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Boston Celtics Shock Cavaliers in Game Three in Cleveland

Boston Celtics Shock Cavaliers in Game Three in Cleveland

Ramon Alvarado, Staff Writer
May 23, 2017
Filed under Sports

After losing their star player and the first two games of the series on their home court, it looked like the Boston Celtics would surely get swept by the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Celtics showed the fight of an Irishman, however, and stole game three at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, 111-108. With...

Kawhi Leonard of the Spurs to Miss Game Two of Western Conference Finals

Kawhi Leonard of the Spurs to Miss Game Two of Western Conference Finals

Ramon Alvarado, Staff Writer
May 17, 2017
Filed under Sports

For two- and- a- half quarters of their game one Western Conference Finals matchup in Golden State, the San Antonio Spurs dominated the Warriors. The Spurs were propelled by the outstanding play of Kawhi Leonard on the offensive and defensive end. Leonard aggravated a prior ankle injury midway through...

Lonzo Ball’s ‘Big Balla Brand’ releases $495 ZO2 signature shoe

Adam Calleja, Staff Writer
May 16, 2017
Filed under Sports

“What kid do you know at 19 years old could make his own shoe the way he wants it, how he wants it to feel, it’s a dream come true for me,” said Lonzo Ball in an interview on ESPN, with Ramona Shelburne following the reveal of his new signature shoe the ZO2. The former UCLA point guard is expected to...

Kevin Durant’s 38 points lifts Golden State Warriors against the Utah Jazz in conference semi- finals

Victor Lozano, Staff Writer
May 16, 2017
Filed under Sports

Not even a change of scenery to Salt Lake City could give the Utah Jazz a chance to get back in the series, losing Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals to the Golden State Warriors, 102-91. As the Jazz trailed 2-0 coming home, it was a must win game to stay alive against the best team in th...

Boston Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas Scores 53 on Late Sister’s Birthday

Boston Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas Scores 53 on Late Sister’s Birthday

Ramon Alvarado, Staff Writer
May 3, 2017
Filed under Sports

After his sister, Chyna Thomas, passed away in a terrible car accident last month, Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas said he "wanted to give up and quit." There was no quit in his game against the Washington Wizards Tuesday night, though. On what would have been his late sister's 23 birthday, Thomas...

Disaster Looms in Lob City

Jonathan Manjarrez, Staff Writer
May 2, 2017
Filed under Sports

  The Los Angeles Clippers were for many years the laughing stock of the NBA prior to the acquisition of point guard, Chris Paul. Before acquiring Chris Paul, the Clippers had only made the playoffs once in the fifteen years prior. Following their first round exit against the up-start Utah Jazz...

Joe Johnson’s Huge Fourth Quarter Lifts the Jazz Over the Clippers in Game Four

Joe Johnson’s Huge Fourth Quarter Lifts the Jazz Over the Clippers in Game Four

Ramon Alvarado, Staff Writer
April 25, 2017
Filed under Sports

Joe Johnson came alive in the fourth quarter to power the Utah Jazz over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, April 23 at Vivant Smart Home Arena in Utah. The 105-98 win for the Jazz has tied the first-round playoff series at 2-a-piece. After staying quiet throughout the regular season, Johnson's...

High-powered offense fuels Clippers in game two victory over Jazz

High-powered offense fuels Clippers in game two victory over Jazz

Ramon Alvarado, Staff Writer
April 19, 2017
Filed under Sports

The Los Angeles Clippers were able to even up their first round playoff series with the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night. Los Angeles’ 99-91 victory tied the series at one and it will now shift to Utah for games three and four. Staples Center served as a highlight factory on Tuesday night. The Jazz witnessed...

Clippers Look to Even Up Series with Jazz after Heart-Breaking Game One Loss

Clippers Look to Even Up Series with Jazz after Heart-Breaking Game One Loss

Ramon Alvarado, Staff Writer
April 18, 2017
Filed under Sports

Joe Johnson's buzzer-beater gave the Utah Jazz the 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series against the Los Angeles Clippers. The 97-95 home defeat the Clippers were dealt now makes game two of the series a must-win. The second game of the series will take place on Wednesday, April 18 at 7:30 pm. Game...

Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook sets NBA record with 42nd triple-double

Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook sets NBA record with 42nd triple-double

April 10, 2017
Filed under Sports

Russell Westbrook has been on a tear all season long, doing anything and everything to lead his Thunder to victory. With his amazing athleticism, skill, and hustle comes amazing stats. Stats that have inked his 2016-2017 season in the history books. Westbrook broke Oscar Robertson's single season triple-double...

Clippers travel to Utah to face Jazz in potential playoff matchup

Clippers travel to Utah to face Jazz in potential playoff matchup

Ramon Alvarado, Staff Writer
March 14, 2017
Filed under Sports

The Los Angeles Clippers will visit Utah tonight, March 13, to take on the Jazz at six pm. The game could end up having a huge impact on playoff seeding. Utah (41-25) currently has a one-game lead over the Clippers (40-26) for the fourth-seed in the Western Conference. Since Chris Paul has returned...

Lakers handed eighth straight loss; better their chances of landing number one pick

Lakers handed eighth straight loss; better their chances of landing number one pick

Ramon Alvarado, Staff Writer
March 8, 2017
Filed under Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers visited the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday, March 7, for a regular season matchup between two teams trending in different directions. The Mavericks got the win over the Lakers with a score of 122-111. The win gave the Mavericks their fifth win in their last six games; while the Lakers...

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