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LAst Night's Action: Lakers Couldn't Lose This One

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LA Lakers defeat Memphis Grizzlies 105-96. They really couldn't lose this game if they tried. And boy did they try. The Lakers were trailing the Grizzlies by eight at halftime and were thankful that the Grizzlies inexperience and youth gave the Lakers the win. Andrew Bynum scored 13 points with four rebounds while playing only 21 minutes. And in the battle of the Gasol brothers Pau got the upper hand with 15 points and seven rebounds against Marc's eight points and seven rebounds. The Lakers now head to New Orleans to see if they can hypnotize the Hornets into futility.

Toronto Raptors defeat LA Clippers 97-75. Just when it looked like the Clippers have turned the corner and become a semi-respectable team, they go and have two awful games. The Clippers had actually cut the Raptors lead down to three points at the start of the fourth quarter when it all just unraveled. The Raptors went on a 17-5 run to squash any hopes of a come back. The Clippers now get five days off to regroup.

Vancouver Canucks defeat Anaheim Ducks 4-3. The Ducks made a valiant attempt to come back but found they dug a hole too deep. The Canucks Daniel Sedin scored a goal 6 1/2 minutes in the third period to put them up 4-1. But Scott Niedermeyer and Sammy Pahlsson scored to give the Ducks a chance to win.