LAst Night's Action: Clippers Scorched by Suns
Phoenix Suns defeat LA Clippers 127-101. Judging by the score it’s hard to believe the Clippers actually had a lead in the game, but the Clippers did go into the half with a one point lead 58-57. Then the Suns shot 77% in the third quarter while the Clippers went dormant shooting 37% to end the quarter with a 20 point lead. The Suns outglassed the Clips by a 50-30 margin, and while the Clippers won the turnover margin by one the Suns outscored them 21-9 off of turnovers. Chris Kaman led the Clippers with 24 points and nine rebounds while Amare Stoudemire killed the Clips with 30 points and 14 rebounds. Wait, Stoudemire rebounds now?
Colorado Avalanche defeat Anaheim Ducks 4-3. The Ducks took control of the game with Jason Blake and Teemu Selanne giving the Ducks a 2-0 lead in the second period. But the Avs started to take control after the five minute mark in the second period scoring the next three goals on power play. By the third period the Ducks defense collapsed and their offense looked lethargic at best. The bad defense cost the Ducks 9:19 in the third period on a TJ Galliardi goal for the Avs. Right after that the Ducks went on a one-man advantage for the following six minutes but couldn’t score until well into the final minute when Scott Niedermayer tipped in a goal. Incidently Selanne assisted on that goal tying him with the legendary Bobby Orr in career assists with 645. This marks their first home loss in regulation since December 1.