Morning Wrap: Trying to explain the Clippers collapse in Game 7; Dodgers bounce back against Padres

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ONE: What happened to the Clippers? Read Mirjam Swanson’s story on how the Clippers blew a 3-1 series lead in losing Game 7 to the Nuggets, and what columnist Mark Whicker had to say about one of the greatest collapses in NBA history. And social media? It was not kind to the Clippers or its two stars, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.

Clippers’ season of high hopes ends with a disastrous loss to Nuggets in Game 7

Social media reacts after Nuggets’ stunning blow out of Clippers in Game 7

TWO: The Dodgers needed a victory over the Padres and closer Kenley Jansen needed a confidence-building save in the ninth inning and the Dodgers got both to increase their lead in the NL West to 2/ 1/2 games.

THREE: Now that the Nuggets have advanced to the Western Conference finals to face the Lakers, what should the Lakers expect. Reporter Kyle Goon with an early look.

FOUR: With Big 10 football expected to approve plans to become the college football season this fall, will the Pac-10 follow? Players from USC sent a letter to Governor Newsom asking if they could practice.

With the Big Ten restarting, the Pac-12 stands alone: Whatever it takes, the conference must play this fall

USC football players ask Newsom to let them practice

FIVE: The Angels’ mammoth comeback included overcoming a seven-run against the Diamondbacks, but in the end, they still lost, 9-8.

Angels overcome seven-run deficit before losing to Diamondbacks