershaw said of Prior late last year. “Sometimes it’s not easy to give someone a message they don’t want to hear. But [he’ll tell us], ‘Don’t be so sweet.’ Or find this person. Don’t hit or run, like: “I understand you’re upset, but work on it. And I really respect that.”

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Max Muncy and Brusdar Graterol are on leave to join the Dodgers bullpen


By Sarah Valenzuela: This is a game the Angels need to take advantage of to continue competing at this level and in this league in 2023.

Jose Suarez didn’t make it easy for the Angels’ first run against the Oakland Athletics in this home arena, and the Angels should have won after a 7-1 run. He hit five homers in the first three innings.

Jaime Barria hit homers in the 9th and 10th to give AT the lead and the Angels lost 11-10 in overtime.

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Gary Klein: The Rams have spent the last three months acquiring or keeping young players.

A team that finished 5-12 last season has done essentially nothing to improve a roster plagued by injuries, poor form and poor decisions.

But the Rams’ tightening plan doesn’t cover the NFL draft, at least in terms of numbers.

With 11 picks in the draft, which begins Thursday in Kansas City, Mo., they can rely on their picks more than at any time during coach Sean McVay’s tenure.

For the seventh straight year, the Rams don’t have a first-round pick. That streak will end in 2024 unless McVay and general manager Les Snead break with Rams tradition and make a trade.

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Jeff Miller: He’s not kidding about the draft. Tom Telesco, on the other hand, attended.

The Chargers general manager estimates he ran 25 to 30 builds through various online simulators before Thursday night.

The Chargers had the 21st pick in Telesco’s 11th draft as general manager. They also have a pick in the next six rounds.

In more than a decade, Telesco has produced seven players who have played in a total of 17 Pro Bowls. Three years ago, he made his most important choice yet: quarterback Justin Herbert.

A look at Telesco’s history over the years:

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The New York Jets have agreed to acquire Aaron Rodgers in a trade with the Green Bay Packers


By Tuc Ni Nguyen: Next month’s NCAA women’s golf tournament will be Carrie Forsyth’s last. UCLA’s two-time national championship coach announced Monday that he will step down as coach.

During his 24-year tenure as head coach, Forsyth led his alma mater to an NCAA title in 2004 and 2011 and runner-up finishes in 2005, 2008 and 2009. Among the 106 All-American honorees, he coached six conference golf. annual honor and led two — Alison Lee and Bronte Law — to the ANNIKA Award, the highest individual honor in Division I women’s golf. UCLA’s five Pac-12 championships under Forsythe were the second most in conference history and led all current coaches at the time His six Pac-10/12 Coach of the Year awards are the most in history.

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1950 – Charles Cooper, a Duquesne All-American who played for the Harlem Globetrotters, becomes the first black selected in the NBA draft when he is drafted by the Boston Celtics.

1952 – The Minneapolis Lakers, led by George Mikan’s 22 points, beat the New York Knicks 82-65 to win the NBA title in seven games.

1964 – The Toronto Maple Leafs win their third straight Stanley Cup with a 4-0 victory over the Detroit Red Wings in Game 7.

1965 – The Boston Celtics score 42 points on 21 field goals in the final quarter of Game 5 to defeat the Lakers 129-96 for their seventh straight NBA title.

1974 – The NFL implements 15 minutes of sudden death overtime to avoid a tie. The league also moved the goal posts to the back of the end zone.

1985 – Wayne Gretzky scores seven points in a bowl game for the second time (3 goals, 4 assists).

1989 – Mario Lemieux ties the NHL playoff record with four first-time goals, five total points and eight points as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat Philadelphia 10-7 to take a 3-2 lead in the Patrick Division Finals.

1993 – Michael Williams sets an NBA record with 84 consecutive free throws. Minnesota Timberwolves score 10 straight points to beat Utah 113-111. Calvin Murphy had previously hit 78 in Houston in 1981.

1993 – Pittsburgh’s playoff streak of 14 games and 21 games without a win was broken when the New Jersey Devils beat the Penguins 4-1.

1993 – NFL Draft: Washington State quarterback Drew Bledsoe is the first pick of the New England Patriots.

1995 – Major League Baseball returns from a 257-day players’ strike as the Dodgers beat the Florida Marlins 8-7.

1997 – Phoenix’s Rex Chapman makes a career-high nine 3-pointers, scoring 42 points in a 106-101 victory at Seattle. Chapman surpassed the old playoff mark of eight, set by Phoenix’s Dan Majerl against Seattle on June 1, 1993.

1997 – Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey Jr. reached 250 HR.

2000 – San Jose Sharks, no. 1 8th in the Western Conference and NHL regular season champion, defeating the St. Louis Blues were eliminated in Game 7 with a 3-1 win. The Blues are the second regular season champions in the NHL. he was drafted in the first round, joining the Chicago Blackhawks in 1991.

2006 – Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams is suspended for the 2006 NFL season for his fourth violation of the league’s drug policy.

2009 – San Antonio’s Tony Parker tied George Gervin’s franchise record for first-half playoff goals with 31 first-half goals in the Spurs’ 99–90 loss to Dallas in Game 4 of their series. Parker made 12 of 17 shots, including two 3-pointers, to help the Spurs lead 55-51 at halftime. Parker scored 43 points.

2009 – NFL Draft: Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford is selected first overall by the Detroit Lions.

2010 – Dwyane Wade sets a playoff record with 46 points, 30 in the second half, and Miami avoids the playoffs with a 101–92 victory over Boston in Game 4 of their first-round conference series.

2013 – Miami’s Ray Allen scores 23 points and makes his NBA playoff career 3-pointer as the Heat beat the Milwaukee Bucks 104-91 to take a 3-0 first-round lead. Allen’s five 3-pointers against the Bucks gave him 322 for his career, two more than Reggie Miller.

2013 – NFL Draft: Central Michigan wide receiver Eric Fisher is the first pick of the Kansas City Chiefs.

2014 – In a historic vote, Northwestern University football players cast a secret ballot to decide whether to form the nation’s first collegiate athletics union, a move that could change the landscape of America’s amateur sports.

2015 – Ukraine’s Wladimir Klitschko wins the bout comfortably, but Bryant Jennings remains undefeated in his first fight in the United States in seven years, defending his heavyweight title by unanimous decision at Madison Square Garden in New York .

2017 – In a swift response to the growing debate over television review, golf’s governing body adopts new rules of golf that limit the use of video evidence and allow players to go unpunished for breaking the rules. The decree issued – and immediately applicable to all tournaments around the world – has two standards. Players can avoid penalties if violations are not detected with the naked eye. Rules officials may also waive the penalty if they believe a player used “good judgment” to drop or alter a golf ball on the putting green.

2017 – Trea Turner hit a home run and drove in seven runs to help Washington beat Colorado 15-12.

2019 NFL Draft: Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, the first overall pick by the Arizona Cardinals.

— Compiled by the Associated Press

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Trea Turner playing in the loop. Watch and listen here.

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