THE WEEK AHEAD: FOUR GAMES

Monday at Clippers, 7:30 p.m., Channel 5, Channel 9 -- They don't illuminate the Laker banners and jerseys, but everyone knows they're there.

Thursday at Sacramento, 7 p.m., TNT -- Early look at the Western Conference playoffs, sure. But, the first round?

Friday vs. Boston, 7:30 p.m., FSN -- Vin Baker, we heard about. When did the Celtics work out the leave of absence for Antoine Walker's shooting conscience?

Sunday at San Antonio, 10 a.m. PST, Channel 7 -- If Kevin Willis plays well again, Shaquille O'Neal to retire.

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