first_img Clippers’ rhythm is missing but their spirits strong before playoff opener Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Related Articles Lou Williams and JaMychal Green each had a team-high six points for the Clippers.Second quarter:Kawhi with nine points in this quarter alone and there is 7:59 left before halftime. Both teams exchange the lead before the Clippers pulled away late in the quarter.HALFTIME:Clippers lead Lakers 62-54 at halftime.Anthony Davis with 18 points and LeBron James with 14 points in the first half for the Lakers.Kawhi leads the Clippers with 20 points. Lou Williams added 13 points.Third quarter:Danny Green scored 18 of his 21 points in the quarter to help the Lakers overcome a double-digit deficit. The Lakers finished on an 15-3 scoring run to end the quarter tied at 85.Fourth quarter:LeBron turns the ball over to begin the quarter.‪Kawhi Leonard was booed to start the game but the Board Man got paid tonight. ‬‪Kawhi scores 30 points in his Clippers debut and defeats the Lakers 112-102 in the Staples Center. Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years center_img The NBA is back in Los Angeles as the Lakers and Clippers tip-off the NBA season on Tuesday night at Staples Center.The season opener features the regular-season debut of Anthony Davis in a Lakers jersey and Riverside’s Kawhi Leonard in a Clippers uniform.It will be the first of several anticipated matchups this season between two of the favorites to win the 2019-20 NBA championship. For a look at some of our coverage leading up to the opener, click here.[scribble src=”/livescoreboard/12705″ /] Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersFollow along for live updates from the Southern California News Group’s NBA beat reporters, Mirjam Swanson (Clippers) and Kyle Goon (Lakers), tonight and all season.First quarter:With Raptors and Pelicans in overtime on TNT, NBA fans can view the start of Lakers-Clippers on NBA TV. Game will flip back over to TNT after the overtime game ends.The Lakers off to a fast start on a 13-6 run against the Clippers with 6:50 left in the quarter.With LeBron James and Anthony Davis sitting out the final minute of the first quarter, the Clippers go on a 5-0 scoring run to close the gap and trail by three against the Lakers. Davis leads the game with nine points and three defensive rebounds. James had six points. Clippers rookies key overtime victory over Oklahoma City last_img read more

first_imgAn incredulous Bob Arum labeled Andres Gutierrez a “disgrace” after the fighter was pulled out of his WBC super featherweight world title eliminator against Oscar Valdez for weighing in a stunning 11 pounds over the limit.Valdez’s debut at 130 pounds will now come against late replacement Adam Lopez, who was previously scheduled to appear on the undercard. Veteran promoter Arum told FightHype.com: “I’ve seen a guy two or three pounds overweight, that’s still unprofessional. To come in 11 pounds overweight is a f—ing disgrace. We’re throwing him out of the hotel.”Join DAZN to watch Ruiz vs. Joshua 2 and 100-plus fight nights a yearAsked if there was any chance of Valdez still facing Gutierrez, Arum added: “I am not allowing, and neither would the commission allow, a fight to go ahead at 130 when a guy comes in 11 pounds over that. You’re not allowed. There’s rules.”Gutierrez was duly suspended by the WBC, which lamented his “embarrassing and extraordinary action” in a statement. WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman said: “What just happened in Las Vegas is of extreme concern. Gutierrez is officially suspended by the WBC and we will initiate a thorough investigation of the facts.”Before Lopez’s promotion to the main event was confirmed, a dejected Valdez made it clear he was still willing to face Gutierrez.”My immediate reaction was ‘I’ll still fight him,’ because now there’s even more anger. Now I really want to get in there and really kick your ass.” @CrystinaPoncher with @oscarvaldez56 , who has even more motivation now against a new opponent. #ValdezLopez | TOMORROW | ESPN+ pic.twitter.com/L4ZWhOv7Eo— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) November 30, 2019″It’s unbelievable. I had to hear it [Gutierrez’s weight] twice because I wasn’t sure if it was 131 or 141. When I saw it was 141, I couldn’t believe that,” Valdez, the former WBO featherweight champion, said. “It’s very unprofessional. I’m very upset. I’m just very disappointed in him.”last_img read more