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LAst Night's Action: Jazz Keeps Pressure on Lakers

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Scoreboard

San Diego Padres defeat LA Dodgers 6-3.
W: Eric Stults (2-1, 3.94 ERA). L: Ronald Belisario (0-2, 4.76 ERA). S: Huston Street (2).
Chad Billingsley: 6IP, 7H, 3ER, 2BB, 3K, 1HR, 88 pitches/51 strikes.
Eric Stults: 6IP, 9H, 3ER, 1BB, 4K, 1BK, 99 pitches/62 strikes.
HR: Dodgers - None; Padres - Eric Stults (1).


Minnesota Twins defeat LA Angels 8-2.
W: Kevin Correia (1-1, 2.95 ERA). L: Joe Blanton (0-3, 8.59 ERA).
Joe Blanton: 4.2IP, 9H, 4ER, 1BB, 4K, 2HR, 80 pitches/56 strikes.
Kevin Correia: 7IP, 8H, 2ER, 1BB, 5K, 2HR, 101 pitches/62 strikes.
HR: Angels - Peter Bourjos (2), Brendan Harris (1); Twins - Trevor Plouffe (2), Joe Mauer (2).


Utah Jazz defeat Minnesota Timberwolves 96-80.
The Lakers will need to win to ensure a playoff spot or hope the Jazz lose at Memphis on Wednesday. The scenario:
7-seed: Lakers win.
8-seed: Lakers lose, Utah lose.
9-seed: Lakers lose, Utah win.


Standings

NBA Western Conference
1. Oklahoma City Thunder 60-21
2. San Antonio Spurs 58-23 (2 games back)
3. Denver Nuggets 56-25 (4)
4. LA Clippers 54-26 (5 1/2)
5. Memphis Grizzlies 55-26 (5)
6. Golden State Warriors 46-35 (14)
7. Houston Rockets 45-36 (15)
8. Los Angeles Lakers 44-37 (16)
9. Utah Jazz 43-38 (17)

NHL Western Conference
1. Chicago Blackhawks 33-5-4 (70 points)
2. Anaheim Ducks 27-10-5 (59)
3. Vancouver Canucks 24-12-6 (54)
4. Los Angeles Kings 24-14-4 (52)
5. San Jose Sharks 22-13-7 (51)
6. Minnesota Wild 23-16-3 (49)
7. St. Louis Blues 23-16-2 (48)
8. Detroit Red Wings 20-15-7 (47)