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LAst Night's Action: Lakers Win One Without Kobe

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Arizona Diamondbacks defeat LA Dodgers 1-0.
W: J.J. Putz (1-0, 3.00 ERA). L: Josh Beckett (0-2, 3.26 ERA).
Josh Beckett: 8.1IP, 6H, 1ER, 1BB (1IBB), 9K, 102 pitches/72 strikes.
Trevor Cahill: 7.1IP, 6H, ER, 4K, 84 pitches/60 strikes.
HR: Dodgers - none; D-Backs - none.

LA Angels defeat Houston Astros 4-1.
W: C.J. Wilson (1-0, 4.00 ERA). L: Philip Humber (0-3, 2.89 ERA). S: Ernesto Frieri (2).
C.J. Wilson: 6IP, 5H, 1ER, 4BB, 3K, 115 pitches/67 strikes.
Philip Humber: 7IP, 7H, 2ER, 1BB, 4K, 1HR, 92 pitches/63 strikes.
HR: Angels - Mike Trout (1), Josh Hamilton (2); Astros - None.

LA Lakers defeat San Antonio Spurs 91-86.
Dwight Howard (LAL): 26 points, 17 rebounds, 2 steals, 3 blocks.
Steve Blake (LAL): 23 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals.
Tim Duncan (SA): 23 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal, 3 blocks.
Danny Green (SA): 16 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocks.

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Good Luck! After speculation on Saturday the Lakers do indeed sign guard Andrew Goudelock. Goudelock was originally drafted by the Lakers in the second round of the 2011 draft and played in 40 games last season. He was waived on Oct. 27 and played with Sioux Falls and Rio Grande Valley in the NBA D-League this season.

Good Riddance. T.J. Simers' tweet about the Masters summarizes my sentiments exactly.

Good Grief. Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin dropped his appeal of his eight-game suspension after charging the mound on Thursday resulting in Zack Greinke's broken collarbone. But that's not stopping the San Diego scribes from fearmonging. From Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune:

One final word of caution about this series, though: If any of you Padres fans who aren’t going to games in San Diego were thinking about attending at Chavez Ravine and wearing our SD gear, please reconsider. Dodgers games are the new Raiders games in Los Angeles, and anyone wearing an opposing team’s gear in the parking lot is more unwelcome as Quentin would have been on the field.


NBA Western Conference
1. Oklahoma City Thunder 59-21
2. San Antonio Spurs 58-22 (1 game back)
3. Denver Nuggets 55-25 (4)
4. LA Clippers 54-26 (5)
5. Memphis Grizzlies 54-26 (5)
6. Houston Rockets 45-35 (14)
7. Golden State Warriors 45-35 (14)
8. Los Angeles Lakers 44-37 (15 1/2)
9. Utah Jazz 42-38 (17)

NHL Western Conference
1. Chicago Blackhawks 32-5-4 (68 points)
2. Anaheim Ducks 27-10-5 (59)
3. Vancouver Canucks 23-12-6 (52)
4. Los Angeles Kings 24-14-4 (52)
5. San Jose Sharks 21-13-7 (49)
6. St. Louis Blues 23-16-2 (48)
7. Minnesota Wild 22-16-3 (47)
8. Detroit Red Wings 20-15-7 (47)