Los Angeles Teams


Lawrence Murray ESPN.com 

Doc Rivers, Lou Williams, Blake Griffin all gave credit to Timberwolves for being the better team (off. rebounds, being more aggressive), but all of them acknowledged substandard officiating in different ways.


Lawrence Murray ESPN.com 

Clippers head coach Doc Rivers wasn't happy about Jeff Teague (16/17 FTs) making more FTs than LA's entire team (15/22 FTs). Rivers said that there were no swear words involved when he and assistants Sam Cassell and Mike Woodson drew technical fouls, and that the officials lost their composure.

Wolves top Clippers in wild game (1:25)
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12hNick Friedell

Rivers, Clips join NBA chorus of angst over refs

Clippers coach Doc Rivers, after watching his team rack up four technical fouls in the fourth quarter and then being ejected along with assistant coach Mike Woodson, dropped any sense of hesitation in expressing his displeasure with NBA officiating.

Doc and Woodson ejected (0:50)
Griffin gets triple double and promptly double dribbles (0:27)
Harrell fires up the crowd after massive slam (0:23)
Griffin finds Harrell multiple times in the 1st half (0:32)
Harrell gets second chance at dunk (0:26)
Williams punishes the rim (0:21)
Griffin gets back-to-back baskets (0:28)
Griffin connects with Harrell for layup (0:19)

Lawrence Murray ESPN.com 

Boston Celtics shooting guard Jaylen Brown is at STAPLES Center for tonight's matchup between the Minnesota Timberwolves and LA Clippers. The Clippers host the Celtics here Wednesday.

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15hNick Friedell

Doc, Thibs want All-Star Game draft televised

LA Clippers head coach Doc Rivers and Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau believe the NBA should expand its All-Star rosters to 15 players on each side and would like to see the All-Star Game draft televised.

Jake Olson shows off QB skills (1:10)
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USC blind snapper shows off QB skills in video

Blind long-snapper Jake Olson posted on Twitter a video of him showing off his ability to throw some tight spirals downfield, saying he has officially submitted his name into USC's 2018 quarterback competition.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Five-star prospect Moses Brown has announced his commitment to UCLA.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Yu Darvish has at least one five-year offer on the table, according to a source, but he has yet to receive an offer enticing enough to take the plunge. The Cubs, Twins, Rangers, Dodgers and Brewers all continue to monitor Darvish's market. Most baseball observers think he'll be the first upper-level free agent starter to sign, with Jake Arrieta, Lance Lynn and Alex Cobb next in line. With pitchers and catchers set to report to spring camps in three weeks, time is growing short for everyone.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers announce left tackle Russell Okung is headed to the Pro Bowl as an injury replacement for Oakland Raiders tackle Donald Penn. Okung will make his second appearance in the annual All-Star game, joining teammates Casey Hayward, Melvin Ingram and Keenan Allen. Joey Bosa and Phillip Rivers earned Pro Bowl invitations but will not play in the game.