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Triple Play: Lakers, Dodgers Could Both Seize Championships In A Matter Of Weeks




Manager Dave Roberts of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with players after defeating the San Diego Padres in Game Three of the National League Division Series at Globe Life Field.
Manager Dave Roberts of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with players after defeating the San Diego Padres in Game Three of the National League Division Series at Globe Life Field.
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One way or the other, the NBA (bubble) Playoffs will come to a close in a matter of days. The Los Angeles Lakers could end it all Friday night, seizing the championship if they beat Miami in game 5. If not, Sunday brings us game 7. The Lakers lead 3-1 and are just a single win away from the franchise’s 17th championship. 

Lebron James and the Lakers aren’t the only ones to watch in SoCal sports though. The Dodgers swept the San Diego Padres in the division series Thursday night with a score of 12-3. Up next, the team takes on the Atlanta Braves in a seven-game series.

According to the Orange County Register, if the Dodgers and Lakers both clinch championships this year, it’ll be the first time since 1988. Today on AirTalk, the Triple Play is back together talking about the latest in sports, how this year’s NBA bubble worked out and what the playoff runs mean for SoCal sports. Do you have thoughts? Call 866-893-5722.

Guests: 

A. Martinez, host of KPCC’s “Take Two”; he tweets @amartinezLA

Nick Roman, host of KPCC’s “All Things Considered”; he tweets @RomanOnTheRadio