Clippers dominate Wizards, set up Summer League showdown with Lakers

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error LAS VEGAS — Reggie Upshaw had 24 points and nine rebounds and rookie Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 17 points and six assists as the Clippers defeated the Washington Wizards 89-74 on Wednesday afternoon at Cox Pavilion, becoming the first team to advance in the NBA Summer League tournament.Rookie Jerome Robinson scored 15 points and Angel Delgado added 14 points and 10 rebounds and five steals on 7-for-9 shooting for the Clippers, who will face the top-seeded Lakers (3-0) in a second-round game on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. PT at the Thomas & Mack Center. The Lakers received a first-round bye.The Clippers (2-2) dominated most of the game and never trailed. They led 31-15 at the end of the first quarter and maintained a double-digit lead throughout, extending the margin to 28 points in the third quarter before Washington cut it to 10 during the fourth quarter. The Clippers outrebounded the Wizards 46-32 and held the Wizards to 38-percent shooting from the field, including 21 percent from 3-point range.Devin Robinson had 26 points and 11 rebounds and Aaron Harrison added 12 points for the Wizards (1-3), who will play a consolation game against Chicago or Dallas on Friday afternoon.last_img read more

Jose Altuve’s ‘terrible’ tattoo subject of Twitter scrutiny

first_imgSeems like the buzz the Astros have been hearing was from a tattoo gun.On Saturday, Astros shortstop Carlos Correa defended teammate José Altuve over the Astros buzzer controversy. The team has been accused of wearing buzzers under their jerseys — in addition to their trash can and video schemes — to learn what type of pitch was coming. A widely circulated video — which shows Altuve asking teammates not to rip his shirt off after a game-winning home run in the 2019 ALCS — fueled these rumors. That tattoo does look really bad I get why Altuve and his teammates wanted to cover it up— David Mendelsohn (@BigBabyDavid_) February 15, 2020We have found a picture of Jose Altuve’s tattoo 😬— SNY (@SNYtv) February 15, 2020When Carlos Correa says a crappy tattoo was why Altuve wouldn’t take his jersey off— Jon Tayler, Smiling Politely (@JATayler) February 15, 2020BREAKING: Leaked image of Altuve’s tattoo which is cited as new excuse for not removing jersey after walk off HR to go to WS.— DZ (@YankeesFan4299) February 15, 2020MORE: Astros owner Jim Crane bungles sign-stealing apology, players try to pick up slackReporters in the Astros clubhouse did confirm that Altuve does have a tattoo, however.Jose Altuve will speak to reporters after today’s workout. He just entered the Astros clubhouse shirtless, exposing a tattoo on his left shoulder that said “Melanie.”— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) February 17, 2020Melanie is the name of Altuve’s 3-year-old daughter. Mystery solved? Maybe for now. … “The second reason that he don’t want me to talk about this, but I’m gonna say it, is because he’s got an unfinished tattoo on his collarbone, right here, that, honestly, looked terrible,” Correa told The Athletic regarding that video. “It was a bad tattoo. And he didn’t want nobody to see it. He didn’t want to show it at all.”Fans raced to Twitter to comment, and many had their own ideas about Jose Altuve’s tattoo.MORE: Astros’ Carlos Correa fights fire with fire on sign-stealing, fails to lower temperatureSome fans thought that Correa was making the whole thing up.JOSE ALTUVE: Wait, what did you say?CARLOS CORREA: You need to get a bad tattoo.JOSE ALTUVE: What? No. I don’t want to.CARLOS CORREA: You kinda hafta now. On your collarbone. A really shitty one.JOSE ALTUVE: No, I don-CARLOS CORREA: Like today. I’ll drive you.— Mike Beauvais (@MikeBeauvais) February 15, 2020random astros staffer just wildly driving around trying to find a place to buy kids temporary tattoos— matt (@MattF15) February 15, 2020Other fans did a little detective work to find said tattoo.This pic is from 2019. Where’s the unfinished tattoo..?— Tyson (@theR34Lbiscuit) February 15, 2020Looks like he has the tattoo on his chest here. Some cursive writing— Jomboy (@Jomboy_) February 15, 2020MORE: MLB players rip Astros over sign-stealing scandalSeveral people pointed out that Altuve was hardly the first baseball player to have bad ink.You can’t tell me that Jose Altuve was embarrassed over a tattoo when Brandon Inge, Jose Tabata, and Scott Spiezio routinely showcased THESE: #Astros— Geoff Magliocchetti (@GeoffMags5490) February 15, 2020If Dereck Rodriguez can proudly display this forearm tattoo of Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman, then Jose Altuve should have no qualms about anything inked on his collarbone. #Astros— Matt Leland (@MattLeland) February 15, 2020Most fans just decided for themselves what the tattoo was.last_img read more