Gortat had not played in the fourth quarter in the first 36 games of the season until the calendar turned, and he responded with his first double-double of the season when the Clippers extended their dominance of the Phoenix Suns with a 121-111 victory Friday night.,Danilo Gallinari and Lou Williams scored 21 points apiece and four other Clippers finished in double figures as they won their third straight against the Suns this season and their 11th straight in the series.,Suns center Deandre Ayton had four points, tying a season low set in the first game against the Clippers on Nov. 28.,They entered the game averaging a league-high 52.4 Williams and Harrell have not started a game this season, and Beverley flip-flopped with Avery Bradley on Nov. 20.,All average at least 25 minutes a game, and Williams (18.2) and Harrell (15.7) are the Clippers' third- and fourth-leading scorers.

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What was once mere speculation is now a folk movement as the schedule – aka the Pelican Death March – winds through Boston, where Celtic fans see Davis as their next Bill Russell … to Milwaukee, where the Pelicans took another loss and AD got another pitch … to Staples Center, where Lakerdom, starting with LeBron James, sees him as next in their line of Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Shaquille O’Neal.,Actually, Davis, who played through illness in Milwaukee, declined to talk to the press … perhaps further upset at the latest furor after James told ESPN’s Dave McMenamin that trading for AD “would be amazing.,Wherever the Pelicans go, they’re obliged to rally around Davis with Coach Alvin Gentry proclaiming he’s theirs and will stay that way, and AD agreeing … up to a point.,LeBron’s comments about trading for Davis burned up the NBA last week with small markets worried their stars may be looted next.,NBA team officials seem reconciled to Davis joining the Lakers, but worry he’ll demand a short-term deal – as Bron did in Cleveland and Miami – signaling stars’ intentions to exert even more power.

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November 11 Andrew Whitworth, like plenty of people, heard the news about the shooting at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, Calif., and badly wanted to do something.,The Los Angeles Rams offensive tackle, who lives in the community with his wife and four kids, is donating his game check this week to the victims and families of the shooting, which claimed 12 lives Thursday.,After the Rams beat the Seahawks Sunday and the Coliseum in Los Angeles, Whitworth elaborated on his decision to donate the check.,During their game Saturday at Staples Center, the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Clippers wore T-shirts with “Enough” on the front and the names of the victims on the back.,Read more from The Post: It’s looking more and more like Le’Veon Bell won’t play this season NFL Week 10: Wildfires could affect games in Oakland, San Francisco and Los Angeles Injury-riddled Redskins and their ailing offense take on the Buccaneers College football winners and losers: Bedlam, Northwestern and a lot of chalk read more