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Lakers snap five-game slide, cruise past Pacers (1:12)

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Lakers coach Luke Walton had a ton of praise for Lakers rookie forward Brandon Ingram after Friday's win over Indiana:

Young shows the swagger after his fifth 3-pointer in win (0:19)
Black absorbs the contact and finishes the layup (0:20)
Turner muscles in for the layup (0:27)
Young leaves the game with injury (0:25)
Ingram proves too much for Ellis in the post (0:15)
Russell leaves game after landing awkwardly (0:46)
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Watch: Pacers slight BPI favorites over Lakers

The Pacers won their home matchup with the Lakers on Nov. 1, but ESPN's Basketball Power Index sees Friday's rematch at Staples Center as basically a toss-up. (Watch live at 10:30 p.m. ESPN/WatchESPN)

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Trojans expected to topple ASU

The Sun Devils have lost three straight Pac-12 contests. BPI expects that streak to reach four on Saturday at USC, where the Trojans come off their own loss to Arizona. Preview

UCLA leaders

Bruins not far from team PPG record

Averaging 93.4 points per game, the Bruins are on pace to score their most points in a season since averaging 94.6 in 1971-72. That season, they won their sixth of seven straight national titles. (ESPN Stats & Info)

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Rose rally helps Clay Helton's standing

USC finished the season strong following a shaky start and finished the Rose Bowl strong, too. That sends the Trojans' head man into the 2017 season on a roll. Coaches' stock (Insider)

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Ball racking up assists

UCLA's offense continues to ride freshman sensation Lonzo Ball. Ball had 12 of the team's 30 assists to move into 2nd place on the all-time freshman assist list at UCLA. (ESPN Stats & Info)

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Pujols o Ortiz, quién es el mejor dominicano en la MLB?

Carolina Guillén, Ernesto Jerez y Enrique Rojas discuten sobre el mejor jugador de béisbol nacido en la República Dominicana en la historia. Mirar

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Sam Darnold leading change for Trojans

Including an impressive Rose Bowl performance, the redshirt freshman finished with 3,086 yards and 31 touchdowns. He's a superstar, and everyone knows it, writes Adam Rittenberg. Top 25 returning players (Insider)

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Clippers among teams linked to Tucker

P.J. Tucker could be a hot name on the trade market before the Feb. 23 trade deadline. Doc Rivers is one of Tucker's biggest admirers, but the cost of a first-round pick could be too much for the Clippers. Stein's notes

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Mover's remorse in San Diego?

One league source told ESPN's Adam Schefter that there are "a ton" of owners upset with Dean Spanos' decision to move the Chargers to L.A., with some even hoping they reverse course and return to San Diego. Mort & Schefter's notebook