Morning Wrap: One way or another, the Clippers will make history tonight

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ONE: Clippers reporter Mirjam Swanson writes that one way or another, the Clippers will make history tonight, either clinching their first Western Conference finals berth ever, or going 0-for-8 with chances to get there. The Clippers, who had a 3-1 series lead against the Denver Nuggets, play Game 7 tonight at 6 p.m.

TWO: While the Clippers and Nuggets slug it out in Game 7, the Lakers wait, trying to stay sharp for when it opens the Western Conference finals on Friday. Find out what they’ve been doing to prepare for their next opponent.

THREE: The Dodgers are in a battle for the National League West against the surging San Diego Padres, and couldn’t hold them off in Game 1 of a crucial three-game series on Monday, losing 7-2, cutting their lead in the NL West to 1 1/2 games.

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FOUR: Angels reporter Jeff Fletcher writes: Throughout the hot streak that has begun to change the perception about who Jared Walsh is and who can be, he has chosen not to delve too deeply into how it happened. In describing the swing he first brought to the major leagues, Walsh has a fairly simple description. “Last year, I had a lot going on,” the Angels first baseman said. “You know, it works sometimes, but it wasn’t consistent enough.

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FIVE: The Rams and Chargers opened the season with victories, find out what the storylines were the day after from Rams reporter Kevin Modesti and Chargers beat writer Gilbert Manzano.

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