Clippers center Serge Ibaka underwent back surgery in Los Angeles on Thursday and will miss the remainder of the playoffs, the team said in a news release Friday. 495 more wordsClippers center Serge Ibaka undergoes back surgery — Press Enterprise
The world according to Jim: • Suggested title for the Clippers’ 2021 postseason: The Reputation Salvation Operation. Of course, that only works – maybe – if they’re still playing deep into next week and in position to reach their first conference final. 915 more wordsAlexander: Clippers’ image rehabilitation tour on hold — Press Enterprise
Editor’s note: This is the Friday June 11 edition of the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter from reporter Kyle Goon. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, … 2,134 more wordsThe Lakers’ 2020 title had a cost. In 2021, they had to pay it — Press Enterprise
The Clippers have to figure out a way to cool down Donovan Mitchell, who has almost as many points (82) as Kawhi Leonard and Paul George combined (91) through the first two gamesClippers, down 2-0 to the Utah Jazz, have issues on both ends — San Bernardino Sun
The Golden Knights enjoyed a full building during their second-round series against the Colorado Avalanche. The Montreal Canadiens just started allowing a limited crowd.Golden Knights fans could be difference in Montreal series — Las Vegas Review-Journal
The San Francisco Giants have traded right-handed reliever Matt Wisler along with cash considerations to the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for 24-year-old lefty Michael Plassmeyer, who will report to Double-A Richmond, according to a team press release. 386 more wordsSF Giants add lefty prospect in trade with Rays, send struggling reliever to Tampa Bay — Santa Cruz Sentinel
PASCAL SIAKAM UNDERGOES SURGERY
The Toronto Raptors announced Friday that Pascal Siakam underwent successful surgery last week to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder. The surgery was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles.
The injury to Siakam’s shoulder occurred May 8 vs. Memphis. The expected recovery and rehabilitation time for this procedure is approximately five months, and his condition will be updated as appropriate.
Siakam appeared in 56 of 72 games last season, averaging 21.4 points, 7.2 rebounds and 4.5 assists. He set a career high of 44 points, most recently vs. Washington, on May 6.