LAst Night's Action: Lakers to the Final Four
LA Lakers defeat Utah Jazz 108-105. After leading by 19 points at halftime and 16 points at the end of the third quarter, I thought the Lakers would roll through easily to the Western Conference Finals. But with the Lakers playing sloppy on the offensive end turning the ball over seven times in the final frame and the Jazz shooting threes like they were going out style, the Jazz had the chance to send the game to overtime in the final seconds. Mehmet Okur and Darren Williams both missed threes after getting good looks, and the Lakers become just the second team in the second round of the playoffs to win on the road. The Detroit Pistons, the other team to win on the road at Orlando, are also in their conference final. The Lakers host the winner of game seven between the New Orleans Hornets and defending champions San Antonio Spurs Wednesday night.
LA Angels defeat LA Dodgers 4-2. Errors, errors and more errors plagued the Dodgers in this game. With Joe Saunders yet again pitching an outstanding game going into the eighth inning, the Dodgers just couldn't get anything going. With Gary Bennett playing behind the plate, balls were squirting by him like he was trying to grab a greased hog. Andre Ethier had the lone offensive highlight hitting a two-run homer in the seventh inning. Third baseman Blake DeWitt sat out for his second straight game with a sore back forcing Russell Martin to play at third.
LA Dodgers at LA Angels. I have one question. Where the fuck is Clayton Kershaw? Chan Ho Park, instead, gets the start for the Dodgers against the undefeated Ervin Santana. Let's hope my countryman doesn't give up a grand slam to the same player in the same inning like he did against Fernando Tatis. 12:55 PM, FOX, AM 790 KABC (Dodgers), AM 830 KLAA (Angels)
DC United at Chivas USA. Both teams are not as dominant as they were last season, but nonetheless it should be a compelling matchup. Seriously nothing beats watching soccer live. 7:30 pm, Fox Soccer Channel.
AP photo by Douglas C. Pizak