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LAst Night's Action: Clippers Involved In Another Deal, Still Lose

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Atlanta Hawks defeat LA Clippers 110-92. The Clippers second game of a back-to-back starts off exactly like the first: a trade. This time the Clippers were instruments in the Cleveland Cavaliers getting Antawn Jameson from the Washington Wizards. The Clips sent Al Thornton to Washington and Sebastian Telfair to Cleveland while getting Drew Gooden from Washington. Meanwhile on the court a player from Tuesday’s trade with Portland Steve Blake got the start for the Clips. Although he only managed three points and two rebounds in 32 minutes while turning the ball over three times, he did get nine assists. Chris Kaman returned to his All Star form with 21 points and 10 rebounds while Eric Gordon and Rasual Butler got 18 points each. But the Hawks were just too much for the Clips who still have yet to win a game with Kim Hughes as head coach.

UCSB Gauchos defeat Cal State Fullerton Titans 73-65. My Gauchos at 15-8 overall and 10-3 in conference remain in first place of the Big West after a close game with Fullerton. Led by guard Orlando Johnson’s and forward James Nunnally’s 18 points, the Gauchos fended off the Titans down the stretch. The Gauchos led by as much as 10 points in the first half but the Titans managed to pull ahead late in the first half before the Gauchos managed a one point lead at the break. The second half was a back-and-forth affair with Nunnally taking over down the stretch. The Gauchos head to Fresno State for an out-of-conference match up Saturday while Fullerton hosts South Illinois-Edwardsville Saturday afternoon.

Notable Note

With pitchers and catcher reporting in three days, it’s baseball time! The MLB Youth Baseball Academy in Compton is hosting the 2010 Urban Invitational which features a round-robin tournament with Division I schools and Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Bethune-Cookman University and Southern University (Baton Rouge reprazent!) will represent the HBCUs while UCLA and Cal State Northridge will represent the Division I schools. The Saturday games will be broadcast on MLB Network with Victor Rojas doing play-by-play and Harold Reynolds on the color. This should be good to tide over before spring training games begin in a couple of weeks.

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Tonight’s Action

Boston Celtics at LA Lakers. 7:30 pm TNT, AM 710 KSPN.

USC Trojans at Washington Huskies. 7:30 pm FS Prime Ticket, AM 830 KLAA/AM 1260 KGIL.