LAst Night's Action: Wednesday Night Just Like Tuesday
LA Lakers defeat Golden State Warriors 129-121. The Lakers had to work hard in this second game of a back-to-back. The trailed by as much as 12 points in the third quarter. But they shook off the doldrums and took control of the game at the end of the quarter. The Warriors didn't give up, but the trio of Kobe Bryant, Lamar Odom and Pau Gasol was just too much for them. Both teams had six players that scored in double digits. The Lakers with a 44-10 record have the third best record after 54 games in franchise history. In the other two seasons, 1971-1972 and 1987-1988, they won the NBA title.
Phoenix Suns defeat LA Clippers 142-119. Well the Clippers didn't lose by 40 this time around. And that's all I have for positives. With Zach Randolph suspended for two games, Chris Kaman, Marcus Camby and Brian Skinner injured or sick that left rookie Deandre Jordan as the only big man for the Clips. Man the Clippers are awful. I wonder if I could suit up for them.
LA Kings defeat Anaheim Ducks 4-3. This hasn't happened in a long while, but going into the game the Ducks were the desperate team coming into the freeway series. The Kings showed how well they played on the road by scoring fairly quickly in the first period. Yet again the Ducks made stupid penalties allowing the Kings to score two power play goals, the last on a 5-3 advantage. The Kings have won eight of their last nine road games and will close out the season with 18 of the last 26 games on the road. The Kings are three points out of a playoff spot while the Ducks are one point away.