LAst Night's Action: Kobe Does It Again Against Bucks
LA Lakers defeat Milwaukee Bucks 107-106 (OT). On the second game of a back-to-back on the road, Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol came up big for the Lakers. Gasol had his first 20-point, 20-rebound game of his career with 26 points and 22 boards. Kobe meanwhile came up big at the end of the overtime period. With under a minute in overtime trailing by four, Kobe dribbled down the lane and looked to have charged Ersan Ilyasova. Instead the refs called it a blocking foul on Ilyasova and Kobe had made the bucket - from a turnover to a possible three-point play in a second. Kobe hit the free throw to bring the Lakers within a point. After a great defensive stand on the other end of the court, of course Kobe had the ball with seconds left and hit a 16-foot jumper as time expired to steal the win from the Bucks. Kobe, bad finger and all, scored 39 points as the Lakers next head to the situation of the Jersey Shore.
LA Clippers defeat Minnesota Timberwolves 120-95. The Clippers started their six-game road trip on a good note with a resounding defeat over the T-Wolves. The game was close until about a third of the way in the second quarter when the Clippers offense exploded for 37 points. The Clippers did not allow the game to get interesting holding Minnesota to 16 points in the fourth quarter. Chris Kaman scored 23 points and 10 boards for his fourth double-double in five games while Eric Gordon led all scorers with 25 points. Rasual Butler gave the bench some presence with 21 points.
LA Kings at Calgary Flames. 6:30 pm AM 1150 KTLK (No TV).
Anaheim Ducks at San Jose Sharks. 7:30 pm FS Prime Ticket, AM 830 KLAA.