LAst Night's Action: Lakers Immobilized by Thunder
Oklahoma City Thunder defeat LA Lakers 119-90. With the exception of the diehard myopic Lakers' fans, no one expected a Laker victory in this game just two days after an emotional Game 7 win. But no one expected all the ugliness that bared its teeth in Oklahoma City.
The halftime score didn't look too bad with the Lakers trailing 59-44. Andrew Bynum had 14 points and nine rebounds, clearly having his head in the game. Kobe Bryant had 10 points, and Pau Gasol only had six, but Pau would wake up. The Thunder couldn't possibly shoot 53 percent all game.
The third quarter happened. Oklahoma City shot for 71 percent clearly dominating the Lakers. The 15-point halftime lead ballooned to 30 by the end of the quarter. The game was done.
Both Bynum and Kobe ended with 20 points with Bynum adding 14 boards. Pau had 10 points while Ron Artest added 12.
Thankfully for the Lakers, this was only one game. But do they have any answers for this atrocity?
Oakland Athletics defeat LA Angels 5-0. Both the A's and the Angels had eight hits each. But at least Albert Pujols got a hit lifting his batting average to .197. Dan Haren was tagged for four runs in his six innings of work. Experts said that the Angels could slump too bad since they have a great pitching staff and Albert Pujols. I'm still waiting...
LA Dodgers defeat Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1. The Dodgers got an all around game with Clayton Kershaw tossing seven innings of shutout ball. Andre Ethier, in Matt Kemp's absence, belted a homer while A.J. Ellis continued to find ways to get on base.
LA Kings at Phoenix Coyotes. 6:00 p.m. NBC Sports Net, AM 1150 KTLK.
LA Clippers at San Antonio Spurs. 6:30 p.m. TNT, AM 980 KFWB.
Oakland Athletics at LA Angels. 4:05 p.m. FSWest, AM 830 KLAA.
Arizona Diamondbacks at LA Dodgers. 7:10 p.m. KCAL9, AM 570 KLAC.