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LAst Night's Action: Lakers, Ducks Pull Out Close Wins

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LA Lakers defeat Washington Wizards 115-108. You know the story. The Lakers get a nice cushy double-digit lead, their defense nonexistent, the opponent starts making their shots, the Lakers start missing theirs and the next thing you know the final two minutes become more exciting than need be.

Pau Gasol had 21 points and 14 rebounds while Kobe Bryant had 32 points. Rookie sensation John Wall had 22 points and 14 rebounds, Gilbert Arenas had 23 points and former Trojan Nick Young scored 30 points off the bench.

Anaheim Ducks defeat Edmonton Oilers 3-2 (SO). The Ducks and the Oilers couldn’t decide on things during regulation or the first three rounds of the shootout. In fact it would take the tenth round of the shootout until Cam Fowler got the winning shot past Oilers goalie Nikolai Khabibulin.

But really it shouldn’t have gotten that far. The Ducks had a 1-0 lead after two periods, a Saku Koivu goal that started on Fowler driving the puck from the Ducks zone on through center ice finding Teemu Selanne for the pass who got it to Koivu. Selanne got a goal of his own 6:32 in the third period for the Ducks 2-0 lead. But Ryan Jones got one just past the midway point of the third period and former Duck Dustin Penner tied things up three minutes later.

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TONIGHT’S ACTION

LA Lakers (15-6) at LA Clippers (5-17). 7:30 p.m. KCAL9 (Lakers television), FS Prime Ticket (Clippers television), AM 710 KSPN (Lakers radio), AM 980 KFWB (Clippers Radio).

Anaheim Ducks (31 pts., 14-13-3) at Vancouver Canucks (31 pts., 14-8-3). 7:00 p.m. KDOC, AM 830 KLAA.