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Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Saturday kicked off the Lakers' only four-game-in-five-night set of the season and, all told, their most brutal stretch of 2015-16 -- 10 games in 15 days, including their longest road trip of the season, an eight-games-in-12-days trip that begins Tuesday in Philadelphia.

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Kendrick remains solid if not flashy

Howie Kendrick's consistently solid play rates him eighth-best in the majors at his position, according to Buster Olney. We'll see how much the Dodgers want to keep the 32-year-old free agent following one season. Top 10 second basemen (Insider)

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Happy Birthday, Vin Scully!

The legendary Dodgers broadcaster turns 88 years young today. Scully called the Dodgers first game in Los Angeles at the Coliseum on April 18, 1958.

Kane sets record, but Blackhawks fall in OT to Kings (1:15)
Trail Blazers hand Lakers fifth straight loss (0:47)

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Kobe Bryant said he wasn't sure if he'll play Sunday in the second leg of a back-to-back against Indiana.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Kobe Bryant after shooting 7-of-20: "Im fine, man. Its tough. Twenty years, its tough. Legs arent what they used to be."

Lillard, Plumlee connect for sky-high oop (0:16)
USC wins LA bragging rights, beats UCLA (1:26)
Trojans' offense imposed their will on Bruins' defense (2:17)

USC coach Helton proud of his team

USC interim coach Clay Helton said after his team's 40-21 win over UCLA to send the Trojans to the Pac-12 title game: "I can't tell you how proud I am for them. They're not only great players but great people."

Kessler: 'Everyone stuck together' (1:40)
Helton proud of players for reaching Pac-12 championship (0:37)

Rogers will not be denied a TD

USC's Darreus Rogers leaps to make the catch at the four-yard line and then stretches out to reach the goal line for a Trojans TD on ABC.

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Randle, Hibbert worth budgeting for

Lakers rookie Julius Randle has already had a good fantasy outing against the Blazers this week. And big man Roy Hibbert's steady fantasy floor makes him a safe cheap play on Saturday. DFS best buys (Insider)


Green rumbles for defensive TD for USC

Claude Pelon sacked UCLA QB Jacob Rosen, and 6-foot-5, 285-pound freshman Rasheem Green scooped up Rosen's fumble and went 32 yards for a TD. USC leads No. 22 UCLA 26-21 midway through the third quarter on ABC/ESPN2.