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LAst Night's Action: Ducks Up, Lakers & Clippers Down
Ducks 3, Oilers 2, OT - Anaheim captain Scott Niedermayer's 1,000th game was looking to be a bad night as the Ducks were down 2-0 in the second period, which thrilled the crowd in Edmonton who had come to boo the shit out of their former star Chris Pronger who helped them get one game from winning the cup last year before defecting to America. But after a power-play goal shot by Pronger and tipped by Teemu Selanne, the Ducks were within striking distance.
With time slipping away in the 3rd Anaheim pulled their goalie and Chris Kunitz tied it all up with just 17 seconds left in the game. Juiced on momentum, Ryan Getzlaf scored at 2:19 into overtime to send the Oiler fans home in the cold sad with their clever signs, some of which read "The Gap in Your Story is Bigger Than the Gap in Your Teeth" and "Chris: 1985 Phoned; They Want Their Hair Back."
Bucks 109, Lakers 105 - Michael Redd was so hot last night that while he was on his way to scoring the game-high 45 points he busted with two four-point-plays. The Bucks have been the Lakers' bitch over the last few years, losing ten in a row until last night. When Milwaukee comes to LA it's an almost guaranteed loss, as they've fallen to the Lakers here all but four times since 1982. Meaningless fact: Andrew Bynum and Milwaukee's Ersan Ilyasova, both 19, are the youngest players ever to start for their respective teams.
Kings 93, Clippers 80 - Someone please stop the bleeding. Despite Shaun Livingston's career high 20 points and Elton's 18 boards, the Clips shot just 30% from the floor. 80 year-old Fidel Castro's left nut can shoot 30% from the floor. Sam Cassell was in uniform but didn't play because the Clippers were under the assumption that if the team shot below 30% everyone would get free chalupa's at Taco Bell.
AP photo by John Ulan