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3hOhm Youngmisuk

Walton lauds KCP with legal woes resolved

Feeling healthy and free of the legal burden that resulted in a 25-day sentence for a probation violation earlier this season, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope tied his career high with eight 3-pointers as the Lakers beat the Kings on Saturday.

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Oilers win after Kings' goal waived off (0:57)
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Caldwell-Pope leads Lakers to victory (1:00)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Julius Randle went to the Kings practice court to work on free throws after the game. He was 0-for-5 from the line tonight.

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Caldwell-Pope ties career high with 8 long balls (1:03)
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Randle gives the rim a beating with tomahawk dunk (0:35)
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Randle sneaks great pass to Caldwell-Pope for layup (0:20)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Looks like Isaiah Thomas had to come out of the game briefly in the fourth because the bottom of one of his shoe soles started to peel off.

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Fox double clutches for sick layup (0:25)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has buried 8-of-13 3-pointers and has a season-high 30 points in 30 minutes. He is in a groove. In his previous five games, KCP averaged 14.2 points, 7.6 rebounds, 4.2 assists and shot 12-of-23 (52.1%) from 3.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has matched his career high of most 3's made in a game with his eighth 3-pointer. That's also the most in a game by a Laker this season, surpassing Kyle Kuzma's seven made 3's in a game earlier this season.

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Labissiere smashes the rim with putback dunk (0:18)
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Carter soars in for two-handed jam (0:18)
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KCP is feeling it from distance (0:22)
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Randle throws it down off of fast break (0:18)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The Sacramento Kings public address announcer introduced the Lakers starting five to video of crawling LA traffic with "I Love LA" playing.

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Ohtani's uneven debut (0:51)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Walton said Lonzo Ball did not experience any setbacks with his knee and got his workout in before the game. Everything is going as planned and his minutes limit will be pushed up against Atlanta on Monday.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Been doing some digging on Marcus Peters today, and I believe that if there's any organization — any locker room — that can absorb that personality and maximize that talent, it's the Rams. Respected defensive coordinator (Wade Phillips), magnetic head coach (Sean McVay), and a contending team that resides only drive away from Peters' hometown of Oakland. Gotta think he'll be motivated and on his best behavior in 2018 — first year with a new team, and an important one in his rookie contract. But it's no certainty, of course.

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13hJerry Crasnick

Angels' Ohtani struggles with control in debut

Shohei Ohtani made his debut with the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday and gave up two runs on 31 pitches, only 17 of them strikes, before being lifted with one out in the second inning against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Shohei Ohtani left the mound to a warm ovation from Angels fans after his pitching debut. He threw 31 pitches — 17 strikes — in 1 1/3 innings against the Brewers. Jonathan Villar led off the game with a long double, and Keon Broxton smoked a home run to left field leading off the second. Ohtani had trouble commanding his fastball and buried several breaking balls in the dirt. He'll have plenty of time to work out his issues over the next few weeks in Arizona.