LAst Night's Action: Lakers Reciprocate
Denver Nuggets celebrate as they get on a roll. AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill
Denver Nuggets defeat LA Lakers 106-103. Just as the Denver led by double digits in Game 1 and gave the Lakers the victory, the Lakers did the same in Game 2. Down the stretch the Lakers could not snag defensive rebounds giving the Nuggets second chance opportunities. Meanwhile the Nuggets played the Lakers very well defensively by clogging the lanes and forcing the Lakers to take contested jumpers. The Lakers came out on fire taking the ball to the rim and opening a 14 point lead, however on defense they did allow the Nuggets to penetrate. The Lakers started to play sloppy in the end of the second quarter allowing the Nuggets to go on a 14-2 to close the half with a one point deficit. The game would remain close throughout as the teams went back and forth trading punches. While the referees blew some calls, none of that should detract from the fact that the Lakers gave up a 14 point lead. But what's good for the goose is good for the ganders. The series now shifts to Denver on Saturday for Game 3.
LA Angels defeat Seattle Mariners 3-0. Boom boom boom. With Joe Saunders shutting out the Mariners, all the offense need was three hits all of which were solo shots. Juan Rivera started things off in the first inning with two outs. Gary Matthews, Jr. got his to lead off the third inning. Howie Kendrick closed things out with two outs in the eighth inning. Saunders meanwhile pitched seven innings of four hit ball while Scot Shields and Brian Fuentes closed things out. The Angels now head to Chavez Ravine for to open up the dreadful interleague play.
LA Angels at LA Dodgers. Ugh. Interleague play. Jeff Weaver vs. Clayton Kershaw. 7:10 pm KCAL 9 (Dodgers TV), FSWest (Angels TV), AM 790 KABC (Dodgers Radio), AM 830 KLAA/AM 980 KFWB (Angels Radio)