Los Angeles Teams

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Gobert puts a stop to Jordan's layup attempt (0:16)
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Speights dominates with driving dunk (0:18)

Lawrence Murray ESPN.com 

Clippers are up 49-41 at half vs. Jazz. Their lead was as large as 16 points, but Blake Griffin (1/6 FGs) and Chris Paul (0/4 FGs) really struggled in 2nd quarter

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Turnover ends with a Mbah a Moute slam (0:19)
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LaVar Ball 'glad' Alford is staying at UCLA

LaVar Ball, who stayed in California to tend to his ailing wife instead of going to Memphis for the Sweet 16, told ESPN he feels "good" about Steve Alford remaining the coach at UCLA.

ESPN Stats and Information  

If the LA Clippers beat the Utah Jazz or the Portland Trail Blazers lose on Saturday, the Clippers will clinch a Western Conference playoff spot. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

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Greenberg's 'gut feeling' is that Alford has new UCLA contract (1:22)
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Kurkjian's MLB elite eight (2:18)
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Florida and Kentucky win while Booker makes history (1:07)
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Kentucky's Fox keeps getting better (1:36)
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Lakers top Wolves in OT (1:42)
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Alford emphatic saying he'll stay with UCLA (1:35)
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Cogliano banks in goal from behind the net (0:26)

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson scored a career-high 35 points on 13-20 shooting (including 8-10 from 3-point range) to help his team rally from a 15-point deficit and beat the Minnesota Timberwolves, 130-119, in overtime. The win snaps a six-game losing streak for the Lakers. Andrew Wiggins led the Timberwolves with a game-high 36 points.

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Clarkson's eighth 3-pointer ices Wolves (0:17)