On Mamba Night, the Lakers make short work of Blazers to take 3-1 series lead NO. 6: NBA: WARRIORS AT CLIPPERSDetails/TV: At Staples Center, Monday, 7:30 p.m., Prime TicketThe Clippers (4-1) were the last team to finally lose its first game, doing it against Detroit last Saturday, but they’re still at a league-best plus 13.8 points in final score differential. A couple weeks into the season, the Clippers’ Danilo Gallinari is 13th in the league averaging 35.6 minutes per game; the Warriors’ Kevin Durant is second at 37.5. And Steph Curry is managing to average 27.7 points a game by averaging just 33.3 minutes a contest. The Warriors have won their last 10 in a row against the Clippers.Also this week for the Clippers: At Staples Center vs. Dallas (Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., ESPN and Prime Ticket), vs. Memphis (Saturday, 12:30 p.m., Prime Ticket) and vs. Miami (Sunday, 12:30 p.m., Prime Ticket)NO. 7: NBA: PISTONS AT LAKERS Details/TV: At Staples Center, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Spectrum SportsNet“If you not with us now don’t be with us later … we gone figure it out,” Lonzo Ball tweeted out after the Lakers’ 96-81 loss to Utah on Saturday night. Ball, with a team-high 35 minutes a game, also leads the Lakers with 7.5 rebounds and 7.7 assists per game to go with 10.0 points after six contests.Also this week for the Lakers: At Portland, Thursday at 7:30 p.m., TNT; vs. Brooklyn at Staples Center, Friday at 7:30 p.m., SSN; vs. Memphis at Staples Center, Sunday at 6:30 p.m., SSNNO. 8: NHL: PREDATORS AT DUCKS Details/TV: At Honda Center, Friday, 7 p.m., Prime TicketThe first meeting of the two who ended up in the six-game Western Conference finals last summer. But for the time being, Nashville and Anaheim are hanging out around the .500 mark, even though Predators goalie Pekka Rinne is fourth in goals-against average at 1.86.Also this week for the Ducks: Vs. Toronto at Honda Center, Wednesday at 7 p.m., PT; at San Jose, Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Prime Ticket. Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook and other NBA stars pay tribute to Kobe Bryant Photos: Lakers defeat Trail Blazers in Game 4 of first-round playoff series NO. 4: COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 10 UCLA at UTAH Details/TV: At Rice Eccles Stadium, Friday, 6 p.m., FS1No one in the Pac-12 has mastered this Friday night appearance a week after having played a Saturday game. Take USC for example. Yet the Bruins (4-4, 2-3) have this blue-plate combo, on the road both times. The Utes (4-4, 1-4) have lost three in a row after a 30-24 win at Arizona on Sept. 23, and one of them was that one-point mishap at USC.Also in College Football Week 10: LSU at Alabama, Saturday at 5 p.m., Channel 2; Virginia Tech at Miami, 5 p.m., Channel 7; Oregon at Washington, Saturday at 7 p.m., FS1; Oklahoma at Oklahoma State, Saturday at 1 p.m., FS1; Stanford at Washington State, Saturday at 12:30 p.m., Channel 11; Clemson at North Carolina State, Saturday at 12:30 p.m., Channel 7; South Carolina at Georgia, Saturday at 12:30 p.m., Channel 2; Ohio State at Iowa, Saturday at 12:30 p.m., ESPN; Wake Forest at Notre Dame, Saturday at 12:30 p.m., Channel 4. Also this week: The first College Football Playoff Top 25 poll announced Tuesday at 4 p.m., ESPNNO. 5: NFL WEEK 9 RAMS at N.Y. GIANTS Details/TV: At MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., Sunday, 10 a.m., Ch. 11At this point, the NFC West-leading Rams (5-2) may never come back to the West Coast. After a game in Jacksonville, another in London and then a bye week, they have the giant responsibility of entertaining what could be the NFL’s most disappointing franchise. The 1-6 football Giants are last in the NFC East, with only 112 points scored (28th in the league, compared to the Rams’ 212, which leads the NFL).Also this week in NFL Week 8: Denver at Kansas City, Monday at 5:30 p.m., ESPN.Also this week in NFL Week 9 where the Chargers have a bye: Buffalo at N.Y. Jets, Thursday at 5:25 p.m., NFL Network; Oakland at Miami, Sunday at 5:30 p.m., Channel 4; Kansas City at Dallas, Sunday at 1:25 p.m., Channel 2.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Horse dies after injury during workout at Del Mar Ranking the top 10 sports events Oct. 30-Nov. 5 you won’t want to miss:NO. 1: 113th WORLD SERIESASTROS AT DODGERS Details/TV: Game 6 at Dodger Stadium, Tuesday, 5:20 p.m., Ch. 11 (with Game 7 Wednesday at 5:20 p.m., if necessary).Never thought you’d be looking forward to a Halloween at Dodger Stadium, eh? Why not come dressed as your favorite Dodger and see if you can sneak through security.And don’t be spooked by the StubHub.com prices that have recently posted for Game 6. The lowest-priced seats at the very top of the reserved level far down by the foul poles are going for about $920-plus. The so-called “best value” is a $4,995 spot in the club section on the first-base line. There’s also a $25,000 dugout club seat in row AA if you wish – not you, Marlins Man.One thing we did notice during Games 1 and 2 at Dodger Stadium last week was how, at times, it didn’t seem to be “World Series” enough. Between innings, the video boards still had those trivial fan contests – find the ball under the baseball cap, and