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ItÕs another Lakers-Clippers showdown this Wednesday at Staples Center. The Clips have home-court advantage. Photo by Gary Leonard.

Los Angeles Lakers

Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St., (213) 742-7340 or lakers.com.

Tuesday, April 3, 7:30 p.m.: Scoring machines Allen Iverson and Carmelo Anthony team up when the Denver Nuggets take on L.A.'s own scoreboard filler Kobe Bryant. This one should be fun, with three of the league's best shooters involved. Additionally, both teams are gunning for playoff position.

Sunday, April 8, 12 p.m.: The Phoenix Suns return to Staples Center, where they knocked two teams out of the playoffs last season. The Lakers will have something to prove in what could be a first-round preview.

Los Angeles Clippers

Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St., (213) 742-7340 or clippers.com.

Wednesday, April 4, 7:30 p.m.: The Lakers play visitor to the Clippers, and though the floor might be the Clippers' colors, the rafters remain purple and gold. The Lakers won the first two match-ups of the season.

Saturday, April 7, 7:30 p.m.: The Clips beat the Denver Nuggets in the playoffs last year and may need to best them again in order to get another shot at a postseason run.

Los Angeles Kings

Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St., (213) 742-7340 or lakings.com.

Saturday, April 7, 1 p.m.: Though it may seem this happened months ago, the Kings finally play their last home game of the season. They take on the Phoenix Coyotes.

Los Angeles Avengers

Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St., (213) 742-7340 or laavengers.com.

Friday, April 6, 7:30 a.m.: Arena football comes to Los Angeles as the Arizona Rattlers look to sting the Avengers.

U.S. Sumo Open

Los Angeles Sports Arena, 3939 S. Figueroa St., (213) 480-3232 or usasumo.com.

Saturday, April 7, 12:30 p.m.: Some of the biggest athletes from around the world compete, including World Sumo Champion Byambajav Ulambayar. LAPD officer and former sumo champ Troy Collins will referee.

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