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LAst Night's Action: Lakers Rebound While Kings Plummet

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LA Lakers defeat Houston Rockets 109-101. The Lakers looked just as stale as they did Friday night against Oklahoma City allowing the Rockets to score 34 points in the first quarter for a seven point deficit. However unlike the Thunder game, the Lakers found their defense and completely shut down the Rockets going on a 24-2 run in the second quarter and holding them to 11 points for a 17 point advantage going into the half.

The Rockets tried to come back in the third quarter getting to within 11 twice, but the Lakers made runs to bump the lead back up. After Kobe Bryant left with 5 ½ minutes left in the game the Rockets tried valiantly to get back into the game, but it was too little too late. After all this is the same team that lost to the Clippers at home earlier in the week. Kobe was an assist shy of a triple-double with 17 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists while Pau Gasol led all scorers with 30 points. Jordan Farmar and Shannon Brown were keys off the bench with 14 points and nine points respectively. Everyone can breathe again.

Dallas Stars defeat LA Kings 4-1. Read my recap of the game. All said it was pretty pathetic.

LA Galaxy defeat New England Revolution 1-0. Check out Angel’s recap of this game in the top of the morning.

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Notable Notes

  • Christopher Goffard of the Times wrote a great haunting article on Mike Penner/Christine Daniels. It details more of the struggles that Daniels had as she made the decision to go back to being Mike Penner. It still breaks my heart that he killed himself. Hopefully Mike’s/Christine’s struggles will help someone else going through the same battle.