Morning Wrap: Clippers win, Paul George talks about his mental health and that speech from Doc Rivers …

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ONE: The Clippers’ 154-111 victory over the Mavericks to take a 3-2 series showed how good the Clippers are when Paul George is locked in, and George admitted afterward the bubble had taken a toll on his mental health, and he sought help and got it. “I had anxiety, a little bit of depression. Just being locked in here, I just wasn’t there. I checked out,” George said. And there was also coach Doc Rivers, who spoke passionately about Jacob Blake’s death and racism in America.

Next game: Clippers vs. Mavericks, Game 6, Thursday, 6 p.m. (Clippers lead series, 3-2).


Social media reacts after Clippers embarrass Mavs 154-111 to take series lead

TWO: The Purple and Bold newsletter from Kyle Goon who is inside the bubble in Orlando touches several subjects, including LeBron James speaking that while winning Game 4 should have been about the game and honoring Kobe Bryant, the shooting of Jacob Blake and the viral video that has been discussed  was much more important. The Lakers have a 3-1 series lead and can close out the series tonight against the Blazers, who will be without star Damian Lillard.

Next game: Lakers vs. Trail Blazers, Game 5, tonight, 6 p.m. (Lakers lead series, 3-1)

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THREE: Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen gave up a game-tying ninth-inning home run and the Giants went on to win after Donovan Solano’s game-winning two-run homer in theh 10th inning gave them a 10-8 victory.

FOUR: The Angels split a doubleheader with the Astros, but more importantly, the Angels’ offense showed some much needed firepower, reporter Adam Grosbard writes.

Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros

FIVE: Read the latest from Rams reporter Kevin Modesti and Chargers writer Gilbert Manzano from training camp as the season inches closer.

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