Los Angeles teams

Jalen and Jacoby on Kobe's retirement and Jahlil Okafor's driving (69:44)

J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

Portland took the fouling gimmick to the extreme, forcing DeAndre Jordan to shoot a Clippers franchise record 34 free throws. "It gets boring," Jordan said. "And it makes me miss my reservations for after the game."

Jordan casually slaps and dabs (0:15)
CP3, Lillard leave in Clippers' win over Blazers (1:30)

J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

No real update from Clippers on Chris Paul's rib muscle strain. They say he will be evaluated during the week.


Final: Clippers 102, Trail Blazers 87

Chris Paul left with a strained rib muscle but Blake Griffin dropped 23 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists while DeAndre Jordan had 24 rebounds and 34 free throw attempts for the L.A.'s third-straight win. Box score

Ducks blank Canucks (0:46)
SVP: End of the line for Kobe (2:11)

Kevin Arnovitz ESPN Staff Writer 

A rough night for All-Star point guards at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Damian Lillard exited the game soon into the third quarter with abdominal pain. A few minutes later, Chris Paul left with a rib muscle strain.


Clippers reasserting lead over Blazers

DeAndre Jordan is up to 20 rebounds with just under 6 minutes left in the third quarter. His previous season high was 18. The Clippers have taken a 7-point lead. Follow live


Clippers and Blazers even through half

Los Angeles led by as many as 15 points but Portland climbed all the way back, tying the game at 49 on a late C.J. McCollum 3 just before the halftime buzzer. Halftime stats


Trail Blazers (7-10) at Clippers (9-8)

Los Angeles has won back-to-back games for the first time since starting the season 4-0. But they'll have their hands full in Portland's backcourt. Damian Lillard is 8th in scoring (25.4 points) and C.J. McCollum 20th (20.4 points). Follow live

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Age didn't impact Adrian Gonzalez in 2015

Some argued his 33 years hindered him against the Mets' starters in the postseason. But remember New York overpowered the young Cubs, too. In short, Gonzalez played just as he usually does, which puts him on this list. Top 10 first basemen

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Pau Gasol was asked what he will remember most about playing with former Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant: "How competitive he is," Gasol said before Monday's game against the San Antonio Spurs. "He'll continue to be no matter what he does. That's just his spirit. He's a hard-working guy. He wants to be the best. He doesn't settle for anything less. He's always going to try to be, and will be, exceptional."

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Rueda de prensa de Kobe en español

Kobe Bryant comenta en español sobre su decisión de decir adiós esta temporada. Mirar

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Kobe Bryant, una llama competitiva que languidece

Pocos dudaban de que este sería el último año en activo de un jugador que lo ha dado todo por el básquetbol, pero faltaba la confirmación oficial, la cual llegó. Leer

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Kobe Bryant tras anunciar su retiro: "Ahora me siento relajado"

La estrella de los Lakers jugará los 66 partidos que le quedan sabiendo que todos y cada uno de ellos tendrán un aroma a despedida después de 20 años en activo. Leer


An ode to Kobe Bryant, in two charts

This season, Bryant has been the worst volume shooter in the NBA. But as bad as this campaign has been, the Lakers star will be remembered as one of the most versatile scoring threats the NBA had ever seen. 2005-06 vs. 2015-16

Youth isn't UCLA's problem

We don't blame the Bruins for needing to rely on their freshmen. What is inexcusable is committing turnovers on 20.3 percent of their possessions. That's how you lose to Monmouth and Wake Forest and get smacked by Kansas. Teams that might disappoint