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LAst Night's Action: Lakers Clinch Playoff Berth

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LA Lakers defeat Dallas Mavericks 112-108. The Lakers broke Lawler's Law by defeating the Mavericks even though the Mavericks got to 100 points first. Lamar Odom has a season high 31 points while Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol got 25 points each. The Lakers join the New Orleans Hornets as the only two teams in the Western Conference to clinch a playoff spot. With six games left to go, their only tough games are at home against the Hornets on the 11th and the San Antonio Spurs on the 13th.

LA Dodgers defeat San Diego Padres 7-1. Rookie pitcher Hiroki Kuroda made only one mistake all night by throwing a pitch down the middle to Brian Giles who took it out of Petco Park to tie the game. The Dodgers then killed the Padres with papercuts in the seventh inning with a combination of singles and walks led them to score six runs off of the Padres bullpen. Starting pitcher Chad Billingsley came in for the Blue to close out the final two innings.

Texas Rangers defeat LA Angels 11-6. The most amazing part of this game wasn't the fact the Rangers scored 11 runs. It was that the Angels scored six in the bottom of the ninth to make the game somewhat respectable. Even though the Angels raised a banner celebrating their AL West championship from last season, they couldn't carry the emotions to the game.