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LAst Night's Action: Lakers Continue to Scrap and Win
LA Lakers defeat Houston Rockets 103-102 (OT). Kobe Bryant scored 41 points, his 98th career game with over 40 points and Andrew Bynum scored 17 points and 17 rebounds as the Lakers clung on for the win. As in the playoffs last season, the Lakers allowed the Rockets easy points in the paint. However they managed to play good defense at the end of the overtime period to take out the Rockets. This was the first game for Ron Artest and Trevor Ariza facing their former teams. Both scored 15 points. Here's a very telling stat for the Lakers that should be of concern. Derek Fisher in 34 minutes scored 0 points going 0-for-5 from the field. Now for some good news. Pau Gasol could return to the starting lineup on Friday in Memphis.
- Yesterday news came out that Vicente Padilla Plaxico-ed himself in his home country of Nicaragua, shooting himself in his leg. He checked in then check out of the hospital in Managua not needing intensive medical care. But then things got hazy. It was his bodyguard that accidentally shot him. Then he was on a hunting trip. Then it was a trainer who shot. Oh no, now he was at target practice. So what was it? Does anybody know?
- Congratulations to the New York Yankees on winning their 27th World Series by defeating the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 in Game Six. This is their first championship since 2000They played like a team which is something their huge payroll of the last nine years couldn't buy. Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira, CC Sabathia and AJ Burnett are among the Yankees who won their first ring. Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte, Mariano Rivera and Jorge Posada now have their fifth. Now ladies and gentleman: HOT STOVE TIME!
Nashville Predators at Anaheim Ducks. 7:00 pm FS Prime Ticket, AM 830 KLAA.
Pittsburgh Penguins at LA Kings. 7:30 pm FSWest, AM 1150 KTLK.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.