Los Angeles Teams

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Gordon Hayward is here at Staples Center for Celtics-Lakers.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Paul, Paul George and Lou Williams appear to be All-Star snubs.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Wyoming QB Josh Allen said he doesn't mind hearing fellow draft prospects like Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen get more attention or accolades. He said he is actually living and training with Darnold in Orange County under former NFL quarterback Jordan Palmer and trainer Ryan Flaherty and that he and Darnold are “super good friends.” “We're obviously there to compete. We want to be better. We want to be the best quarterbacks we can be, there's no secret about that,” Allen said. “At the same time, we're not competing against each other. Someone's gonna get drafted higher, that's the fact of the matter. But we want to end up in situations where it's the best fit for ourselves.”

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

UCLA finalizes first coaching staff under Chip Kelly with the hires of Dana Bible (quarterbacks), Roy Manning (outside linebackers, special teams) and Vince Oghobaase (defensive line). Kelly is retaining four coaches -- Jimmie Dougherty, DeShaun Foster, Hank Fraley and Angus McClure -- from the previous staff.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Lonzo Ball (knee) remains out but has not suffered any setbacks according to Luke Walton. He's currently on the treadmill jogging at the end of shootaround. Walton said Ball has not undergone any further medical tests on the knee since the initial MRI reveals a minor left knee sprain. The injury now is called left knee soreness by the team.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Achilles) and Brandon Ingram (ankle) are probable to play tonight against Boston.


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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20hNick 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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23hNick 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.