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LAst Night's Action: Clippers, Ducks Win

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LA Clippers defeat Detroit Pistons 104-96. Chris Kaman in front of his family in Detroit scored 26 points missing only two field goal attempts paving the way for a Clippers road victory over the Pistons. Baron Davis scored 25 points while Al Thornton added 19. The Clippers defense held the Pistons to 40% shooting and nine blocked shots bringing their losing streak to seven. It probably would have helped the Pistons if they had Ben Gordon who was out with a sprained ankle. This was the Clippers first win in Detroit since February 19, 2001.

Anaheim Ducks defeat Chicago Blackhawks 3-0. The Ducks spoiled the Blackhawks eight-game winning streak winning the game 3-0. Teemu Selanne scored goals in the first and second period while Nick Boynton scored his first goal as a Duck in the second period to cap off the scoring. This was goalie Jean-Sebastian Giguere’s first shutout of the season while the Ducks hope this will launch some sort of winning streak for them.

#12 Butler Bulldogs defeat UCLA Bruins 69-67.

USC Trojans defeat Coppin State Eagles 74-43.

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Notable Notes

With the big UCLA-USC game going down at the Coliseum, Fox Sports West and Prime Ticket is hosting a tailgate extravaganza at LA Live in Downtown LA. It starts up at 2 pm and the admission is free. They will have a Bud Light beer garden, live music, food and drinks by Wolfgang Puck, a jumbotron to watch the game, ticket giveaways and a free shuttle service to and from the Coliseum for the game.

Meanwhile on Prime Ticket, they have started the Crosstown Rivalry coverage. They will be showing the 1990, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1999 and 2001 games leading up to the pregame show at 5:15 pm. Kick off will be at 7:00 with complete postgame coverage after the game.

My prediction: UCLA beats USC 17-14.

Tonight’s Action

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UCLA Bruins at USC Trojans. 7:00 pm FS Prime Ticket, AM 570 KLAC (UCLA Radio), AM 710 KSPN (USC Radio).

LA Lakers at Golden State Warriors. 7:30 pm KCAL9, AM 790 KABC (since 710 is broadcasting the UCLA-USC game).

Chicago Blackhawks at LA Kings. 7:30 pm FSWest, AM 1150 KTLK.