LAst Night's Action: Lakers Get Resuscitated
LA Lakers defeat San Antonio Spurs 89-85. The Lakers looked dead facing a 20-point deficit with just over 5 minutes to play in the third quarter. But Kobe Bryant and the Lakers found a way to go on a 14-0 run at the end of the third and overtake the Spurs in the waning moments of the fourth quarter. The Lakers take a 1-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals and host game two Friday night.
LA Dodgers defeat Cincinnati Reds 5-2. It took about a month and a half, but Hiroki Kuroda finally got his second win of the season pitching eight innings and giving up only two runs on five hits with three strike outs. Get this. In those eight complete innings, Kuroda only threw 99 pitches. Talk about efficiency.
LA Angels defeat Toronto Blue Jays 4-3. Vladamir Guerrero drove in all four of the Angel's runs with two homers, one being an Earl Weaver, to break out of his early season slump.
Manchester United defeated Chelsea 1-1 (6-5) to win the UEFA Champions League Cup. The game was Chelsea's to win after playing better on the pitch throughout the second half and the two extra periods. Even in the shootout after Man U's Christiano Ronaldo missed the kick in the third frame, Chelsea captain John Terry had a chance to win the game in the fourth frame but kicked his spot-kick into the post after slipping on the pitch. Man U's goalie Edwin van der Sar came up big in the sixth frame denying Nicolas Anelka the shot. Man U becomes only the fourth team to win both the Premiership and the Champions League in the same season.
LA Angels at Toronto Blue Jays. Ervin Santana goes to the hill against AJ Burnett. 4:07 pm, FSN West, AM 830 KLAA.
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