L.A. riots: Chaos, hope and hoops

Twenty years ago, the Lakers and Clippers were in the playoffs, and the city burned

Updated: May 30, 2012, 7:00 PM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- As Mike Dunleavy knelt down in front of his team during a timeout in the fourth quarter of a tie game to draw up a play, he noticed his players' attention shift from his dry erase board to the scoreboard above him as the booming voice of the public address announcer was telling the crowd it would not be permitted to drive east or south after the game.

"Do not go east on Manchester. You must go west on Manchester toward the beach, north on Prairie toward Culver ...

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