LAst Night's Action: Lakers Whizz on the Wiz
Lamar Odom piles on the Wizards. AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill
LA Lakers defeat Washington Wizards 117-97. The game was never in doubt from the opening tip off. When the crowd starts hanging on every action of Sun Yue on the court, you know the Lakers have coasted. Andrew Bynum led all scorers with 23 points while six other Lakers scored in double digits.
UCLA Bruins defeat Washington State Cougars 61-59. It almost played like Saturday's loss to Arizona State. The Bruins had an 11 point lead in the second half, but the Cougars came storming back on an 11-0 run to tie the game with 5:08 left. The two teams battled for the rest of the game with the Bruins fortunate enough to have the lead in the end. Nikola Dragovic had a career high 20 points for the Bruins.
Washington Huskies defeat USC Trojans 78-73. I love the guts of this Trojan team. Even when trailing by 13 points with just over a minute to go, the Trojans fought with tooth and nail and went on a 7-0 run in 28 seconds. Although they would still fall to the Huskies, their never-say-die attitude should be applauded.