For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory — Press Telegram

Editor’s note: This is the Tuesday, Aug. 25 edition of the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter from reporter Kyle Goon, who is among the few reporters with a credential inside the NBA bubble. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — It should have been about basketball. It should have…

For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory — Press Telegram

Three Things to Know: The Lakers have found their shooting touch — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

In the last two games, Danny Green if 5-of-8 from three. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is 5-of-12. The Lakers have found their touch

Three Things to Know: The Lakers have found their shooting touch — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Butler helps Heat sweep despite shoulder strain — VOICE OF THE HWY

10:56 PM ET Miami Heat All-Star swingman Jimmy Butler has been dealing with a left shoulder strain over the last few days, but he does not expect the injury to limit him as the Heat continue to move forward in the NBA Playoffs. Butler’s acknowledgement came after Monday’s 99-87 Game 4 win over the Indiana […]

Butler helps Heat sweep despite shoulder strain — VOICE OF THE HWY

Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum — Press Telegram

A year ago — well, a year and four-plus months ago — the upstart Clippers pulled off a euphoric comeback to even their first-round Western Conference playoff series against a heavily favored foe. In the heady days after that NBA-record 31-point comeback against Golden State in Game 2 of the series, the Clippers said all…

Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum — Press Telegram

Indians manager Francona to miss 3-game series against Twins — MLB | NBC Sports

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona will miss the club’s three-game series against Minnesota this week while he continues to deal with health issues.

Indians manager Francona to miss 3-game series against Twins — MLB | NBC Sports

Mike Trout is working on his defense, thanks to Twitter — Daily News

Mike Trout’s outfield reads became somewhat of a trending topic among baseball fans and media on Twitter last Friday. Among those who were paying attention: Trout himself. According to MLB’s Statcast technology, Trout’s “jump” on balls hit to the outfield ranks among the bottom 1 percent of outfielders. Statcast divides “jump” into three components: reaction…

Mike Trout is working on his defense, thanks to Twitter — Daily News