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LAst Night's Action: Hideous Mediocrity at Coliseum

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LA Kings defeat Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 (SO). Goalie Jonathan Quick’s 32 saves kept the Kings in the game taking it to the shootout. Wayne Simmonds scored a goal 2:41 in the second period for the Kings while Jonathan Toews tied it for the Blackhawks with a power play goal 6:56 into the third period. In the overtime period Chicago had plenty of chances especially ending the period with a power play opportunity, but Quick did his job to help give the Kings the three points. Anze Kopitar and Jack Johnson scored in the shootout while Quick stopped two Chicago attempts.

LA Lakers defeat Golden State Warriors 130-97. The score should say everything about this game. Pau Gasol’s double-double led the Lakers with 22 points and 12 rebounds while all five starters and two bench players scored in double figures.

USC Trojans defeat UCLA Bruins 28-7. This game was an awful display of mediocrity and adolescent jocularity for the two teams. While there were some fireworks at the end to spice the game up (UCLA timeouts, USC touchdown, taunting from the USC bench and the confrontation at midfield before the game ended), if you sprinkle salt and pepper on dog shit it’s still dog shit. While Trojan fans should be happy about the win, no fan of either team should be happy about the quality of football that was played at the Coliseum. It made the Blackhawks-Kings game seem like a gem.

Tonight’s Action

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New Jersey Nets at LA Lakers. 6:30 pm FSWest, AM 710 KSPN.

Memphis Grizzlies at LA Clippers. `12:30 pm FS Prime Ticket, AM 980 KFWB.

Phoenix Coyote at Anaheim Ducks. 5:00 pm AM 830 KLAA (Radio only).

UCLA Bruins at Long Beach State 49ers. 11:30 am ESPNU (or ESPN2).

Nebraska Cornhuskers at USC Trojans. 1:30 pm FSWest, AM 710 KSPN.