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LAst Night's Action: Lakers Take One Game Lead Over Utah
LA Lakers defeat Portland Trail Blazers 113-106.
Kobe Bryant (LAL): 47 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals, 4 blocks.
Pau Gasol (LAL): 23 points, 7 rebounds, 9 assists, 2 blocks.
Dwight Howard (LAL): 20 points, 10 rebounds, 3 blocks, 1 assist.
Damian Lillard (POR): 38 points, 1 rebound, 9 assists, 3 steals.
LaMarcus Aldridge (POR): 17 points, 16 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals.
LA Clippers defeat Minnesota Timberwolves 111-95.
Chris Paul (LAC): 19 points, 7 rebounds, 11 assists, 4 steals, 2 blocks.
Blake Griffin (LAC): 19 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists, 1 steals.
Nikola Pekovic (MIN): 20 points, 5 rebounds.
Derrick Williams (MIN): 13 points, 10 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals, 1 block.
LA Dodgers defeat San Diego Padres 4-3.
W: Chad Billingsley (1-0, 1.50 ERA). L: Eric Stults (1-1, 3.60 ERA). S: Brandon League (3).
Chad Billingsley: 6IP, 5H, 1ER, 3BB, 3K, 94 pitches/54 strikes.
Eric Stults: 5IP, 8H, 4ER, 4K, 2HR, 101 pitches/68 strikes.
HR: Dodgers - Carl Crawford (1), A.J. Ellis (1). Padres - None.
Oakland Athletics defeat LA Angels 11-5.
W: Tommy Milone ( , 4.50 ERA). L: Joe Blanton (0-2, 9.00 ERA).
Joe Blanton: 5IP, 10H, 6ER, 2BB (1IBB), 1HR, 90 pitches/54 strikes.
Tommy Milone: 5IP, 7H, 4ER, 3BB, 5K, 106 pitches/62 strikes.
HR: Angels - . Athletics - Brandon Moss (2)
Colorado Avalanche defeat Anaheim Ducks 4-1.
Ducks: Teemu Selanne (11, 11:16 2nd).
Avs: John Mitchell (10, 1:04 1st), Gabriel Landeskog (8, 4:07 2nd SH), Matt Duchene (16, 7:54 2nd PP), Jaime McGinn (8, 17:30 2nd).
Saves: Jonas Hiller (ANA) - 12, Viktor Fasth (ANA) - 11; Jean-Sebastien Giguere (COL) - 21.
Not First Take. I wrote yesterday that I hoped Fred Roggin's new show "Going Roggin" would not devolve into a local version of ESPN's "First Take". As the huge LAist fan Roggin emailed me this morning, "I can assure you of one thing, it's not First Take."
NBA Western Conference
1. Oklahoma City Thunder 57-21
2. San Antonio Spurs 57-21
3. Denver Nuggets 54-24 (3 games back)
4. LA Clippers 52-26 (5)
5. Memphis Grizzlies 53-25 (4)
6. Golden State Warriors 45-33 (12)
7. Houston Rockets 44-34 (13)
8. Los Angeles Lakers 42-37 (15 1/2)
9. Utah Jazz 41-38 (16 1/2)
NHL Western Conference
1. Chicago Blackhawks 30-5-4 (64 points)
2. Anaheim Ducks 27-9-5 (59)
3. Vancouver Canucks 23-11-6 (52)
4. Los Angeles Kings 22-14-4 (48)
5. San Jose Sharks 20-12-7 (47)
6. St. Louis Blues 22-14-2 (46)
7. Minnesota Wild 22-14-2 (46)
8. Detroit Red Wings 19-5-5 (43)
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.