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LAst Night's Action: Celtics Get Revenge on Clips

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Boston Celtics defeat LA Clippers 95-89. Glen “Big Baby” Davis told reporters on Monday that he doesn’t like his moniker. Well given that he was fined $25,000 for shouting obscenities at a fan in Detroit last week and getting into a fight that forced him to miss the first 27 games this season, you can’t say that his nickname is well deserved. And his two points, two rebounds and two fouls in 15 minutes against the Clippers doesn’t help any either. The Clippers got balanced scoring from their players with six players scoring double figures led by Rasual Butler’s 17 points. Marcus Camby added 14 boards in their effort to sweep the season series against the Celtics. After leading at halftime by a point, the Clippers fell to the Celtics in the beginning of the third quarter when the Celtics jumped out to an eight point lead. The Clippers hampered by their 38.8% shooting couldn’t come back. The Clips get a day off before they get to discover the Jersey Shore and the 3-40 Nets.

Notable Notes

  • I decided to take a little looksie at the AP and Coaches poll for the men’s college basketball teams. If anyone is wondering why there has been little words wasted on this, the only Pac-10 showing in this week’s rankings come from California. They were in the “others receiving votes” section of both polls with two votes in each poll. Do you hear the crickets at Pauley and Galen?
  • The Lakers made a stop to the White House to meet with President Obama. The team gave him an autographed personalized jersey and basketball while he congratulated the team. He was especially delighted in meeting coach Phil Jackson who led the Chicago Bulls to six championships. Of course the prez was not shy in pointing that out to Magic Johnson whose 1991 team lost to the Bulls in the NBA Finals. Anything to take their minds of that loss to Toronto.

Tonight’s Action

LA Lakers at Washington Wizards. 4:00 pm KCAL9, AM 710 KSPN.

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Anaheim Ducks at Atlanta Thrashers. 4:00 pm FS Prime Ticket, AM 830 KLAA.

LA Kings at Toronto Maple Leafs. 4:00 pm FSWest, AM 1150 KTLK.