whatever they do with throwing ping-pong balls into a plastic cup – which feel more appropriate when you’re just trying to pass the time during a regular-season contest. There was far too many “Make Noise!” coaxing, as if the fans couldn’t figure it out. And all the celebrity shots in the stands. Really? Would it be too much to ask for a few more historic World Series clips with Vin Scully narration from past Dodgers’ Fall Classic victories? Find a company to sponsor it. We’re sure they’d be happy to be associated with something a little more classy than sassy.NO. 2: HORSE RACING: 34th BREEDERS’ CUP Details/TV: At Del Mar Race Track, Friday and Saturday, NBCSN and Ch. 4The surf and turf meet the sport’s greatest day for the first time, venturing south of Santa Anita to put a spotlight on how Southern California remains in the game despite the loss of Hollywood Park. The 13-race, two-day festival includes nine champions from past Breeders’ Cup events going after $28 million in prizes. The $6 million Classic (Saturday, 5:35 p.m., Ch. 4) has defending champion Arrogate back against rival and Pacific Classic winner Collected, Travers champ West Coast and top-ranked North American horse Gun Runner, who has become the early favorite with bettors. Trainer Bob Baffert has five horses pre-entered in the race before positions are drawn Monday, and he is trying to have a winner here for the fourth straight time.The lineup: Friday: Juvenile Fillies Turf (2:25 p.m.), Dirt Mile (3:05 p.m.), Juvenile Turf (3:50 p.m.), Distaff (4:35 p.m.) Saturday: Juvenile Fillies (noon), Turf Sprint (12:37 p.m.), Filly and Mare Sprint (1:14 p.m.), Filly and Mare Turf (2 p.m.), Sprint (2:37 p.m.), Mile (3:19 p.m.), Juvenile (3:58 p.m.), Turf (4:37 p.m.), Classic (5:35 p.m.)This brief Del Mar 16-race meet through Nov. 26 opens Wednesday with a first post of 12:30 p.m. More information: www.breederscup.comNO. 3: COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 10ARIZONA AT USC Details/TV: At the Coliseum, Saturday, 7:45 p.m., ESPNArizona sophomore quarterback Khalil Tate, the Inglewood native from Serra High in Gardena, turned down a USC scholarship and made his first college start at age 17 against the Trojans last season, piling up 72 yards rushing with a TD and 58 yards passing. But USC wrangled a 48-14 win behind five TD scores by Sam Darnold. Things have changed a bit. Tate had 275 yards passing, 146 yards rushing and accounted for three TDs in the Wildcats’ win over then-No. 15 Washington State on Saturday night. The Trojans can clinch (unofficially) the Pac-12 South, meaning they have head-to-head wins over their closest pursuers with just a few weeks left in the regular season. It’s USC’s homecoming game, and the No. 17 Trojans (7-2, 5-1) have a 5-0 record against the No. 23 Wildcats (6-2, 4-1) when both meet as AP Top 25 ranked teams. Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone NO. 9: NHL: MAPLE LEAFS AT KINGS Details/TV: At Staples Center, Thursday, 7:30 p.m., FSWThe Kings finish a six-game road trip with a stopover in St. Louis (Monday, 5 p.m, FSW) before entering November, where nine of the 14 games are at home. Toronto handed the Kings their first regulation loss of the season last week, a 3-2 decision where the Kings took an inordinate amount of penalties and were without Jeff Carter. Goalie Jonathan Quick is second in the NHL in goals-against (1.76) and save percentage (.946) and Drew Doughty leads in plus-minus (13), with the Maple Leafs’ 20-year-old center Austin Matthews second at 12 and fourth in goals with eight.Also this week for the Kings: Vs. Nashville at Staples Center, Saturday at 7:30 p.m., FSWNO. 10: COLLEGE BASKETBALL EXHIBITION LONG BEACH STATE vs. CAL STATE BAKERSFIELD Details: At the Walter Pyramid, Monday, 8 p.m.UCLA vs. CAL STATE L.A. Details/TV: At Pauley Pavilion, Wednesday at 7 p.m., Pac-12 NetBefore the season officially starts Nov. 10, the 49ers received NCAA permission to stage a scrimmage with Cal State Bakersfield as a way to raise funds toward helping fire relief victims. (Long Beach State also gets in a game against Cal State Dominguez Hills at the Pyramid on Saturday at 4 p.m.) The Bruins also get a TV tune-up prior to heading to Shanghai, China to open the season against Georgia Tech.ALSO THIS WEEK:UFC 217Details/TV: At Madison Square Garden in New York, Saturday at 7 p.m., pay-per-view, FS1, UFCFightPass.comThe UFC makes its second NYC appearance – following up from a Conor McGregor headliner in UFC 205 that drew 20,000 – and features middleweight champion Michael Bisping defending his belt against former three-time welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre, who hasn’t fought in the UFC since he “retired” in 2013. The last loss for the 36-year-old Canadian known as GSP was at UFC 69, for what it’s worth. More info: www.ufc.comBOXING: DENONTAY WILDER vs. BERMANE STIVERNE Details/TV: At the Barkley Center in Brooklyn, Saturday at 6 p.m., ShowtimeWilder, the undefeated heavyweight champ at 38-0-0 with 37 KOs, takes on the former champ Stiverne (25-2-1, 21 KOs). It’s a rematch of their 2015 meeting where Alabama-native Wilder, the 6-foot-7 2008 U.S. Olympic bronze medalist, won by a decision in Las Vegas, becoming the first American to hold the heavyweight title since 2006.