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LAst Night's Action: Kings Get Their Revenge

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Anze Kopitar celebrates his goal in the second period. AP Photo/Gus Ruelas

LA Kings defeat Anaheim Ducks 4-3. The Kings were leading 3-1 after the second period, and all looked well. In the third period the Ducks came back with Bobby Ryan adding two goals to the one he scored in the second for a hat trick. It seemed like the same old Kings blowing yet another game in the third period. But Alexander Frolov stemmed the Ducks' momentum and scored a power play goal for the game winner. The Kings are now 17-17-6 and in 12th place in the conference. If they can stop giving away games in the third period, they stand a good chance of making it to the playoffs.

San Antonio Spurs defeat LA Clippers 106-84. Despite Eric Gordon and Al Thornton scoring 21 points each and leading after one quarter of play, the Spurs were just too much for the Clips to handle. The Clippers have now lost nine consecutive games, and unfortunately this game was televised here in LA.

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  • So I headed over to Grauman's Theaters to watch the BCS Championship Game in 3D. The technology is promising and with some more work it will be an outstanding way to watch a game. Instead of the Fox announcers the rest of the world had, we had Kenny Albert and Tim Ryan. I lost count how many times they referred to the fact that this was in 3D. By the end of the first quarter I wanted to reach through the screen and stab them in the throats. But watching those college boys close up made me think very naughty things, especially when there was a crotch shot. By the way if I could get within earshot of Tim Tebow, I would yell out either, "Hail Satan," or "You are my Jesus now!" One more thing about the game. Am I high or was the officiating horrible? I saw a missed chopblock and horsecollar call, and how in the world do you review a play after another one has been completed? Combine that with the inadvertent times out by the officials and the head referee yelling at the players and coaches on the sideline, I have to say this ACC crew was by far the worst officiating crew I've ever seen. Yes even worse than Ed Hochuli.

    Oh and Florida won the BCS Championship. Too bad there's no national championship for football.

  • Pacman Jones is so fucked up even the Cowboys couldn't keep him on the roster. All eyes are now on the Oakland Raiders.

Tonight's Action

Indiana Pacers at LA Lakers. The giant killers are in town. 7:30 pm FSWest, AM 570 KLAC.

LA Clippers at New Orleans Hornets. 10 losses anyone? 5:00pm FS-Prime Ticket, AM 710 KSPN.

Tampa Bay Lightning at Anaheim Ducks. 7:00 pm KDOC, AM 830 KLAA.