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LAst Night's Action: Clippers Fumble Gives Lakers Pacific Division

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Atlanta Hawks defeat LA Clippers 109-102. It's a good day in Laker Land. First they learned they will be without Ron Artest for only seven games for his elbow to James Harden on Sunday afternoon. Then the Clippers decided to choke losing in Atlanta allowing the Lakers to clinch the third seed in the Western Conference. The Clippers head to Madison Square Garden for a Wednesday night matchup which if they win will clinch the fourth seed.

Tampa Bay Rays defeat LA Angels 5-0. David Price pitched a complete game five-hit shutout against the Angels striking out six. Ervin Santana lasted only three batters into the sixth inning giving up four solo homers. If you can't pitch and you can't hit, what can you do?

Atlanta Braves defeat LA Dodgers 4-3. Chipper Jones celebrated his 40th birthday by taking an Aaron Harang pitch into the Braves' bullpen in the fifth inning. Juan Rivera left the game in the sixth inning with a strained left hamstring and is listed as day-to-day.

LA Angels at Tampa Bay Rays. 4:10 p.m. FSWest, AM 830 KLAA.
Atlanta Braves at LA Dodgers. 7:10 p.m. KCAL9, AM 570 KLAC.
LA Clippers at New York Knicks. 5:00 p.m. FS Prime Ticket, ESPN, AM 980 KFWB.

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