Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.


LAst Night's Action: Wolves Maul the Clips, Kings Tame the Wild, UCLA's Blunts

Photo by Paul!!! via Flickr
Stories like these are only possible with your help!
You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community.

Minnesota Timberwolves defeat LA Clippers 109-97. This was a close game through three quarters with the Clippers leading most of the way. Then Minnesota exploded all over the court in the fourth quarter 36-21, and that was that. So Blake Griffin had 30 points, DeAndre Jordan 14 points and 14 rebounds. So Chris Paul had 27 points. So Kevin Love was limited to only 10 points. All of that didn’t matter as Michael Beasley and Derrick Williams both had 27 points as the Wolves proved their last win at STAPLES Center was no fluke. You know, the one that saw Love sink a three-pointer as the final buzzer sounded to defeat the Clips.

LA Kings defeat Minnesota Wild 4-0. Someone other than Dustin Brown scored in this game, although he did record two points with assists on Justin Williams’ goal in the opening minute of the game and Anze Kopitar’s goal to close out the Kings’ three-goal first period. Rookies Dwight King and Jordan Nolan, both in their ninth game with the team, got the other scores. Although the Wild outshot the Kings 26-15, backup goaltender Jonathan Bernier was perfect in the net. While Jeff Carter still hasn’t gotten on the score sheet, the Kings are 2-1 with him in the lineup.

UCLA Bruins men’s basketball. By the time I wake up and schlep myself to the Hulu offices, what is reportedly an explosive story involving the program will be published by Sports Illustrated. Head coach Ben Howland has gone on the defensive pre-emptively. The little bits I’ve heard about this involves the words “drugs” and “abuse” although not necessarily used in conjunction with one another. Depending on how bad this gets, will this be the straw that breaks Howland’s and Athletic Director Dan Guerrero’s backs?

Minnesota Timberwolves at LA Lakers. 7:30 p.m. FSWest, AM 710 KSPN.
Buffalo Sabres at Anaheim Ducks. 7:00 p.m. FS Prime Ticket, AM 830 KLAA.

Support for LAist comes from

College Basketball
UC Irvine at Long Beach State. 7:05 p.m.
Cal State Northridge at Cal State Fullerton. 7:05 p.m.