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LAst Night's Action: Pitiful Sunday

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Boston Celtics defeat LA Lakers 108-102. The Lakers just stunk. They trailed by as much as 24 points in the fourth quarter but managed to get within four points in the final seconds of the game. But in the end they could not overcome their horrendous play. Although things looked good for the Lakers in the first quarter, Boston just came right back and were the aggressors. Yet again Boston kept Kobe out of the paint and their offense took the Lakers to the schoolyard in the paint.

Chicago Cubs defeat LA Dodgers 3-1. Sunday heralded the start of the Angel Berroa era of Dodger baseball. The 2003 AL Rookie of the Year for the Kansas City Royals comes to the Dodgers after years of no hitting which exposed his awful defensive play. And in his first game as a Dodger he went 0-3 with two strikeouts. All he needed to do was make an error to top off his night. But none of the other Dodgers did much with the exception of Juan Pierre who managed two hits - one of which was a double!

Oakland As defeat LA Angels 7-3 (12). If you're going to lose you might as well do it big. Angel's reliever Darren Oliver gave up a run in the seventh to tie the game 3-3. And the big cherry on top was Chris Bootcheck giving up a granny to Mark Ellis in the bottom of the 12th inning. Despite the loss, the Angels still have a 4 1/2 game lead in the West over the As.

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Tonight's Action

Tampa Bay Rays at LA Angels. This is going to be very interesting. Former Dodger Edwin Jackson gets the start for the Rays against Joe Saunders. 7:05 pm FSN West, AM 830 KLAA.

LA Avengers at Utah Blaze. The Avengers hope to end their three-game skid. 7:00 pm ESPN2, AM 570 KLAC.

AP Photo by Charles Krupa