LAst Night's Action: Lakers Lose a Mile High
Denver Nuggets defeat LA Lakers 105-79. After keeping the game close in the first half, the Lakers were outscored by the Nuggets 29-8 in the third quarter to seal their fate. While Carmelo Anthony was seemingly contained thanks to foul problems in the first half, he exploded in the third quarter scoring 12 points while making the game a laugher. Both Andrew Bynum and Kobe Bryant scored 19 points while Bynum grabbed 15 rebounds.
LA Galaxy defeat Houston Dynamo 2-0. The Galaxy played a tough match against the Dynamo and outlasted them scoring twice in overtime to advance to the MLS Cup next week. In the 104th minute off of a David Beckham free kick, Gregg Berhalter scored the first goal of the game for the Galaxy and the second goal scored against Houston all season. Landon Donavan scored a penalty kick goal in the 110th minute to seal the game for the Galaxy, his 17th playoff goal which is the most in MLS history. All of this after the lights went out at the Home Depot Center twice. The first came in the 18th minute causing an 18 minute delay in the game which the Galaxy took advantage of coming out aggressive after the stoppage getting three shots on goal compared to one for the Dynamo in the first half. The second outage came in the 51st minute which lasted over another 18 minutes. This will mark an MLS-record sixth time in the MLS Cup. The Galaxy has won two in 2002 and 2005. They will face the winner of the Chicago Fire and Real Salt Lake who play this evening.