Davidson on Sports: Lakers Play Short-Handed, Alabama Restocks

Kavitha A. Davidson writes about sports for Bloomberg View. She previously worked as an editor at the Huffington Post.
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Here's what you missed last night in sports:

Hobbling Through
The Los Angeles Lakers finished their game against the Cleveland Cavaliers with just four eligible players on the court -- and still won.

Tide Rolls Along
As usual, the University of Alabama won Signing Day, with Nick Saban landing his sixth top-ranked class in the past seven years.

Get Well Soon
The baseball world is keeping Curt Schilling in its thoughts after his stunning announcement that he is battling cancer.

Outdueled
It was LeBron James versus Blake Griffin, but the Los Angeles Clippers star's 43 points weren't enough to carry his team over the Miami Heat, who fought off a fierce comeback to escape with a 116-112 win.

Finally Phil's Year?
Phil Mickelson is optimistic about 2014, but should the rest of us be more wary?

New Kid on the Block
Adam Silver, the NBA's new commissioner following David Stern's retirement, has outlined his priorities for the league.

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Kavitha A Davidson at kdavidson19@bloomberg.net