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LAst Night's Action: Clippers, Kings Win Big

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LA Clippers defeat Portland Trail Blazers 105-95. Chris Kaman once again came up big with 20 points and Marcus Camby grabbed 15 boards to lead the Clippers over the infirmed Trail Blazers. Going into the fourth quarter the Clippers led by only four points. They went on an 18-6 run holding the Blazers scoreless for four minutes during that run. Kaman has been dominant this season scoring 20 or more points in 10 of his last 11 games. He is currently the Western Conference’s leading scoring center.

LA Kings defeat San Jose Sharks 6-2. With the Kings bumbling along, the Shark had won eight consecutive games allowing two or fewer goals in regulation in their last ten games and not allowing a first period goal in their last nine. The Kings did away with all that nonsense in one fell swoop. Michal Handzus, Oscar Moller and Anze Kopitar each scored first period goals. Drew Doughty notched four assists in their demolition of the Sharks. The Kings are now seventh in the conference with 53 points, eight points behind NHL leading Chicago Blackhawks and San Jose Sharks.

Notable Notes

  • Brooks over at SPORTSbyBROOKS tweeted that AM 570 KLAC may be switching formats due to loss of revenue from losing the Lakers broadcasts. He later backtracked a little saying that he received conflicting information and that Clear Channel maintains that KLAC is solid. While this will certainly leave a huge hole in Los Angeles sports talk radio land, it will also spell doom for Fox Sports Radio which merged with KLAC back in the summer.
    While ESPN Radio AM 710 has become marginally more listenable since they introduced Andrew Siciliano and Mychal Thompson in the 11 am - 3 pm slot, the loss of the best radio show in the country “The Petros and Money Show” will be an absolute tragedy.

    Matt “Money” Smith of the Petros and Money Show denied the rumors on Twitter. Regardless all of this is hearsay at this point, but it something to keep an eye out for if you’re so inclined.

  • Well Matt Kemp is doing more than just relaxing during his offseason. He was caught by those folks at TMZ holding the umbrella ella ella of none other than Rihanna. While Kemp maintains the two are friends, the pictures do tell a different story. So make this LA athlete number two for Rihanna. Should we start a pool on who’s next? I say Chris Kaman!

Tonight’s Action

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Houston Rockets at LA Lakers. 7:30 pm FSWest, AM 710 KSPN.

Detroit Red Wings at Anaheim Ducks. 7:00 pm FS Prime Ticket, AM 830 KLAA.