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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.

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Notable Notes

Here are some notes from watching the Packers-Bears game at Parlor with fellow LAist Andy Sternberg and others.

  • If you are looking to go out for dinner and a drink and you don't like sports, don't go to a sports bar.
  • Hey Adrian Peterson. No not you the Vikings Adrian Peterson. You, the fake Adrian Peterson who plays for the Bears. When you are running down a kick returner don't horse collar them and don't tackle them out-of-bounds. But you know what's even worse? When you do both. You are very lucky that they don't count that as two personal fouls, and you are very VERY lucky that Alex Brown blocked that field goal. I really hope you get cut just for that. Idiot.
  • And most importantly, DA BEARS WIN! I'm waiting for the Minnesota Vikings to culminate their typical late season tank job with their game against the Giants on Sunday.
  • And I'm sure I'm not the only person who is very happy to live in LA. The fact that game time temperature was 6 degrees with wind chill 6 degrees below zero.

Tonight's Action

LA Lakers at New Orleans Hornets. What makes anyone think the Lakers can win this game? 5:00 pm KCAL 9, AM 570 KLAC.

LA Kings at Columbus Blue Jackets. 4:00 pm FSWest, AM 1150 KTLK.

AP Photo by Nikki Boertman