Clippers Outgun Lakers, Auburn Record Huge Win, Cormier Hands Over Title

Jonathan Grant | December 29th, 2018

In the battle for Los Angeles on Friday night, things looked a lot like they used to as the Clippers and Lakers duked it out for superiority. With LeBron James sidelined for the purple and gold, the Clippers would very much be expected to take advantage and win. They did just that this time around, but it wasn’t by much. Some close to the Clippers feel that the Lakers overlooked them, but that is a hard case to make as the final score was 118-107. On top of that, they led by just two heading into the fourth quarter before easing away. It’s not like this was the easiest of wins. Lou Williams was the man of the night, scoring 36 points, a season-high, for the Clippers. Perhaps more impressive was the 22-0 run in the second half that they went on to seal the game in their favor. The next game between the pair will be at the end of January. If LeBron is back, it will be a different game entirely.

Inquirer Sports

Some bowl games are just not what you thought they’d be. Often, we are left with teams either underperforming, well at least one of them. That’s what happened in yesterday’s Music City Bowl in Nashville as the Auburn Tigers unleashed themselves to win 63-14 over Purdue. The Boilermakers were at a loss to come up with answer in the first half, giving up 56 points in a dubious performance. Those 56 points are the most any team has ever gotten in a half of play in a bowl game. NFL-bound Jarrett Stidham had 373 yards and 5 TD throws in his last game, and the Tigers eased up big time in the second half. At the Alamo, the Washington State Cougars finished the season 11-2 as Gardner Minshew led them to a 28-26 win over the Iowa State Cyclones. Minshew had two TD’s in the air and one on the ground to lead his team to the win in San Antonio. In the Camping World Bowl, an old rivalry was renewed as West Virginia met Syracuse. And without their star QB Will Grier, the Mountaineers had no answer on offense as the Orange beat them 34-18 on the night in Orlando. The win gives Syracuse their first ten win season since 2001 and came as a result of a 17 point showing in the final quarter that saw them raise the trophy.

In the UFC, a rarity is going to happen as Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier has decided to relinquish his title. There is a lot of drama and controversy surrounding it, but Cormier, who has also fought in the heavyweight division this year, simply is refusing to fight Jon Jones for a third time. As a result, he was going to be “stripped,” according to him, while Dana White claimed the title would be “vacated” and then awarded to the winner of Saturday’s match between Jones and Alexander Gustafson. This one has 30 for 30 written on it… One day.

Next Article
  • Giannis Takes NBA MVP

    Giannis Antetokounmpo was officially named NBA MVP on Monday night, beating out James Harden and Paul George in order to become the third youngest in the last 40 years to win the award. In doing so, he became the fifth player born outside of the United States to take those honors, and he did so...

    Read More
  • Mets Reportedly In Major Mess

    According to sources with inside knowledge of the New York Mets, the team’s front office is involved with making decisions in-game. The news comes as a major shock, since this is not the form for baseball by any means. Current GM Brodie van Wagenen, in his first season with the club, has denied that he...

    Read More
  • US Advances With Two PK’s

    The United States Women’s Soccer team didn’t have the easiest of times on Monday against Spain, but they figured out a way to grind and grit their way past the underdogs to win their Round of 16 clash 2-1 and set up an intriguing quarterfinal against hosts France on Friday. The Americans got an early...

    Read More
  • Italy To Host 2026 Winter Olympics

    For the second time in 20 years, Italy will play host to the Winter Olympics, as it was confirmed on Monday in Lausanne that it would be so. Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo, precisely, will be the specific hosts, following up the 2006 edition that took place in Torino. The other contender, though most saw Milan...

    Read More
  • Dodgers Top Rockies With Walkoff

    The Los Angeles Dodgers apparently cannot be stopped, so learned the Colorado Rockies on Sunday afternoon at Dodger Stadium. With a very rare chance to down the 54-23 NL West leaders, the Rockies were unable to make it stick, falling 6-3 in the end. The bad news is that another fan was struck with a...

    Read More
  • Alonso Passes Strawberry

    Pete Alonso has become the all-time greatest rookie power hitter for the New York Mets as of Sunday afternoon when he belted his 27th home run of his maiden campaign to see him pass Darryl Strawberry. Unlike the club legend, however, Alonso has only taken 77 games to reach that number, well ahead of the...

    Read More
  • WWC Controversies

    Instant replay has become a hot button issue in the world of sports, and soccer version of it- VAR- has been perhaps the MVP, if you can call it that, of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. That idea didn’t slow down much on Sunday as controversy reigned in both matches. First up was underdog...

    Read More
  • Reavie Grabs Elusive Win

    After 11 long years of waiting, Chez Reavie is once again a winner on the PGA Tour, taking home the Travelers Championship on Sunday with a total of -17 for the week, four clear shots ahead of second place Keegan Bradley in the end. After a 63 on Saturday, he had a massive six shot...

    Read More