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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In Mississippi, a homecoming queen swapped her tiara for a helmet and wound up kicking the game-winner for her high school team.,Or that her last minute of playing time — for her girls’ high school team — was chalked up in the late 1930s.,“When we came off the court after the Michigan loss, the players said to me, ‘Don’t worry Sister Jean, we’ll do it again next year,'” she recalled during a recent interview, then bowed her head, smiled and sighed.,So even though he makes his living in Los Angeles these days, James made sure to be on hand and on time when the “I Promise School” opened this year.,The school, a partnership between James’ family foundation and Akron City Schools, offers year-round programming, family development skills and days that begin at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m.

In Mississippi, a homecoming queen swapped her tiara for a helmet and wound up kicking the game-winner for her high school team.,Or that her last minute of playing time — for her girls’ high school team — was chalked up in the late 1930s.,“When we came off the court after the Michigan loss, the players said to me, ‘Don’t worry Sister Jean, we’ll do it again next year,”‘ she recalled during a recent interview, then bowed her head, smiled and sighed.,So even though he makes his living in Los Angeles these days, James made sure to be on hand and on time when the “I Promise School” opened this year.,The school, a partnership between James’ family foundation and Akron City Schools, offers year-round programming, family development skills and days that begin at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m.

So even though he makes his living in Los Angeles these days, James made sure to be on hand and on time when the “I Promise School” opened this year.,FILE- In this Nov. 27, 2018, file photo, Loyola of Chicago’s Sister Jean shows off the NCAA Final Four ring she received before an NCAA college basketball game between Loyola of Chicago and Nevada in Chicago.,(AP Photo/Matt Marton, File) FILE- In this Nov. 27, 2018, file photo, Loyola of Chicago’s Sister Jean shows off the NCAA Final Four ring she received before an NCAA college basketball game between Loyola of Chicago and Nevada in Chicago.,(AP Photo/Matt Marton, File) FILE – In this March 24, 2018, file photo, Loyola-Chicago basketball chaplain Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt speaks with Loyola-Chicago guard Ben Richardson after a regional final NCAA college basketball tournament game between Loyola-Chicago and Kansas State in Atlanta.,(AP Photo/David Goldman, File) FILE – In this March 24, 2018, file photo, Loyola-Chicago basketball chaplain Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt speaks with Loyola-Chicago guard Ben Richardson after a regional final NCAA college basketball tournament game between Loyola-Chicago and Kansas State in Atlanta.

Here are six of the most heartwarming moments of 2018:

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FILE- In this Nov. 27, 2018, file photo, Loyola of Chicago's Sister Jean shows off the NCAA Final Four ring she received before an NCAA college basketball game between Loyola of Chicago and Nevada in Chicago.,FILE- In this Nov. 27, 2018, file photo, Loyola of Chicago's Sister Jean shows off the NCAA Final Four ring she received before an NCAA college basketball game between Loyola of Chicago and Nevada in Chicago.,Photo: Matt Marton, AP

FILE- In this Nov. 27, 2018, file photo, Loyola of Chicago's Sister Jean shows off the NCAA Final Four ring she received before an NCAA college basketball game between Loyola of Chicago and Nevada in Chicago.,FILE- In this Nov. 27, 2018, file photo, Loyola of Chicago's Sister Jean shows off the NCAA Final Four ring she received before an NCAA college basketball game between Loyola of Chicago and Nevada in Chicago.,Here are six of the most heartwarming moments of 2018: read more

In Mississippi, a homecoming queen swapped her tiara for a helmet and wound up kicking the game-winner for her high school team.,Or that her last minute of playing time — for her girls’ high school team — was chalked up in the late 1930s.,“When we came off the court after the Michigan loss, the players said to me, ‘Don’t worry Sister Jean, we’ll do it again next year,'” she recalled during a recent interview, then bowed her head, smiled and sighed.,So even though he makes his living in Los Angeles these days, James made sure to be on hand and on time when the “I Promise School” opened this year.,The school, a partnership between James’ family foundation and Akron City Schools, offers year-round programming, family development skills and days that begin at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m.