first_imgFIVE:  Is the Dodgers’ return to Houston a feeling or revenge, or has too much happened since learning earlier this year that the Astros cheated while winning the 2017 World Series over the Dodgers. Players aired their grievances in February, but find out what reporter Bill Plunkett says they’re thinking as they get set to take on the Astros Tuesday night. — NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) July 27, 2020THREE: Center Ivica Zubac finally joined the Clippers and admitted he had COVID-19, testing positive on July 4. And there’s a lot more from Clippers reporter Mirjam Swanson, who explains what Lou Williams’ teammates and others are saying after his trip to a Gentleman’s club landed him 10 days in quartertine when he returned, including a classic Twitter exchange from an NBA analyst and Williams. And also, find out how the Clippers performed in their final tune-up before Thursday’s opener against the Lakers.15 years in this business and the most dirt you have on my name is stopping to get hot wings during a pandemic. Perk. Shut up. And stop laughing and saying it’s just tv when you run into me too.— Lou Williams (@TeamLou23) July 27, 2020FOUR: Who knows when the UCLA Bruins basketball team will play again, but the news couldn’t get any bigger off the court after Long Beach Poly’s Peyton Watson, a five-star recruit, committed to the Bruins on Monday. Reporter Adam Grosbard was on it, and explains what it means for the Bruins to land the top-rated recruit in the state of California, according to TWO:  The Lakers are a few days from Thursday’s NBA restart against the Clippers, and Markief Morris’ arrival in the Orlando bubble to join the Lakers helped them in their final exhibition victory against the Washington Wizards. Kyle Goon is with the Lakers inside the bubble and has the lastest, including the impressive showings from Dion Waiters and J.R. Smith.JR Smith 20 PTS – 5 REB – 6/7 3PMDion Waiters 18 PTS – 6 AST – 47% FG Lakers basically got both of them for free 🔥 Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Morning Wrap shares the days top five stories from our reporters at the Southern California Newspaper Group … And have everything delivered to you in our daily newslettersONE: Columnist Mark Whicker writes the count is 0-2 after 13 Miami Marlins tested positive for COVID-19 after Major League Baseball’s opening weekend. What does it mean and where do we go from here? last_img