Lakers get blown out in ugly loss to Sixers, 138-94
Joel Embiid recorded a triple-double in just three quarters as the Lakers suffered a 44-point loss in Philadelphia.
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1. Lakers get blown out in ugly loss to Sixers, 138-94
Joel Embiid recorded a triple-double in just three quarters as the Lakers suffered a 44-point loss in Philadelphia, writes The Sporting Tribune’s Holdenn Graff.
The Lakers headed to Philadelphia looking to keep the momentum rolling after a thrilling win in LeBron’s return to Cleveland against the Cavaliers. However, the Sixers had other plans as they made things miserable for Los Angeles all night long. Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey had their way while they led the Philly attack and got the team off to a hot start.
A 32-19 first quarter in favor of the Sixers had the Lakers fighting to get back in it from the jump, and they headed into the locker at halftime down 68-53. The third quarter saw more of the same as the Lakers continued to get torched from beyond the arch, and Joel Embiid did not even have to play in the final quarter. The Sixers finished things off in dominant fashion and handed LeBron James the worst loss of his entire career.
2. Nuggets steal win from lethargic Clippers, 113-104
Two former Clippers come back and destroy an uninspired team that now has major questions, writes The Sporting Tribune’s Grant Mona.
This is the most embarrassing loss that I have seen from a Clipper team in a very very long time. The Denver Nuggets were without their top three players in Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray, and Aaron Gordon, yet still won against a fully healthy Clippers squad.
From the start, Reggie Jackson and Deandre Jordan absolutely dominated the Clippers on the perimeter and in the paint. The two former Clippers came back into Crypto.com Arena and annihilated the pick and roll. Jackson finished with 35 points and 13 assists while Jordan finished with 21 points and 13 rebounds.
3. Rams dominate Cardinals in end-to-end victory in Arizona, 37-14
With the Rams finally healthy, they prove why they can be a force down the stretch, writes The Sporting Tribune’s Grant Mona.
This is the game that Rams’ fans have been waiting for. The Cardinals scored in their opening drive to take the lead, but after that, it was all Los Angeles. Matthew Stafford threw multiple touchdowns and Kyren Williams established himself as a top running back in the NFL in his first game back after being on the IR.
The Rams are now 5-6 and one game out of a wild card spot in the NFC.
4. LAFC to host the Western Conference Final after 1-0 win against Seattle
LAFC keep their hopes of winning consecutive MLS Cup titles alive with their win against Seattle Sounders. They next host Houston Dynamo in the Western Conference Final, writes The Sporting Tribune’s Chandrima Chatterjee.
The Black and Gold were heavily reliant on the MLS Golden Boot winner as he scored his fourth MLS Playoffs goal of the year and the heroic goalkeeping display of Maxime Crépeau who finished the match with seven saves. Seattle, who’d won their previous two playoffs matches against LAFC and hadn’t lost a playoff game at home in a decade with a 19-match unbeaten record, were unable to find the back of the net in spite of outshooting their opponents eight to two.
5. Hawai’i spoils Colorado State’s bowl hopes with last-second FG
Hawai'i got the chance to play spoiler and broke the hearts of Colorado State in dramatic fashion, as Matthew Shipley's 51-yard field goal split the upright as time expired for the 27-24 UH win, writes The Sporting Tribune’s Paul Brecht.
The Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors (5-8, 3-5 MWC) played spoiler on Saturday night, denying Colorado State (5-7, 3-5 MWC) an automatic bowl selection and winning on Senior Night for the sixth consecutive year, using a career-long 51-yard Matthew Shipley field goal as time expired to stun the Rams.
Click the link below to read all the quick hitters of the action from Hawai’i’s thrilling 27-24 win over Colorado State on Senior Night.
6. CM Punk is back in WWE after surprise return at the end of Survivor Series
CM Punk is back in the WWE for the first time in nearly a decade, writes The Sporting Tribune’s Adrian Hernandez.
In the age of streaming very few shows break through the world’s attention span and become must see like Succession, The Last of Us, & Game of Thrones. Must see TV is usually reserved for live sports & professional wrestling because for moments like Saturday Night as one of those most controversial wrestlers in the world CM Punk returned to WWE for the first time since he walked away ahead of Monday Night Raw in Cleveland, Ohio back in 2014.
Nearly a decade since leaving WWE and months removed from being apart of All Elite Wrestling combined with the largest crowd at All-State Arena in Chicago for a wrestling event in the venue’s history created such a moment that people reacted to it like this.
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