Morning Wrap: Lakers with chance to take commanding lead; Rams’ Jalen Ramsey signs historic contract

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ONE: Living in the Orlando bubble has helped players stay fresh during the NBA playoffs, even though they play every other day because they’re not traveling. Today’s Purple and Bold newsletter from Kyle Goon showcases Rajon Rondo, who is showing that playoff Rondo is no myth, he’s real, and he’s a big reason why the Lakers won back-to-back games over the Rockets to take a 2-1 series lead, with a chance to extend their series lead when they meet again tonight in Game 4 at 6 p.m.

TWO: With the Rams set to open the NFL season on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, they took care of one of the best players on Thursday, signing cornerback Jalen Ramsey to a five-year contract. Also, reporter Kevin Modesti gives you his offensive and defensive  analysis.

Rams make Jalen Ramsey highest-paid CB with 5-year contract

THREE: With the Chargers set to open the NFL season on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, receiver Mike Williams is still questionable, and will likely be a game-time decision on whether he plays. Also, reporter Gilbert Manzano gives you his offensive and defensive analysis.

Chargers WR Mike Williams limited in return to practice

FOUR: The Clippers are one game away from advancing to the Western Conference finals for the first time in franchise history after beating the Denver Nuggets 96-85 to take a 3-1 series lead after a dominant performance from Kawhi Leonard, and Clippers social media is enjoying it.

FIVE: The Dodgers went extra innings for a second straight night, and took care of business to come away with a victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks in 10 innings. The Angels had their chances, but couldn’t come up with big hits in a 7-3 loss to the Texas Rangers.

Dodgers beat Diamondbacks in extra innings for second consecutive night

Angels squander their chances in loss to Rangers