LAst Night's Action: Lakers Shelled by Thunder
Oklahoma City Thunder defeat LA Lakers 91-75. This game was as lopsided as an ugly baby’s head. Coming off of a strong defensive effort in the fourth quarter against the Spurs Wednesday night, the Lakers did nothing to stop the Thunder. The Thunder got anything they wanted - points in the paint and open look jumpers - while harassing the Lakers in the paint. In fact the Lakers did absolutely nothing on offense not breaking the 50-point threshold until two minutes into the fourth quarter. The scrubs made it a more respectable game of it, but nothing could mask the fact the Thunder were quicker to the ball and quicker to attack on offense. Lamar Odom led the Lakers with 15 points while Kobe Bryant added 11 points while turning the ball over nine times. Kevin Durant got his for the Thunder with 26 points while former UCLA point guard Russell Westbrook scored 23, 13 coming in the first quarter. The Lakers now head to Houston for the second half of a back-to-back on the road.
Anaheim Ducks defeat Edmonton Oilers 3-2. The Oilers are horrible. League worst 55 points, 11 points worse than the next worse team Toronto Maple Leafs. But going into the third period the George Parros goal in the first period for the Ducks and Gilbert Brule’s goal in the second period for the Oilers had the game tight. But the Ducks went on the attack thanks to Oilers penalties when Corey Perry scored at the 12:30 mark on a 5-on-3 power play and 14:05 on a 5-on-4 power play to give the Ducks the 3-1 lead. The Ducks came unhinged thanks to stupid penalties giving the Oilers a 6-on-3 advantage after they pulled their goalie Jeff Deslauriers. Marc Pouliot took advantage of the situation with a goal with 20 seconds left in the game. The Ducks were able to kill off the ensuing 6-on-4 advantage to end the game. Curtis McElhinney was in goal for the Ducks and saved 34 shots. Deslauriers saved 37 shots for the Oilers.
Colorado Rapids defeat Chivas USA. Angel will have a good recap of the game in the top of the morning. Omar Cummings broke through for the Rapids thanks to Chivas’ defensive lapses at 54:48. Chivas couldn’t get anything going in the second half even when Colorado let up after scoring the goal.