Los Angeles Lakers at Los Angeles Clippers Preview 4/10

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Los Angeles Lakers (53-25) at Los Angeles Clippers (23-55)
Thursday, 10:35 pm Eastern – TNT

SBG Global Opening Line: Lakers - 15.5, Total 208.5

The Los Angeles Lakers will look to complete a season sweep of the Clippers on Thursday. The Clippers have had a horrible season and are 13-27 in the arena they share with the Lakers. The Clippers have lost three straight and 11 of their last 13 at home. The Lakers are almost the exact opposite at Staples Center, going 27-11 in the arena. The Lakers will play their final three games of the season after Thursday night at home. The Lakers are still in the hunt for the top spot in the Western Conference. They hurt themselves on Tuesday though, losing 112-103 at Portland.
SBG Global reports that early NBA betting has the public taking Lakers on the Road.

The Lakers are 3-0 against the Clippers this season but all of those wins were against a Clippers’ team that did not have forward Elton Brand. He is back in the lineup and that at least gives the Clippers a chance to pull off an upset in one of their remaining four games. “We just want to win some games,” Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy said. “Against the teams that we are playing, obviously a victory will be of some consequence.” The problem for the Clippers is that they are missing other starters with injuries. Chris Kaman (sprained right ankle) and Corey Maggette (strained right hamstring) did not play on Tuesday against Denver and are questionable for Thursday. “Once we get healthy, it won’t be like this again,” said Brand, “We have the talent; we just have to get it on the court.”

SBG Global Current Line: Lakers - 15.5, Total 208.5

Here are the NBA betting stats for Thursday’s game. The Lakers are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 vs. the Pacific. The Lakers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games as a road favorite. The Lakers are 23-9-1 ATS in their last 33 road games. The Lakers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between the two teams and the Lakers are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

The Clippers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. the Pacific. The Clippers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Clippers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games.

The Under is 6-0 in the Lakers last 6 Thursday games. The Under is 8-2 in the Clippers last 10 games as a home underdog. The Under is 4-1 in the Clippers last 5 overall. The Under is 20-7 in the Clippers last 27 vs. the Pacific. The Under is 12-5 in the Clippers last 17 home games.

Pick Clippers +15.5 4units. Lakers dont need this game and it will be a close one.

The princess of giggles; Wirral film buff unveils secret footage of the Queen, aged five.(News)

Daily Post (Liverpool, England) May 21, 2002 Byline: Mike Hornby HIDDEN away from the eyes of the world for more than 70 years lay remarkable film footage of the Queen’s secret childhood.

But thanks to the technical expertise of a Wirral man those images can now be seen – just in time for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee celebrations.

The footage in 1931 of Princess Elizabeth by an unknown photographer, shows the princess giggling and posing for the camera.

The two-minute film was among a stack of old home movies found in a house in London almost 25-years-ago.

The owner of the house, not realising the importance of her find, left the film to gather dust. this web site black swan movie

But fortunately for the nation, the woman, who has asked not to be named, finally decided to do something about the tapes and brought them to Wirral to show her cousin, Eric Parkinson, an expert in photography and a member of Wirral’s Swan Movie Makers.

Mr Parkinson, a retired teacher from Bebington, said last night: “I hadn’t seen my cousin for many years but we met up again a few months ago and I got chatting about my interest in film making.

“She explained about these old films in her cellar and a short time later she came up to see me and brought them too.

“Altogether there were about 12 or 14 different films in a long wooden box. They ranged from a 20ft-long reel to some which we just a few inches long.

“Most of them were in a pretty poor state. It was clear they were at least 50 years old and they were torn, damp, dusty and in no particular order.

“Most of them were home movies but others showed scenes of British life, including some sporting events and air show in the 1930s.” He added: “That piece of film was actually the last one I came to.

“I opened the box and inside was a note saying HRH Princess Elizabeth, it came as a bit of shock.” Using specialist equipment which he keeps in the attic, Mr Parkinson was able to rewind and clean up the film.

Princess Elizabeth was just fiveyears-old when the film was made. Although other early footage of the future Queen exists, experts say nothing else captures her character in the way this does.

The film shows a carefree child happily playing and captures the glee and laughter of an ordinary youngster who was to have an extraordinary future.

Just five years later her father was King and Elizabeth herself was heir to the throne.

Her untroubled childhood was to be replaced by a life of ceremony and duty.

“I recall watching it and feeling just staggered by its importance,” he said.

“It showed the young girl giggling at the photographer who was balancing a coin on his chin. She then jumps off a chair and puts on an overcoat. go to website black swan movie

“It lasts for about two minutes, but it really is remarkable, especially today, knowing how history turned out.

“I phoned my cousin to give her the news and she was equally as stunned.” Mr Parkinson, 78, first became interested in film and photography as a young boy. When he started teaching at Mersey Park School in the 1950s, he would record events of school life.

Today those images have huge historical importance and are regularly used by documentary makers.

He and his cousin have donated the precious footage to the BBC which will use it for a documentary, The People’s Queen, scheduled for broadcast later this month to mark the jubilee.

Mark Roberts, Producer of the People’s Queen, said: “We were hugely excited to discover this film.

“Broadcasting it will give the nation a glimpse of a hidden side of the Queen.

“What’s unique about it is the honesty of the footage.

“This isn’t formal or forced, it is not Elizabeth on parade, but Elizabeth as a girl; happy, jaunty and untroubled.” For Mr Parkinson, the moral of the story is clear. He said: “The Swan Movie Makers are always telling people to check their attics and cellars for any old film.

“In the early part of the last century it was more popular than people today think.

“I’m sure my cousin will not be the last person to find such remarkable footage” CAPTION(S):

WHAT A GIGGLE: The Queen as an enchanting five-year-old in these film shots to be used in a BBC documentary, The People’s Queen, to mark her Golden Jubilee; STUNNED: Eric Parkinson; JUBILEE ROSE: The Queen

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